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05-28-2004, 09:46 AM
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OT-Another question for MTL residents...

Hey what's up y'all...Well, i'm going through with it, i'm leaving this **** hole we call Ottawa, to move to Montreal, there's this house i'm going to go see this weekend and I wanted to know from the Montreal residents if it's a nice area to live in...I'd like to know what kind of amenities there are in that area, the nightlife, young crowd/older, transportation...that kind of stuff

It's in the south-west of the Island close to Verdun...

so thumbs up or thumbs down...

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Damn, no replies...I guess that was one too many "city of Montreal" threads...

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Damn, no replies...I guess that was one too many "city of Montreal" threads...

Actually, no one wants to be the one to break it to you that Montréal will officially be closed next year, pending the outcome of the CBA discussions.

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Actually, no one wants to be the one to break it to you that Montréal will officially be closed next year, pending the outcome of the CBA discussions.
Year 2004-2005 shall be remembered as: " Montreal was a riot " Montreal has been strike out of the list of possibles travels destinations...

Time to break some McDonalds' windows to express our anger...

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Actually, no one wants to be the one to break it to you that Montréal will officially be closed next year, pending the outcome of the CBA discussions.
since when?

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Can you be more specific on the area? Street name? Close to what Metro station?
Verdun is not the cleanest area.....but each area has it's charm.....

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Hey what's up y'all...Well, i'm going through with it, i'm leaving this **** hole we call Ottawa, to move to Montreal, there's this house i'm going to go see this weekend and I wanted to know from the Montreal residents if it's a nice area to live in...I'd like to know what kind of amenities there are in that area, the nightlife, young crowd/older, transportation...that kind of stuff

It's in the south-west of the Island close to Verdun...

so thumbs up or thumbs down...

Thanks!
The south-west of the Island close to Verdun has to be Ville Lasalle or Lachine. As far as the night life is concerned you really have to go to downtown (Montreal Centre Ville) but it's only a 15-minute metro ride. Ville Lasalle is in general older and a bit cheaper than Lachine as far as dwelling costs are concerned whether you own or rent. There are some nice new developments in Lachine near the 32nd ave where Yvan Cournoyer's brasserie was located. Verdun has a lot of retired and old citizens. Lasalle and Lachine both have a younger crowd but not that young though.

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Can you be more specific on the area? Street name? Close to what Metro station?
Verdun is not the cleanest area.....but each area has it's charm.....
It's close to the Angrignon Metro station

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It's close to the Angrignon Metro station
Yeah then it's Lasalle.
It's a nice place and you can take the metro or car and be downtown in like 15 minutes.

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That means your either in ville Lasalle(hope not cuz its pretty much of a hell hole), or Ville-Émard which is alright, but nothing to be happy. The only good thing about those places is that the rent must be a bit lower than anywhere else cuz it not a fashionable area yet.(à la Plateau)

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Lasalle's ok, you'll find no shortage of restaurants,some decent Italian bakeries, but nightlife is downtown. rocketlives is on the money.

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It's close to the Angrignon Metro station
Pros:

1) The rent should be a bit cheaper in that area
2) You can go jogging, running, fishing and cycling there. There is a big park you can go BBQ with friends
3) This is a big mall there where you can find everything you need.

Cons:
1) Safety is an issue in that area. Somehow the crime rate is a bit higher in that area.
2) It's kinda boring area if you really like entertainment.
3) It takes 30 minutes-1 hours to go to downtown depending on the day and time.
Sometime you'll have to wait for quite a while before the bus come.

I lived there for 1 month and I would say it's OK place to live in. Traffic jam is a big problem during rush hour.

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Thanks fellas, it's much appreciated...i'm a little nervous about moving to Montreal since i'm leaving a pretty good job and kind of heading into the unknown, but money isin't everything, right?

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Pros:

1) The rent should be a bit cheaper in that area
2) You can go jogging, running, fishing and cycling there. There is a big park you can go BBQ with friends
3) This is a big mall there where you can find everything you need.

