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Cité du Havre

Cité du Havre
Old Port of Montreal.

Coordinates: 45°29′39″N 73°32′42″W / 45.494165°N 73.545016°W / 45.494165; -73.545016

Country Canada
Province Quebec
Borough Ville-Marie
 • Land 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 775
 • Density 575.4/km2 (1,490/sq mi)
 • Change (2006-11) Increase32.7%
 • Dwellings 534

Cité du Havre is a neighbourhood in the borough of Ville-Marie of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is located on a narrow man-made peninsula, the Bickerdyke Pier, which was largely built to protect the Old Port of Montreal from the currents of the Saint Lawrence River.

The 775 residents live in one of three modern residential buildings, Habitat 67, Tropique Nord and Profil-O. The rest is mostly light industrial and constitutes the last functioning part of Montreal's 'Old Port' (while modern port functions take place far further downstream in the North East of the island. It is one of the few neighbourhoods in the borough where there is room for new construction and development.[2]


Cité du Havre is a modern concept, and constitutes what is effectively a modern development of the geography of Montreal. The area is for the most part only as old as the development of the Expo 67 site, which involved using rubble pulled from the development of the Montreal Metro to extend the Eastern part of the island, facing the Saint Lawrence River. The Bickerdyke Pier is almost entirely man-made and for that reason is only about fifty years old.

Expo 67

The peninsula was extended and connected by Pont de la Concorde to Saint Helen's Island for Expo 67. Along with Saint Helen's Island and the artificial Île Notre-Dame, Cité du Havre was the site for Expo 67 pavilions including the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's International Broadcast Centre and the Habitat 67 residential complex.[2]

Recent development

Today, it also features a park, the Parc de la Cité-du-Havre, which was a filming location for the 2001 film, The Score.


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