Neighbourhoods in Montreal

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Neighbourhoods in Montreal

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  • Amilcar Guzman
    Harwood Heights, IL530 contributions
    My wife and I visited the Old Port during a trip to Montreal and loved it. This port is very similar to Chicago’s Navy Pier. Very nice!
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • msa23_2000
    Chino Hills, CA1,476 contributions
    I ended up walking the whole of this street by accident as I got lost. But it has so much to offer. It has the upscale shopping then it is a walking only are in the Arts district. Then it goes through the old village. Each area distinct in its own right. I feel like getting lost and wandering the street ended up being a treasure and made for a great afternoon.
    Written February 13, 2023
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  • TheMahdi
    Boracay, Philippines164 contributions
    It's actually another location almost 45 minutes walking distance from Notre Dam Basilica where you can find beaugiculGrafitis on the walls and houses painted with different colors.

    Since we came in December most of the colors were faded and i believe they renew the paintings after cold seasons.

    A good place to go during late spring and aummer but nothing much in Winter.
    Written December 20, 2023
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  • travelingmom2674
    Bethesda, MD36 contributions
    Overall, this network of tunnels and venues is brilliant. My complaint is that the maps and signs are just not sufficient to help a first timer figure out where they are going. It is particularly confusing in the Victoria/Bonaventure area. We were walking around with several other tourists and none of us could figure out if we were really going the right way. I'm sure once you do it a few times it becomes second nature.
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • Ray T
    Montreal, Canada119 contributions
    I attended several festivals in this area this summer. There a plenty of activities here, to watch, to participate or just enjoy a stroll on St-Catherine Street. It is closed off to cars, so the only traffic you have is foot traffic. I definitely recommend you drop by for at least one of many festivals during the summer in Montreal.
    Written August 28, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 contributions
    It's an attractive upscale neighborhood, developed in the early 20th Century. So the buildings have some old charm. There is a shopping district here as well with bagels.
    Written June 26, 2023
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  • TAMAN1951
    Liberty Lake, WA6,625 contributions
    All big cities seem to have a Chinatown and Montreal does as well.

    Not really large or spectacular but interesting nonetheless.

    Shops and restaurants just as you would expect.

    Worth a short visit if you are in the area but not a destination location.
    Written September 26, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 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, PA117 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, CA16,739 contributions
    I did a long walk with my friend who spent his early years in this substantial neighborhood, one of the most upscale in Montreal. Lots of lovely houses and apartment buildings and a great park. Plus some good food.
    Written July 7, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 contributions
    I don't know what happened, but this poor neighborhood has lost most of its charm. It now appears run down and has a lot of street people on some blocks. Still a few bars and lots of people drinking. Terrible place to shop. Side streets are not pretty.
    Written July 6, 2023
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA16,739 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, CA16,739 contributions
    This used to be a very upscale residential neighborhood, but downtown has expanded and now you find all sorts of land uses including offices, hotels, and institutions. All upscale still. You can find some good food here. It is uphill from much of the city.
    Written July 10, 2023
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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, CA16,739 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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