The area was once home to Montreal's Jewish community, with thousands of Yiddish speaking immigrants settling in the area from 1890 to 1920, as part of a Jewish quarter centred on Saint Laurent Boulevard.
The Chinese immigrants to Montreal arrived in March 1877. The first Chinese that created Montreal's Chinatown belonged to the Chan, Hom (Tam), Lee, and Wong clan groups. Many Chinese settled in the area because they worked for the railways
Among the first Chinese residents was Jos Song Long who opened a laundromat on Craig Street (today Saint Antoine Street).
In 1902, the area officially became known as "Chinatown", and specifically referred to several blocks centered on De La Gauchetière Street between Chenneville and Clark Streets.
Originally called Ville-Marie by European settlers, Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. It is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. In the Mohawk language, the island is called Tiohtià:ke Tsi. It is a name referring to the Lachine Rapids.It means "a place where nations and rivers unite and divide". In the Ojibwe language, the land is called Mooniyaang which means "the first stopping place" and is part of the seven fires prophecy. Named a UNESCO City of Design in 2006.
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