There are two Apple Stores in Mexico. Both are in Mexico City, or some say CDMX, D.F. It is the capital and the largest city of Mexico.
Store number 1 is at Vía Santa Fe in Cuajimalpa de Morelos. Vía Santa Fe is a floor section within Centro Santa Fe, a shopping mall. Cuajimalpa de Morelos is an alcaldía or a subdivision of the Mexico City. It borders the State of Mexico to the west.
A quick note before you read on: if you see Kanji ending with 都 or 道 or 府 or 県, they mean it’s a prefecture-level subdvision. If you see 市, it means a city. If you see 区, it means ward or district, which is part of a city or a metropolis.
Store number 1 is in Marunouchi (丸の内), Tokyo (東京都). Tokyo is the capital and the most populous prefecture of Japan. Marunouchi is a commercial district in Chiyoda (千代田区), Tokyo. Tokyo Station and the Imperial Palace are nearby.
The National Diet, Supreme Court, the PM’s official residence, ministries, agencies, and embassies are located in Chiyoda too.
Calbee, Konica Minolta, Mitsubishi Group, Hitachi, Japan Post Holdings, KDDI, NTT docomo, Shogakukan, Shueisha, Yomiuri Shimbun and Sony Music Entertainment Japan have their headquarters here. The Apple Store is located in the Mitsubishi Building (三菱ビル).
Store number 2 is in Ginza (銀座), Tokyo (東京都). Ginza is a district in Chuo (中央区), Tokyo. Famous for being the most expensive shopping district in Tokyo, Ginza houses the headquarters of Ricoh, Ajinomoto, Asahi Shimbun, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, and Toray Industries. The Apple Store here is in Sayegusa Building (サヱグサビル本館).
Note: The katakana ヱ is now obsolete, but still in use for this building’s name.
Store number 3 is in Fukuoka-shi (福岡市), Fukuoka (福岡県). Fukuoka is the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture. This prefecture is not located in Honshu, like Tokyo is. It is located in Kyushu. The city is the primary centre of the Fukuoka-Kitakyushu metropolitan area, which is the 4th largest economy in Japan. The city also has its own stock exchange.
The Apple Store is located in Chuo Ward (中央区), which is the administrative centre of the city. More precisely, in Tenjin (天神) area, the shopping heaven. The city also houses JR Kyushu’s HQ, one of the constituent companies of Japan Railways Group.
Store number 4 is in Kawasaki-shi (川崎市), Kanagawa (神奈川県). Kawasaki is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture. It is the 8th most populous city in Japan.It is part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The Apple Store is located in Saiwai Ward (幸区). More precisely, it is in Lazona Kawasaki Plaza (ラゾーナ川崎プラザ).
Store number 5 is in Kyoto-shi (京都市), Kyoto (京都府). Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture. While Tokyo has Tokyo University, Kyoto has Kyoto University. Nintendo, Kyocera, and GS Yuasa have their HQs here.
The Apple Store is located in Shimogyo Ward (下京区). More precisely, on Shijo Street (四条通) Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Station are in this ward as well.
The Apple Store is located in Naka Ward (中区). More precisely, it is in Sakae (栄) area. The building is called FX Building (エフエックスビル). This ward houses the Nagoya City Hall.
Store number 7 is in Shinsaibashi (心斎橋) in Osaka-shi (大阪市), Osaka (大阪府). Osaka is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture. Panasonic, Sharp, Sanyo are headquartered here. The Apple Store is located in Chuo Ward (中央区), where Osaka Castle and many consulates are located. More precisely, in Shinsaibashi (心斎橋).
Kansai Paint and Mandom Corporation have their headquarters in this ward.
Store number 8 is in Omotesando (表参道), Tokyo (東京都). Omotesando is an avenue that stretches between Shibuya and Minato. The Apple Store is located in Shibuya (渋谷区), more precisely in Jingumae (神宮前). Calpis, Casio, and Mixi have their headquarters in Shibuya.
The list below is done alphabetically based on the comune each store is located in. Now, if you remember, in France, the country is divided into Regions, Departments, and Communes. In Italy, it is divided into Regions, Provinces, and Comuni (the plural form of comune).
