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This riding is located in the centre of the Island of Montreal. The riding is bounded by the border of the CP Rail line in the west, the Avenue des Pins in the east between the CP line and Boulevard St-Laurent in the north and Victoria Avenue, Côte-Ste-Catherine Road and Côte-des-Neiges Road in the south. It includes parts of the affluent residential areas of Outremont and stretches to the low-income parts of the Côte-des-Neiges, one of the most ethnically mixed neighbourhoods in Canada. |
The economic base is spread over many sectors, including manufacturing and educational services. Over 76 per cent of the occupied dwellings are rentals. The average family income is $68,739 with an unemployment rate of 10.7 per cent.
According to the 2001 census, 44 per cent have French as a mother tongue, 14 per cent have English and 37 per cent have neither English nor French. There are significant Jewish, East Indian, Chinese and Italian populations. The total immigrant population is over 38 per cent. Over 33 per cent of the population has a university degree.
In 2004, 88 per cent of the riding was maintained and four per cent from Papineau-St-Denis and five per cent from Westmount-Ville-Marie has been added. The riding was established in 1933, abolished in 1947 and re-established in 1966. In 1996, small parts of Rosemont, Mount Royal and St-Denis ridings were added.