Chinatown

Neighbourhood:

Downtown

Category:

Streets and squares

Corner of Saint-Laurent Blvd. and De La Gauchetière Street Montréal, Québec
METRO: Place-d'Armes
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Chinatown dates back to the 1860s when Chinese immigrants came to Canada to work in the mines and on the railroads. They settled mainly along De La Gauchetière Street near Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Today the district is less residential than commercial but it has kept its Asian flavour. The Chinese community continues to shop and celebrate its traditional festivals and holidays here. The narrow streets are lined with shops selling exotic foods, traditional crafts, martial arts accessories, herbs, and natural medicines. Acupuncture and Asian medical services can also be found here. The large arches at the entrance to the district and the pagodas on the Holiday Inn roof are reminders of traditional Chinese architecture.

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© Tourisme Montréal, Mario Melillo - Chinatown
© Tourisme Montréal, Mario Melillo - Chinatown
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