Villeray—Saint-Michel—Parc-Extension is one of the most multicultural boroughs in Montreal, with 65% of its residents hailing from 75 ethnic backgrounds. Several major roads cross this borough, located south of the Metropolitan Autoroute: Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Saint-Denis Street and Jean-Talon Street.
Villeray has kept its reputation as a working-class neighbourhood and is the oldest district in its borough. Historic buildings line St. Denis Street between Crémazie Boulevard and Jean-Talon Street. Villeray hosts special events and activities such as neighbourhood festivals that attract people of all ages.
There’s only one place to go for local produce, Quebec made delicacies, flowers and fine herbs: the Jean-Talon market. Open year round, this outdoor market merits a visit each season to take advantage of all it has to offer.
In this borough, you’ll find the Complexe environnemental de Saint-Michel, a former quarry and landfill that is gradually being developed into a major urban park. This part of the City also boasts world-class cultural institutions:
How to get there
Jean-Talon (transfer station)
De Castelnau, Fabre and D’Iberville (blue line)
Jarry and Crémazie (orange line)