MTL Neighborhoods

Downtown;   Griffintown,  Little Italy,  Old Montreal,  Plateau,  Villeray … WestIsland… East End … Laval,etc.

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Ever wonder just how many people live in your slice of Montreal? Have you pondered moving to a new ‘hood, but you’re unsure if there will be fun, young, and single folks to befriend? Maybe you want a large number of families around for your kids to play with, or a large demographic of cougars. To help you out, we’ve got the borough breakdown.

Using the city’s 2011 statistics, we’ve compiled the numbers on Montreal’s neighborhoods, focusing on the important things: total population, percentage of men and women (for whatever your preference ;) ), percentage of young people, the median ages, and the number of families and single-and-ready-to-mingles.

Read on below and find your borough. You may just be surprised by the figures. Who knew Rosemont was so youthful?

Ahuntsic-Cartierville: A Solid Mix Of Everything

  • Total Population: 126, 891
  • % of Men: 47.9%
  • % of Women: 52.1%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 25%
  • Median Age: 39.3(m), 42.4(f)
  • Number of Families: 31, 740
  • Population of Single People: 23, 195 (40%)

Anjou: Most Older Ladies

  • Total Population: 41, 928
  • % of Men: 46.5%
  • % of Women: 53.5%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 21%
  • Median Age: 42.6(m), 46.9(f)
  • Number of Families:11, 450
  • Population of Single People: 7, 180 (37%)

Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce: Beware Of Families

  • Total Population: 165, 031
  • % of Men: 47.2%
  • % of Women: 52.8%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 32%
  • Median Age: 34.6(m), 37.4(f)
  • Number of Families: 39, 325
  • Population of Single People: 24, 510 (39%)

Lachine:  On The Small Side

  • Total Population: 41, 616
  • % of Men: 47.5%
  • % of Women: 52.5%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 25%
  • Median Age: 40.3(m), 43(f)
  • Number of Families: 10, 785
  • Population of Single People: 7, 110 (39%)

LaSalle: Pretty Into Christ (73% Christian)

  • Total Population: 74, 276
  • % of Men: 47.1%
  • % of Women: 52.9%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 25%
  • Median Age: 40.8(m), 44.1(f)
  • Number of Families: 20, 010
  • Population of Single People: 11, 665 (39%)

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal: Where The Most Singles Mingle

  • Total Population: 134, 038
  • % of Men: 48%
  • % of Women: 52%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 42%
  • Median Age: 37.4(m), 39(f)
  • Number of Families: 31, 310
  • Population of Single People: 35, 220 (49%)

Le Sud-Ouest: Where French Isn’t The Mother Tongue (97% learned French)

  • Total Population: 71, 546
  • % of Men: 49.4%
  • % of Women: 50.6%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 33%
  • Median Age: 36.2(m), 37.8(f)
  • Number of Families: 18, 010
  • Population of Single People: 16, 370 (44%)

L’Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève: Borough With The Least People

  • Total Population: 18, 097
  • % of Men: 48.6%
  • % of Women: 51.4%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 24%
  • Median Age: 41.6(m), 42.8(f)
  • Number of Families: 5,070
  • Population of Single People: 1, 555 (23%)

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: Get Your DILFs Here

  • Total Population: 131, 483
  • % of Men: 49.3%
  • % of Women: 50.7%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 30%
  • Median Age: 41.7(m), 38.9(f)
  • Number of Families: 32, 110
  • Population of Single People: 29, 440 (46%)

Montréal-Nord: Haitians Make It North (9 640, 31.6%)

  • Total Population: 83, 868
  • % of Men: 46.9%
  • % of Women: 53.1%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 24%
  • Median Age: 39.3(m), 42.5(f)
  • Number of Families: 21, 185
  • Population of Single People: 12, 550 (37%)

Outremont: Where The Gals Outnumber The Guys

  • Total Population: 23, 566
  • % of Men: 46.2%
  • % of Women: 53.8%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 25%
  • Median Age: 35.7(m), 40.6(f)
  • Number of Families: 5, 870
  • Population of Single People: 3, 180 (34%)

Pierrefonds-Roxboro: Where You Won’t Find Too Many Date-ables

  • Total Population: 68, 410
  • % of Men: 48.3%
  • % of Women: 51.7%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 25%
  • Median Age: 38.8(m), 40.7(f)
  • Number of Families: 18, 845
  • Population of Single People: 5,985 (24%)

Rivière-des-Prairies–Pointe-aux-Trembles: Here Be Cougars

  • Total Population: 106, 437
  • % of Men: 47.9%
  • % of Women: 52.1%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 26%
  • Median Age: 40.9(m), 44.1(f)
  • Number of Families: 29, 750
  • Population of Single People: 11, 770 (28%)

