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Archived some older discussion at Talk:Montreal/Archives. --Dawnview 00:58, 23 September 2006 (EDT)

Added to archives --- Maj 11:15, 28 April 2008 (EDT)


For consistency sake, I'd like to suggest standardizing the language used for place names to "French (English translation if needed)" For example "Vieux Ville (Old Town)" and so on. Probably don't need to do it for obvious cases like "Centre Bell (Bell Centre)." Maj 11:18, 28 April 2008 (EDT)


some good references Maj 17:19, 28 April 2008 (EDT)


Can someone revert changes to this article please? I would do them individually but there are quite a few so I thought it would be easier for an Admin to just revert. Thanks --Matt Talk 22:36, 24 August 2008 (EDT)

That doesn't require an admin; on the page history, you can select multiple revisions to view, and then "undo" them all at once. LtPowers 08:35, 25 August 2008 (EDT)
Yes, I realized this after someone reverted the changes. Thank you for the info though...I will do it myself in the future. --Matt Talk 11:30, 25 August 2008 (EDT)

Guide status[edit]

hmmmm, is there any compelling reasons why this city it not a guide? Sertmann 20:32, 5 September 2008 (EDT)

Yes, 5 outline districts & 2 uncreated ones. Per Wikitravel:City guide status, all districts must be at least usable for the city to be called a guide. --Peter Talk 21:02, 5 September 2008 (EDT)
Why? Those are seperate articles and the Montréal one is very good! COuld use sonme more, but very good, I think it's a guide. Definately! Maybe someone should fill in those districts, thoough. Keep smiling - Edmontonenthusiast 13:16, 23 October 2008 (EDT)Edmontonenthusiast


Hi, Montréalers, Montréal-lovers, and Montréal travellers. I was wondering if someone felt like to make a map of the districts for MTL? I was just wondering because I think it's needed. Saddly, I cannot because I don't know mucbh about Montréal, although the city is pretty:). I'm not forcing you just asking. Waht do you think? Maybe look at Chicago or New York for inspiration.  :)

Keep smilin',

Edmontonenthusiast 13:15, 23 October 2008 (EDT)Edmontonenthusiast

Hey guys, about the bring your own wine thing. You can’t bring hard alcohol to the restaurant.


Why is this article called MONTREAL? It is spelled incorrectly, it's Montréal! I just don't get it. Just because Canada is English speaking doesn't mean we shouldn't recognize it's French part. To me it is just weird. It sounds incorrect. I know it's easier for people not to remember Alt + 0233 = é on English computers, or to go into Word and click the symbol but still. I just think it's stupid. At least have Montreal as a redirect page, and then Montréal as the page itself. That ways you both win! Am I just out of my mind? Keep smiling, Edmontonenthusiast 14:25, 1 November 2008 (EDT)

We're the English version of Wikitravel, and Montreal is the official English name of the city. French version is over here, and they do spell it in proper French ;o) Sertmann 14:30, 1 November 2008 (EDT)
So I'm paranoid.Got it. (although other cities have accents in their name...) keep smiling, Edmontonenthusiast 14:33, 1 November 2008 (EDT)
You are not referring to Seyðisfjörður are you? ;o) seriously though, we should use the English names whenever possible, I don't run around insisting we rename Copenhagen to København, or Cologne to Köln - But there are probably loads of cities that doesn't have an English name, where it's possible to use accents - just remember Montreal is a bi-lingual city. Sertmann 14:39, 1 November 2008 (EDT)
i know montréal is a biligual city etc etc. but french is the main language, once english, now french (like when montréal was canada's largest city although in quebec english was it's main language)..anyways, it's just one accent and barely changes it and thats why i think it'd be simply easy. but again, stupid idea;). keep smiling ,Edmontonenthusiast 14:41, 1 November 2008 (EDT)
Note: many peoples are speeking english in Montreal but officially it is not a bilingual city. Official language is not French and English but only French.


did the president of Amtrak write this entry? I have been shuttling back and forth between New York and Montreal for years and I have never met any one who has taken that train more than once! It can take up to 14hours! It is absolute hell and takes almost twice as long as greyhound. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs) .


It would be nice if there was information on good free parking places. I would love to come to Montreal, park near a metro station and not have to worry about driving in town.

There are a bunch of free parking lots at metro and commuter train stations but I am not sure if you can park there overnight / for several days. If you are coming from the south/US, the most convenient one would be at the Longueuil metro station (yellow line - 120 Place Charles-Lemoyne) on the South Shore (off-island). Coming from the east (including Quebec City), either Longueuil or the Radisson metro station (green line - 7250 Sherbrooke East) on the island (east of the centre). Coming from the west/Ontario, either Namur metro station (orange line - Decarie and Jean-Talon) or Angrignon metro station (green line - 3500 boul. des Trinitaires). The other lots are out of the way or/and not at metro stations. Note that these lots are almost always full during the day on weekdays as they are mainly used by commuters. Xyzabcxyzabc (talk) 01:08, 24 June 2014 (EDT)

Re-added link to Coach Canada sale fare website[edit]

