The quality of architecture in Montreal is quite high and and includes many styles. From the buildings of Old Montreal, to new condos popping up all over, and everything in between, we are definitely spoiled with buildings in this city.
One of the areas I find most iconic to Montreal is the Plateau Mont Royal, with its winding exterior staircases, detailed roof ornamentations, and colourful palette. A beautiful spot from which to start a slow walk through this neighbourhood and its architectural beauty, is the St Louis Square. This small square between St Denis street and the pedestrian zone of Prince Arthur East, is set off by a nice fountain in its center. On one end, a small kiosk serves as a cafe during busier months. My secret wish is to live inside this structure.
The most impressive part of this square is the houses all around its perimeter. These houses exhibit some of the most beautiful facades of any building in Montreal. Any time I can, I make a point to bike, run or walk through the square just to witness the regal-like exteriors of these houses. From here, a discovery of more architecture in the Plateau can begin.