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Old 08-07-2010, 07:04 AM
 
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I am considering McGill University, so I have a few questions. Since I'd be going to the Sainte Anne campus how safe and friendly is this town? Also, same question about Montreal? In-case if I wanna drive there on days when I'm not as busy. I saw online that said 3 murders happened in Montreal so far this year. How bad is the violence/crime and is it just in little pockets here and there? I'd be moving by myself so gotta make sure it's safe. Also, going by other threads on here (if you're in Montreal anyways) you get treated like a 2nd class citizen if you don't speak French? =/ One more question, how is the mall in Pointe-Claire? I found it online. Just wanting to know about safety, friendliness, and if English speakers are not treated as well. I might try renting an apartment instead of staying in the dorms. Not 100% sure yet. Gee though, the dorms seem awfully expensive to live in. Their website says they're now $11,000-$12,000) for a year. Thanks though to all that help.
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:59 AM
 
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For $11-$12k you could rent a nice apartment downtown or rent a whole house in Ste Anne De Belleview, Crime is virtually non existant in St Anns and its a great little town to walk around in,many restaurants,clubs and bars on the waterfront, Transport to downtown can be a direct 30 minute drive down hwy 20 or an hour on the 211 bus or 45 minutes on the commuter train.
Dont worry about your lack of French you'll do fine as in your particular circumstance most people you'll meet will either be English or be able to speak English.
The west island mall you are referring to is called Fairview Mall.
The history

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The pics

ste anne de bellevue - Google Search

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Old 08-07-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Wow, yea that's what I thought that rental prices should still be cheaper than $11-$12k. Any idea what websites I could use to find rental places there? I've tried in the past but it's hard as heck to find Canadian apartments online. Oh good, I'm glad to find out St. Anne's is safe. Nice, I enjoy walking anyway. Hmm wow, it's nice to have so many kinds of transportation. Good good Ah kk, I'd like to get a part-time there if I go there, so info on jobs would be great. Thanks for the links.

By the way, I noticed McGill is having Open House Oct. 24 & 25th this year so that's why I'm asking all this, because I'd really like to attend that and wanting some info on all this stuff beforehand. Thanks! G2g attend a wedding. Be back on Sunday.
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:42 PM
 
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Any idea what websites I could use to find rental places there? I've tried in the past but it's hard as heck to find Canadian apartments online.
Heres a few on Craigslist in the Montreal west island area

http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/sea...pe=A&bedrooms=


And heres a few more specific to Ste Anne De Bellevue
http://montreal.en.craigslist.ca/sea...pe=A&bedrooms=


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Old 08-08-2010, 05:42 AM
 
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Hmm wow, it's nice to have so many kinds of transportation. Good good .
I forgot to say you can also bicycle downtown on one of Montreals amazing network of bike paths

http://www.veloquebec.info/documents..._mtl_mai08.pdf
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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Heres a few on Craigslist in the Montreal west island area

montreal apts/housing for rent classifieds "west island " - craigslist


And heres a few more specific to Ste Anne De Bellevue
montreal apts/housing for rent classifieds "st anne de bellevue" - craigslist


O thanks for the links I wasn't wanting to actually spend that $11-12k, so do you know if I could rent anything there for about $400-$600 ish a month? Not sure if yall do yours weekly like England and Australia do.
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Old 08-08-2010, 10:26 PM
 
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I forgot to say you can also bicycle downtown on one of Montreals amazing network of bike paths

http://www.veloquebec.info/documents..._mtl_mai08.pdf
Yea I thought I read something about them having bike paths. Sweet, I love riding bikes. I haven't had one in awhile and would like to get a really nice one, but they always cost about $300-$400 >.< which is ouch. Thanks for that
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Old 08-09-2010, 02:25 AM
 
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My Craigslist link should give you an idea of rent prices, doubt you'll get much more than a room for $400 a month.
Decent bikes usually start at the $350 range, $500 to $750 would be a good price range for a decent bike.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:05 AM
 
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My Craigslist link should give you an idea of rent prices, doubt you'll get much more than a room for $400 a month.
Decent bikes usually start at the $350 range, $500 to $750 would be a good price range for a decent bike.
Yea that's fine, I was only wanting a one bedroom apartment. I saw some on the links u gave me, and I've also come across a few myself. Mostly are in Montreal though, so not sure if I wanna travel 30 mins every day to campus. There's probably more selection closer by that just wouldn't be posted online. Maybe if I go to the McGill Open House I could check out rentals nearby. Hmm well I saw a few bikes get up to $500 ish, but none of the good brands I saw got up to $600 or $700. There's one I've seen this year online that I really like. It's teal with a graphic design on it. It's made by Trek. You can get 1 speed or 3 speed. It was $399. All the reviews for it were positive as well.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:16 AM
 
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Let us know how your trip to Montreal turns out.
Good luck
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