Outremont, once its own town, was incorporated into Montreal in 2002. Located five minutes from downtown, it is a predominately residential area, home to well-known Québec artists and celebrities and to Montreal's Hasidic Jewish community. Outremont offers shopping and dining along popular avenue Bernard and rue Laurier ouest.
The Outremont metro stop is on the Blue Line.
The 80 Parc runs through the Plateau up to Outremont. Get off at Bernard or Van Horne. The 161 Van Horne runs along Van Horne from the Rosemont metro, on the Orange Line. The 129 Cote Ste-Catherine runs from metro Place Des Arts, crossing Outremont from south to west, and passes near Université de Montréal, H.E.C. Montréal and Brébeuf College and heads farther to metro Côte Sainte-Catherine.
The shopping is concentrated along Bernard, Laurier ouest, and (scattered) along Van Horne. In the summer, eating an ice cream at Le Bilboquet, located a the corner of Bernard and Outremont, is a must.
Accommodations are skimpy at best in this residential area.