Montreal Neighbourhoods at a Glance
Situated near the foot of Mount Royal and extending down towards the St. Lawrence River, downtown Montreal features a contrast between old and new architecture; sleek modern skyscrapers share the horizon with graceful historic grey stone buildings.
The downtown core, which fuses the financial district with art, fashion and culture, counts itself as among the liveliest and most dynamic in North America. The finest shopping, best restaurants, cafés and booming nightlife are all within walking distance.
There is no shortage of available dwellings in downtown Montreal. High-rise buildings with fully-equipped Montreal apartments typify the area. Along with modern luxurious condos, downtown Montreal also has a wide range of homes for rent.
In 2006, Montreal was designated as a UNESCO City of Design, as part of the Creative Cities Network of the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity.