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Mile-End

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Le Plateau Mont-Royal
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Address: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Description: Mile-End is a quaint yet contemporary quarter teaming with...
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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interesting tourist free neighborhood

shops- food and locals- worth the walk from the tourist filled Old City- just wander and enjoy the neighborhood filled with great coffee shops-working class and student... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

shops- food and locals- worth the walk from the tourist filled Old City- just wander and enjoy the neighborhood filled with great coffee shops-working class and student neighborhood

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Sydney, Australia
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245 reviews 245 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I visited Mile End 3 times over the course of a six day visit to Montreal. Once was on a fantastic food tasting tour, once on a Wheels of Montreal cycling tour and the other by myself on foot as I walked from Mont Royal Metro station west to the lookout on top of Mont Royal. Really interesting to see... More 

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New York City, New York
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223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Here is a very quaint spot in the city where you can see the old world architecture , some hippie shops and some great art places and "montreal bagel" places. You get a very different feel of the city and experience what some of the immigrants to the area felt. I love the diversity of the area andcompare it somewhat... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was the Mile End food tour...just delicious. Our guide was Ann Marie, who did a fantastic job of describing the places we tried and the Mile End area. We got to actually taste more than just a bite, which we had not expected. We tried half a pita/falafel, which was excellent, beer/cheese/dried meat, a bagel/cream cheese, some Greek pastry,... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Called Canada's "hipster capital" this neighborhood has great shops and good restaurants. A diverse neighborhood, try the Jewish bagels or the greek eats. Book stores, artists, etc. Something for everyone.

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Toronto
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have stayed in the Mile End neighborhood of Montreal twice now and love it. Old world charm meets new age artsy is how I describe it. Brick triplex homes, bicycles and little shops everywhere. My favorite spots are KemCoBa for some homemade icecream, a greasy spoon called Fameux and all the independently run little shops in between are amazing.... More 

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Kettering, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I disliked that Trip Advisor City Guide led us to Mile End road which is not at all where the Mile End neighborhood is. Especially since we were walking.....the extra blocks and blocks were not appreciated. However.....once we got to the neighborhood we found a delightful place to have lunch which made it all worth while. The Arts Cafe with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

We spent a leisurely half day walking about this area. Stopped off at one of the many coffee and cake shops to watch the world go by. Next up a book and music shop again one of many selling old and new books. Found a bagel shop where you saw bagel dough being prepared, cut, shaped and baked. Carried on... More 

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Montreal
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Really the place to go for new underground and raising artists of Montreal. It's a burstling area definitively. Too bad it's so far from my neighbourghood.

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Dallas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great shops and great unique food - stores & restaurants - stop into Fairmount Bagel for about the best "all dressed" or "everything" bagel on the planet. Had a great time walking down Du Parc also - dinner closer the Sherbrook at a Tar Tar bar - Marche 27 I think was it's name.10 different tar tars with 8 different... More 

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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.