Every neighbourhood in Montréal offers a range of family-friendly activities year-round. And the city is safe enough that kids can take the bus or subway alone to get to school, sports activities or parks. Ever heard of trottibus? These organized groups of kids aged 6 to 12 meet up to walk to their local schools together!
Not only does Montréal boast an unbeatable quality of life, it’s also one of the safest cities in the world with the lowest crime index among the 20 largest cities in Canada and the U.S. Montréal's public services are secure and well organized. Just one example? The city’s bus will drop people off between stops at night to get them closer to their destination.
Montréal is a true pioneer when it comes to openness. The French-speaking city is known for its inclusivity, and people are free to live and be themselves without fear. Montréal’s proud LGBTQI community is active and invested not only in the Gay Village but in every neighbourhood in the city.
The rights of women and minorities are among the most protected in the world, and the city is home to several organizations dedicated to strengthening women’s position in the community. Gender equality is a value that Montrealers hold dear, and the city is one of the most advanced in North America when it comes to pay equity.
On the streets of Montréal, you can hear residents speaking more than 140 different languages. Immigrants from countries including Haiti, France, Algeria, Morocco, Italy, China, Lebanon, the Philippines, Vietnam, Portugal, Mexico, Colombia and Romania now call Montréal home and have become a key part of the community’s identity. Every year, the city celebrates its diversity with festivals like the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, Taste of the Caribbean and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Looking for an affordable house or apartment in a dynamic North American city? Whether you live alone or with your family, Montréal is home to quality housing at prices you can actually afford, steps from the best of city life.
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