A one-time village (as the name implies), today this area is the highest-density neighborhood in Québec when measured in terms of residents per square kilometer. Located just west of Downtown Montreal (Rue Guy is the neighborhood's eastern border), this area is known for inexpensive restaurants, inexpensive shopping and inexpensive housing. Several buildings belonging to Concordia University are sprinkled around the neighborhood (most of the university's buildings are east of Rue Guy, however) and students make up a significant proportion of the neighborhood's residents.
The character of the area changes around Boulevard René-Lévesque, in the southern portion of Shaughnessy Village.
1. Places to Visit
Shaughnessy Village is light on architectural landmarks per se. One notable exception is the Canadian Center for Architecture at the southern edge of the neighborhood. Weather permitting, be sure to visit the CCA garden (just across Boulevard René-Lévesque).
» Our list of selected Shaughnessy Village Places to Visit (1)
2. Places to Stay
» Our list of selected Shaughnessy Village Hotels (1)