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Monique Beaufort
Monique Beaufort
Courtier immobilier

In 1909, the City of Montreal annexed De Lorimier and Saint-Louis of Mile End villages.

In that time period, Saint-Louis of Mile End was made up of various industries and contained the first tree-lined boulevard, namely today's Saint-Joseph boulevard.

In 1920, University of Montreal relocated to the mountain, while the francophone and anglophone communities moved to other new neighbourhoods.  The economic bust of the 1930s prevented any real estate development in the area.  In order to promote economic growth and control unemployment, the city engaged in large projects like the construction of Laurier clinic, the juvenile court (today it is the Canadian National School of Theatre), Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier park's chalet and the Iberville tunnel.  

By 1962, St-Joseph's blvd. lost its greenspace and its trees.


By the end of World War II in 1945, the Plateau Mont-Royal continued to be the refuge of various ethnic communities when first arriving from their countries.  The Jewish community ran many of their businesses on Saint-Laurent boulevard, while taking up residence in nearby Outremont and Cote-des-Neiges.

The Greek Community replaced the Jewish one and many pastry shops, bakeries and restaurants opened all over the Plateau.

Later, the Portuguese and Vietnamese communities arrived.  The Portugese mostly lived in Quartier Saint-Louis and Saint-Jean-Baptiste, filling these areas with the warmth of their home-country.  Timeworn homes were repainted and refreshened with a lot of success.