Saint-Michel, Montreal

Saint-Michel is a neighbourhood in the Montreal borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension. It is named for a colonial-era road in the neighbourhood.

Location of Saint-Michel in Montreal
Saint-Michel (Canada)
Coordinates: 45°33′50″N 073°36′35″W

Its boundaries correspond to the former city of Ville Saint Michel, which was annexed to Montreal in 1968. This former independent city was known as Saint-Michel-de-Laval from its inception in 1912 to 1914 and Ville Saint Michel from 1914 to 1968. This was one of the last cities to be merged into Montreal until the 2002 municipal reorganization.

Saint Michel Boulevard

Saint Michel Boulevard
Native nameBoulevard Saint-Michel (Montréal)
Former name(s)Montée Saint-Michel, path of Saint-Michel
LocationIsland of Montreal
InaugurationFebruary 1, 1938

Saint-Michel Boulevard[1] (French: Boulevard Saint-Michel[2]) in Montreal is a broad north-south thoroughfare in the east of Montreal Island, Quebec, and crosses much of the island. Montreal also has a metro station called Saint-Michel


It has an ancient origin. Called "Montée Saint-Michel" as early as 1707 and then "Chemin de Saint-Michel" or "Chemin du Sault," it was the main north-south axis of the area, leading north to Côte-Saint-Michel Road (now Crémazie Boulevard) and Sault-au-Récollet. The road was named in honour of Archangel Michael.

The boulevard, officially established in 1938, gave its name to the former municipality (and now district) of Saint-Michel, Montreal.



  • Ville de Montréal, Les rues de Montréal, Répertoire historique, Montréal, Méridien, 1995, p. 377

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