Aerial view of Montreal
The population of Greater Montreal is comprised of three million people of whom 1 million reside in the city proper. Its diverse population is composed of more than 100 different cultures from around the world.
Montreal has a high rate of bilingualism, with French being the official language in the Province of Quebec.
Montreal is the site of many activities and festivals: Montreal Grand Prix; International Jazz Festival; Just for Laughs Comedy Festival; World Film Festival. Montrealers have the opportunity to enjoy recreational winter sports in several nearby mountain locations that offer excellent ski slopes and trails.
The city, with its European flair, offers fine dining and excellent international cuisine to the delight of tourists and residents. The Metro (subway system), with 65 stations on four separate lines, covers a distance of over 65km, and is one of the most quiet and rapid subway systems anywhere.
Montreal’s 100,000 Jewish residents have come from diverse backgrounds and have built a vibrant community. The Jewish community is rich in a variety of social, recreational and cultural organizations, as well as health and educational institutions. Montreal has one of the highest number per capita of children enrolled in the Jewish school system.
The Montreal Jewish community is noted to be one of the most dynamic and well-organized communities in North America. For further information:
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