Appreciated by Montrealers as tourists, Plateau Mont-Royal stands out for its beautiful homes, relaxed atmosphere and countless entertainment opportunities.
Over the last century, the image of Plateau Mont-Royal has changed. Formerly inhabited by workers, the district was invested by the artistic community with "bohemian" airs and then became the most fashionable place in the city. It is safe to say that the Plateau Mont-Royal is the neighborhood that defines Montréal on a national and international scale.
Home to many students, young professionals and artists, the area is renowned for the architecture of its townhouses, colorful exteriors, spiral staircases and wrought iron finishes.
The neighborhood is no stranger to modernization, however, as new condos are becoming more common and residents are converting apartment buildings into open-concept homes.
The Plateau is not only the best place to walk and cycle, it is also easily accessible by public transport and adjacent to the city center.
Plateau Mont-Royal includes the Parc Lafontaine neighborhoods. , Mile End, Laurier Park, Milton-Parc, De Lorimier, Portuguese Quarter and The (Big) Plateau.
The borough offers a perfect balance of tranquility, tree-lined streets and busy streets such as the Saint-Denis, Saint-Laurent, Mont-Royal, Du Parc and Laurier shopping streets. The approximately 5,000 small businesses that are established there, ranging from chic to friendly, include those that are now institutions for Montrealers such as La Banquise , Schwartz Deli and St-Viateur Bagel . The presence of numerous bars and clubs enhances the neighborhood's nightlife.
The Plateau is the ideal place for fashion and interior design enthusiasts, as well as those who enjoy going to bookstores, music stores and cafes.
Green spaces are not lacking either. Just think of the popular Lafontaine Park , the perfect place for a picnic or outdoor show during the summer, or to skate during the winter. The Jeanne-Mance Park located at the foot of the legendary Mount Royal , is the perfect place to practice tennis, soccer and football.