This overview is excerpted from the History and Culture Research Project of the Shaughnessy Village Neighbourhood that was prepared by the History and Culture Committee of the Shaughnessy Village Association. To order a copy click here.
Shaughnessy Village   A Historical Perspective
The area popularly known as Shaughnessy Village is located in the City of Montreal in the Peter-McGill District. Its boundaries are  Sherbrooke St. to the north, Guy to the east, Autoroute Ville Marie to the south, and Atwater to the west.

The neighborhood consists of portions of the following streets:

North-South        East-West

Guy                          St. Catherine
St. Mathieu            Tupper
St. Marc                  Baile
du Fort                    Rene-Levesque
Lambert Closse

Shaughnessy Village is a small and charming
community located within the larger City of
Montreal. It includes all the elements of a village,
for instance: single family, duplex and triplex
homes, small/medium/large apartment buildings
of various vintages, hotel, schools, a museum, a
hospital, restaurants & bars, a variety of stores,
theatres, office buildings, churches, parks, gyms
and a gas station.

These elements are put together in such a way that it is possible  to  be  on  a  busy  and  noisy
commercial street one moment and by turning a
comer and walking a block, one is on a quiet
residential street with mature trees overhead and
buildings dating from the late 1800's.
With a population of 4000, the Village contains a
variety of individuals from all economic levels;
for  example,  professionals,  business  people,
families, students, elderly and unemployed. This
eclectic mix creates an interesting and democratic environment.

The essence of the area is characterized by the
Shaughnessy Village Association.   It brings
together a variety of Villagers to participate in
events such as the annual Clean-up Day, various
social functions and the annual charitable Holiday
Collection. These events give a cohesive identity
to the area, are opportunities for liaison of Village
interests with those of various departments of
municipal  and  provincial  government  and
generally improves the physical environment and
the quality of life in the Village.

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