Longue Pointe (translating roughly to "Far Point") is a small, rectangular neighbourhood in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve-Mercier borough that runs along the East edge of Montreal's metro zone. It used to be a working class neighbourhood, but the area is slowly become gentrified. The neighbourhood is bordered north to south by Rue Sherbrooke and Avenue Souligny. East to West it runs between Rue du Triathalon and Rue Dickson.
Living in Longue Pointe feels a little different than elsewhere in the city. By its location alone, one feels as if they are somewhere near the edge of the world - which in a way they are, as the metro zone ends nearby. Though, despite the distance you never feel detached since you can still spot Montreal landmarks such as the Olympic Stadium and the peak of Mount Royal in the distance.
Longue Pointe is quiet and laid back for the most part, but a little busier and hectic along Sherbrooke which acts as the main artery for traffic and business. There's little to no nightlife in the district, but at least it’s quiet for the most part.
Longue Pointe isn't as varied as other neighbourhood. You can spot students and young folks around the main stretch and near the metro, but there are also plenty more long-time resident who have lived in the area for years.
Due to its small size, there isn't too much inside the neighbourhood. Place Versailles mall is nearby and you can find some corner stores, and a few smaller amenities, but there's no major grocery store of big attractions to draw in the crowds.
The area is a far from downtown, but thankfully you can get there by metro. There are a handful of bus lines, and some choose their bike to get around. As for driving, you'll need to take Sherbrooke to get to any of the highways.
Longue Pointe is an old neighbourhood. It has a certain quaint charm, but there are few big attractions in the area to draw people in or to talk about. It hasn't picked up yet like a lot of other areas nearby.
Longue Pointe certainly isn't one of the more expensive areas in the city. You can get by on a budget for the most part. Most of the restaurants are easy on the wallet, and the boutiques are more than affordable.
An Asian-fusion style Vietnamese restaurant that lets you bring your own wine. Service is fast and friendly. Its interior seats plenty of people, including space for large groups. Try the crunchy noodles or one of the stir-frys.more info
Most of Montreal's bike shops only offer second hand wheels, but this is one of the few places where you can find some premium bicycles. Montreal is a great city for getting around on two wheels, so why not invest in a good ride?more info
Excellent Quebec comfort food that specializes in Montreal-style subs. Their subs are nice and filling, and aren't pretending to be anything but. You can also drop by for breakfast on the weekends, provided that you can find a seat.more info
A bistro-style eatery along the edge of the neighbourhood, le Cupidon d'Or is known for its breakfast menu and its BYOB policy. The decor is typical Canadian-diner, but the desserts are killer and it’s a great place to bring friends.more info
Fast food Thai like you've never had it before. This restaurant couples the familiar feel of Western grab and go meals with the spicy delights of Thailand. The menu is small for an Asian restaurant, but the selections are great.more info