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“Just a boring retail street.”
Review of Rue Ste.-Catherine

Rue Ste.-Catherine
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$19.76*
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Downtown Montreal and Underground RESO Tour
Ranked #44 of 432 things to do in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Ste-Catherine Street is divided in two parts by St-Laurent Boulevard: East and West. The West Street is home to Complexe Desjardins, one of the most important skyscrapers of the city. The area is near the University of Quebec in Montreal and is home to shopping, music venues and the Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal.
Reviewed January 14, 2014

There is really not much to recommend Rue Ste-Catherine. If you are in search of a generic shopping experience, this will do. You will find all the usual North American retail opportunities. If you prefer something a bit more unique, visit Rue St. Denis.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

You could be on any street in any city and Montreal has far better to offer if you go looking. Jean Talon and Attwater markets come to mind as worth a look unless of course you want high street fashoin and McDonalds.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is the centre of down town, Montreal. The busiest street, yet the one with most services. You have access practically EVERYTHING from this street. There are even several accesses to the underground city.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We had read that Rue St Catherine was a great shopping street and planned to walk the length of it. However after just a few blocks it was clear it was a young person's shopping district. S we moved a block south and walked down Rue Rene Levesque instead. This was a good move - it was beautiful. We came back a block north, on bd de Maisonneuve, also a beautiful street. Rue St Catherine is certainly a good shopping strip, but for those who prefer architecture to shopping, I would recommend one block south, or one block north.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

It is OK for shopping as you have miles of shops lined up along the street plus shops on different levels of the various shopping centers that open onto Ste-Catherine.
Apart from that there is nothing beautiful or striking about it. Not to mention the fact shops close early at the week-end. With the exception of Indigo and Chapters which are super for bookworms and more. They even have a coffee shop inside, which makes them a pleasant change from a street that becomes kind of dreary in the evenings...

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