Did you know?
MontrĂ©al is an island covering an area of 499 km2 and is home to more than 3 million inhabitants.
Downtown MontrĂ©al is the most important commercial centre in Canada with over 3,000 businesses.
The American magazine Bicycling named MontrĂ©al â€śbest cycling city in North America.
Saint-Laurent Boulevard, or â€śThe Main,â€ť geographically divides the island of MontrĂ©al east-west.
Each mĂ©tro station was designed by a different architect. Take time to admire the original artwork specifically commissioned for the individual stations before you board.
Both Mount Royal Park and New Yorkâ€™s Central Park were designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903).
MontrĂ©alâ€™s Coat of Arms represents the cityâ€™s four founding peoples: the English rose, the Irish clover, the French-Canadian beaver and the Scottish thistle.
On June 24, 1845, Parliament was officially established in MontrĂ©al, making it the capital of Canada until 1849.
McGill University owns one of the first collections dedicated to American president Abraham Lincoln.
MontrĂ©al is a veritable hub of the life scienceâ€™s industry (pharmaceutics, biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology).
It was none other than Mark Twain who dubbed MontrĂ©al the â€ścity of a hundred bellsâ€ť.
MontrĂ©al is fertile ground for all kinds of creative spirits: designers of clothes, furniture and objects turn heads with their flair and innovation.
Although the Metric system has long been in official use in QuĂ©bec, youâ€™ll quickly find that the Imperial system is nonetheless an integral part of the local daily scene.
According to die-hard foodies, nothing beats a MontrĂ©al bagel. The secret to its baked perfection? Wood stove, eggs in the dough and a steady hand in the kitchen.
Bar or microbrewery? In MontrĂ©al, you can do both! Just sidle up to the counter of the cityâ€™s spaces and sip in-house brewskies you wonâ€™t find anywhere else.
MontrĂ©alâ€™s â€śUndergound Cityâ€ť is 33 km (20.5 miles) long. Wide, brightly-lit passageways connect to 10 mĂ©tro (subway).
Chinaâ€™s largest garden is located inâ€¦ MontrĂ©al! Designed by Le Weizhong, celebrated architect and director of Shanghaiâ€™s Institute of Design and Architecture.