.. whereas on a frigid January, there were no stalls - even at the weekend (bar one hardy soul) . The wheel was in operation but unappealing due to the cold. Some nice decorations lights were to be seen.
Years ago this was the upper class Anglophone neighborhood. There are still some very posh apartment blocks along this stretch, but now there are also big hotels and cultural institutions. Still posh, but not as much a residential area. Worth a stroll.
We walked this route yesterday but we're pleased we had a map too. There where green and blue signs on pavement and posts along route and we passed some interesting art works en route. It's an up hill route and on entering Mont Royal there are two routes- a 500+ steep stair route and a more gentle paved one. This leads to the Chalet and Belvedere - fantastic views over Montreal and cafe / toilet facilities. It's a further 10 min walk to the cross . Pleased we did it!