Neighbourhoods in Montreal

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Neighbourhoods in Montreal

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  • david n
    Manchester, UK4,226 contributions
    .. 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.
    Written January 7, 2023
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  • digitalroc
    Calgary, Canada1,496 contributions
    Saint-Catherine’s Street is a very long street that weaves through several different neighbourhoods in Montreal. There is a lot going on here, lots of restaurants, pubs and shopping. I actually ended up seeing Emmanuel Arceneaux of the Elks walking down the street the night before the game. In hindsight, I should have stopped to say hi and get a selfie with him. I ended up walking along Saint-Catherine’s Street several times during my week-long stay.
    Written August 14, 2022
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  • Michael A
    Toronto, Canada575 contributions
    Thriving 'hood with a youthful, fun vibe. Artists murals are tucked around corners, behind parking lots, dotted throughout. Small parks also dot the urban scape, as do great eating places, interesting shops, galleries, clothing stores and many cafes. This is a neighbourhood that feels human in scale, viable and vivacious.
    Written October 1, 2022
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  • Stirling B
    Ottawa, Canada585 contributions
    While in Montreal recently, I had the opportunity to use the Montreal Underground to get from Old Montreal right up to Ste Catherine Street. Most of my walk was along concrete and brick walls, however it was punctuated by some shops and fast food outlets. The Montreal Underground is especially useful in winter when temperatures plunge in Montreal.
    Written June 13, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,604 contributions
    It's a pretty neighborhood and definitely upscale. Not easy to get to from the Metro. Near the Mount Royal park. Some restaurants around. A pleasant place to take a walk and see where upscale people live.
    Written November 6, 2022
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  • siddy666
    Montreal, Canada268 contributions
    Quartier des spectacles is not so much an attraction in itself but a location where something is always happening, e.g. Jazz Fest, Just for Laughs. For my review, I went in December when they had the "Luminotherapie" exhibitions as well as a Christmas market.

    Everything on display was charming/interesting (e.g. rotating windchimes) and everyone around was a having a good time, even if super cold outside.

    For a new tourist, I would definitely make it a point to visit this area. You could combine it with a leisurely walk on St. Catherine street.

    Well connected to the subway (Place des Arts metro station), and lots of shopping/food options nearby

    My only complaint would be the limited parking options available
    Written January 7, 2023
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  • david n
    Manchester, UK4,226 contributions
    Its a small area of a few blocks guarded by some nice enough "chinese gates". During the daytime, most eating places today - Saturday - were closed and shuttered. At night, whilst many were open, there didn't seem anything special to make a journey for.
    Written January 7, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,604 contributions
    It's called "The Main" here, part of the local lore. Historically important as the neighborhood of the 19th Century immigrants, Portuguese and Jewish. Still some remnants, but times have changed, and now this is a desirable close-in neighborhood for gentrification. Still a little sketchy post-covid, too many empty storefronts. But lots of cafes, and it is a major street.
    Written November 9, 2022
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  • Don B
    Sharon, PA112 contributions
    Nice place to walk around. People are friendly. there is a food market and plenty of bakeries with Italian sweets. And, of course, there is always Pizza. An oddity is a church with a mural including Mussolini on its roof.
    Written October 10, 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,604 contributions
    I suppose this is the heart of the LGBT community, and you can find gay-owned businesses along St. Catherine East. Indeed it is interesting to see so many bars still in business. But on the whole, it appears run down and not prosperous. No good restaurants, no nice shops, just seedy. Lots of pan handling and some drug sales. There is a large pedestrian zone.
    Written October 4, 2022
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  • heidi s
    Montreal, Canada3 contributions
    Gorgeous little neighborhood just outside the downtown area. Greene avenue and the Victoria village have great shops (Hogg’s Hardware,Zone, James Boutique) . Delicious restaurants with outdoor terraces ( Gentile, Lucille’s, James Perse Café are some good ones)
    All the homes and parks are historical and beautiful in this little gem of a town.
    Written September 3, 2019
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,604 contributions
    A pleasant neighborhood, next to downtown, in the center area. Some historic architecture, but it seems as though this area is changing and a target for redevelopment.
    Written November 15, 2022
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,604 contributions
    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.
    Written November 16, 2022
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  • Giuseppe S
    Antwerp, Belgium864 contributions
    Outremont is a residential borough of Montreal. The neighbourhood is inhabited largely by Francophones. A Hasidic Jewish community is strong here too. You can also find several restaurants, cafés and shops after your hike in Mont Royal park.
    Written April 11, 2018
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA14,604 contributions
    This is a big urban renewal area, not fully realized. It is dominated by the ETS University, the second biggest technical school in Canada. The campus buildings are all over the place, as well as residences for the students. Right now this area looks like a lot of construction sites, empty space and then modern apartment buildings. No Metro service.
    Written October 28, 2022
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