For example, Autoroute 15 north actually runs northwest and Autoroute 40 east runs northeast.
To underscore this fact, a Montreal map will show that the "south end" of Victoria Bridge is in fact further north than the "north end".
From West to East, some of its neighbourhoods include: Situated on an island in the St.
A hundred years later, in 1642, the tiny town of Ville-Marie was founded as a Sulpician mission by Paul Chomedey, sieur de Maisonneuve. After its capture by the English in 1762, Montreal remained (until the 1970s) the most important city in Canada and was briefly capital of the province in the 1840s.
Prohibition on sales of alcohol in the United States during the 1920s and 1930s made Montreal a mecca for cross-border fun seekers from nearby New England and New York.
The World's Fair in Montreal brought a subway system and a number of attractive urban parks and is considered to be one of the most successful World Fairs.
Over 50 million visitors gathered to Montreal during this memorable summer.
The dividing line between "east" and "west" downtown is the boulevard Saint-Laurent.
In downtown, streets slope up "north" toward Mount Royal.Montreal  (French: Montréal) is the metropolis of the province of Quebec.Quebec City is the political capital but Montreal is the cultural and economic capital of Quebec and the main entry point to the province.Following an economic depression in the 1980s and 1990s, Montreal became more secure in its place in North America and the world.It remains a centre of culture, arts, computer technology, aerospace, the biotech industry, and media for all of Canada.The city built up a seedy, yet playful, industry in alcohol, burlesque, and other vices.