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie: More Hip Than You’d Think

  • Total Population:134, 038
  • % of Men: 50.7%
  • % of Women: 49.3%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 42%
  • Median Age: 34.7(m), 33.5(f)
  • Number of Families: 20, 225
  • Population of Single People: 30, 290 (53%)

Saint-Laurent: Young With Kids

  • Total Population: 93, 842
  • % of Men: 48%
  • % of Women: 52%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 26%
  • Median Age: 37(m), 39.3(f)
  • Number of Families: 24, 785
  • Population of Single People: 10, 540 (29%)

Saint-Léonard: Unsurprisingly Very Italian (10 595,  30.7%)

  • Total Population: 75, 707
  • % of Men: 47.1%
  • % of Women: 52.9%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 23%
  • Median Age: 40(m), 41.5(f)
  • Number of Families: 21, 075
  • Population of Single People: 8, 965 (27%)

Verdun: More Ver-Fun Than It Seems

  • Total Population: 66, 158
  • % of Men: 47.8%
  • % of Women: 52.2%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 29%
  • Median Age: 38.8(m), 41.3(f)
  • Number of Families: 17, 095
  • Population of Single People: 13, 670 (42%)

Ville-Marie: Where The Young Folk Live

  • Total Population: 84, 013
  • % of Men: 54.8%
  • % of Women: 45.2%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 43%
  • Median Age: 35.9(m), 34.8(f)
  • Number of Families: 15, 835
  • Population of Single People: 26, 310 (56%)

Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension: The Largest Population Of Peeps

  • Total Population: 142, 222
  • % of Men: 49.3%
  • % of Women: 50.7%
  • % of 15-34 yr olds: 31%
  • Median Age: 36(m), 36.3(f)
  • Number of Families: 35, 500
  • Population of Single People: 24, 680 (39%)
Montreal by neighbourhood

Montreal, like some other large cities, is a city of neighbourhoods. But Montreal’s neighborhoods are quite different from each other. Each neighbourhood has its own personnality and history, the difference is palpable. You can’t confuse Cote-des-Neiges with the Centre-Sud district or the Plateau from Little Burgundy. This difference comes from the fact that Montreal started out where old Montreal now stands, then slowly expanded to the north up to Sherbrooke street and at the turn of this century merged with many small cities and villages around the city : St-Louis du Mile-End, Ste-Cunegonde, Maisonneuve. etc. All these small villages had their own history, architectural style, etc. Some of those old neighborhoods have disappeared or changed completely but most retained their personality.

Here are Montreal’s different districts and neighborhoods as they are presented in this guide  Keep in mind this is only a general map, it’s not to scale but it gives an idea where the different districts are located :

Here is the list of all the neighbourhoods as they appear in this guide:

For each district, there’s:

  • a general introduction
  • a must-see section
  • a museum section (and seasonal exposition sites)
  • a restaurant section for that district (there are over 4000 restaurants in Montreal, that section will only present some of the most interesting from good to excellent, but it all depends on your taste; there is a restaurant section in the yellow pages that is also divided in specialties, it’s a good way to experiment)
  • a bar/club section (this part is not complete, i’m still looking for suggestions for bars…)
  • a surrounding street section (the streets that delimit those districts, it’s just to give a general idea of the location of the district, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to see outside those limits or that it’s the official boundery…)
  • and the list of metro stations that can be use to access the districts.

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Montreal’s Most Popular Neighborhoods

  • Old Montreal (& Old Port): The most touristy area of Montreal, you’ll find lovely cobblestone streets, galleries, great patios and some excellent restaurants.
  • Plateau Mont-Royal: Funky and bohemian and vintage all at once, Plateau Mont-Royal is an artsy Francophone neighborhood.
  • Griffintown: Still a bit gritty around the edges, blue-collar Griffintown has been undergoing gentrification, and now has an industrial artsy vibe.
  • Mile End: Technically part of the Plateau Mont-Royal, Mile End is 10 blocks of trendy boutiques, cafés and restaurants.

Other ‘Cool’ Neighborhoods

  • Mile Ex: A relative newcomer amongst Montreal’s trendiest neighborhoods, Mile Ex has some of the hippest spots in the city…and that’s saying a lot.
  • The Village: Montreal’s Gay Village is welcoming to all, and is the place to stay if you want to be in the center of the party.
  • Saint-Henri: Laid back and peaceful Saint-Henri is the spot to stay if you want somewhere tranquil and residential.

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