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Downtown Montreal is the central business district of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is nearly enitirely located at the southernmost slope of Mount Royal (a central public park as well as a tourist attraction) and is approximately bounded by Sherbrooke Street to the north, Papineau Avenue to the east, Guy Street or until Shaughnessy Village to the west, and the Ville-Marie Expressway to the south all in direct latitude towards the Saint Lawrence River. The downtown region, as expected houses many regional,provincial and national corporate headquarters as well a large majority of the city’s skyscrapers — which, by law, cannot be greater in height than Mount Royal in order to preserve the aesthetic predominance and intimidation factor of the mountain. The two tallest of these are the 1000 de La Gauchetière and 1250 René-Lévesque, both of which were built in 1992. The Tour de la Bourse is also a significant high-rise and is home to the Montreal Exchange that trades in derivatives. The Montreal Exchange was originally a stock exchange and was the first in Canada. In 1999, all stock trades were transferred to Toronto in exchange for an exclusivity in the derivative trading market.

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Testimonials

Nicole P.

5/21/2013

I’ve stayed here twice, and I’ve enjoyed both visits. The location is easily walkable from the subway, and is in the Latin Quarter which has lots of fun cafes, restaurants, and boutiques nearby. In the summer, I also utilized the bixi bikes nearby for transport.
The staff are friendly and very helpful, too. I’ve opted for private rooms both times I’ve visited, and I really love the renovations that they have done recently. There is also free wifi, and the croissants served at breakfast are very tasty.

Je suis allé deux fois, et j’ai apprécié les deux visites. L’emplacement est facilement accessible à pied du métro, et se trouve dans le Quartier Latin qui a beaucoup de cafés amusantes, restaurants et boutiques à proximité. Durant l’été, j’ai aussi utilisé les vélos BIXI à proximité des transports.
Le personnel est amical et très utile, aussi. J’ai opté pour les chambres privées les deux fois où je suis allé, et je l’aime vraiment les rénovations qu’ils ont fait récemment. Il ya aussi un accès wifi gratuit, et les croissants servis au petit déjeuner sont très savoureux.

Nicole P. , Houston, USA — 21th May, 2013