Store number 1 is on Via Rizzoli in Bologna. The comune of Bologna is the capital and largest city of Emilia-Romagna Region and of the Metropolitan City of Bologna (a special type of province). In terms of total GDP, Metropolitan City of Bologna is the third in the country, behind Metropolitan City of Milan and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano. Ducati is headquartered in Bologna.
Store number 2 is at I Gigli in Campi Bisenzio. Campi Bisenzio is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Florence in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 10 km northwest of Florence (the city/commune).
Store number 4 is in Firenze. Firenze is the Italian name of Florence (comune). This comune is the capital city and the most populated city of the Tuscany Region. The Apple Store in this city is at Piazza della Repubblica, i.e. a city square.
Store number 5 is at Le Gru in Grugliasco. It is a comune in the Metropolitan City of Turin in the Piedmont Region. It is about 9 km west of Turin.
Store number 6 is at il Leone in Lonato. This comune, since July 2007, has changed its name to Lonato del Garda. It is located in Brescia Province in Lombardy Region. Lonato del Garda is located halfway between Milan and Venice. Garda is taken from Lake Garda, the biggest lake in Italy.
Store number 9 is at Piazza Liberty in Milan. This city / comune is the capital of Metropolitan City of Milan and Lombardy Region and the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome. Many companies are headquartered here including, Pirelli, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, and Versace.
Store number 10 is at Centro Sicilia in Misterbianco. This comune is in the Metropolitan City of Catania in Sicily Region. It is located about 160 km southeast of Palermo and about 6 km west of Catania.
Store number 11 is at Oriocenter in Orio al Serio. Orio al Serio is a comune in the Province of Bergamo in Lombardy Region. It is about 45 km northeast of Milan and about 1 km southeast of Bergamo (the comune).
There are three Apple Stores in Rome (comune). Rome is the capital city of Metropolitan City of Rome (the most populous metropolitan city in Italy), of Lazio Region, and of Italy. It is the country’s most populated comune, moreover there is another country inside Rome, Vatican City.
Rome itself is divided into 15 municipi or, you can say districts, numbered from I to XV – 1 to 15 in Roman numerals. Municipio is the singular form of municipi.
Hong Kong is divided into 18 administrative districts. 區 is read in Cantonese as kēui.
Store number 1 is in Causeway Bay (銅鑼灣). Causeway Bay is an area in Wan Chai District (灣仔區), on Hong Kong Island. The district is one of the most affluent with the highest income in Hong Kong. 銅鑼灣 is read in Cantonese as Tùhnglòh wàahn.
Store number 2 is at ifc mall (國際金融中心商場) in Central (中環). 中環 is read in Cantonese as Jūng Wàahn. Central is the CBD of Hong Kong. Located in Central and Western District (中西區), there are many office and government buildings as well as hotels.
Store number 3 is at Festival Walk (又一城) in Kowloon Tong (九龍塘). 九龍塘 is read in Cantonese as Gáulùng Tòng. Kowloon Tong is home to many wealthy residents, to Hong Kong’s free-to-air TV stations (TVB, ATV), and to Hong Kong’s oldest radio station (Radio Television Hong Kong). Hong Kong Baptist University and City University of Hong Kong are also locate here.
Kowloon Tong is divided between Kowloon City District and Sham Shui Po District (深水埗區), most of Kowloon Tong is in the former. However, Festival Walk is in the latter. 深水埗區 is read in Cantonese as Sāmséuibóu kēui.
Store number 4 is at apm Hong Kong in Kwun Tong (觀塘). 觀塘 is read in Cantonese as Gūn tòhng. It is an area in Kwun Tong District (觀塘區), which has the second-highest population in Hong Kong, behind Sha Tin District. apm Hong Kong is a vertical mall next to Kwun Tong MTR Station.
Sha Tin, also spelt Shatin, is an area in Sha Tin District. Sha Tin is the most populous area in New Territories (新界; read in Cantonese as Sān’gaai). New Territories itself makes up 86.2% of Hong Kong’s territory and contains around half of Hong Kong’s population.
