Published on June 28, 2021

5 reasons to live in downtown Montreal!

5 reasons to live in downtown Montreal!

Montreal’s urban core… a popular place that attracts trendy people from all over the world. With its unique vibe, varied commercial offer, renowned universities, and gourmet addresses to discover, its no wonder that more and more city dwellers are considering settling there, such as those who have chosen the Alexander Apartments rental condo project. Today we’d like to share with you the top 5 reasons that make downtown Montreal the ideal place to live!


Easy access to public transit

Living in Ville-Marie means taking advantage of the main metro lines just a stone's throw from your apartment. With the green and orange lines, you can go anywhere, anytime. Do you enjoy commuting and getting around on two wheels? The many BIXI stations in the area will allow you to ride a bike no matter where youre headed.  And if you feel like going away for a weekend, the major highways that lead to Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport, the South Shore and the North Shore are nearby.


Great art and culture for everyone

The downtown area embodies the artistic and cultural richness of Montreal. In addition to the renowned Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, you’ll also find the McCord Museum (specializing in Canadian history), the Redpath Museum (natural history museum) and the Canadian Centre for Architecture (a must-see).


Want to immerse yourself in culture with a walking tour? Start with the Montreal Masonic Memorial Temple. Designed in the Beaux-Arts tradition and inaugurated in 1930, it was designated a national historic site of Canada. Take the opportunity to stroll by the magnificent Victorian houses on the small avenues that cross the main arteries of Sherbrooke Street, Maisonneuve Boulevard and Sainte-Catherine Street. These prestigious residences capture a small-town feel and bring a distinctive cachet to the neighbourhood.


Want to have a good laugh? Join in on the action with an evening at The Comedy Nest. Located on the 3rd floor of the Montreal Forum, the cabaret-style venue hosts an impressive line-up of awesome stand-ups. Enjoy performances by comedians who have appeared on the biggest American talk shows such as The Tonight Show and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


And for an extraordinary cinematic experience, don't miss Fantasia, the most influential genre film festival that has taken place every year since 1996 at Concordia University.


Shaughnessy Village: a trip to Asia

Why live in Montreal’s Shaughnessy Village? Because of the district’s myriad of culinary addresses that bring you the flavours of the Far East. You will enjoy authentic Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine.