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Montreal Real Estate Information - The Underground City

The underground "city" is a part of downtown, it's not really a city more like a district. Some may have an image of all Montrealers living underground during winters but the underground city is mostly tunnels and walkways connecting downtown shopping malls, metro stations, office buildings and even some hotels. This underground "city" evolved when major building developments in the downtown area such as Place Ville-Marie, Place Bonaventure, Complexe Desjardins, Palais des Congrès, and Place des Arts put their below-street-level areas to profitable use, leasing space for shops and other purposes. Over time, in fits and starts and with no master plan in place, these spaces became connected with Métro stations and with each other. It became possible to ride long distances and walk the shorter ones, through mazes of corridors, tunnels, and plazas. There are now more than 1,600 shops, 40 banks, 200 restaurants, 10 Métro stations, and about 30 cinemas down there. For residents of Montreal it is a convenient way to get around without suffering from the weather since it never rains or snows in the underground, it's always cool in the summer and warm in winter.

Montreal's neighbourhoods:
Downtown Montreal (Centre-Ville)
Underground City
Chinatown (quartier chinois)
The Village
Prince-Arthur and Duluth
Ile Ste-Helene
Ahuntsic and Cartierville
Hochelaga-Maisonneuve (pôle Maisonneuve)
Latin quarter (Quartier latin)
Mile-End district
Old Montreal (Vieux-Montréal)
Plateau Mont-Royal
Rue Crescent

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