新城市廣場 is read in Cantonese as san1 sing4 si5 gwong2 cheung4.
Store number 6 is on Canton Road (廣東道) in Tsim Sha Tsui (尖沙咀). 尖沙咀 is read in Cantonese as Jīmsājéui. This area is part of Yau Tsim Mong District (油尖旺區; read as Yàuhjīmwohng kēui). 廣東道 is read as gwong2 dung1 dou6.
Our next country in Europe, where we will look into Apple Stores in Germany.
Store number 1 is at City-Galerie in Augsburg. Augsburg itself is a district-free town, in another word, an independent city. It is not part of any Landkreise or district. However, it is the seat of Augsburg District. The city is also the seat of Swabia Administrative Region (Bezirk). All in all, Augsburg is located in Bavaria (the largest German state by land area and the second-most populous state).
Store number 2 is on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. It is one of the most avenues in Berlin, it’s like Berlin’s Champs-Élysées. Berlin itself is the capital and the largest city of Germany both by area and population. It is also a state on its own out of 16 German states. There are world-renowned universities and World Heritage Sites around Berlin.
Store number 3 is at Rhein Center in Cologne. Cologne is the largest city in North-Rhine-Westphalia (Germany’s most populous federal state). That makes Cologne be the fourth-most populous city in Germany.
Lufthansa Group and Lufthansa (flag carrier) are headquartered here. University of Cologne (one of the oldest and largest universities in Europe), Technical University of Cologne (Germany’s largest university of applied sciences), and German Sport University Cologne (Germany’s only sport university) are all located here.
Store number 4 is on Schildergasse. It’s also in Cologne. The city is about 45 km southeast of Düsseldorf and 25 km northwest of Bonn. Schildergasse itself is one of the busiest shopping streets in Europe.
Store number 5 is at Altmarkt-Galerie in Dresden. It is the capital city of Saxony (a federal state in Germany). It is also the second-most populous city in the state, behind Leipzig. By area, it is only smaller than Berlin, Hamburg, and Cologne.
Store number 6 is in Düsseldorf. It is the seventh-largest city in Germany. It is the capital of North-Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). It is the second-largest city in NRW, behind Cologne. Its airport is the third-busiest in Germany, behind those of Frankfurt and Munich.
Store number 7 is on Grosse Bockenheimer Strasse in Frankfurt. Frankfurt am Main is the largest city in Hesse (a federal state of Germany). It is the fifth-largest city in Germany by population. It is Germany’s financial capital. European Central Bank is located here.
Store number 8 is at Alstertal in Hamburg. It is the second-largest city in Germany after Berlin. It is thus the seventh-largest city in the EU. The city also has a status of a federal state in Germany, like Berlin.
Store number 9 is on Jungfernstieg, also in Hamburg. It is the city’s foremost boulevard.
Store number 10 is in Hannover. It is the capital and the largest city of Lower Saxony (a federal state in Germany).
Store number 11 is at OEZ in Munich. It is the capital and the most populous city of Bavaria. It is the third-largest city in Germany by population, behind Berlin and Hamburg. The city is home to Siemens AG, BMW, and Allianz, among others. OEZ is the biggest shopping centre in Bavaria.
Store number 13 is at CentrO in Oberhausen. It is a city in North-Rhine-Westphalia, and is situated between Duisburg and Essen. Oberhausen is a Kreisfreie Städt (district-free town) in Regierungsbezirk Düsseldorf (administrative region, not the city). CentrO itself is the biggest mall in Germany.
Store number 15 is at MTZ in Sulzbach. It is a town in Regionalverband Saarbrücken (district, not the city) in Saarland (the smallest state in Germany, both in area and in population, apart from Berlin, Bremen, and Hamburg).
There are 20 Apple Stores in all of France. First, let’s start with some administrative stuff. Correct me if I am wrong.
France is divided into 18 Regions (13 are in Europe and 5 are elsewhere). The Regions are divided into Departments. Departments are numbered, each of them is given a number, alphabetically, meaning that they are arranged based on the first letter of the department’s name. So, departments with A as the first letter get the lowest numbers. Then again, some of their names change over time and the numbers do not.
