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    Question Recommendation for apartment near metro in English speaking area

    Can you recommend a good quiet safe apartment in Montreal for a single retired guy like myself that allows smoking in apartment? Also,places and things to do during non pooning hours-Pubs,bookstores,fitness clubs,libraries,restaurants and other places of interest?


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    http://www.lacite.ca/

    There is gym, food market, movie theater downstairs.
    Walking distance from St-Catherine and ST-Laurent streets.
    Subway is a 5min walk downhill.
    Lots of restorants nearby.
    Near the Mount-Royal.
    Furnished or not....Pool

    Check it out.
    If it makes you happy...it can't be that bad.

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    What's with this belief that Quebecers smoke “Gauloises” or “Gitanes” (most Quebec smokers I know smoke Player's, DuMaurier, or Export A), or put mayonnaise on everything for that matter? We're French Canadians, not bread-under-the-armpit French!

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    Thanks guys for your input-La Cite sounds good.But keep any suggestions coming for places and things to do for a fifty two old pooner who is not working anymore. Any good places for playing chess,sports clubs,bookstores or restaurants?

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    ElfGoneBad,

    Don't worry, I'm not mad at you. It's just that these assumptions (not yours, just in general) drive me insane. For instance, the Montreal-based Bruce Willis movie The Whole Nine Yards made some of these jokes; couldn't they bother to check if it was true? Anyway, I'm just venting...

    By the way, O'Keefe is pretty much the only beer I can't stand to drink! I may be French but I like my Heineken. Oh well, it could be worse, I could be forced to drink American beer!!!

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    ElfGoneBad,

    You know that old Eric Idle joke?

    What's the difference between American beer and making love in a canoe? There's no difference, they're both fucking close to water!

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    Thanks again for your input guys.

    How about an apartment recommendation that is like real close to the Metro or close to underground Montreal-or is that anything to write home about?
    Last edited by california guy; 11-08-2003 at 09:51 PM.

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    Apartments

    Westmount Square and 3500 de Maisonneuve West are connected to the Atwater Metro station...there are countless apartment complexes along de Maisonneuve and Sherbrooke, i.e. Le Cartier at Sherbooke/Peel, 1 block north of the Peel Station... that are within an easy 5 minute walk to stations on the Green Line/Line 1

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    I wouldn't recommend apartments near Guy and Sherbrooke area. I was living there recently and had to move. A lot of foreign students are living there now, so the buildings are really getting fealthy and noisy and very expensive if you consider the services offered. Unless, you are looking for an exotic neighberhood that reminds you Kaboul, Islamabad, new-delhi.. don't go there.

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    I'll second that and add the same for the McGill ghetto - I lived in it while doing my undergrad degree. Heh, funny post HornyBoy, you really describe it as it is

    Originally posted by HornyBoy007
    I wouldn't recommend apartments near Guy and Sherbrooke area. I was living there recently and had to move. A lot of foreign students are living there now, so the buildings are really getting fealthy and noisy and very expensive if you consider the services offered. Unless, you are looking for an exotic neighberhood that reminds you Kaboul, Islamabad, new-delhi.. don't go there.

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    I agree with that Elf. Once I invited my girlfriend for a latte at that Tim Horton's. when we stepped in, everybody was looking at us. All the customers there were arabs, or at least looked like Arabs. The area was nicer a fewer years ago. Now, it is over. I was living in the building , on the corner of Cote des neiges and Sherbrooke. Very nice from the outside. But as you get in you will notice that some dear tenants spat in the elevator. In the hallways, you might smell all sorts of funny stuff, ranging from cigarettes and food to dirty socks. Just disgusting.

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    HornyBoy007 -thanks for clarifying the Guy and Sherbrooke area!
    In San Jose here we're being overrun with Kaboul,Islamabad,new delhi & Mexico refugees-I either have to buy a camel or move!!!LOL

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    Mtl becoming Toronto?

    These last few posts kind of remind me of Toronto.....is Mtl slowly becoming what Toronto has become in the last 10 years or so?

    Hope not.....wouldn't want my beloved Mtl to lose it's charm.

    Oh well...blame the Liberals and their goddamn lousy immigration policy! Policy? What policy? What a joke!!

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    I agree with that too Elf. I also know arabs that are successful. Eventhough, their way of thinking remains different. They generally lack respect to others. The good ones are rather the exceptions not the rule.

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    Condo recommendation in English speaking area

    Now that we have resolved the beer issue(by the way,I agree most US beer is bad) and had our beers-how about enlightening me about the following:

    Thanks guys for your input-especially since spending some time on Perb-people here seem nicer to each other than in Victoria.

    Anyway,I really need to buy a condo rather than rent(need tax write-off).I would prefer to avoid Arabs and students since I am a quiet 52 year old retiree.

    I would appreciate your recommendations for condos that are quiet,near metro and are mostly English speaking areas.
    Last edited by california guy; 12-15-2003 at 04:51 PM.

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