Friday, February 24, 2006
The Point defined by JMcC for JoAnn(New Post)PM
Hi Marty, just to clear things up for JoAnn, "The Point" was basically that area which ran from the Lachine canal on the north to the St. Lawrence River on the south and east and the CNR tracks (Butler Street) on the west which separated The Point fron Verdun.
The area on the north side of the Lachine Canal from about Mountain St on the east , west to The Glen in Westmount and from Notre Dame on the south to St Antoine on the north was known as St Henri. St Antoine was the dividing line between St Henri and Westmount with the south side of the street side being St Henri and the north side being Westmount-- or Lower Westmount-- as the more affluent Westmounters referred to it.
JoAnn's dad may have been referring to St Patrick Street which was in The Point and ran parallel to the Lachine Canal.
Thanks John McC