color on the Carré St.-Louis
The Carré Saint-Louis (also known as St. Louis Square) is one of Montréal's most literary streetscapes. Famed Québecois poets Émile Nelligan and Gaston Miron called this home. Brightly painted Victorian/Second Empire greystone rowhouses line the square--one of the best leafy spaces in the city. (It's been called "the closest thing to a European neighborhood square you'll find this side of the Atlantic" by the Project for Public Spaces.)
A few blocks away is the fabled 'Schwartz's Deli;' grab a 'smoked-meat' to go, then come here to chow down by the fountain, surrounded by trees and 19th-century façades...
(nearest subway: Sherbrooke station on the Orange Line)