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).\nREAD ALSO: 12 Montreal Date Ideas That Aren’t Just Dinner And A Movie\nBut 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.\n1. The Big O\nvia @undefined\nvia @undefined\nA skating spot in Montreal's East End.\n2. The Main\nvia @sullivanryan\nMontreal's St. Laurent Boulevard is nicknamed The Main, because it's pretty much one of the biggest arteries in the whole city.\n3. The Lookout\nvia @deslineada_\nThe Lookout on Mount Royal, from which you can see the entire city, is actually called the Kondiaronk Belvedere.\n4. The Julep\nvia @mgsayah\nAKA, the Orange Julep, one of Montreal's most famous eateries.\n5. The Mountain\nvia @undefined\nMontreal's Mount Royal, but mainly the upper parts.\n6. Bellepro\nvia @pax_lionheart\nA shortened version of Montreal chain fast-food restaurant, Belle Province.\n7. The Village\nvia @hjcowing\nMontreal's Gay Village, situated in the Ville-Marie borough of the city.\n8. HoMa\nvia @montrealistan\nThe Hocholaga-Maisonneuve borough of Montreal.\n9. Second Chinatown\nvia @anthoni.foodlab\nThe area near Concordia University that kind of developed into a slightly more legit Montreal Chinatown.\n10. 55th Avenue\nvia @jay_sea450\nA fancy way to call Parc Jacques-de-Lesseps in Dorval, where you can watch the nearby planes taking off and landing.\n11. Apartment\nvia @gillexplores\nAn abbreviation for Montreal's Apartment 200, a bar on Boulevard St. Laurent.\n12. $2 Chow\nvia @therealkimster\nThis 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.\n14. The Dep\nvia @cloeejustcuz\nA blanket term for every depanneur (AKA corner/convenience store) in the city.\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.