Canada’s Cultural Capital

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Montreal (Listeni/ˌmʌntriːˈɒl/[four] French: Montréal[five] pronounced [mɔ̃ʁeal] ( listen)) is a city in Canada. It is the biggest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the fifteenth biggest in North America. Initially called Ville-Marie, or &quotCity of Mary&quot,[6] the city requires its present name from Mount Royal,[7] the triple-peaked hill situated in the heart of the city, whose name was also initially provided to the island on which the city is situated,[eight][9] or Mont Réal as it was spelled in Middle French[10] (Mont Royal in present French).

As of May possibly ten, 2011, Statistics Canada identifies Montreal’s Census Metropolitan Location (CMA) (land area 4,259 square kilometres (1,644 sq mi)) as Canada’s second most populous with an estimated metropolitan region population of 3,824,221[11] and a population of 1,886,481 in the &quotagglomeration&quot of Montreal, which involves all of the municipalities on the island of Montreal. The city of Montreal proper had a population of 1,649,519.[11]

French is the city’s official language[12][13] and is also the language spoken at property by 60.five% of the population in the city of Montréal correct, followed by English at 21.two% and 23.four% other languages (as of 2006 census).[14] In the greater Montreal Census Metropolitan Area, 70.five% of the population speaks French at house, compared to 18.5% who speak English.[15] 56% of the population is able to speak each English and French.[16] Montreal is the third largest French-speaking city in the world, right after Kinshasa and Paris.[17][18]

Montreal is consistently rated as one of the world’s most livable cities, was called &quotCanada’s Cultural Capital&quot by Monocle Magazine and not too long ago was named a UNESCO City of Design.[19][20] Though historically the commercial capital of Canada, it was surpassed in population, as properly as financial strength, by Toronto immediately after 1976. These days it continues as an important centre of commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, engineering, style, culture, tourism, film and world affairs.[21]

In 2010, Montreal was named a hub city, ranked 34th globally out of 289 cities for innovation across numerous sectors of the urban economic climate, in the Innovation Cities Index by[clarification needed] 2thinknow.[22] Montreal was the subsequent Canadian city in the annual index behind nexus city Toronto in 12th location and ahead of fellow hub cities Calgary, Quebec City, Vancouver and Edmonton.[23] In 2009, Montreal was named North America’s quantity 1 host city for international association occasions, according to the 2009 preliminary rankings of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA).

Old Montreal (French: Vieux-Montréal) is a historic location positioned southeast of downtown containing several distinct attractions such as the Old Port of Montreal, Spot Jacques-Cartier, Montreal City Hall, the Bonsecours Marketplace, Location d’Armes, Pointe-à-Callière Museum, the Notre-Dame de Montréal Basilica, and the Montreal Science Centre.

Architecture and cobbled streets in Old Montreal have been maintained or restored and are frequented by horse-drawn calèches carrying tourists. Old Montreal is accessible from the downtown core by means of the underground city and is served by numerous STM bus routes and metro stations, ferries to the South Shore and a network of bicycle paths.

The riverside location adjacent to Old Montreal is identified as the Old Port. The Old Port was the former website of the worldwide Port of Montreal, but its shipping operations have been moved further east to its existing greater site, leaving the former location as a recreational and historical region maintained by Parks Canada. The new Port of Montreal is now Canada’s biggest container port and the biggest inland port on Earth.

The most popular sport in Montreal is ice hockey. The city’s qualified hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens, are a single of the Original Six teams of the National Hockey League (NHL), and boast an NHL-record 24 Stanley Cup championships. The Canadiens’ most recent Stanley Cup victory came in 1993. They have major rivalries with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins both of which are also Original Six hockey teams.

The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL) play at Molson Stadium on the campus of McGill University for their regular-season games. Late season and playoff games are played at the considerably bigger, enclosed Olympic Stadium, which also played host to the 2008 Grey Cup. The Alouettes won the Grey Cup a total of 7 times, most not too long ago in 2010. The McGill Redmen, Concordia Stingers, and Université de Montréal Carabins play in the CIS university football league.

Montreal also has a storied baseball background. The city was the home of the minor-league Montreal Royals of the International League till 1960. In 1946, Jackie Robinson broke the baseball colour barrier with the Royals in an emotionally challenging year Robinson was forever grateful for the nearby fans’ fervent help.[130] Main League Baseball came to town in the form of the Montreal Expos in 1969. They played their games at Jarry Park until moving into Olympic Stadium in 1977. Following 37 years in Montreal, the group relocated to Washington, D.C. in 2005 and re-branded themselves as the Washington Nationals.[131]
Olympic Stadium, property of the former Montreal Expos and the biggest stadium in Canada.

The Montreal Impact are the city’s Key League Soccer group. They play at a soccer-specific stadium called Saputo Stadium. The Montreal Impact lately joined North America’s largest soccer league, the MLS in 2012. The Montreal games of the FIFA 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup were held at Olympic Stadium.[132]

Montreal is the website of a high-profile auto racing occasion each year: the Canadian Grand Prix of Formula 1 (F1) racing. This race requires place on the famous Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Île Notre-Dame. In 2009, the race was dropped from the Formula One particular calendar, to the chagrin of some fans,[133] but the Canadian Grand Prix returned to the Formula 1 calendar in 2010. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve also hosted a round of the Champ Car World Series from 2002–2007, and at present is home to the NAPA Auto Parts 200, a NASCAR Nationwide Series race, and the Montréal 200, a Grand Am Rolex Sports Vehicle Series race.

Uniprix Stadium, built in 1993 on the former site of Jarry Park, is utilised for the Rogers Cup men’s and women’s tennis tournaments. The men’s tournament is a Masters 1000 occasion on the ATP Tour, and the women’s tournament is a Premier tournament on the WTA Tour. The men’s and women’s tournaments alternate in between Montreal and Toronto each year.[134]

Montreal was the host of the 1976 Summer season Olympic Games. The stadium alone price .five billion[135] with interest that figure ballooned to practically billion, and was only paid off in December 2006.[136] Montreal also hosted the very first ever Planet Outgames in the summer time of 2006, attracting over 16,000 participants engaged in 35 sporting activities.

Western Canada, Exclusive of British Columbia, Population 1886 (1886)

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Warkentin, John. Western Canada, Exclusive of British Columbia, Population 1886 [map]. 1:4,245,120. In: Thelma Jean Get in touch with (ed.). Western Canada in 1886, Papers Read Before the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Series III, No. 20, 1963-1964. Winnipeg: Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba, 1965, figure 2.

Population statistics are from the Census of Manitoba for 1886, the Census of the North-West Territories for 1885 (with the population figures adjusted to 1886) and the Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs for 1886. The distribution of the population is based on modern maps, and the locations of post offices, school districts and Indian Reserves as provided in the Canadian government reports for 1886. Total population 163,000.

Selkirk National Topographic Series Sheet 62 West Half (1953)
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Selkirk National Topographic Series Sheet 62 West Half (1953)

National Topographic Series Sheet 62 west half: Selkirk.
Manitoba, Canada. – [2nd ed.]. – (W 97°00´– W 96°45´/N 50°15´– N 50°00´). 1953.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence – Army Survey Establishment [Ottawa, Ont.]
Scale 1:50,000

Notes: Partially revised and converted from 1:63,360 map to 1:50,000 by the A.S.E. 1953.
Source: University of Manitoba Libraries Map Collection

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