Montréal’s Southwest, live close to the Lachine Canal

Montréal’s southwestern territory is made up of three boroughs: LaSalle, Sud-Ouest and Verdun, which run along the river and surround the Lachine Canal. The area is also home to the popular Griffintown and Little Burgundy neighbourhoods, known for their trendy restaurants, antique shops and art galleries.
The ideal place to raise a family  Montréal’s Southwest is known for its friendly and inclusive community, so it’s no wonder so many young families and immigrants choose to settle here. Around 60 percent of residents are made up of families. 

One in three households are home to people from abroad. It goes without saying, diversity is a key part of the community’s culture! 
Sample the best local produce at Atwater Market 
Not only does the Southwest have all the amenities you could ever need, it’s also home to Atwater Market—a Montréal institution. Locals flock to this popular public market to find fresh seasonal produce all year round (even if it’s -20 degrees Celsius outside or after an epic snowstorm!). 

Bonus: some of the kiosks are located indoors, in one of Montréal’s prettiest public buildings, so you can grab your groceries under shelter if you need a break from the winter weather. 
Explore by foot, bike or kayak 
If you’re a fan of nature, you’ll love the Southwest! Located on the banks of the Lachine Canal, the area is surrounded by scenic green spaces. You can walk, bike and even take a kayak ride on the canal if you’re feeling adventurous! 

Spanning more than 97 hectares, Angrignon Park offers a ton of family-friendly activities year-round—the perfect place to stretch your legs and watch the seasons change.
Looking to buy or rent in the area?  Even though the house prices are lower than the Greater Montréal average, the majority of residents here rent. The cost of living is very affordable in the area, with the average monthly rent for an apartment costing around $800 CAD per month. 

Choosing to settle in Montréal is one of the best moves you could ever make. The only problem is trying to pick a neighbourhood when you’ve got so many possibilities!
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