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“le village”(5 reviews)
“berri uqam”(4 reviews)
Neighborhood encompassing St. Catherine East and its side streets, home to Montreal's gay and lesbian community.
Berri St east to Papineau St, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of pubs and diversify cuisine all with nice terrace. Just stop by one of them and watch the city stroll by. Pink and blue balloons is your roof of St Catherine throughout the summer months. Concerts in the park by Metro Berry.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Known locally by several names the best is the Village, its a pleasant area of Montreal to spend time just wandering around, the décor is bright and warming, I especially liked the lanterns.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Worthwhile visiting and walking down from one end of the village to the other, especially in the summertime under the rainbow garlands when it becomes a pedestrian street. It is conveniently located along 3 metro stops (Berri-UQAM, Beaudry and Papineau). It's open to anybody, whether...More

Thank samir46
Reviewed 8 September 2018

While walking down St. Catharines Street we came upon the Gay Village. It was intriguing with lots of low rise buildings that made it feel like a real community in the middle of a large city. There were restaurants to meet anybody's tastes, and it...More

Thank 6,162
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Plenty of things to see and do regardless of who you are. There is a nice outdoor Art Gallery and dozens of places to eat, party and shop.This neighborhood is especially lively at night.

Thank harrishaventrav
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We didn't get to see a lot of this area as we were pressed for time. What we did see was pretty cool. Portions of the main drag are blocked off for pedestrian traffic only. I love that! The subway stop, Beaudry, has some rainbow...More

1  Thank DanielTripper
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

The only amazing thing is the rainbow balls on the streets, hunging like lightbulbs. Also an street gallery.

Thank Daniela A
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Only Bars and Restaurants not much to see, June 2018 was very hot and was hard to find a place with air conditioning.

1  Thank Jorge B
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We stay a a gay B&B We played tourist and did the hop on hop off bus, which was fun and good way to see Montreal. We ate at great Cafes . For US We enjoy LE Stud with there nice Bear Bartenders The rainbow...More

1  Thank vtbear50
Reviewed 11 July 2018

First off, the installation of the rainbow colored balls that cover the street is amazing. It is fun to walk under and beautiful to see from a distance. But other than that, I was a little depressed by the neighborhood. It seemed run down. I'm...More

1  Thank Philip N
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Illyhundi P
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Response from Vivacat12 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I believe there is a film festival going on. I suggest you just visit the different neighbourhoods Enjoy!
28 July 2016|
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Response from eater2010 | Reviewed this property |
The village is still a pedestrian walk. There are always free events in "Place Emilie Gamelin" - You can head to the The Old port which is 20 minutes walk by from the village. You can go to the local bar " Normandie" which... More