Living in the Plateau-Mont-Royal
An eclectic mix of artists, students, young families and cultural communities make up the DNA of the Plateau-Mont-Royal. The most densely populated borough on the island, with 100,000 residents, it is mainly composed of renters and francophones. The proximity of entertainment and services contributes to the fact that its residents use their cars very little. Today, the Plateau-Mont-Royal is one of Canada’s major creative hubs, with a concentration of artists3, musicians4 and creative organizations unmatched in the rest of the country. It is home to the National Theatre School of Canada, the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, the Grands Ballets canadiens and several theaters such as the Rideau vert, the Théâtre de Quat’Sous, La Licorne and the Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui. The Plateau is also home to the video game development studio Ubisoft Montréal and the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec.
The Plateau offers narrow streets lined with century-old buildings with their twisted exterior staircases typical of the metropolis. A trendy and timeless district, its restaurants, boutiques, multiple theaters and numerous cafés make it very popular.
You will appreciate…
- Lafontaine Park
- The walks on Mount Royal and in the surrounding parks
- The multiculturalism and variety of businesses on St-Laurent Street, the “Main
- The restaurants, stores and services on St-Denis and Mount Royal streets
- The Mile End and its trendy and iconic shops and restaurants
- The legendary St-Viateur and Fairmount bagels, Schwartz’s
- The many restaurants and bars to satisfy the most epicurean