Though Montreal’s McGill Ghetto (Milton Park) is a historic neighborhood, it also has its eye on the future.
With its quaint streets, 20th-century buildings, and Victorian homes, not to mention its prime location close to both Jeanne-Mance and Mount-Royal parks, the McGill Ghetto is definitely a sought-after neighborhood.
It’s filled with all kinds of coffee shops, pubs, eateries, and boutiques. It’s a busy and beautiful community that has something for everyone.
This is a lively community where students and permanent residents coexist together.
Montreal’s Milton Park is among its oldest communities. Affluent families who worked in the heart of the city first inhabited the neighborhood from around the end of the 18th century.
Those families left for other wealthy neighborhoods, like Westmount and Outremont, during the 20th century. Since then, the community’s population became more diverse. And today, it happens to be one of the city’s most populated neighborhoods.
The community has been the hub of immigration, with plenty of students from abroad settling in to study at McGill — one of Canada’s best universities.
McGill Ghetto & the University
The McGill Ghetto, situated very close to the university, is the reason for its vast student population. Residents can be downtown within minutes on foot to shop, eat, drink, access government services and hospitals, or head across town and beyond by metro.
The same is true about the Jeanne-Mance park and the famous mountain. So, adventurous types have lots to do in any of the four seasons.
It is a unique community, perfectly positioned to walk pretty much anywhere. Several metro stations are nearby! They’ll help you to get you where you need to go faster if walking is not an option. Residents could use the McGill, Sherbrooke, and also Place des Arts metro stations, as well as many buses.
For anyone who loves to walk or use public transportation, the McGill Ghetto is a great place. For drivers, however, it can be a bit more complicated.
Montreal’s McGill Ghetto offers a higher quality of life than other neighborhoods. That’s because of its proximity to various restaurants and bars, quaint cafes, and boutiques — all suitable for any budget.