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Old 11-18-2008, 10:24 PM
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I'm moving to Montreal at the end of the month and looking to rent in an Anglaphone neighborhood or one that is mainly English as I don't speak any French (I understand a LITTLE bit). Can anyone suggest communities to avoid and ones I should look in?

TIA For Your Input,

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Old 11-21-2008, 08:18 AM
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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NDG (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) would be the majority anglo neighbourhood with the most rental options within the city itself. It is also fairly close to downtown Montreal and quite nice.

There are also some student ghettos right downtown around McGill and Concordia with lots of English speakers.

As you move out from downtown westward, there are inner suburbs that are majority anglo like Côte-St-Luc and Hampstead, but not sure if there are many rentals there. North of downtown, leafy Ville-Mont-Royal (Town of Mount Royal or TMR in English) is close to 50-50 French-English. A few but not many rentals there as well.

Further out west you’re in the real suburbs, with mostly single-family homes but also some apartments here and there. Suburbs that would be majority English-speaking on the western part of the island include Pointe-Claire, Dorval, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Kirkland, Beaconsfield...
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Old 11-22-2008, 04:42 PM
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Thanks for the info Acajack. Will try to focus on the NDG or the 50/50 areas.


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Old 11-24-2008, 12:57 PM
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NDG is a good bet for you. It's pretty large, has all the amenities one would need and it is close to Montreal. Good luck!
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:47 AM
Location: Brookneal and other
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:05 AM
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NDG or Montreal-West would probably be best if you're interested in being close to the downtown core. There are many great english schools in the area as well.
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Old 01-01-2010, 08:04 PM
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I am moving to montreal in april and was wondering what the job hunt is like for an anglophone like myself? I am studying massage therapy but i any work would be great in the beginning of my move. Any helpful hints?
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:08 PM
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My wife and I moved to Montreal seven years ago and at the time she didn't speak French at all but she was able to get a job with a large multinational company in the West Island. The most anglophone neiborhoods in Montreal are the ones surrounding the two English universities in the city (Mcgill and Concordia). Centre ville and Mcgill Guetto are very good for single people. If you want to be a bit further from downtown you can look at Wesmount (expensive), NDG (like other people recommended) and Cote Saint-Luc which are still very walkable and more upscale than downtown. For the best neighborhoods for families, you should look at Beaconsfield, Pierrefonds and Kirkland, only problem would be the commute to downtown however most of the companies hiring anglophones are located close to those areas. Try using this website called Navut.com, it suggests neighborhoods based on your lifestyle demands...it seems really helpful, good luck!
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:15 AM
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Unfortunately, MOST jobs in Montreal requires bilinguism (english and french), and a lot of people here are FULLY bilingual so as an anglophone (unilingual) it will be hard to get a job here in Montreal, the job market is very competitive...
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:16 PM
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Hi @jmurraymitch,
You said "you can look at Wesmount (expensive)", whats expensive there, is it the renting or other things,
Can you help us with the advantages and disadvantages of living in westmount...
After checking the houses in this area, I felt in love with it.
Are accounting jobs easy to get here,
Is is ideal for kids,
Are markets close-by,
Will you advise a new immigrant to live here?

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