Montreal/Quartier Latin-Le Village

Quartier Latin-Le Village is in Montreal. It contains the Quartier Latin, Le Village, and Sainte-Marie.


Le Village

The Gay Village's rainbow métro station, Beaudry

Le Village gai (Gay Village, often shortened to Le Village) is the largest gay village in North America, mostly along rue Sainte-Catherine est from rue Saint-Hubert (near metro Berri-UQAM) to avenue Papineau (near metro Papineau). The metro station in the middle of the area, Beaudry, is marked with rainbow pillars. Come to enjoy Montreal's pride celebration, Divers/Cité (last week of July, first week of August), which is the second largest in North America after Toronto's. Then the Montreal Pride Parade event follows in mid-August with more fabulous fun to be had by all attendees.

Canada's contributions to gay rights are widely known, but Quebec was the first province in Canada to pass a non-discrimination law for sexual orientation and to provide same-sex civil unions. Same-sex marriage is legal in Quebec and across Canada; neither residency nor citizenship are required for a marriage license, but there is a three-week waiting period after you receive the license. Canadian and Quebec immigration law allow residents to sponsor their same-sex partners or spouses.


Sainte-Marie is a working-class neighborhood to the east of Le Village. It is notably the home of the Maison Radio-Canada, the radio and television broadcasting headquarters for Radio-Canada, the French language arm of the CBC.

Get in

By metro

The Orange, Green, and Yellow lines all intersect at the Berri-UQAM station, on the south edge of the Quartier. Sherbrooke station, at the north end of the Quartier and the edge of the Plateau (literally--it's a steep walk!) is on the Orange line. Other Green line stations of note are Beaudry (in the middle of the Village), Papineau (at the east end of the Village near Sainte-Marie), and Frontenac (in the middle of Sainte-Marie).

By bus

Buses run east to west along Sherbrooke, Ontario, and Sainte-Catherine and north to south on Saint-Denis.





The Latin Quartier is packed two and three stories deep with budget and mid-ranged restaurants catering to students and tourists. The quality can be all over the place, but the portions usually generous. Beer is more common than wine and be sure to check if the mid and high-end place you're dining at is BYOB (Apportez Votre Vins).




Quartier Latin

Le Village


The Latin Quarter has the highest density of budget and mid-ranged accommodations in the city.



Go next

Routes through Quartier Latin-Le Village

Verdun Downtown  W  E  Hochelaga-Maisonneuve East End
Downtown Old Montreal  W  N  Plateau Laval
END  N  S  Parc Jean-Drapeau Longueuil

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