Neighbourhood Latin


A witness to Montreal's vibrant student and cultural life for more than 100 years

Between Pine and Saint-André Streets and Saint-Antoine and Hôtel-de-Ville Avenues, the Latin Quarter and its wide range of activities, events, and institutions attracts diverse groups of people all year round. Centred on Saint-Denis Street, the neighbourhood is a hotbed of culture and a favourite of students, artists, visitors, and tourists, who come to enjoy the vitality of its cinemas, theatres, libraries, concert halls, festivals, cafés, shops, and educational institutions.

Former haunt of the French-Canadian bourgeoisie and the Montreal intelligentsia, the Latin Quarter was once distinguished by its imposing upper middle-class homes, impressive squares, and the first Francophone university in Montreal.

Today, the Latin Quarter still richly deserves its name, with the many students attending UQAM, the INRS, the ITHQ, and the Cégep du Vieux Montréal.

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Aerial view of Saint-Denis Street and UQAM
Between 1978 and 1992
12.7 cm
12.7 cm
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