Historically, the original settlement, the Village of Côte-des-Neiges, was founded in 1862 and annexed by Montreal in two parts in 1908 and 1910. In 1876, land owner and farmer James Swail
began residential subdivisions on the eastern side of Decelles Avenue. In 1906, a large housing development was started in the area, called Northmount Heights, built by developer Northmount Land Company. Much of this area has been expropriated by the Université de Montréal
Geographically it was bordered by Decelles Avenue to the north east and the Notre Dame des Neiges Cemetery
to the south east, Westmount
to the southwest and situated on the confluence of Côte-des-Neiges Road
and Queen Mary Road
. It was one of the last areas of the city of Montreal to be developed and urbanized. Up until World War II
it remained a village surrounded by working farms to the north and west. A ski hill to the south near present-day Ridgewood Avenue at the foot of the mountain and present day Saint Joseph's Oratory
, was once used regularly by the Montreal Ski Club into the 1940s.
Today, the neighbourhood has a large immigrant and student population, and is one of the most densely populated and ethnically diverse neighbourhoods in Canada. With over 100 different ethnic communities, predominantly: Québécois
, Filipino, West Indian
), South Asian (Tamils
), Jewish, Latin American, Iranian, Chinese, Arab, Vietnamese and most recently Eastern European and African. It is one of the few Montreal neighbourhoods where neither the French nor English language dominate. Both national languages are spoken equally, along with many others by a high number of multilingual speakers.
Bibliothèque interculturelle de Côte-des-Neiges
- École primaire des Nations
- École primaire Félix-Leclerc
- École primaire Iona
Points of interest
- ^ "Profil des 58 districts electoraux 2013". Missing or empty |url= (help)
- ^ "Côte-des-Neiges" (PDF). Profil de district électoral. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- ^ "Darlington" (PDF). Profil de district électoral. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- ^ "Snowdon" (PDF). Profil de district électoral. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- ^ "Publicité de la Northmount Land". 1698-1998 CÔTE-DES-NEIGES AU FIL DU TEMPS (in French).[permanent dead link]
- ^ Home page. "L'école des Nations, une école du quartier Côte-des-Neiges,"
- ^ Home page. École Félix-Leclerc. "L'école Félix-Leclerc est une école primaire du quartier Côte-des-Neiges,"
- ^ Home page. École Iona. "Située dans le quartier Côte-des-Neiges,"
- ^ "Les bibliothèques par arrondissement." Montreal Public Libraries Network. Retrieved on December 7, 2014.
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