Montreal is truly one of my favourite cities in the Americas hands down. Lots of great restaurants, rent is still affordable here. The winter can be a bit rough, but frankly it's part of the charm. The mountain in the heart of the city really adds to the layers. A great place to be a bohemian and and a metropolis with one foot in Europe. I have been here for 3 years, and live in a mostly english speaking neighbourhood of NDG.