Skyscrapers, landmark buildings, hotels, restaurants, bars, and retail outlets of all persuasions create and fuel this eclectic city-scape.
Home to three of Montreal’s four universities, Mc Gill and Concordia (English) and Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM – French), the city’s downtown core often resembles a seamless international campus.
Moreover, Montreal was recently rated the No. 1 city in the entire world by Quaquarelli Symonds — a recognized authority in this sphere — for the congenial and affordable quality of life the city offers to its extensive student community.
City-centers are often defined by their main thoroughfares. The best known is probably Sainte-Catherine street, which stretches across the island from east to west, playing host to the brand names of world-class fashion. Renowned Crescent and de la Montagne streets offer a delectable menu of affordable bistros and restos, complemented by sophisticated up-scale boutiques. Come summer these streets, with their welcoming outdoor terraces, are centre-stage for the legendary evening entertainment coveted by Grand Prix aficionados annually in Montreal.
Yet another distinctive feature of Montreal is its internationally acclaimed “underground city”, a sprawling 33 km network of pedestrian walkways linking universities, major retail shopping complexes, skyscrapers, concert halls, subway stations and the city’s central train station – a priceless boon in winter!
Along with its prime economic and commercial vocation, Montreal’s downtown is a concentrated cultural hub. The celebrated Quartier des Spectacles, the city’s dedicated entertainment center, welcomes dozens of outdoor festivals annually and hosts an impressive number of theatre and concert venues — including the renowned Place des Arts — as well as several prestigious museums, for the pleasure of art and history buffs.
The choice of a city-centre lifestyle ensures a heartfelt connection to the pulse and beat of this vibrant metropolis.
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