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“Beauty gone bad”

St. Louis Square (Carre St-Louis)
Ranked #99 of 408 things to do in Montreal
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Owner description: Picturesque square popular with artists and writers.
Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beauty gone bad”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

The beauty of this tranquil park has been taken over by the street "kids" and their dogs. On any given day they take over one part or another of this beautiful green space. I realize the park is for everyone, however on several occassions I did not feel safe sitting by myself. The garbage left behind is disgusting. I have lived in this city for close to two years and it remains beyond my comprehension as to why these "kids" are allowed to occupy parks and street corners. I realize that some have disabilities but surely there are social programs available that will ensure they have more of a future than washing windshields (rain or shine), doing drugs, drinking & begging.

Visited September 2012
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not worth a detour”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

If you are in the mile end ( i.e St. Denis street) and pick up a sandwich that do have a seat in the park. But, don't go out of your way. Much more interesting places to visit in Montreal. There are a couple of lovely old tonwhouses surrounding the park. But, beware there are derelicts.

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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Romantic park”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

It is alwaysnice to take a break in St-Louis square and relax a bit., you can always grab a ice cream in the little shop and the fontain is just super romantic
Sometimes the crowd can be a bit ecclectic and bit weird by night

Visited July 2012
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Ogunquit, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Nice little park.”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Nice and safe to walk around. Near a vast choice of restaurants.

Visited August 2011
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montréal
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“for the architecture buff”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

recently cleaned so no longer exclusively the refuge for homeless and dope dealers. great architectural gems around the park

Visited July 2012
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