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Garment District, Montreal

Garment District
Cité de la Mode
Neighbourhood
Montreal

Coordinates: 45°32′23″N 73°39′14″W / 45.539857°N 73.653935°W / 45.539857; -73.653935Coordinates: 45°32′23″N 73°39′14″W / 45.539857°N 73.653935°W / 45.539857; -73.653935

Country Canada
Province Quebec
City Montreal
Borough Ahuntsic-Cartierville

The Garment District is a neighbourhood in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located primarily along Chabanel Street in the Ahuntsic neighbourhood of the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough. The Chabanel Station is located close by.

History

Montreal's Garment District was originally located downtown on De Maisonneuve Boulevard between Berri Street and Saint Laurent Boulevard. Furriers such as the Hudson's Bay Company and warehouses lined the streets in this area at the time.[1]

The Garment District later moved to the Mile End neighbourhood in the northern most edge of the borough of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal. The massive 1960s buildings built by the fur traders along De Gaspé Street still stand today.

It has since moved again to its current location, along Chabanel Street. From 1964 to 1985 and running from Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the east to Meilleur Avenue in the west, eight large multi-storey buildings were built along Chabanel. The first address is 99 Chabanel (500,000 sq. ft.), followed by 111, 125, 225,

Chabanel in Literature

The novel B. Glen Rotchin which was a finalist for the Amazon.ca/Books in Canada First Novel Award is set at 99 Chabanel.

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