The vast territory of Rosemont was once part of the Côte-de-la-Visitation (current Rosemont Street, formerly called small coast), This area was for a long time a agricultural land crossed by the Papineau Path. We have to wait for the arrival of M. Dandurant to see the city grow, He was a great real estate tycoon as much visionary as speculator. He acquired among all, farm Crawford via Rosemont Land Co.. He gave the name after his mother, Rose and founded the city of the same name in 1905 being the biggest landowner of the new city he separated into small lots to build very quickly and sold for attractive prices to emerging middle class Montreal.
Promises was large: construction of sewer pipe, parks. All achievements that the young city of Rosemont could not ever afford, the city was merged with Montreal in 1910 due to too many debts. Promoters made their money and left the bills for the new residents.
The young city of Rosemont had as industrial centre the Angus Workshop, one of the biggest in Canada, owned by Canadian Pacific.
Today arrondissement Rosemont-Petite-Patrie is one of the largest in the city of Montreal covering 120 square km, ranked second in terms of population on its territory. Rosemont is still one of the most affordable and family-friendly district of Montreal regarding cost for houses. The gradual dismantling of factories Angus Workshop gave birth to a new neighborhood in the district.
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