Montreal Neighborhoods • Griffintown

Author: Parent     Date pictures taken: May 2008     City: Montreal     Country: Canada      Pictures Attached: 5     Pictures License: Copyrighted Free Use - Requires Attribution - Allows Commercial Reuse and Derivative Works     Neighborhood Type: Montreal Historical District

Griffintown Pictures

by Parent on Mon May 12, 2008 8:22 pm

The Griffintown (sometimes also called Griffontown) is a common name given to the former southwestern downtown part of Montreal, Quebec, derived from an old industrial community of the same name, existent throughout the 19th and up to the second half of the 20th centuries and mainly populated by Irish immigrants of low income families. It is believed to have been vaguely defined by Notre-Dame street to the North, McGill and Guy streets to the East and the West respectively, and the Lachine Canal to the South, making Griffintown the earliest and largest faubourg ever annexed to Old Montreal(pics) (and its outskirts) before the introduction of the tram car in the 1840s.

The name Griffintown is derived from Mary Griffin, wife of a soap-factory owner. She was the one who commissioned land surveyor Louis Charland to subdivide the land and plan streets of the area in 1804.

Map of Griffintown neighborhood.

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Map of Griffintown. Pictures by Parent within 4 kilometers of Griffintown Neighborhood.


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Cite Multimedia Neighborhood by Parent. Cité Multimédia is a neighbourhood located in between Old Montreal, Griffintown and Downtown Montreal. The area has undergone gentrification and urban renewal with the goal of turning it into an important center for.. Distance from Griffintown: 0.6km NE, 9 pictures.

Downtown Montreal Neighborhood by Parent. The Downtown Montreal area contains dozens of notable skyscrapers — which bylaws restrict to the height of Mount Royal — including the 1000 de La Gauchetière and 1250 René-Lévesque, Place Ville-Marie, which sit atop an.. Distance from Griffintown: 1.1km NW, 23 pictures.

Old Montreal Neighborhood by Parent. Old Montreal (or Vieux-Montréal in French) is the oldest area in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, dating back to New France. The area is usually thought of as being bounded to the west by McGill St., to the north by Saint.. Distance from Griffintown: 1.3km NNE, 17 pictures.

Quartier des Spectacles Neighborhood by Parent. Quartier des Spectacles is a district located in the eastern section of Downtown Montreal. The area is currently undergoing gentrification and urban renewal that will turn it into the centre for Montreal's cultural events and.. Distance from Griffintown: 1.6km NNW, 16 pictures.

McGill University Neighborhood by Parent. McGill University is a major public, medical-doctoral, research-intensive university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. One of the oldest universities in Canada, McGill was founded in 1821 from a bequest by James McGill, a.. Distance from Griffintown: 1.6km NW, 10 pictures.

The Plateau Neighborhood by Parent. The Plateau or Plateau Mont-Royal is one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Canada, with nearly 100,000 people living in a 7.75 square kilometre area. The Plateau was formerly a working-class neighbourhood, with the.. Distance from Griffintown: 3km NNW, 15 pictures.