Boulevard de Maisonneuve

This street was formerly named Western Avenue. It was renamed Boulevard de Maisonneuve, in 1966, honouring Paul de Chomedy, Sieur de Maisonneuve.

Did you know, in the 1800s, it belonged to the Cote St Antoine Road Company ? (The company sold bonds to finance its maintenance).  This arrangement was a major impediment in the development of the Town of Cote Saint Antoine:  they couldn’t lay sewers nor drainage pipes.

The same company also owned a bridge that spanned Metcalfe & Landsdowne Avenues – it was poorly maintained and was became a constant “bone of contention” with the Town’s Council as well as its citizens.

Luckily, in the late 1800s, a citizen offered the town 2,000 bonds of the company allowing Council to begin the process of ceding the road. The rest, as they say, is history!

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