Hence, adjacent numbers do not necessarily mean that the departments are in the same region. Below Departments, there are Arrondissements, Cantons, and Communes. Among them all, we are just going to talk about Region, Department, and Commune here. Cities usually are communes with more than 20,000 inhabitants.
A few more things to note: Prefectures are the capitals, where the administration of a department or a region is located. Subprefectures are like the second-capitals of a department or a region.
Store number 1 is in Aix-en-Provence. It is a city in southern France, about 30 km north of Marseille. This commune is the subprefecture of Bouches-du-Rhône Department, which is located in the Region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur or Région Sud. This region’s economy is the third-largest in France, while the department is the most populous in this region. The commune is part of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis.
Store number 2 is at Sainte-Catherine in Bordeaux. Rue Sainte-Catherine is the main shopping street in Bordeaux. The commune is the prefecture of the Gironde Department and also of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, which is the largest region in France by area. The commune is part of Bordeaux Métropole.
Store number 3 is at La Toison d’Or in Dijon. The commune is the prefecture of Côte-d’Or Department and also of the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region (together with Besançon). It is part of Dijon Métropole.
Store number 4 is at Parly 2 in Le Chesnay. Actually, since 1 January 2019, Le Chesnay and another commune had merged to become a new commune called Le Chesnay-Rocquencourt. The commune (southwest of Paris) is located in Yvelines Department whose Prefecture is Versailles (west of Paris) and in Île-de-France or Paris Region.
Store number 6 is in Lille. The commune is the prefecture of both the Nord Department and Hauts-de-France Region. The region itself is the third most populous region and the second most densely populated in metropolitan France and It is part of Métropole européenne de Lille (the fourth-largest urban area in France).
Store number 7 is at Confluence in Lyon. The commune is the third-largest and have the second-largest urban area in France. It is about 470 km south of Paris and around 320 km north of Marseille. Lyon is the prefecture of both Lyon Metropolis (which has jurisdiction as both a department and a métropole) and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region. The region is the third-largest by area in metropolitan France and the second-biggest by number of population.
Store number 8 is also in Lyon. This store is located at Part-Dieu. La Part-Dieu is one of the biggest shopping malls in Europe, located in Lyon-Part-Dieu CBD. Lyon is the headquarter of Interpol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Store number 9 is at Val d’Europe in Marne-la-Vallee. Val d’Europe is a shopping mall located 30 minutes to the east of Paris and 5 minutes from Disneyland Paris. Marne-la-Vallee is a new town where Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park are located too.
Store number 10 is in Marseille at a shopping mall called Les Terrasses du Port. It is the second-largest city in France. It is the prefecture of both the department of Bouches-du-Rhône and region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur or Région Sud. It is also part of Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis.
Store number 12 is at CAP 3000 in Nice. Actually, the shopping mall is not located in Nice per se, but is located in Saint-Laurent-du-Var (another commune). This commune is the second-largest suburb of Nice. Both communes are in Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur. They are also situated in the same Department (Alpes-Maritimes, of which Nice is the prefecture) and Region (Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur).
More about Nice, it is the seventh-most populous urban area in France. Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region after Marseille. Nice is about 13 km from Monaco and 30 km from the French-Italian border. Its airport is the third busiest in France, behind two Parisian ones.
Store number 13 is at Champs-Élysées in Paris. It is the capital city and the most populous city of France. It is a commune and a department in itself. It is the prefecture of Île-de-France, or Paris Region. Champs-Élysées itself is an avenue in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Arc de Triomphe is on one end of this avenue. Élysée Palace, the official residence of the French President is located in this arrondissement.
Store number 14 is still in Paris. It is at Marché Saint-Germain. It is located in the 6th arrondissement. It is also called Luxembourg. It is the seat of the French Senate.
Store number 15 is in Paris as well. It is at Opéra. It is in the 9th arrondissement. The arrondissement itself is called Opéra. Groupe Danone, BNP Paribas, Gameloft, and Google Paris has offices here.
