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A Glimpse into Montreal’s Little Italy Neighbourhood

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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

jeantalon Local Demographics 

Little Italy contains a diverse demographic of both French and English speakers.

  • Population:10,228
  • 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

Housing Statistics

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. 

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