Discover the Neighbourhood
Golden Square Mile
The Golden Square Mile, located at the foot of Montréal’s infamous Mount-Royal, is home to some of the most striking architecture and, of course, to McGill University’s downtown campus.
Always guaranteed that something cool is going on (likely multiple cool things) at all times… You’ll find tons of cheap eats, many of which are open 24h or super late (perfect for munchies after a night of partying), as well as high-end restaurants to impress your parents with when they come visit you.
Apart from food, you’ll also find pretty much anything you need or want right round the corner from you. The Golden Square Mile’s reputation as the most happening place in town as our cultural hub is why it’s the perfect spot for our brand new student apartment residence, LeMILDORÉ.
EXPLORE THE NEIGHBOURHOOD
We’ve compiled all the coolest (and most useful) spots in the ‘hood for your convenience…
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
The perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon or a cold winter day, either with friends or on your own. They have a permanent exhibition that’s free, as well as seasonal exhibitions that you can buy tickets for online.
It’s rare to find a Montréal student who can go more than a day without their Timmie’s double-double coffee and bagel. Roll up the rim & join the club!
Probs our number one panini shop in MTL. Super cheap, lots of options, great staff, and it’s pretty much THE spot for the after-after-party (open 24h!)
Club Sportif MAA
This gym is on the higher end in terms of fees (do ask about their student rates, though!), but can you really put a price on staying active and feeling good? If you need a bit more than even the state-of-the-art McGill gym facilities offer, this is the place.
If you’ve done frosh, you’ve probably been to this Irish pub already. Cheap drinks, awesome people, really fun vibes. Need we say more?
Tucked away in the heart of a condo building is this well-kept McGill secret. Super Sandwiches provide quick, cheap sustenance between classes or activities on campus.
The Students’ Society of McGill University building, lovingly nicknamed Shatner, is home to the university’s club offices, Players’ theatre, hangout spots, the lounge and café.
2020 Rue Crescent
Of course we had to include another late-night post-partying munchies spot on our list, since it’ll come in handy. Boustan has some of the best garlic potatoes in the city, take our word for it.
Come here for dinner with a group of friends and split a bunch of yummy entrées without denting your wallet too much. It’s worth noting that their drinks menu is also off the charts…
Montréal’s reputation as a cultural mosaic is in part due to its wide array of incredible food options no matter where you are in the city. If you’re on the hunt for amazing Indian food, look no further!
This matcha bar is just steps away from the building – their drinks are to die for and their interior is 100% Instagram-worthy. That’s what we call a win-win!
If you’re new to MTL and have yet to experience a Mandy’s salad and/or chocolate chip cookie, you haven’t really lived yet. They even sell their amazing in-house dressings so you can attempt to replicate the ✨Mandy’s experience✨ right at home.
Looking to get your nails done? Well you definitely should, you deserve it. Treat yourself to a fresh set at this chic nail salon (it’s right on the other side of the block from LeMILDORÉ, how could you not).
Sammi & Soupe Dumpling
This iconic Montreal dumpling staple has two locations – how lucky are you to be a short walk away from one of them?! Delish dumplings at a super reasonable price. A bit further from campus than the other spots, but definitely worth it.
Time Out Market Montreal
Located inside the Eaton Centre, this fun and trendy food hall has tons of incredible food and drink options for you and your friends. They also host pop ups with local vendors every once in a while. Definitely gonna wanna check this one out!
Cafe Olimpico (Downtown)
Of course we had to include one of the city’s all-time favourite coffee shops. With three locations across the city and an impeccably cozy and warm atmosphere in each, this authentic Italian cafe is sure to impress you (make sure you try the Remix, you won’t regret it).
Check out more hotspots on our Golden Square Mile map!
Buildings in this Neighbourhood
- 1 study area
- 2 bathrooms
- Bike parking
- Buzzer entry
- Common lounge
- Kitchen appliances
- Lobby Common Lounge