Montreal Main - Blvd. of Dreams, Quebec (42/65)

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Subjects: Canadian History, Immigration

Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Good Earth Productions
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

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It was the boulevard of dreams - The Montreal Main represented hope and a new life to wave after wave of distinct immigrants. It would become 'the Zipper' of Montreal separating the English and French. It would also become 'the notorious Main.' A place where prostitutes and peelers, thespians, gamblers and gunmen and especially mafia could feel right at home. The Main is Canada's most famous ethnic melting pot. A living, breathing tapestry of fine architecture, and city slums, high-end fashion and low-end art.