René Lévesque Boulevard (boulevard René-Lévesque in French) is one of the main streets in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Montreal, or Montréal in French ( pronounced in French, in English) is the largest city in the Canadian province of Quebec Quebec (kwɨˈbɛk Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
It is a main east-west thoroughfare passing through the downtown core in the borough of Ville-Marie. Ville-Marie is the name of a Borough ( Arrondissement) in the centre of the city of Montreal, Quebec. The street begins on the west at Atwater Avenue (though see below) and continues until it merges with Notre Dame Street East just east of Parthenais Street.
Much of René Lévesque Boulevard is lined with highrise office towers. Notable structures bordering René Lévesque Boulevard include, from west to east, the Montreal Children's Hospital, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Cité du commerce électronique, 1250 René-Lévesque, Tour CIBC, Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Place Ville-Marie, Central Station, Tour Telus, St. Patrick's Basilica, Complexe Desjardins, Complexe Guy-Favreau, the Hydro-Québec building, UQAM and the Maison Radio-Canada. Montreal Children's Hospital is a pediatric health centre in Montreal and one of a few in Canada. The Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA is an Architecture museum and research centre located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Cité du commerce électronique (CCE or E-Commerce Place is a twin tower office complex located in downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For the office tower in Windsor Ontario, see CIBC Building (Windsor Ontario La Tour CIBC ( CIBC Building) is a Skyscraper The Cathedral - Basilica of Mary Queen of the World ( Cathédrale Marie-Reine-du-Monde) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, The Queen Elizabeth Hotel ( French: Le Reine Elizabeth; official English name Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth) is a Grand hotel in Montreal Place Ville-Marie or 1 Place Ville-Marie (abbreviated as PVM; also previously called Royal Bank Tower due to its principal tenant is a Cruciform Central Station (Gare Centrale ( IATA: YMY is the major Inter-city rail station and a major commuter rail hub in Montreal, Quebec Tour Telus is an office building at 630 René Lévesque Boulevard West in Montreal. Complexe Desjardins is a 152 M (499 Ft) office hotel complex and Shopping mall located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada Hydro-Québec is a Crown corporation that provides electricity to Quebec, Canada and the north-eastern parts of the United States The Université du Québec à Montréal ( UQAM) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Maison Radio-Canada (sometimes Maison de Radio-Canada) is a skyscraper in Montreal, constructed in 1973 as a home for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
From the time of its formal naming in 1844, the street was known as "Dorchester Boulevard" in honour of Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724-1808), Governor of the Province of Quebec and Governor General of Canada. Guy Carleton 1st Baron Dorchester, KB ( Strabane, Co Tyrone Ireland September 3, 1722 &ndash November 10, 1808 Stubbings A governor is a governing official usually the executive (at least nominally to different degrees also politically and administratively of a non-sovereign level of government The Province of Quebec was a colony in North America created by Great Britain after the Seven Years' War. The Governor General of Canada ( French: Gouverneure générale du Canada, or: Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative
Shortly after Jean Drapeau was elected mayor in 1954, his administration ordered the destruction of hundreds of buildings along Dorchester. Jean Drapeau CC, GOQ ( 18 February 1916 &ndash 12 August 1999) was a Canadian Lawyer and In 1955, the street was widened into an eight-lane boulevard. 
The name was changed in 1987 after the death of Quebec premier René Lévesque. The Premier of Quebec (in French Premier ministre du Québec, sometimes literally translated as Prime Minister of Quebec) is the First minister for the A portion of the thoroughfare located in the largely anglophone city of Westmount, between Clarke Street and Atwater Avenue, retains the name "Dorchester Boulevard West". As does a portion in the mainly French-speaking Montréal-Est, where it is known as "rue Dorchester". For the former electoral district please see Montreal East (electoral district.