Crescent Street is a pretty touristy street so it’s not one that I would particularly recommend, especially in terms of restaurants and bars, which are quite overpriced.
However, I’ve changed my mind recently because a crazy high mural of Leonard Cohen was recently inaugurated there, and it’s pretty amazing. There are lots of murals in Montreal so it’s easy to end up getting used to them, but this one, while quite poor colour-wise, made me stop in my tracks right in the middle of the street.
The first time I noticed it, it was still in the middle of it being painted, so I didn’t think much of it. But I came back a couple weeks later and it blew my mind a little bit. The mural’s length covers the entirety of the side wall of a building that must be at least 20 storeys high, which is what makes it so spectacular.
Passing by it is a great way to mix art and history together, and because it’s in the centre of downtown, there’s no need to go very far!