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An Introduction to Little Italy
“Little Italy,” spread between Petite Patrie (Rosemont) and Villeray, is a charming neighbourhood in Montreal with a large Italo-Canadian community. The area contains the popular Jean-Talon market, where residents and visitors can find a variety of local produce and pop-up food stands.
Things to do and see in Little Italy
Here are some local landmarks and activities enjoyed by residents of Little Italy
- Jean Talon Market
- Festivities at the Italian Festival hosted annually
- Outdoor cinemas during the the summer
- Freshly brewed coffee at Café Roma or Café Italia
- Vintage car-watching during Montreal’s Grand Prix
Accessibility and Surroundings
Little Italy is North of the Plateau, accessible by bus and metro.
- Municipality: Rosemont / Villeray
- Driving time to Downtown: 15-20
- Neighbouring: Rosemont Park Ex, Plateau
- Closest metro stop: Beaubien, Rosemont and Jean Talon
- Fitness centres: Kartiologik, Fit for Life Gym, Moksha Yoga Studio
- Schools: École Sainte Cecile, École Lucien Pagé
Little Italy contains a diverse demographic of both French and English speakers.
- Average age: 38
- Spoken language: 61% bilingual, 34% French only, 2.3% English only
- University degree: 46.4%
- Top Industry: Sales (22%)
- Average family income: $49,618
In this neighbourhood, you can expect to find walk-up duplexes and townhouses with old-style stone masonry, as well as apartment buildings.
- Median condo price: $333,730
- Owner occupied: 25.6%
- Tenant occupied: 74.4%
- Small buildings: 80.2%
- Large buildings (incl. condos): 2.9%
- Duplexes: 14.4%
- Townhouses: 1%
- Single Family Homes: 0.3%
Recommended Residential Streets
- St Zotique, Jean Talon street
Statistics source: Ville de Montreal, Centris.