Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal is a beautiful borough of the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

It takes its title from its spot on a plateau on the eastern side of Mont-Royal, overlooking downtown Montreal to the south. The borough is bounded to the south by Sherbrooke Street, to the north and north-east by the Canadian Pacific Railway tracks, and to the west by Hutchison (north of Mount Royal Avenue), Park Avenue (between Mount Royal and Pine Avenue), and University Street (south of Pine Avenue). It is Canada’s most densely populated borough, with 101,054 people living in an 8.1 square kilometer (314 square mile) area.

With a sizeable population of artists, musicians, and creative institutions, the Plateau is known for being a major center for the arts. The National Theatre School of Canada, the Quebec Conservatory of Music in Montreal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and numerous theatres such as le Rideau vert, le Théâtre de Quat’Sous, La Licorne, and le Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui are all located in the Plateau. Parks such as Jeanne-Mance Park, La Fontaine Park, Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier Park, Saint-Louis Square, and Gérald-Godin Plaza may be found on the Plateau. The Plateau-Mont-Royal also has access to the Mont-Royal Park.

The suburb has been nicknamed “Le Petit Paris, because of the significant number of French expats who arrived in the early twenty-first century.

Plateau Mont-Royal features plenty of picturesque staircases, wonderfully furnished cafés, enthusiastic locals, and loads of personality, and is often recognized as one of the Montreal’s trendiest, nicest, and overall, most entertaining places.

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Reasons to Live in Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

  • Stunning Architecture

The architecture of the Plateau contributes to its everlasting appeal. More than half of the 56,800 homes in the borough were built before 1946. Stonework, spiral staircases, Victorian homes, and small houses all contribute to the real estate landscape’s diversity. The Historic structures in the area are well maintained and protected.

  • Diversity

The Plateau has the largest population density of any of Montreal’s boroughs, with around 100,000 residents.

With an average age of 34 and an overage average age range of 25-34, the population is young. Students, couples, roommates, and young families mix in the parks, terraces, and alleyways.

Residents of the Plateau are multilingual and multinational. Although French is the most often spoken language at home, more than two-thirds of the population can converse in both French and English. Spanish, Portuguese, and Yiddish are among the other languages spoken on the Plateau.

  • Perfect for Foodies

Don’t feel like cooking tonight?  Street vendors selling legendary smoked meat, crêpes, sushi, breakfast and brunch spots, Portuguese rotisseries, bring-your-own-wine restaurants, classic bistros, pizzerias, summer terraces, dive bars… the list does not end. The Plateau is, without a doubt, Montreal’s food destination.

  • It’s ideal for both students and parents

Families are spoiled for choice, as there are 19 elementary and secondary schools, specialized schools and college departments.

  • It encourages people to think like entrepreneurs

The Plateau has a thriving economy. The Plateau-Mont-Royal is the preferred location for small entrepreneurs, start-ups, and independent professionals (lawyers, auditors, doctors), and it is home to over 5,000 businesses, the majority of which are involved in multimedia, culture, and food.

Many of the residents are self-employed, and co-working spaces are a trend in the Plateau (and many other places).

  • Events & Festivals

There are numerous festivals and special events to attend on Plateau Mont-Royal, not just during the summer months, but all year.

Here are some recent statistics regarding the Le Plateau-Mont-Royal Real Estate Market (centris):

Single Family Home $1,187,500 (down 3% in the last 4 quarters)
Condo $525,000 (up 7% in the  last 4 quarters)
Plex (2 to 5 units) $1,030,000 (down 1% in the last 4 quarters)

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The Plateau is home to over 40 different schools and educational institutions as well as daycares, and retirement homes.

Mile End and Plateau-Mont-Royal are two of the Montreal Public Libraries Network’s libraries in the borough.

Quick Demographics

Age, income & marital status

The average age in The Plateau is 37 years who have an average household income of $66,753. Single parent families make up only 16% of the population while 52% of the population are couples without children. Couples with children at home make up 32%.


  • French 67%
  • English 23%
  • Others languages 10%