According to a survey by Time Out Group, three Canadian neighborhoods were ranked by 20,000 city dwellers and experts as the “most interesting” in the world.
The worldwide media company, with a focus on the hospitality industry, released its latest annual Time Out Index on Tuesday, ranking the best streets and neighborhoods based on perception of happiness. fun, food, culture and community.
Out of a list of 51 places around the world, a neighborhood in Montreal made the top 5.
Mile End is part of the Plateau-Mont-Royal district. According to Time Out Group, it includes a skate park, which is the site of “digital block parties,” befitting the projection art.
“It’s a walkable nook, home to rival bagel shops, a tearoom that turns into a champagne parlor after dark,” says Time Out Group.
At number 12 on the list is Toronto’s West Dundas neighborhood, a bustling community with art galleries, art bars and coffee shops. Between the iconic Trinity Bellwoods and Queen West, the article describes the neighborhood as the perfect place to find Portuguese bakeries.
“This “city of neighborhoods” in Canada is a haven for cultural consumers,” Time Out Group said.
In 25th place is Vancouver’s West End neighborhood, a downtown community south of Coal Harbor, full of shopping, nightlife and character.
According to Time Out Group, the “busy” neighborhood used to be a quiet place for the elite. Davie Village is home to the city’s LGBTQ2S+ community, with unique bars and poetry clubs.
“For restaurants and retail, you can’t beat Denman and Robson Street,” Time Out Group said. “But the real color here is provided by mother nature in the form of 405-acre Stanley Park and aptly named Sunset Beach.”
Topping the list of 51 coolest neighborhoods is Colonia Americana of Guadalajara, Mexico, dubbed the cultural capital of the country, Time Out Group said. The edgy mix of art and neoclassical mansions alongside the city’s warehouses containing the city’s music venues makes the neighborhood appealing to all visitors.