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Photo courtesy of Montreal Trust Underground City by Stephan Poulin. Courtesy of Tourisme Montreal.
RÉSO (or La Ville Souterraine)
Type: Shopping Districts
Montreal's winters are long and cold and summers short and hot, so it makes sense that a whole complex of indoor shopping has evolved. The Underground City is 19 miles of tunnels connecting over 60... Read More
Montreal's winters are long and cold and summers short and hot, so it makes sense that a whole complex of indoor shopping has evolved. The Underground City is 19 miles of tunnels connecting over 60 commercial complexes and residences. Close to half a million people use the Underground city daily to access hotels, shopping malls, banks, corporate headquarters, museums, university buildings, seven metro stations, two commuter train stations, and the Bell Centre hockey arena. There are 120 above ground entrances and once below you can access Place Bonaventure, Windsor Station, Les Cours mount-Royal, Place Montreal Trust, the Eaton Centre, Place de la Cathedrale, Complexe Les Ailes de la Mode, the Stock Exchange Tower and the World Trade Center. In 2004 the Underground City was rebranded and given the name RESO/ La Ville Souterraine. Leave your winter coat back at the hotel, head underground and shop 'til you drop.
- Shopping Malls and Centers: "The name RÉSO is a homophone of the French word réseau or network of tunnels."
- Best for Shopping Malls and Centers Because: This underground shopping center is particularly lively during the cold winter months when shoppers seek shelter.