Hi. I re-added a second link to the Coach Canada entry in the "Get in by bus" section after someone removed it. It now looks like this: "Coach Canada (regular fares: [1]; sale fares to certain cities only: [2])". I am not affiliated with Coach Canada, nor do I make any money or benefit from promoting them. I put the link there because I found out about it from poster ads they put in Toronto, and from It is a link to cheaper fares from Toronto. If you have any questions, please reply below and email me at unforgettableid at to let me know to look at this talk page, since I check it rarely. Cheers, Unforgettableid 11:45, 5 July 2009 (EDT)


I removed the huge kosher restaurant listing. I dont think any listings of kosher / halal / montinac / macrobiotic / mormon church approved / catholic or any other sect who think they must distinct themselves from peasants by eatin/drinking/doing/forbidding things do not belong in wikitravel. Of course they have their right to exist, but i suggest they create their own sites for such purposes. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Such information is relevant to many travelers and certainly does not merit deletion. If it's not of interest to you, don't read it. If you wish to delete it, obtain consensus first; in the meantime, I've restored it. - Dguillaime 17:13, 1 October 2009 (EDT)
Yes i can do that, the just dont read it part, no problem, but if all these groups start to add their content in these quantities, usefull information will soon not be found anymore and we will be better of with google.

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Oh and by the way, i think these lists with restaurants should go - if anywhere - in the quartiers like the rest.

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The list is too long, in the wrong place (should be in districts), and very Yellow Pages like. --inas 18:59, 1 October 2009 (EDT)
Same with the ice cream section, for that matter. I'll tack on a {{districtify}} box at the top of that section, and we can see about moving them to their proper homes -- just seems unnecessary to wipe it completely, rather than making use of the (perhaps misplaced) information already there. - Dguillaime 19:33, 1 October 2009 (EDT)
I also think that it should be removed. Most other cities don't have that kind of information and I don't think religiously approved food is something relevant on that kind of general web-site. If you add one, add them all... or add none (If it was something not affiliated with religion, like vegetarian restaurants, I think it would be ok).Roli 19:09, 2 November 2009 (EST)
I agree. Create a new page Montreal/Kosher restaurant and put only the link here. I'm a hosteler and I never get jude customer so they never request me that kind of thing and the majority of Jude are now atheists so... they don't eat Kosher any more and they don't want to finance a terrorist government too! —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)

There is no policy rationale to simply delete these listings for keeping kosher. They should, however, be moved out of the existing section to the eat sections of individual district articles, as Dguillaime said above. --Peter Talk 20:55, 3 March 2010 (EST)


Re: this edit, I would think that "second-largest French-speaking city" refers to the actual number of Francophones living there, doesn't it? Based on Democratic Republic of the Congo#Talk, my guess is that only a minority of people in Kinshasa speaks French. LtPowers 09:17, 12 December 2009 (EST)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Why in english there is no best deal sleep address for backpackers? Who is vandalizing all the information that I put twice? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Read Apt and Wikitravel:Don't tout to understand whether your apartment listing is appropriate for this site or not. In addition, no one is "vandalizing" your listing - the reason that there are no individual businesses listed in the "Sleep" section for this article is because (as the section explains) travelers should look to the articles about the districts of Montreal for individual listings. -- Ryan • (talk) • 12:52, 28 February 2010 (EST)


On the one hand this article says that motorists are generally respectful of pedestrians, further down it says that pedestrians should exercise care as motorists are not respectful. So which is it? Ivandh 00:37, 16 April 2010 (EDT)


Does the new page Montreal/Mile-End fit into the current district break-down? LtPowers 14:07, 12 August 2010 (EDT)


So let me get this straight... a city of just 1.6 million people divided into 22 district articles, 11 of which go to cover only Ville-Marie borough, and the other 11 to cover all the other 31 boroughs? Is that what I'm seeing here?? texugo 08:05, 18 August 2011 (EDT)

Yep. I was wondering about exactly the same thing yesterday. --globe-trotter 10:52, 18 August 2011 (EDT)
This is in Quebec, we have to do everything our own way. Maybe we need to start with the boroughs then break it down from there? Start with the map on the page, use that as the guide, then list the seperate cities and their attractions OR just use the conventional names for the various areas in the city i.e. Mile, Latin Quater, Old Montreal etc. and use the official names for the absolute information like an address or a metro station. --Redbear 16:06, 18 November 2011 (EST)
I think the conventional names should definitely be used for areas in the city centre. The outer boroughs should be merged together somehow to make sensible districts for travelers. --Globe-trotter 18:27, 18 November 2011 (EST)
Here is something I put together very quickly, a new Districts section without all the divisions User:Redbear/Sandbox Scroll all the way down to see what I've done. The other cities section needs work with the various attractions added to the correct pages. --Redbear 23:59, 18 November 2011 (EST)

Speaking of districts, Verdun/Ile-des-Soeurs is not represented in a district article. Should I make a new separate district article, or just merge it with the Sud-Ouest article, which is geographically the closest? Dextery 01:18, 31 December 2011 (EST)

I would just merge it with Sud-Ouest for the time being, since that article is still fairly small. It can always be split later if it becomes too big. Eco84 09:32, 31 December 2011 (EST)


Why the hell was the warning thingy removed, it's extremely important that people are aware about the lawlessness during demonstrations in downtown. —The preceding comment was added by (talkcontribs)