Considered as the neighbourhood of the Francophone upper class in Montreal, Outremont was created in the 19th century, on the proposal of Mr Beaubien, who was a federal Congressman. This district is characterized by its famous outdoor and colourful stairs and by its expensive properties which can look like little castles. Apart from its wealthy inhabitants, Outremont surprises thanks to its numerous parks, with original water bodies, hidden streams and lovely ponds. The neighbourhood has also three main commercial streets, with various bar terraces, trendy restaurants and upscale stores. Outremont is a little paradise which offers a high quality of life.
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After a decrease between 2011 and 2014, the real-estate market has risen by 5% regarding the number of properties sold in Montreal in 2016. Thousands of condos have been built in the region of Montreal these last years and many of them are still unoccupied and still on the housing market. According to real-estate experts, 2017 would be characterized by a slowing down of sells due to new mortgage loan measures. However, the growth of the employment market and the low unemployment rate should boost property sells.
Even though Montreal could be visited all year long, the period from November to March is the coldest one. However, it is an incredible experience to visit Montreal under the snow as it lights from lots of colors during the Christmas and New Year's Eve period. During winter, precipitation is mainly in the form of snow and totals often exceed 2 meters.
From April to October, the weather conditions are more pleasurable, with a mildness climate. In autumn, Montreal is a postcard landscape with magnificent colours and perfectly represents what the Indian summer is. The city has a tremendous life during important events such as Halloween or Thanksgiving.
From June to September, you will enjoy the hottest temperatures, with a clear blue sky. This is the period of the year chosen by most of foreign tourists to visit Montreal. Therefore, with a important affluence, prices are at their highest, regarding air transport and accommodation. However, you will experience international events such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, the "Juste pour Rire" Festival as well as the African Nights and lots of other cultural events.
Every July since 1985, the International des Feux Loto-Quebec has been an unmissable event for any tourist who visits Montreal in summer. It became the largest and the most prestigious firework festival in the world. Every summer, 3 million people are gathered along the Saint-Laurent river to admire the show displayed by companies from all over the world (Spain, Switzerland or even Japan) and which are in competition to win one of the trophies: the Gold Jupiter, the Silver Jupiter and the bronze Jupiter. Shows are made of fireworks synchronized with a soundtrack. During this event, you will enjoy an exceptional view on the fireworks with lights of the city on the background.
Created in 1852, the Cemetery of Mont Royal is one of the oldest rural cemeteries in North America. In 2000, it was classified as a national historical site. The cemetery has been built on the North side of Mont Royal. Its terraces, gardens and paths offer to walkers to observe ones of the 145 bird species and hundred-year-old trees. Historical guided tours are organized to know the exciting life of the dead leading figures of the last century.
Inaugurated in 1929, the Outremont Theater was one of the first to exhibit silent movies of 35 minutes. Between the movies, music-hall shows were presented. As a cultural disseminator, the theater has the responsibility to favour the citizen's participation in the cultural life of the city as well as developing awareness regarding the artistic sensibility. Nowadays it is a place which proposes plays, movies, concerts and one man shows.
Montreal is a city in the province of Quebec, situated in the South East of Canada. This is the second largest city in the country and is a major metropolis in Quebec. Thanks to its French colonial history, dated from the 16th century, the French Canadian population is predominant in the city. For this reason, Montreal is considered to be the second largest French-city speaking in the world, after Paris. Montreal is famous for its diversity and is an important cosmopolitan place in North America. But Montreal is also an attractive city thanks to its unquestioned modernity, its charming style and its vivacity.
Montreal has various facets and you will experience them...