The Plateau in Montreal was originally filled with housing built for factory workers.

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While the area is still home to a large Portuguese community, most of the buildings have been bought and renovated by artists, academics, and professionals wanting to live in the center of the action.

The Plateau is always full of energy and gets packed when the sun shines on the weekends. But, the Plateau has a certain attraction and appeal that draws other Montrealers to it. People visit to eat, shop, and enjoy the bustling neighborhood.

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As you walk around the Plateau Mont Royal, you’ll enjoy the sight of older buildings with wrought-iron balconies and twisting staircases, just as you would expect of Montreal.

So, if you’re looking for things to do in Montreal this weekend, look no further than the Plateau.

Go out to eat in some of the best Montreal restaurants, meet friends for a drink or a coffee in some of the chicest cafes around. No company? No problem! Plant yourself in one of those trendy cafes and do some people watching.

Or, simply enjoy the green (white in winter) spaces, including Mount Royal.

You can also shop til you drop in local shops with imported goods, from food to fashion to furniture. Retail therapy in the Plateau has its benefits!

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