Saint-Laurent is both the borough the area is the largest, but also the one with the most diverse cultural population. It is thriving on the industrial front and is constantly evolving in the residential sector.
The neighborhood is home to one of the largest industrial parks in the country and is the largest employment sector in Montreal after the city center. There are 4,000 companies in the area, the most notable being Bombardier and Air Canada.
It's also interesting to see how housing options vary from one sector to another. For example, luxurious residences have been erected in New St. Lawrence in recent years, while Bois-Franc is a modern development where you will find townhouses and condos. The area of origin is composed of apartment buildings, bungalows and duplexes.
The borough includes the Chameran, Norgate, Vieux-Saint-Laurent, Nouveau-Saint-Laurent and Bois-Franc neighborhoods.
The three train stations, two metro stations and four highways that cross Saint-Laurent make travel very easy and accessible.
It's not a coincidence that there are more children in this neighborhood than in other parts of the city; Combining urban aspects with those of the suburbs and the countryside, the place is ideal for raising a family. In addition to its large number of elementary, secondary and specialized schools, there are two CEGEPs in the neighborhood; Vanier , who is anglophone, and Saint -Laurent , which is French speaking.
Although the Place Vertu shopping center and IKEA are favorites for locals, you'll find other business areas on Décarie, Marcel-Laurin and Côte-Vertu boulevards.
For relaxation, there are several green spaces such as the woods of Marcel-Laurin Park and the Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park. With its Leisure Center, its two libraries, the Émile-Legault Room , the Lethbridge Exhibition Center and the Museum of the Masters and Craftsmen , Saint-Laurent offers to its residents an accessible and varied choice as for the culture, the community and hobbies.