Cons:
1) Safety is an issue in that area. Somehow the crime rate is a bit higher in that area.
2) It's kinda boring area if you really like entertainment.
3) It takes 30 minutes-1 hours to go to downtown depending on the day and time.
Sometime you'll have to wait for quite a while before the bus come.

I lived there for 1 month and I would say it's OK place to live in. Traffic jam is a big problem during rush hour.
Thanks alot, I was looking for a pros and cons type of thing, that was very helpful...but what do you mean about the crime rate, is it gang activity area?

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What I mean by crime rate = theif breaking in, car stealing... etc. And not murdering, fighting or killing.


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Thanks alot, I was looking for a pros and cons type of thing, that was very helpful...but what do you mean about the crime rate, is it gang activity area?

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What I mean by crime rate = theif breaking in, car stealing... etc. And not murdering, fighting or killing.

I see, thanks alot...

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If you're really close to Angrignon station and can walk there... you're in luck. You dont have to change metro lines or anything to get downtown, it would take no time at all.

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yeah well, I know that near rue Airlie, it's pretty scary sometimes, but hey! Its everywhere like this, you just don't wanna at the wrong place wrong moment.




Anyways, personnally, I would never move to Lasalle, it would remind me too much of Ottawa! :lol

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If you're really close to Angrignon station and can walk there... you're in luck. You dont have to change metro lines or anything to get downtown, it would take no time at all.
It is within walking distance, so that's good news...

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Not to scare you or anything, but everyone that lives in Lasalle gets murdered one day or another.

(I found it funny the first time I thought about it.. give me a break!)

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LaSalle is fine. I've never lived there, but there's like no restaurants or a proper mall where I live, so I go there every couple of weeks for shopping and stuff.

The mall (Carefour Angrignon or Angrignon Plaza) is big and very nice. It's a short bus ride from the metro, or a medium-length walk. There is a La Cage aux Sports which is a restaurant that's good for watching sports, there's a nice food court, a small movie theatre and tons of stores including Zellers, Future Shop, and others.

As everyone side, to experience Montreal's first rate night life, you'll have to get downtown, but it's not far at all since you'll be close to a metro!

Montreal is awesome! Welcome to the city!

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LaSalle is fine. I've never lived there, but there's like no restaurants or a proper mall where I live, so I go there every couple of weeks for shopping and stuff.

The mall (Carefour Angrignon or Angrignon Plaza) is big and very nice. It's a short bus ride from the metro, or a medium-length walk. There is a La Cage aux Sports which is a restaurant that's good for watching sports, there's a nice food court, a small movie theatre and tons of stores including Zellers, Future Shop, and others.

As everyone side, to experience Montreal's first rate night life, you'll have to get downtown, but it's not far at all since you'll be close to a metro!

Montreal is awesome! Welcome to the city!
Thanks man...

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Pros:

1) The rent should be a bit cheaper in that area
2) You can go jogging, running, fishing and cycling there. There is a big park you can go BBQ with friends
3) This is a big mall there where you can find everything you need.

Cons:
1) Safety is an issue in that area. Somehow the crime rate is a bit higher in that area.
2) It's kinda boring area if you really like entertainment.
3) It takes 30 minutes-1 hours to go to downtown depending on the day and time.
Sometime you'll have to wait for quite a while before the bus come.

I lived there for 1 month and I would say it's OK place to live in. Traffic jam is a big problem during rush hour.
Actually by Metro it's fairly quick to get downtown.
If you have a car, you're not that far from the best subs in Montreal "Momesso's" in NDG.


and the biggest PRO

It's NOT Ottawa.


Do you know where you'll be working yet?

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Hey now... what's with all the Ottawa bashing? Ottawa rocks, the only difference I see is Ottawa is more clean and less strip clubs and less prostitutes.

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Actually by Metro it's fairly quick to get downtown.
If you have a car, you're not that far from the best subs in Montreal "Momesso's" in NDG.


and the biggest PRO

It's NOT Ottawa.


Do you know where you'll be working yet?
Not yet, but I don't think it'll be an issue, i've never had problems finding a job...

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