When you need groceries on a statutory holiday, go to the Asian stores.
Avoid buying a car and associated costs. Here are a few ridesharing apps- car2go- if you don’t want to return the car to its original starting point, communato– less than $ 2 an hour. Better yet, hire a bike.
Get cheaper flights to the U.S- Plattsburgh is 70 minutes from Montreal. There are only limited destinations, but it’s close and cheap. Burlington airport is just under 2 hours from Montreal by bus.
Pay the parking meter in Montreal with a smartphone- They even sent you reminders- P$ Mobile
Montreal is divided by Rue St. Laurent. Geographically, East of St. Laurent is “east” and west of St Laurent is “west.” Everything West is very likely to be English; everything East is more likely to be French.
Don’t take a cab from the airport, get a bus pass. It’s cheaper.
“Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec” has a video games collection for free. Yes, it is a library.
311- the magic number to call to find out just about everything you need to know about services in Montreal.