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Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada - Église de Saint-Laurent  805, av. Sainte-Croix, Saint-Laurent, QUÉBEC Established 1720 Source: Google maps

The borough of Saint-Laurent is one of the largest boroughs in Montreal. It covers 43 square kilometers and on this territory live more than 85 thousand residents.

The parish of Saint-Laurent, the first administrative entity constituted on these lands, was erected in 1720. In 1883, the city of Saint-Laurent was incorporated. Since 2002, the borough of Saint-Laurent has been part of the city of Montreal.
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The city gets its name from the road, Côte-Saint-Laurent (now Metropolitan Boulevard), that ran east-west, in the centre of Île de Montréal. The road was used by French settlers at the turn of the 18th century. The parish set up under that name in 1722 and it became a village in 1855.

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Église de Saint-Laurent
 805, av. Sainte-Croix, Saint-Laurent, QUÉBEC
Established 1720
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Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Église de Saint-Laurent
805, av. Sainte-Croix, Saint-Laurent, QUÉBEC
Established 1720
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1720 - Saint-Laurent founded

Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
1832 - The Parish of St. Laurent
by a regulation made Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, contains the cotes St. Michel and St. Laurent, with one half of two ranges of Notre Dame des Vertus. At some distance for Cote des Neiges is the pretty village of St. Laurent, containing a neat parish church with two spires, and seated on the east side of the road.

Population 2426
Churches, R.C. 1
Cures 1
Presbyteries 1
Schools 1
Villages 1

Name of church - St, Laurent
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
The current Saint-Laurent church was built between 1835 and 1837 on the site of the old church inaugurated in 1735 by the Sulpicians.
This church is the work of mason Joseph Barbeau and carpenter François Viau, hired by the Fabrique to carry out the work.

The consecration of the church took place on May 23, 1837 by the first bishop of Montreal, Mgr Jean-Jacques Lartigue.
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1859
MONTREAL, an island of Lower Canada, at the confluence of the Grand Ottawa river with the St. Lawrence, 580 m. from the mouth of the latter river. It is of a triangular shape, 32 m. long, by from 5 to 10 1/ 2 m. broad. The Riveres-des-Prairies separates it on the NW from Isle Jesus, which is 21 m. long, and 6 m. wide, and is connected with it by a wooden bridge. The island forms the county of M., and is divided into the 9 parishes of St. Ann, St. Genevieve, Pointe-Claire, La Chine, Sault-au-Recollet, St. Laurent, Rivieres-des-Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, and Longue Pointe...

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 5
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
1873
ST. LAURENT DE MONTREAL, a thriving post village and parish in Jacques Carrier co., Que., on the Island of .Montreal, 7 miles from Montreal. The village contains a church, a college, a convent, and several stores and hotels. Pop. 500; of parish 2,911.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1895 - Saint Laurent de Montréal
Saint Laurent de Montréal, a post-village in Jacques Cartier co., Quebec, on the island of Montreal, 7 miles W.N.W. of Montreal. It has a church, a college, and a convent. Pop. 500.
1906
Saint Laurent (de Montreal), a post-village of Jacques Cartier co., Quebec, on the island of Montreal, 6 miles WNW. of Montreal on the Grand Trunk R. It has religious institutions. Pop. in 1901, 1390.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
Saint-Laurent
Saint-Laurent, Qué, Borough, pop 84 833 (2006c), 77 391 (2001c). Incorporated in 1893, Saint-Laurent grew from a mere 1225 inhabitants in that year to become the second most important industrial centre in Québec after Montréal. In 2002 it was merged into the larger city. Saint-Laurent lies in the northwestern part of MONTRÉAL adjacent to the city of DORVAL. The borough is one of Canada's main high-tech manufacturing localities including aeronautical, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and biotechnological manufacturing sectors. It was chosen as the site for a research and development park, Technoparc, because of its proximity to Montréal International Airport at Dorval.
The city gets its name from the road, Côte-Saint-Laurent (now Metropolitan Boulevard), that ran east-west, in the centre of Île de Montréal. The road was used by French settlers at the turn of the 18th century. The parish set up under that name in 1722 and it became a village in 1855.

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2002 - Saint-Laurent merged with Montreal

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2023 - Saint-Laurent in Montreal, Quebec, is a vibrant and diverse borough with plenty to offer. Whether you're a local looking for new adventures or a visitor exploring the city, there are many places to go and things to do in this area.
Saint-Laurent Boulevard (The Main):

Start your journey on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, often called "The Main." It's the heart of the borough, filled with shops, restaurants, and a lively atmosphere. You can explore a mix of cultures through its diverse businesses.

Le Marché Central:

If you love shopping, don't miss Le Marché Central. This shopping complex features various stores, boutiques, and restaurants. It's a great place to find unique items and enjoy a delicious meal.

Musée des Maîtres et Artisans du Québec:

This museum showcases the talents of Quebec's craftsmen and artisans. You can explore a wide range of art and crafts, providing insights into Quebec's cultural heritage.

Le Centre des Sciences de Montréal (Montreal Science Centre):

Located nearby in the Old Port, this interactive science museum is a great destination for families and science enthusiasts. It features fascinating exhibits and an IMAX theater.

Parc Marcel-Laurin:

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