1571 rue Saint-André
The French founded the city under the name Ville-Marie in 1642. Montreal increased its commercial assets due to the importance of its port, which was easely accessible by the St-Lawrence river.
Second largest city in Canada after Toronto, Montreal emcompasses more than 40% of the Quebec population and about 65% of the industrial activity of the province (oil refining, aeronautical and railway equipments, electric construction, chemistry, textile insdustry). Second largest French city in the world, Montreal is also a cultural city (theater, cinema, circus, museums).
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