Christophe Colomb Avenue

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Christophe Colomb Avenue
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Christophe Colomb Avenue, seen northbound, with the tower of Église St-Arsène.
Native nameFrench: avenue Christophe-Colomb
Length8.5 km (5.3 mi)
South endRachel Street
North endGouin Boulevard

Christophe Colomb Avenue (officially in French: avenue Christophe-Colomb) is a major north-south street in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It has a length of 8.5 kilometres (5.3 miles), and crosses the boroughs of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension and Ahuntsic-Cartierville. The street is predominantly residential south of Villeray Street and is a large urban boulevard to the north.

The street was named after Christopher Columbus on December 20, 1897.

Christophe Colomb Avenue begins at Rachel Street, near Lafontaine Park in the south. It is an extension of Parc Lafontaine Street. It is interrupted by Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park between Laurier Avenue and Saint Grégoire Street for distance of 400 metres. In the north, the street ends at Gouin Boulevard, near Louis Hébert Park and the Rivière des Prairies.

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Coordinates: 45°32′43″N 73°36′58″W / 45.5453°N 73.616°W / 45.5453; -73.616