Rue de Champlain Montreal

Oct 6th, 2011, 12:07 PM
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Rue de Champlain Montreal

I've booked a VRBO in Montreal on Rue de Champlain. It's in the 1200 area. How is the neighborhood? Any nearby restaurant recommendations?
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Oct 7th, 2011, 05:50 AM
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I believe this is in the gay village. I'm not too familiar with this area, but there are plenty of interesting restaurants nearby.
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Oct 7th, 2011, 06:34 AM
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Yes, you're in the heart of the Gay Village; the area does have some vagrants (some older but an equally heartbreaking number of youth too), some problems with drug addiction and petty theft, and you may see male sex-trade workers. Due to its central location and unique character, more and more professionals are choosing to live there that are bringing more and more interesting amenities, but I won't pretend like the above doesn't exist. This said, in many ways, I like the neighbourhood; it's vibrant with life and there's a kind of playful ebullience, optimism and incredible openness about it, despite all the problems. As a predominantly Gay/Lesbian urban neighbourhood, it has a feel like few others in North America.

Restaurants: I like Bangkok on de Maisonneuve for Thai food, Pica Pica I enjoyed for tapas/mojitos (not cheap), La Mie Matinale is a charming bakery that feels like a shrine to popular Egyptian/Italian French-language singer Dalida.

Best wishes, Daniel
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Oct 7th, 2011, 07:01 AM
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I just saw this article in the Globe yesterday

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/...ontent=2192143

Might be some good tidbits there.
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Oct 7th, 2011, 09:43 AM
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Thanks to all.
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