Lafontaine Park is Plateau Mont-Royal’s biggest park. A 40-hectare gem of traditional park landscaping, it includes two linked ponds with a fountain and waterfalls, the Théâtre de Verdure open-air venue that offers a summertime program of dance and other shows, the Centre culturel Calixa-Lavallée, soccer and baseball fields, pétanque, a dog park, picnic areas and playgrounds, wading pools, several pieces of memorial statuary and many trees including numerous imposingly huge poplars.

Bike paths run along the park’s western and northern edges. In wintertime a large section of the pond is cleared for skating.

The park has a lot of squirrels, including occasional pale champagne quasi-albino ones, but it’s so much a true city park that there are no semi-wild forested areas left and thus no space for bigger wildlife.

 

 

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Alvaro T. Review 11/26/2015

This is truly a gem where the customer is their priority. Teresita took time to personally help me during my trip, she’s the owner and she has been in business for a long time, yet again she has the enthusiasms and charisma of a brand new owner who wants to build a relationship with her customers.

The hotel is very clean and cozy. The dinning room is remarkable as they offer a simple, yet delicious breakfast. Everyone will welcome you with a smile.

They are fluent in English, Spanish and off course French.

This hotel is also located perhaps in the best location to experience Montreal from a local’s point of view.

I’ll stay here every time I’m in Montreal.

They do understand hospitality as a service and not just a business.

5.0 star rating

 

Alvaro T., Marietta, United States — 11/26/2015