Walk in Ville-Marie borough also called downtown Montreal with a few
stops in "le Vieux-Montréal" and in in "le Vieux-Port" both located in
a borough named "en l'honneur de la Vierge Marie".
Montreal business district has always been located within the limits of the Ville-Marie borough. A financial center that, in the past, occupied large areas along the Saint-Lawrence River and on rue Saint-Jacques also called St-James Street also called "la rue des banques".
A business district that slowly moved further north and that is now located in the Peter McGill district also in Ville-Marie. Its main axes being Maisonneuve and René-Lévesque Boulevards between Bleury and Atwater Streets.
The Place Ville-Marie is a large office and shopping complex built between 1958 and 1962 and also the main reasons why our business district eventually moved to the center of the Ville-Marie borough.
A business district mostly dedicated to the service sector. Nearly half of all our government offices and government employees are located in this downtown area.
A large variety of professional and government services along with a central business district where as many as 10,000 people work at least five days a week. A downtown area that attracts more than half a million people every day.
Our Montreal Metro system was inaugurated in 1966 and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. A metro system that now comprises four lines running on 71 kilometers and serving 68 metro stations linked to many different train stations and bus stops.
An "above the city" downtown area with its many distinctive skyscrapers home to many different national and international headquarters .
Also in Ville-Marie, an "under the city" network with an interesting series of interconnected office towers, shopping malls, hotels, convention halls such as the Palais des congrés, as well as many residential buildings and commercial areas.
Downtown Montreal is also home to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Grévin Wax Museum, the Redpath Museum, the McCord Museum, the Quartier des Spectacles, the Gay Village and the Ste-Catherine Street considered the backbone of Downtown Montreal.
A downtown Montreal with an interesting night life, thanks to its many theaters and cinemas, its music concerts and popular shows, its restaurants, its bars, its nightclubs along with all the other late night activities such as a nice quiet walk under the stars in the summer or under snowflakes in the winter.
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