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Gay Village

Berri St east to Papineau St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Neighborhood encompassing St. Catherine East and its side streets, home to Montreal's gay and lesbian community.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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Berri St east to Papineau St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The Village (Gay Village)
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Well as in many cities the gay village is dying, so said took the metro from hotel and really a lot of businesses were closed

Thank Alan J
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Unfortunately it was pouring rain the day we were here and we didn't linger very long. We stopped and had some great food. The rainbow coloured glass bulbs that line the street from one end to the other are beautiful. On a nice day this...More

Thank Oilerman
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I have been to the Village many times in the past but during this visit I was glad to be there during the day. Perhaps as I get older I have less tolerance for crowds and more fear of drunks and addicts. All depends on...More

Thank Acadia80
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited this area during the day so I cannot comment on the negative reviews of others who visited during the evening. We felt extremely safe and although the area is a bit rough on the edges it makes it interesting and not a generic...More

1  Thank Vivacat12
Reviewed 12 August 2017

area was fun, vibrant, clean, and safe all times of the day. Not just for gay folks, everyone is there and welcomed warmly. Great shops, restaurants, people watching.

Thank FlBob2017
Reviewed 8 August 2017

activities to re-unite friends and a big parade, close to the heart of Montreal. close to China town

Thank Kat2955
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This was for sure our worst experience in all of our travel to Canada. So many people were so far gone on some horrible drug. I looked up the street and saw three people gathered together doing drugs. Someone was foaming at the mouth. It...More

3  Thank Remycub
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had diner at some local nice over priced pizzeria at the corner of Amherst Street. We went there and enjoyed a couple of drinks at some Sky Bar and Club We spent like a couple of 4 hours there, but boy we were bothered...More

4  Thank Johnlovejeans
Reviewed 17 July 2017

It is by foremost an area of of the east side of Montreal that's tolerant to homeless people and junkies and a mix mash up with low class people walking down the strip. Plenty of closed shops, miserable feel to it by day. By night,...More

3  Thank LeMistique
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The main drag (pun intended) of the Gay Village in downtown Montreal is Rue St. Catherine, but the neighborhood extends several blocks north and south of that. The neighborhood is diverse and extensive, consisting of shops, restaurants, clubs, churches, residences - everything one might find...More

1  Thank 493Ron
The Village (Gay Village)
The rainbow pillars of Beaudry Métro Station shepherd
the way into to The Village, one of the largest hubs
for gay and lesbian culture in North America. With an
open layout and a congenial aura, the refurbished
buildings along Rue Sainte-Catherine pay a special
homage to menswear and to caffeine, with showrooms and
cafes. By morning, the antiquing gems along Amherst
Street are packed with collectors. An incredible party
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Illyhundi P
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Response from Vivacat12 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe there is a film festival going on. I suggest you just visit the different neighbourhoods Enjoy!
27 July 2016|
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Response from eater2010 | Reviewed this property |
The village is still a pedestrian walk. There are always free events in "Place Emilie Gamelin" - You can head to the The Old port which is 20 minutes walk by from the village. You can go to the local bar " Normandie" which... More