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This district, now a part of the city of Montreal, was once its own city. It benefited from the construction of monumental Beaux-Arts-style buildings, many of which still exist today. It has recently witnessed a re-birth, thanks in part to the Olympic Park. A walking tour of the district should include the Maisonneuve Market. Other notable buildings include the magnificent public baths on Morgan Avenue and the Denise-Pelletier Theatre.
Taxi Co-Op service is a quality taxi service operating in Montreal city since 1980. The group of 285 taxi owners have come together to provide efficient transport service solutions. Comfort, quality and professionalism is the best way to describe their service. Be it short distance or long distance travel, they are ready to serve you 24 hours a day, just call them and they will be there to pick you.
A district of Montreal, created to lend a venue to the Summer Olympics of 1976, Olympic Park is located on the Pierre-De Coubertin Avenue and is roughly bound by Rue Sherbrooke and Rue Viau. It is here that the iconic, funicular Olympic Tower is located, which is home to many sport facilities like the seven state-of-the-art aquatic pools. Olympic Park is also home to many other structures like the Olympic Village and the Montreal Biodome.
College Jean-Eudes is located in the Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie region of Montreal. A prominent French language high school, Jean-Eudes is known as much for its extensive extracurricular activities as for its comprehensive academic program. A hub of arts and sports, College Jean-Eudes houses a brilliant sports & fitness center, from gymnasiums and rock-climbing walls to a skating rink and a classy multi-sport room. Basketball, badminton, soccer, and a variety of other sports are played here. A theater hall and a dance studio are some of the other features of the sprawling campus of Jean-Eudes. Touted as one of the best schools of Quebec by a French magazine, College Jean-Eudes ensures holistic development of its students. Visit website for more details.
Established over the approximate location of an even older Iroquois village, Hochelaga literally means beaver lake. Dating back to 1535, the village was described by Jacques Cartier in one of his log books. Although nothing much of the original village remains, the current significance of the place derives from its Iroquoian history. Offering gorgeous panoramas, the site is a designated a National Historic Place of Canada since 1920.
Philippe Pinel Institute is the pioneer and only institution for the mentally unstable and criminal minds. Founded in 1970, when legal psychiatry was new, vast research was done to find new methods for psychiatric treatments. The institute also provides rehabilitation procedures for patients going through judicial, psychiatric problems as well as for sexual delinquents. They also offer more than 3,000 books that contain documentation of various cases. Check out the website for detailed information.
Established as a small taxi company in 1974, Taxi Champlain Ltee. has now grown to a fleet of 400 vehicles dedicated to serving the city. With such a strong base, you are insured prompt and efficient service. The company's taxicabs can be hailed from private or general taxi booths spread across the city or even be reserved by phone. All their vehicles are air-conditioned and you have the option of selecting a smoking or non-smoking one. Other services include vehicles catering to people with special needs, pet transport, delivery services, and vehicles for special events.
One of the trendiest streets in francophone Montreal, stylish Laurier Avenue also marks the dividing line between the Plateau Mont-Royal and Mile End. The most famous stretch lies between Avenue du Parc to the west and Rue St-Denis to the east. Here you will find classic Montreal architecture in residences, shops, bars and restaurants: beautifully maintained stone buildings, winding staircases and flower-boxes abound. Among the notable restaurants on Laurier are La Chronique bistro, and the Escale à Saigon.
Founded in 1957, this ballet company has established an enviable reputation as an innovative troupe that has made a significant contribution to modern dance. It undertakes an annual cross-Canada tour, from St. John's to Vancouver, and has toured extensively abroad. Most performances are at Place des Arts.
Headquartered in the Monument National theater, this institution has produced several generations of actors, playwrights, directors and scenographers. There are eight productions every year: four in English and four in French. Tickets go on sale about a month before opening night and can be obtained at the Monument National box office.
This loosely defined area east of downtown starts at Rue Bleury and stretches east to Berri, between Rue Sherbrooke to the north and the Boulevard René-Lévesque to the south. Place des Arts is at the area's center, along with the Cinémathèque Québécoise and other cultural attractions. Rue St-Denis is ground zero for the annual Just For Laughs festival, while the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Francofolies disperse stages throughout the area. Pubs and bars rule the night; the terraces on St-Denis can be a very civilized place to while away an evening. Worthy nightspots include the giant St-Sulpice.
The Montreal Central Bus Station is conveniently located at Maisonneuve Boulevard Est, at Berri, connected to the Berri Métro station. Though not in the most salubrious area of town, the bus station is totally safe during the day. Lone women might want to take basic precautions late at night. Aim to arrive early prior to your departure in order to allow for ticket lines, as in most cases you cannot book in advance. Rest assured that domestic carriers are honor-bound to carry any and all passengers on their services. Though all high-end amenities are within a few blocks of the terminal, the building itself is fairly bleak and offers nothing in the way of good food. Passengers would do well to pack snacks before they arrive.