Mile-End
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Mile-End is a quaint yet contemporary quarter teaming with multiculturalism and filled with cafés, bars, restaurants, specialty grocery shops, boutiques, galleries, hot yoga spots, great bakeries and Montreal-style bagels served fresh and hot. Many of its residents are eco-friendly and artistic -- in summer, it is not unusual to see guitarists strumming a tune.
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Neighborhood: Le Plateau Mont-Royal
Go native in Plateau Mont-Royal, where bespoke shopping, hip eateries, and wacky paint jobs attract locals and transplants alike, making it one of the city's most diverse and distinctly authentic experiences. A creative hub, Montreal's artistic elite pack the cafes along Rue Saint-Denis, where young painters and fashion designers draw inspiration from the playful murals and stately Victorian homes that dot the Plateau's side streets. Not a major sightseeing destination, a visit to Plateau Mont-Royal allows you to enjoy a local perspective, soaking in indie films, latte art, contemporary galleries, and the city's best bagels. A center of polyglot culture, Québécois accents mingle with shades of Portuguese, Greek, and Hebrew in the area's iconic Mile End district, where restaurants straddle chic designer boutiques, serving up chorizo and caldo verde. Friendliest to those on foot, it's a jungle of colorful awnings and sidewalk umbrellas, pedestrian walks and luxury shopping.
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,052 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
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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BlackberryBoy
Gibsons, Canada322 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
This was probably tied with Mount Royal as the highlight of my Montreal trip. My wife and I were here with my teenage daughter, one of us are attraction based fans and prefer to enjoy a city by walking its streets. Well it doesn't get much better than Mile End! Tons of cool thrift and vintage stores plus other unique shops. Funky cafes with a good number of bagel shops thrown in. There were a couple of venues of cases with live music happening where it all kinda spilled onto the street. The sides streets were beautiful with a lot of greenery and many dedicated bike lanes so this would probably be a cool spot to bike as well as walk.

Make sure you give yourself a lot of time to enjoy it. We were there on a warm Saturday in late May so I'm not sure if it's alwaya that hopping.
Written June 1, 2023
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msa23_2000
Chino Hills, CA1,510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
At first glance I did not like Mile End - too much graffiti (and I don’t mean the art murals, but sloppy tagging of names). Ironically they are quite proud of all the graffiti. But we took a tour and heard the stories of how the neighborhood came to be and the external stairs and I gained an appreciation. Many small, local food places that are great. I still wouldn’t stay here when visiting, but it is a great place to spend a day. I do recommend a tour as learning more about the history made me appreciate it more.
Written February 13, 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA17,052 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It's a pretty neighborhood and definitely upscale. Not easy to get to from the Metro. Near the Mount Royal park. Some restaurants around. A pleasant place to take a walk and see where upscale people live.
Written November 6, 2022
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Philip P
Herentals, Belgium1,429 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Those typical houses should be seen, just during a short walk or even, as there isn't a lot of traffic, driving through slowly. Most of them are very well maintained. Pure tradition.
Written November 1, 2022
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Crystal S
Overland Park, KS235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We spent an entire day walking around this neighborhood and it was my favorite area; even better than Old Montreal. You can hit up a lot of the classic Montreal spots for bagels, smoked meat, etc. but there are also lots of little gems. This is a MUST DO area as long as you don't mind walking or biking a decent amount.
Written August 2, 2022
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QueenBee
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England199 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It's so much nicer out in the suburbs of Montreal. I'd spend half a morning downtown and then head out to Mile End and surroundings. Downtown is grubby and most things are closed or under construction.
Written June 20, 2022
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LunaLove
Montreal, Canada1,066 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
A beautiful place to sit and have a picnic. Enjoy the fountain and the very photographable houses around the square. Wonderfully walkable area .
Written May 21, 2022
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Camilo A
Montreal, Canada4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
There is nothing extraordinary to see here rather than a normal neighborhood, the colored houses you see on the post are very far to look like that up to date, so do not waste your time here, overall when there are so many other things to do in this beautiful city.
Written April 29, 2022
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c b
Drumheller, Canada432 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Fell in love with the area as we took a taxi for a dining experience at ile flottante. We were early so did a stroll through the neighborhood and liked the architect of the residents homes. Found a great bookstore and vintage shops
Written September 26, 2021
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