14 Places In Montreal With Nicknames That Only True Montrealers Would Know About

If you're in this city, you just might recognize these spots.
14 Places In Montreal With Nicknames That Only True Montrealers Would Know About

Honestly, Montreal is a pretty straightforward city. Our boroughs are clearly named and organized; our businesses and points of interest are, too. Pretty much, what you see (an awesome city) is what you get (an awesome city).

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But there are a few nicknames that Montreal has developed over the years for some of our spots. Here are but a few of the many.


1. The Big O

Flashback bs Ollie at #thebigo #embassymtl 📷 @rose_athena

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A skating spot in Montreal’s East End.


2. The Main

Lil sunsizzle over the boule ✨

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Montreal’s St. Laurent Boulevard is nicknamed The Main, because it’s pretty much one of the biggest arteries in the whole city.


3. The Lookout

From last weekend ☀️🏙😍 #montreal #quebec #mountroyallookout #travelgram #canada

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The Lookout on Mount Royal, from which you can see the entire city, is actually called the Kondiaronk Belvedere.


4. The Julep

AKA, the Orange Julep, one of Montreal’s most famous eateries.


5. The Mountain

🙏🙏🙏

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Montreal’s Mount Royal, but mainly the upper parts.


6. Bellepro

I did a bad thing last night #hometownhero

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A shortened version of Montreal chain fast-food restaurant, Belle Province.


7. The Village

ma vie en rose

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Montreal’s Gay Village, situated in the Ville-Marie borough of the city.


8. HoMa

#shev #promenadehochelaga #aka #promenadeontario #mtl

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The Hocholaga-Maisonneuve borough of Montreal.


9. Second Chinatown

The area near Concordia University that kind of developed into a slightly more legit Montreal Chinatown.


10. 55th Avenue

#parcjacquesdelesseps #summer #sunset

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A fancy way to call Parc Jacques-de-Lesseps in Dorval, where you can watch the nearby planes taking off and landing.


11. Apartment

Montreal???

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An abbreviation for Montreal’s Apartment 200, a bar on Boulevard St. Laurent.


12. $2 Chow

#Montrealers know how to spend their toonies

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This spot is situated on Boulevard St. Laurent (AKA The Main), too. Their specialty is opening up super late and serving $2 peanut butter noodles. The real name of this spot just might remain a mystery.


14. The Dep

I just ate bfast in a depanneur

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A blanket term for every depanneur (AKA corner/convenience store) in the city.


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Miranda Cipolla

Miranda was born and raised in Montreal, and has spent all of her free time exploring the city she loves so much. Her interests include tequila, food, and overusing the word “bae”. You can follow her adventures on Instagram (@ciaomiranda12) and Facebook.
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