Largely inhabited by families with kids, this densely populated Montréal neighbourhood is the perfect blend of residences, businesses and green spaces.
With fish farming, hydroponics and green rooftops to spare, Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie is pushing the limits of eco-urban living. Known for its community spirit and eco-friendly values, the area is home to more than 100 green laneways and public gardens. The Éco-Quartier environmental program, developed by the City of Montréal, is well established in the community, giving residents access to all the equipment they need to participate in collaborative green projects. How would you like to pick up farm-fresh eggs from your neighbourhood chicken coop every morning? Here, anything is possible!
One of the best things about living in Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie? You’re just steps away from Jean-Talon Market, a true Montréal institution. Every day, people from all four corners of the city flock to this farmer’s market to find fresh and seasonal produce. When summer rolls around, it transforms into one of North America’s biggest open-air markets, with street performers to entertain you and fresh flowers as far as the eye can see. The neighbourhood is also home to the gateway of Little Italy, bustling with cafés, restaurants, patios and la dolce vita! For all your other shopping needs, head east to the lively and iconic Plaza St-Hubert.
In Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, you can take your pick of green spaces. To the east of the borough, Parc Maisonneuve spans 63 hectares and is the perfect spot to picnic with family and friends. Among many other parks, you also have Parc Étienne Desmarteaux, equipped with a race track, skate park, soccer and football fields, and even water play areas for your little ones.
If you’re a fan of the industrial look, you’ll love it at Angus! This unique eco district was built in 1904, replacing the former Canadian Pacific Railway (the largest in North America), with an old fire station that’s been converted into rustic-modern industrial buildings. Technopôle Angus brings together businesses, commercial properties, offices and residential buildings with family housing, creating a vibrant, economic, ecological and inviting community.