Store number 16 is at Les Quatre Temps in Puteaux – la Defense. Puteaux itself is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, about 8.7 km from the center of Paris. Hence, the commune is not part of the Paris Department, but still in Île-de-France, or Paris Region and in Métropole du Grand Paris. Puteaux is situated in Hauts-de-Seine Department.
La Défense is Europe’s largest purpose-built business district. It spreads over four communes, two-thirds are in Puteaux.
Store number 17 is at Rosny 2 in Rosny-Sous-Bois. It is a commune in the eastern suburbs of Paris. It is about 10.1 km from the center of Paris. The commune is part of Métropole du Grand Paris and Île-de-France or Paris Region, but not part of Paris Department. It is part of Seine-Saint-Denis Department.
Store number 18 is at Atlantis in Saint Herblain. It is a commune in Loire-Atlantique Department and Pays de la Loire Region. It is the largest suburb of the city of Nantes. Hence, it is part of the Nantes Metropolis.
Store number 19 is in Strasbourg. More precisely it is at L’Aubette at Place Kléber (the largest square at the center of the city of Strasbourg in the heart of the city’s commercial area). The square is a World Heritage Site. L’Aubette is a historical building built in 1765-1772.
Store number 20 is at Vélizy 2 in Velizy-Villacoublay. The shopping center is the biggest in Île-de-France or Paris Region. The commune is in Yvelines Department and part of Communauté d’agglomération Versailles Grand Parc. It is around 13.9 km to the southwest from the center of Paris and 3.2 km to the east from Versailles (the prefecture of the Yvelines Department).
☆Let’s start with Beijing (北京市). It is the capital city of People’s Republic of China. It ithe second largest city in the country, behind Shanghai. It has around 21 million residents. The city is directly administered by the central government. Beijing is home to 52 Fortune Global 500 companies. There are five Apple Stores here.
Stores number 1, 2, and 3 are in Chaoyang District (朝阳区). The district is home to the majority of Beijing’s many foreign embassies and big companies.
Store number 4 is at Wangfujing (王府井) in Dongcheng District (东城区). 王府井 is read as Wángfǔ jǐng. It is a shopping street in Beijing. Dongcheng District is where the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Tiananmen Square are located.
☆Up next, is Chongqing (重庆市). Chongqing is the largest of the four direct-controlled municipalities in the country, the other three are Beijing, Shanghai, and Tianjin. There are three Apple Stores here in Chongqing. All three are located in Chongqing’s core districts.
☆Next on the list is Fujian (福建省). There are two Apple Stores in this province. It is located in the southeastern coast of China.
Store number 1 is at Tahoe Plaza (泰禾广场) in Fuzhou (福州市). More precisely, it is situated in Jin’an District (晋安区). Fuzhou is the capital of the province. 泰禾广场 is read as Tài hé guǎngchǎng.
Store number 2 is at Xiamen Lifestyle Center (厦门新生活广场) in Xiamen (厦门市). More precisely, it is situated in Siming District (思明区). Together with Huli District, the two districts form a Special Economic Zone. 厦门新生活广场 is read as Xiàmén xīn shēnghuó guǎngchǎng.
☆Up next is Guangdong (广东省). This province is the most populous province in China. Its economy is the largest out of all provinces in China. There are three Apple Stores here.
Store number 1 is at Parc Central (天环广场) in Guangzhou (广州市). More precisely, it is situated in Tianhe District (天河区). 天环广场 is read as Tiān huán guǎngchǎng. Guangzhou is the capital and the most populous city of the province. It is about 120 km north northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km north of Macau.
Store number 2 is in Zhujiang New Town (珠江新城). It is an area in Guangzhou. The Consulate General of the United States is located here. 珠江新城 is read as Zhūjiāng xīnchéng. Zhujiang New Town is also located in Tianhe District.
☆Up next is Guangxi (广西). It is not a province but is an autonomous region of China. It borders Vietnam to the southwest. There is only one Apple Store here. The store is located at MixC Nanning (南宁万象城) in Nanning (南宁市). 南宁万象城 is read as Nánníng wànxiàng chéng. Nanning is the capital and the largest city of Guangxi.
