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Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada - Eglise de la Longue-Pointe (1837)

Longue-Pointe (French pronunciation: ​[lɔ̃g pwɛ̃t]) was a Montreal neighbourhood now located in the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.

Not to be confused with the Longue-Pointe in Côte-Nord that was renamed Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan in 1997.


There is MUCH more to discover about Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Read on!

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Eglise de la Longue-Pointe (1837)
Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Eglise de la Longue-Pointe (1837)
Longue-Pointe (1860)
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, no d'acc 1974-51-6 Source : achetée chez Soth
Longue-Pointe, Montréal, Québec, Canada

Longue-Pointe (1860)
Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, no d'acc 1974-51-6 Source : achetée chez Sotheby & Co. (Canada) ltée

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The history of Longue-Pointe began in 1665 when the Sulpicians, the seigneurs of the Island of Montreal, started granting land in the east. From 1674 to 1719, its inhabitants belonged to the Pointe-aux-Trembles parish.
1719 - Longue-Pointe founded
1724 - (St-François-d'Assise-de-la-Longue-Pointe opens
1722 saw the foundation of the Saint-François-d’Assise parish. The stone church facing the river was attended by the local population, as well as some parishioners from Côte-Saint-Léonard, a concession a little further up north still in want of a place of worship.
Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
1767 - Collège de Montréal
Collège de Montréal, a classical college, is founded by Sulpician Curateau de la Blaiserie in the rectory at Longue Pointe.
Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
1775 - Ethan Allen Captured
September 25 – attempting to take Montreal, Ethan Allen and many of his 150 followers are captured at Longue Pointe, and are sent to England.
Wikipedia - Timeline of Montreal History
The 1825 census revealed a handful of craftspeople and traders within the locality who had their shops near the parish church. The population of 791 was clustered around the town centre.
1832 - The Parish of Longue Pointe,
by a regulation made Sept. 20, 1721, confirmed by an Order in Council, Mar. 3, 1722, includes part of Cote St. Martin N.E., and extends N. to the king's highway which runs through the centre of the island, containing about one league and 17 arpents.

Population 803
Churches, R.C. 1
Cures 1
Presbyteries 1
Taverns 3

Name of church - St. Francois D'Assise
A Topographical Dictionary of The Province of Lower Canada by Joseph Bouchette, Esq., London, 1832
MONTREAL, an island of Lower Canada, at the confluence of the Grand Ottawa river with the St. Lawrence, 580 m. from the mouth of the latter river. It is of a triangular shape, 32 m. long, by from 5 to 10 1/ 2 m. broad. The Riveres-des-Prairies separates it on the NW from Isle Jesus, which is 21 m. long, and 6 m. wide, and is connected with it by a wooden bridge. The island forms the county of M., and is divided into the 9 parishes of St. Ann, St. Genevieve, Pointe-Claire, La Chine, Sault-au-Recollet, St. Laurent, Rivieres-des-Prairies, Pointe-aux-Trembles, and Longue Pointe...

A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Volume 5
Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
LONGUE POINTE, the chief town of Hochelaga co., Que., on the north shore of the St Lawrence, 6 miles E. of Montreal. Pop. 250
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
Already present in the region since 1846, the Sisters of Providence founded the Saint-Jean-de-Dieu Hospital in 1873, as the Brothers of Charity were opening the Saint-Benoît-Joseph-Labre Asylum to treat men of the wealthy class.
1890 - Longue-Pointe
Longte Pointe, tn., Quebec, co. Hochelaga, on St Lawrence, 6 m. E. of Montreal. P. 300. Has a lunatic asylum.
The Pocket Atlas and Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada
John George Bartholomew John Murdoch Harper January 1, 1890 London : J. Walker
Towards the end of the end of the 19th century, the town of Longue-Pointe became a major holiday destination.
To escape the hectic pace of the city, upper-middle-class families owned villas “in the country”, meaning around the periphery of the Island of Montreal.
1890 - May 6, 1890 - Fire destroys lunatic asylum at Long Point, killing 70 inmates. Longue-Pointe, Québec todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ May_6
1895 - Longue Pointe
Longue Pointe (Fr. pron. ION" pwäst), the chief town of Hochelaga co., Quebec, on the N. shore of the St. Lawrence, 6 miles by rail E. of Montreal. Pop. 250.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
The Dominion Park, opened from 1906 to 1937, was an important entertainment centre in Longue-Pointe. Famous for its state-of-the-art rides, it boasted being the largest amusement park in the world.
2023 - Longue-Pointe is a charming neighborhood in Montreal, Quebec, with a mix of history, culture, and local flair. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in and around Longue-Pointe:
Parc Maisonneuve:

Start your exploration with a visit to Parc Maisonneuve. This expansive park offers walking trails, green spaces, and beautiful gardens. It's a great place to relax, have a picnic, or simply take a leisurely stroll.

Montreal Biodome:

Right next to Parc Maisonneuve is the Montreal Biodome. Step into different ecosystems, from a tropical rainforest to the polar world. It's a unique experience, especially if you're a nature enthusiast.

Olympic Stadium:

Don't miss the iconic Olympic Stadium. You can take a guided tour to learn about its history and architecture. If you're feeling adventurous, you can even take a ride to the top for a panoramic view of the city.

Space for Life:

Space for Life is a complex that includes not only the Biodome but also the Montreal Insectarium, the Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium, and the Botanical Garden. It's a fantastic place for both adults and kids.

Botanical Garden:

Explore the Montreal Botanical Garden, which is...

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