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Gay Village

Berri St east to Papineau St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Ville-Marie)
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Ranked #39 of 238 attractions in Montreal
Type: Neighborhoods
Description: Neighborhood encompassing St. Catherine East and its side streets, home to Montreal's gay and lesbian community.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The Village is in decline. Cute independent cafes disappeared about 2-3 years ago, and new crowd-pleasers (aka bars, mostly) have been invading with meat-head drunken fighting and just all-around bad attitude that makes the Village less pleasant. Older establishments have gone sour with an influx of hetero beer-guzzlers, shouting and rowdy hockey-watchers and curious but frightened straight teens invited by... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

We stayed near Beaudry metro to save a few dollars, and I hadn't been here before. I will clarify that it did not feel unsafe in any way, just not sure I'd stay in this neighborhood again. Did not partake in the club scene or massage parlours, but the neighborhood itself is littered with trash, and ... well, just kind... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

I starting visiting Montreal about 5 years ago. In those days the Gay Village was vibrant with sexual energy and had an edge that was exciting. Open and friendly with a true element of masculinity. Montreal's Gay Village has been reduced to a play ground for straights, twinks and girls. Even venues like the once famous Leather/Denim bar at the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2009

The Hotel Dorian is steps from the Papieur Metro, near banks, food marts, good restutants. It is very clean, extremely secure, and has the nicest staff of any hotel I haver ever used . This may be in the gay village but is suited to anyone- especially those wanting to save a few bucks.People this is a great place wheather... More

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