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"Rue Ste-Catherine" Ste-Catherine street Tip by zChris

Ste-Catherine street, Montreal: 7 reviews and 7 photos

by zChris

Favorite thing: Head to the heart of the city, the always busy shopping mecca of <b>Rue Ste-Catherine</b>. The street is the retail heart of Montréal, with all the city's major department stores and many other famous international stores along the street and in the malls nearby and underground. Ste-Catherine is packed with people day and night of all colours, sizes, races, religions, is truly a diversified district. It is also the linguistic melting pot of Montréal, where both English and French are heard spoken almost equally. Unlike the East End or the West Island, where shopkeepers are strictly French or English, the shopkeepers here are happy to serve you bilingually. At night, the street really hops, with theatres and clubs open all night. Advertising trucks drive down it displaying rotating lighted ads. There is definately a wealth gradient on Ste-Catherine- the farther west one goes, the more expensive the shops. The photo is of the crowded sidewalk of Ste-Catherine at Rue Stanley.

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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