World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Little Maghreb

Article Id: WHEBN0023138667
Reproduction Date:

Title: Little Maghreb  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Saint-Michel (Montreal Metro)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Little Maghreb

Little Maghreb
Le Petit Maghreb
Neighbourhood
Montreal

Coordinates: 45°33′47″N 73°35′41″W / 45.562930°N 73.594753°W / 45.562930; -73.594753Coordinates: 45°33′47″N 73°35′41″W / 45.562930°N 73.594753°W / 45.562930; -73.594753

Country Canada
Province Quebec
City Montreal
Borough Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension

Little Maghreb (French: Petit Maghreb) is a Montreal neighbourhood in the borough of Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension. The neighbourhood is centered on fifteen blocks of Jean Talon Street stretching from Saint Michel Boulevard in the West to Pie-IX Boulevard in the East.[1] North African merchants in the area have joined together to create a Little Maghreb identity for the neighbourhood, in the same way as Chinatown had become a symbol for Chinese Montrealers, and Little Italy had become the focal point of the city's Italian community.[2] This neighbourhood is the first of its kind in North America.[3]

Originally a part of the Saint-Michel neighbourhood, the late 1990s marked the beginning of the neighbourhood's North African flavour. This was a product of the opening of the Dar Al-Arkam Mosque on the corner of Jean-Talon and 17th Avenue and the arrival of thousands of immigrants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.[4]

Little Maghreb is served by the Saint-Michel Metro station on the Blue Line.

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.