Montréal is a city in the French-speaking province of Canada called Québec. It is the largest city in Quebec and the second largest city in Canada just behind Toronto, Ontario.
Anciennement un village des Iroquois, Hochelaga, visité en 1542 par Jacques Cartier. Plus tard la Mission de Ville-Marie. La place centrale s'appelle encore Ville-Marie.
La ville tire son nom du Mont Royal, nom donné par Cartier.
Montréal was originally a Huron village of about 1000 people called Hochelaga.
Montreal was established in 1642 as Ville-Marie, and constituted in 2002. It was the capital of the Province of Canada from 1843, to 1849.
In June 2013, Michael Applebaum, the 1st English-speaking (origin) mayor for 100 years was arrested on suspicion of corruption, endemic in Montréal. He remains on bail.
In November 2013, Denis Coderre, an ex-Federal Liberal MP, was elected mayor. His party is called L'équipe Coderre.
The official language is French. La langue principale s'appelle le Joual.
Montreal hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics.
L'équipe plus populaire de la province, c'est les Canadiens de Montréal. NHL. Beaten in the 1st round, 2013, by the Senators of Ottawa (beaten in the 2d round!).
Football canadien: Les Alouettes de Montréal. Sadly they were knocked out in the 1st round of the 2013 play-offs by Hamilton TC.
2015 They failed to qualify.
Road travel Edit
Montreal is served by Quebec Autoroute 20 providing transit to Toronto, Ontario and Quebec. It is also served by Autoroute 10 and Autoroute 15 the latter of which provides transit to the U.S where it becomes I-87 and heads south/sud into New York City, U.S.A plus the Trans-Canada Highway which provides transportation to Ottawa, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario,Winnipeg, Manitoba,Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Rail Travel Edit
The subway system is the third buisiest in North America after New York City, U.S.A and Chicago, U.S.A.