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Old 06-17-2014, 01:36 AM
 
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Hey people, I wanted to ask you all a question. I want to go to Concordia university, the loyla campus, however I do not want to live near Griffintown or the surrounding. I was thinking more La Plateau or Old montreal. Thing is I just came back from a visit and although I love the Plateau area I was wondering what it is like in dead winter. Which one is better to live in? Which has more life in the winter and also things to do? I ask because although I was there I wanted to know about the real life reality in those areas. I am a student and as such would love some input on what other student areas are? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:29 AM
 
Location: Montreal > Quebec > Canada
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Le Plateau is where there will be more action, by far.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:00 AM
 
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Concordia University Loyola Campus, is in the western part of NDG and nowhere near Griffintown.Or the old port or the Plateau for that matter.
http://goo.gl/maps/j6LBr
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Old 06-17-2014, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Isn`t the Old Port really, really expensive?
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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I would recommend the Plateau, which has lots of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, etc., within easy walking distance. Loyola campus is far away, though, so you'll have quite a commute. Some areas of NDG are nice, I hear. The best advice I can give is to find an apartment within a 5 minute walk of a metro station. That's the best way to make your life easier in winter in Montreal. My husband and I only looked at apartments close to Sherbrooke, Mont Royal and Laurier metro stations.
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:55 PM
 
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Isn`t the Old Port really, really expensive?
It seems all Montreal is expensive now. It was really inexpensive during the 1990's.
Cheap rent then, an amazing amount of great restaurants to eat at for practically nothing.
Times change unfortunately.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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You don't have to live in the city core...
But anyway, of the two, Plateau BY FAR.
Old Port is extremely expensive and doesn't cater much to students...
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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I usually stay around Le Plateau when I visit. Even in the middle of winter, with terrible weather, there seems to be a lot of people on the streets.
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