☆Up next is Henan (河南省). It is the third-most populous province in China. There is only one Apple Store here and it is located in Zhengzhou (郑州市), the capital and the largest city of Henan Province. Foxconn Zhengzhou is located here. The Store is situated at MixC Zhengzhou (郑州万象城). 郑州万象城 is read as Zhèngzhōu wànxiàng chéng.
☆Next on the list is Jiangsu (江苏省). There are five Apple Stores in this province.
Stores number 1, 2, and 3 are in Nanjing (南京市). It is the capital and the largest city of Jiangsu.
Store number 4 is in Suzhou (苏州). More precisely, it is situated at Suzhou Center Mall (苏州中心商场; read as Sūzhōu zhōngxīn shāngchǎng) in Suzhou Industrial Park (苏州工业园区; read as Sūzhōu gōngyè yuánqū). The city (苏州市) is about 100 km northwest of Shanghai. It is the second-largest city in Jiangsu Province. Major universities in Suzhou Industrial Park include Suzhou University and Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University.
Store number 5 is at Center 66 Wuxi (无锡恒隆广场) in Wuxi (无锡市). More precisely, it is situated in Liangxi District (梁溪区). Wuxi is around 135 km northwest of downtown Shanghai. 无锡恒隆广场 is read as Wúxī hénglóng guǎngchǎng.
Stores number 2 and 3 are at Hong Kong Plaza (香港广场) and Nanjing East (南京东路) respectively. 香港广场 is read as Xiānggǎng guǎngchǎng. 南京东路 is read as Nánjīng dōng lù. Both are in Huangpu District (黄浦区). It is the seat of the municipal government. The Bund and Nanjing Road are located here.
Store number 4 is at Pudong (浦东) in Pudong District or Pudong New Area (浦东新区). New area means the area is given special power (privilege) in a form of economic and development support either by the center or regional government. So, in this case Pudong District’s privilege, correct me if I am wrong, is equivalent to Guangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, and Shenzhen.
Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai Stock Exchange are all located here.
☆Up next is Tianjin (天津市). It lies to the southeast of Beijing. It shares borders with Beijing. There are three Apple Stores in Tianjin. They are in Hexi – the seat of the municipality, Heping – the center of all the core urban districts in terms of culture, commerce, and finance, and Nankai – the most populous core urban district.
There are a number of Apple Stores here north of the US border.
☆Let’s start with Alberta. There are four Apple Stores here in this province. Two are located in Calgary and the other two are in Edmonton.
Store number 1 is at Chinook Centre in Calgary, AB. The city is roughly 299 km south of the provincial capital of Edmonton and approximately 240 km north of the Canada-United States border. It is Alberta’s largest city and Canada’s third largest municipality after Toronto and Montreal.
☆Next on the list is Nova Scotia. There is only one Apple Store here.
It is located at Halifax Shopping Centre in Halifax, NS. Halifax is the capital of the province. Nova Scotia is the most populous of Canada’s three Maritime provinces and four Atlantic provinces. It is the second-most densely populated province in the country.
Store number 3 is at Markville Shopping Centre in Markham, ON. Markham is approximately 30 km northeast of Downtown Toronto. This makes several multinational companies have their Canadian headquarters here, such as Honda, Hyundai, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Motorola, Toshiba, and Oracle.
Store number 4 is at Square One in Mississauga, ON. The city is the sixth-most populous municipality in Canada and third-most in Ontario. It is home to Toronto Pearson International Airport, the country’s busiest airport. It is the Canadian home to several multinational companies, like Abbott Laboratories, Citi, Federal Express, General Electric, Hershey, Hewlett-Packard, Kellogg, Microsoft, Nissan, PepsiCo, Wal-Mart, and Wells Fargo.
It is the largest shopping centre in Ontario and the second-largest in the country.
Store number 3 is at Sainte-Catherine in Montreal, QC. It is the most populous city in Quebec and the second-most populous city in Canada. The city is located about 196 km east of Ottawa, ON. and 258 km southwest of Quebec City, QC. Montreal serves as headquarters to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Sainte-Catherine is the primary commercial artery in Downtown Montreal.