Life-long Montrealers would probably say something about how the places in Column A relate to their counterparts in Column B.
And they would be wrong.
|Trudeau Airport||St. Hubert Airport|
|Papineau-Leblanc Bridge||Louis H. Lafontaine Bridge-Tunnel|
|Sacré-Coeur Hospital||Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital|
|Claude-Robillard Sport Centre||Olympic Stadium|
|St-Laurent Blvd. and Cremazie Blvd.||Pie-IX Blvd. and Sherbrooke St.|
UPDATE: The answer, as slowly zeroed in on by the group below, is that the places in column A are south (actually west-southwest) of the respective places in column B, while they fit the definition of “Montreal north,” a seeming contradiction.
The disparity comes because the island is crooked. Its major east-west streets turn toward the northeast as they pass through downtown, and the “South Shore” is more accurately the East Shore, surrounding the island on the south and east but also continuing northeast.
It may be simpler to think of every street as having only four directions (and the streets and highways are named as if this is the case), but don’t think you’re going to get to the Eastern Townships by taking the 40 Est.