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350 Rue de L'inspecteur #204 - Griffintown Condo 350 Rue de L'inspecteur #204 - Griffintown condo for rent! No need to worry about security in this location as it's right across the street from the police station. This awesome lacation is around the corner from Peel St, the Adonis market, many restaurants, bakeries and boutiques.  To learn more about the neighborhood, read my post, Griffintown Montreal, a neighborhood on the rise. This is a two bedroom one bath Griffintown condo, furnished with taste and style. This historic building was originally built in 1895 and housed a chocolate factory! The condo features high...

Featured photos ©Bonnie Meisels Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise Griffintown Montreal A Neighborhood On The Rise is about a newly developed sector of Montreal, barely a kilometer in size.  It's border stretch from north of the Lachine Canal to Notre-Dame St., and east from Georges-Vanier to the Bonaventure Expressway. Real estate wise, this area is part of the borough of Le Sud-Ouest. An area rich with history and some wonderful architectural buildings, this southwestern part of Montreal stretches back to the 1820's to the 1960's as an industrial and working class neighborhood for mostly Irish immigrants. In 2014, Griffintown became part of an...

Town of Mont Royal A Jewel Of A Neighborhood Town of Mont Royal a jewel of a neighborhood, often falls under the radar when it comes to desirable neighborhoods! This small quartier is almost a little island unto itself. This quaint town lies in the heart of central Montreal. Often referred to as TMR for short, this area is primarily residential but offers great shopping close by.  Location wise, it's super. There are good schools and plenty of green spaces and small parks. The houses, though not inexpensive, are charming with lots of character as most are not new constructions. There are...

Westmount Village Walking Tour Westmount Village Walking Tour is what I decided to do this past weekend, to take advantage of our beautiful summer day. There are several parts of Westmount which are truly wonderful which I'll cover in another post, but for now I thought I would share two short videos of what it feels like to walk in and around Westmount's Victoria Village. The homes are older but rich with character and warmth. The shops are diverse and stretch right to the heart of Sherbrooke West. The beauty is that everything is in walking distance! The florist, supermarket, vet,...

Canada's 10 Best Neighborhoods To Raise Kids Article Via Moneysense Canada's 10 Best Neighborhoods To Raise Kids includes a fantastic neighborhood called St Bruno De Montarville. In fact, according to an article by Moneysense, St Bruno ranks number #1  as one of the best places to raise kids. I recently worked with a lovely young family looking to purchase their first home. They told me about St Bruno and off we went to visit homes. It did not disappoint! I can see why the data showed that St Bruno proved to be one of Canada's best neighborhoods to raise kids. Only 30 minutes...

Griffintown Walking Tour I thought I would share this post from G. Scott Macleod as he just finished creating the Griffin Town walking tour production. The Griffintown walking tour is in preparation for St Patrick's Day and Montreal 375th anniversary. Enjoy the 21 videos that tell the stories of Griffintown.  Here's the link to the website: www.griffintowntour.com Below is a small sample of the artwork. Griffintown Tour The Death and Life of Griffintown: 21 stories MacLeod 9 Productions Presents 21 short films by G. Scott MacLeod In these 21 short films, Irish Historian Dr. Matthew Barlow recounts the fascinating social history of Griffintown, a former industrial neighborhood just south of...

The one-in-six rule: can Montreal fight gentrification by banning restaurants? Interesting article by The Guardian St Henri is an up and coming, sweet little neighborhood, close to the Atwater Market. The neighborhood has many shops, cafes and restaurants that have put this neighborhood on the map. It's this wonderful diversity, especially of good eateries that has people flocking to live in this urban hotspot. But, a debate has been brewing to limit the amount of restaurants. Read more about it here: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/nov/16/one-in-six-rule-can-montreal-canada-fight-gentrification-banning-restaurants...

The coolest neighbourhood in Montreal without question is Le Plateau! Every week I go to the Mile End section of Le Plateau for yoga class. I'm fortunate to be in this part of Montreal every weekend as there's always something new to discover in this neighborhood! The people and shops are so diverse and eclectic, the streets beam with so much character. Real estate wise, there are such colorful, beautiful brownstone like structures with antique architectural details. There's a fantastic creative energy that lives here, reminding me of the days I lived in Soho New York. A colleague of mine...

Photo © by Bonnie Meisels The Benefits of Living In Le Plateau The benefits about living in Le Plateau were made clear to me this week when I finally had the opportunity to meetup with Judy, a fellow Texan colleague of mine.  She got wise years ago about buying property here in Montreal. The summers in Texas are brutally hot, somewhat in comparison to our winters that are often insanely cold! Thankfully, this past winter here in Montreal, was one of the mildest on record. I'm afraid to think about this winter coming up, all I can say is I hope we...

A Video Perspective of Life In Montreal Tourisme Montreal published a series of eight videos, each shot by a different director. This video, entitled "huit" is one of the eight, and is produced by Mathieu Grimard. The film shares an interesting perspective on life in Montreal. "What makes us love Montréal? This is the question that Mathieu Grimard asked eight Montréalers. Each subject is presented from behind a glass surface, as they tell us stories that come from Montréal places while the glass takes us to the city’s places with a link to their history. A documentary approach with a minimalist effect...