Montreal is a large city located in the southwest of the Canadian province of Quebec.
It is the largest city in the province and second largest in the country, (after Toronto)
In 2012, QS University Rankings named Montreal the 10th best place in the world to be a university student.
Montreal has the highest concentration of post-secondary students of all major cities in North America with 5 students for every 100 people.
The city of Montreal is divided into 19 boroughs:
- Lachine, LaSalle
- Le Plateau-Mont-Royal
- Le Sud-Ouest
- Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie
- Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Nord
The largest neighborhood is Le Plateau which, in 2001, was deemed as Canada's most creative neighbourhood because artists make up 8% of its labour force.
The Mile End in the northwestern part of the borough, has historically been a very multicultural area of the city, and features two of Montreal's well-known bagel establishments, St-Viateur Bagel and Fairmount Bagel.