Montreal is the metropolis of the province of Quebec; it is the cultural and economic capital of Quebec. Situated on an island in the St. Laurent River, the city has a lot of different faces, thanks to its cultural influence and to a cosmopolite population. Montreal is Canada's second largest city and has 1,620,693 inhabitants.
The city of Montreal is composed of 19 large boroughs which are further subdivided into smaller neighbourhoods. The boroughs are Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Anjou, Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Lachine, LaSalle, Le Plateau-Mont-Royal, Le Sud-Ouest, L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Nord, Outremont, Pierrefonds-Roxboro, Rivière-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles, Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie, Saint-Laurent, Saint Leonard, Verdun, Ville-Marie and Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension.
Montreal has a lot to offer: the city has a many events and festivals, even during the cold winters. Whether you want to go to music festivals or enjoy nice restaurants, you will find everything you need in this bilingual city.
Montreal's economy is the second largest of all cities in Canada and the largest in Quebec. The head of the city government in Montreal is the mayor, Gérald Tremblay, who is a member of Union Montréal.
With access to six universities and twelve junior colleges in an 8 km/5.0 mi radius, Montreal has the highest concentration of post-secondary students of all major cities in North America. Whether you prefer French or English education, newcomers with children will find many options available.