Fran, I'm afraid I can't help you much on this because I spent only four days there, I was attending a training and did not have much time to visit the city (even if I had had, I think I would stay in because it was cooooold ). The company I work for is in Sherbrook St; I also walked along St Catherine Street (the most famous, with beautiful churches and many stores - and Place des Arts! (nice place). The subway system ("metro" there) is very very old but much more efficient than the one we have in SP. It was really nice to see "normal" people (families, old people, children) talking in French. I had the opportunity to visit a neighbourhood that was not very close to downtown and people there simply did not speak English! (poor me). Almost all houses are made of wood. It was interesting that both in the hotel and in a friend's house there were no lamps on the ceiling like we have here - they use various lampshades instead. Eletronics are way cheaper there. I visited the Casino - - it is inside Gilles Villeneune circuit (autódromo). I bet some C$ 0.25 coins and won SIX DOLLARS
ahhhh!!!! agora deu saudade!!!!
I remember my teacher asked a "My trip" composition when I returned, I'll be looking for that during the weekend and in case it has any other 'relevant' information I'll post it here.