Montreal Geography Trivia No. 7

(Admit it, you missed this during the holidays)

Here’s another one of those what-do-these-names-have-in-common lists. Except this time, you can’t find the answer on Google Maps.

These names (in alphabetical order) meet a threshold of having at least three of something in Montreal. What is it?

  • Côte des Neiges
  • Gouin
  • Henri Bourassa
  • Jean Talon
  • Notre Dame
  • Parc
  • Pierrefonds
  • Pie IX
  • Saint Denis
  • Sainte Anne (de Bellevue)
  • Sainte Catherine
  • Saint Laurent
  • Sherbrooke

UPDATE (9:30pm): After quite a few interesting guesses, the correct answer comes from HCD below. All of these names have at least three STM bus routes named after them:

  • Côte-des-Neiges: 165, 369, (535)
  • Gouin: 69, (89), (183), 205
  • Henri-Bourassa: 41, (159), 171, 215, 380
  • Jean-Talon: (92), 93, (141), 372
  • Notre-Dame: 22, 189, (195), (410), 362
  • Parc: 80, 365, (535)
  • Pierrefonds: 68, (268), 382, (470)
  • Pie IX: 139, (355), (505)
  • Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue/Sainte-Anne: 200, 251, 356
  • Sainte-Catherine: 15, 34, 358
  • Saint-Denis: (30), 31, 361
  • Saint-Laurent: 53, 55, 363
  • Sherbrooke: 24, 105, (182), 185, (186), (195)

Numbers in parentheses are for routes where the names form part of the bus route’s name, combined with “Est,” “Ouest,” “Metrobus,” “Express,” “R-Bus,” or the name of a second street.

In some cases, the duplication is due to having overlapping routes at different times (a regular route, a rush-hour reserved-lane route and a night route). Others, like Gouin, Henri-Bourassa and Sherbrooke are just so freakin’ long they have different routes stacked end to end.

13 thoughts on “Montreal Geography Trivia No. 7

  1. Fagstein Post author

    OK here’s a couple of hints:

    1. Think not about the streets themselves but about the names.

    2. Henri-Bourassa, Notre-Dame and Sherbrooke are the standouts in this list, each having 5 or more.

    3. There’s a reason I put this one up today. Something happened today that will lead to the answer.

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