In the heart of the city
Montreal - a remarkable, dynamic metropolis.
McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management is located in the heart of downtown Montreal, a culturally-vibrant city recognized world-wide as one of North America’s most dynamic business communities. The Greater Montreal Region is a beautiful, diverse, multi-ethnic, and multilingual metropolis with a population of more than three million people. Montreal is a very affordable city, and downtown housing for students can always be found at very reasonable rates. The city is only 45 minutes away from great ski resorts and the U.S. border. Montreal is one the world’s few fully bilingual cities where public services are readily available in both English and French.
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Four reasons to love Montreal
1. Montreal is festivals.
Come summer or winter, if you live in Montreal, you can rest assured that there will be a festival in a neighbourhood near you. Montreal bustles with festivals for every reason during every season. Take a look at:
Les Francofolies de Montréal, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Just for Laughs Festival, Montreal Fashion & Design Festival, Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Igloofest, Montreal Highlights Festival, just to name a few.
2. Montreal is restaurants and nightlife.
Celebrated American chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain boasts that Montreal is one of the world’s top destinations when it comes to eating in style. The city has over 5,000 restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. McGill is within walking distance of some of the city’s great downtown eateries, pubs, restaurants, and its multitude of great clubs and late-night venues.
3. Montreal is sports.
Montreal is well-known as a prominent hockey city, and there are many other sports that earn their home in the hearts of its inhabitants.
The National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, 24-time winners of the Stanley Cup | The Montreal Impact professional soccer club of the Major League Soccer (MLS) league | The Montreal Alouettes, winners of the Canadian Football League’s 2010 Grey Cup Championship | Grand Prix du Canada | Rogers Cup international men’s and women’s tennis championship | NASCAR | Tour de l’Île de Montréal
4. Montreal is culture.
Montreal is home to many world-renowned cultural institutions. Guaranteed you will find an exhibit, performance, or concert for every preference.
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts | McCord Museum of Canadian History | Museum of Contemporary Art | Canadian Centre for Architecture | Place des Arts | Quartier des Spectacles | Les Grands Ballets Canadien