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Tuesday November 17th, 2015

Snowdon: Peacefully Diverse

Snowdon is one of many beautiful suburbs in Montreal that border the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough. The calm and peaceful atmosphere is one of the reasons that it attracts families and youth from diverse backgrounds who want to move away from the downtown core’s density. Despite that, it is home to several attractions since it borders commercial roads such as Queen Mary, Décarie and Victoria where one can find grocers, pharmacies, and clothing boutiques to suit different people’s interests.

It is also only a fifteen minute ride from the Plateau and has become a central hub for gamers everywhere. Gamer’s Vault is a store that specializes in everything from board games to video games to role-playing and attracts clients from all demographics. The location is also convenient for students who attend Concordia University’s Loyola campus and those who go to l’Université de Montreal. The metro is conveniently located between the blue and orange lines so that people can commute around the city with ease.

It also has a rich history from the 1940s and 1970s where significant delis such as Manny’s and Miss Snowdon, along with the Reitmans store before it became a national department store. There is also an assortment of bars and restaurants to choose from for those who love to be out and about in their neighbourhood. There are several Japanese restaurants to choose from such as Resto Mou-Shi or Hyang Jin. Besides that, there are Greek restaurants such as Parthenon and Indian places such as Didar.

Snowdon’s diverse accommodations and attractions make it one of the most livable neighbourhoods in Montreal.

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