The Plateau & Mile End Neighborhoods – Where Style & Creativity are Born

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The Plateau-Mont-Royal, simply called the Plateau, also includes the neighborhood known as the Mile End. It’s a vibrant area of Montreal and a main cultural and artistic centre. 

The Plateau is loaded with art galleries, theatres, and music venues, and probably the most artists per capita in Canada.

It has a reputation of representing Montreal as a whole. Everything from bagels to its famous staircases started in this Montreal neighborhood which is situated just north of the downtown core.

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The Plateau is especially artsy and hip. It’s colorful and creative. The energetic neighborhood has a continuous vibe streams through its quaint shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, and bookstores making it the nerve center of Montreal.

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It’s here that you’ll find picturesque colorful houses with their “Montreal-style staircases” opposite old factories converted into modern lofts and condos.

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Just to the north of the Plateau, you’ll come across another hip and trendy neighborhood – Mile End. This is the neighborhood where second hand shops are actually filled with the good stuff- vintage finds. Its coffee shops are so tastefully decorated, that serve coffee that’s to die for.

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The Plateau extends from Van Horne Ave. and Hutchison St. to the northwest, Iberville Street to the east, and Sherbrooke Street to the south. Along with Mile End, Laurier-Est, de Lorimier, and Milton Park make up the Plateau.

In the daytime, its parks are filled with playing children, and friends are chatting over coffee. But when the night rolls around, the area’s bars and restaurants are packed!