Detailed description (Cotes-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grace)
Côtes-des-Neiges and Notre-Dame-de-Grace are two different neighbourhoods located west of the Mont-Royal. But they different characteristics in common : they are multi-ethnic neighbourhoods and mainly english speaking. They are also both working class and middle-class neighbourhoods.
Côtes-des-Neiges is the most ethnically diverse of the two and more working class. Its main attractions are the St-Joseph Oratory, the Notre-Dame-des-Neiges cemetary and the Université de Montréal campus.
Notre-Dame-de-Grace was, and still is in some parts, a middle-upper class neighborhood west of the Mont-Royal. It was known at first for the Decarie farms whose melons were well known throughout north america. Then an upscale residential developpement changed the nature of the district. Now, it's main attraction is Monkland ave.
- Surrounding streets (roughly) :
- Cavendish to the west
- Côte-des-Neiges road to the east
- Jean-Talon to the north
- Sherbrooke street to the south.
- Metro stations :
- Villa-Maria and Snowdon for Notre-Dame-de-Grace
- Côtes-des-Neiges, Université de Montreal and Côte Ste-Catherine for Côte-des-Neiges