Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Montreal’s Main

Symbolic dividing line between French and English-speaking Montreal, corridor of immigration and symbol of cultural diversity, a space for artistic and technological creativity, a laboratory of ideas and of radical politics, Saint-Laurent Boulevard – “The Main” – is recognized as a national historic site of Canada and as a central place in the collective memory of Montreal.

The Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard have the mission to promote the rich culture, history, architecture, and heritage found along all 6 kilometres of the national historic site. Among other projects, the Friends offer walking tours each summer; have produced the series of interpretation panels entitled The Main, Forever in Tune; and have released two audio tours which you can discover at