Do you reside in the hippest area of Canada? It’s understandable why one Canadian location made the top five list of the world’s coolest neighborhoods. It’s Mile End in Montreal
The findings of Time Out’s Time Out Index Survey, an annual survey of urban dwellers around the world, have been made public. Three Canadian locations were included in the magazine’s ranking of 51 of the world’s trendiest neighborhoods, which was created using the findings.
Montreal’s Mile End neighborhood, which came in at number five on the list, was named the trendiest place to live in Canada, topping locations in Marseille, France; London, United Kingdom; and Los Angeles, United States.
A “walkable pocket” with some of “the city’s top restaurants, independent bookstores, flower shops, butchers, bakers, and candlestick makers,” Mile End is a part of Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal district.
World-famous bagels like Fairmount Bagel and St-Viateur Bagel can be found in the neighborhood, which has produced musicians like Arcade Fire and Grimes.
Colonia Americana in Guadalajara, Mexico, which was named the trendiest neighborhood in the world, was followed by Cais do Sodré in Lisbon, Wat Bo Village in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and Ridgewood in New York City on the list of the top five locations.
Two more Canadian communities were included in the list of 51 places to visit. Toronto’s Dundas West was ranked as the 12th best neighborhood in the city due to its “boutique art galleries, small bars, understated nightclubs,” and “cosy coffee shops.”
The top 25 were completed by Vancouver’s West End, which was praised for its pubs, restaurants, and shops as well as for its expansive Stanley Park and lovely Sunset Beach.
Which three Canadian cities are the best?
Three Canadian cities were recently listed as some of the greatest locations to visit in Condé Nast Traveler’s listing of the world’s best cities; interestingly, Toronto was left off the list.
The “bucket list-worthy” Fairmont Empress hotel is located in Victoria, British Columbia, which won the award for finest small city in Canada.
Due in part to its European flair, Quebec City was awarded Canada’s best big city. Montreal came in second and was complimented for its “dynamic eateries.”