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Goose Village, a Montreal immigrant enclave, was located between Victoria Bridge and the Lachine Canal on the south side of Pointe St-Charles near the St-Lawrence River. Its origins are traced back to the mid-1850s and was expropriated and demolished in 1964 by the Drapeau Administration to make way for the short-lived venue of the Autostade, a sports arena and its adjoining parking lot, eradicating 350 buildings and exiling 1500 people from their homes. Originally occupied by Irish immigrants working on the construction of the near-by Victoria Bridge, by the early 1900s the demographic mix of Goose Village comprised Irish, British, Scottish, and French-Canadians. The neighbourhood’s population shifted by the 1930s to include Polish, Ukrainian and Italian immigrants, and by the 1950s Goose Village was made up mainly by Italian immigrants. Today, Goose Village is a parking lot and a dismal “terrain vague.”
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Portolese, Marisa, and Vincent Bonin. Goose Village. Montreal: Marisa Portolese, 2023. https://goosevillage.ca/.
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