The Golden Square Mile, located at the foot of Montréal’s infamous Mount-Royal, is home to some of the most striking architecture and, of course, to McGill University’s downtown campus.

Always guaranteed that something cool is going on (likely multiple cool things) at all times… You’ll find tons of cheap eats, many of which are open 24h or super late (perfect for munchies after a night of partying), as well as high-end restaurants to impress your parents with when they come visit you.

Apart from food, you’ll also find pretty much anything you need or want right round the corner from you. The Golden Square Mile’s reputation as the most happening place in town as our cultural hub is why it’s the perfect spot for our brand new student apartment residence, LeMILDORÉ.


We’ve compiled all the coolest (and most useful) spots in the ‘hood for your convenience…

Tim Horton’s

Time Hortons in Golden Square Mile

2035 Rue Stanley

It’s rare to find a Montréal student who can go more than a day without their Timmie’s double-double coffee and bagel. Roll up the rim & join the club!

Joe’s Panini

Joes Panini Golden Square Mile

1404 Rue Drummond

Probs our number one panini shop in MTL. Super cheap, lots of options, great staff, and it’s pretty much THE spot for the after-after-party (open 24h!)

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts in Golden Square Mile

1380 Rue Sherbrooke O

The perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon or a cold winter day, either with friends or on your own. They have a permanent exhibition that’s free, as well as seasonal exhibitions that you can buy tickets for online.

Club Sportif MAA

Club Sportif MAA Golden square mile

1050 Rue Sherbrooke O

This gym is on the higher end in terms of fees (do ask about their student rates, though!), but can you really put a price on staying active and feeling good? If you need a bit more than even the state-of-the-art McGill gym facilities offer, this is the place. Fancy gym is fancy.


McKibbin's Irish Pub Golden square mile

1426 Rue Bishop

If you’ve done frosh, you’ve probably been to this Irish pub already. Cheap drinks, awesome people, really fun vibes. Need we say more?

Super Sandwich

Super Sandwiches Golden square mile

1115 Rue Sherbrooke O

Tucked away in the heart of a condo building is this well-kept McGill secret. Super Sandwiches provide quick, cheap sustenance between classes or activities on campus.

SSMU Building

SSMU Building Golden square mile

3600 McTavish St

The Students’ Society of McGill University building, lovingly nicknamed Shatner, is home to the university’s club offices, Players’ theatre, hangout spots, the lounge and café.


Boustan Golden square mile

2020 Rue Crescent
Of course we had to include another late-night post-partying munchies spot on our list, since it’ll come in handy. Boustan has some of the best garlic potatoes in the city, take our word for it.

Le Warehouse

Le Warehouse Golden square mile

1446 Rue Crescent

Come here for dinner with a group of friends and split a bunch of yummy entrées without denting your wallet too much. It’s worth noting that their drinks menu is also off the charts…

Le Taj

Le Taj storefront

2077 Rue Stanley

Montréal’s reputation as a cultural mosaic is in part due to its wide array of incredible food options no matter where you are in the city. If you’re on the hunt for amazing Indian food, look no further!