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Hôtel de Ville: Montreal is the original "City that never sleeps," but before you jump in to our unique life style, stop by City Hall and pick up a map to get familiar with the city and all it has to offer to locals and visitors alike. This forum contains all the important game information that you need to know. Be sure to read all the info in this forum, particularly if you have a character who is going to be in school or if your character is from outside of Canada.
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Les Quartiers Culturels
Viva Italia!: When many Italian immigrants moved to Montreal in the late 19th and early 20th century, they settled in the Northern end of Montreal. This location has now become known as Little Italy, the site of a bright and vibrant community welcoming to families and brimming with activity.
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Working Class: St. Henri was once a working class neighborhood for Black and Irish families working alongside the canal. Today, the area is known for its quaint charm and its affordable rent compared to some of its counterparts, especially the Plateau. Take a stroll along the Lachine Canal, or stop by the Atwater Market.
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Joie de Vivre: Named after its counterpart in France, the Quartier Latin has become a hub of education and cultural enthusiasm within Montreal. Sit on a trendy terrasse and enjoy a drink, come take some classes at UQAM, and experience the charm and eclecticism of the neighborhood. Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is located within this Quartier.
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Gay Village: The Gay Village is the second largest in North America, and Montreal is home to the largest Gay Pride event in Canada. No matter who you are, where you come from, or what your orientation is, you're welcome in the village!
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Snow Hill: This neighborhood has a large immigrant and student population, and is the of the most densely populated and ethnically diverse neighborhoods in Canada and is the most populated borough in Montreal. With over 100 different ethnic communities, predominantly: Québécois, Filipino, West Indian (Black Canadians), South Asian (Tamils and Bengalis), Jewish, Latin American, Iranian, Chinese, Arab, Vietnamese and most recently Eastern European and African. It is one of the few Montreal neighborhoods where neither the French nor English language dominate.
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Les Quartiers Artistiques
The Hippest Neighborhood: The Plateau-Mont-Royal takes its name from its location on relatively flat terrain north of Sherbrooke Street and downtown, and east of Mont-Royal. The borough is bordered to the north and north-east by the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks; to the west by Hutchison, Park Avenue and University Street and to the south by Sherbrooke Street. It is one of the most densely populated neighborhoods in Canada.
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Golden Square Mile: Mile End since the 1980s has been known for its culture as an artistic neighbourhood, home to artists, musicians, writers, and filmmakers. The comic book company Drawn & Quarterly was founded in Mile End in 1989, and in 2007 opened up a flagship store on Bernard that is now regarded as the literary hub of the neighbourhood. The area is home to the city's two most famous bagel bakeries, Fairmount Bagel and St-Viateur Bagel.
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Le Centre-Ville
Beginnings: Old Montreal (French: Vieux-Montréal) is the oldest area in the city of Montreal, dating back to New France. Following recent amendments, the district has been expanded slightly to include the rue des Soeurs Grises in the west, Saint Antoine St. in the north and Saint Hubert Street in the east. It also includes the Old Port of Montreal. Most of Old Montreal was declared an historic district in 1964 by the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec.
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Wealthy Montreal: Westmount is mostly a wealthy residential area, containing schools, an arena, a pool, a public library and a number of parks. The city operates its own electricity distribution company Westmount Light & Power (Hydro Westmount). The city is also the location of three Canadian Forces Primary Reserves : 34 Combat Engineer Regiment, The Royal Montreal Regiment and 34th Signals Regiment.
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Middle of it all: The Centre Ville is the heart of Montreal. Restaurants, galleries, universities, it's an ever-busy area but for residents, there is no place better than the centre of the city. For tourists, this is where you'll find the majority of the action. Come and have a lovely time! This forum contains McGill University.
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Character Connections
There's An App For That: With an iPhone you have your life in your pocket. With a variation of apps, uses and different ways of contacting your friends and family, it's any wonder that you get anything done. But here, you can contact your friends, tweet about your day or just Ask Suri what is going on around you.
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Leaving Montréal
Leaving Montréal: Whether Montréal is just your temporary stop and you need to get back home or you want to explore other cities in the world, you can do it here. Just create your own thread and away you go!
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Island Life: Montreal has two sub-islands connected to it: Notre Dame and Sainte-Hélène. These islands are small, and Notre Dame was actually man-made, but they are home to some of the city's most lucrative tourist attractions, such as the Casino de Montreal and La Ronde, the city's biggest amusement park!
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Out of Character: Need the help of your fellow members to fill spaces in a plot? Made some artwork that you'd like to share? Do you just have to talk about this hilarious quote that you read? This is the place to do it! Any out of character chit-chat related to the Provincetown game should be done in this forum.
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Trash: Any threads that are no longer needed, or those threads that have surpassed 200 posts, will be stored here for future reference.
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