The minute you step foot on the Plateau, you notice the difference. Could it be the non-stop line up of cultural happenings? The irrepressible excitement? No doubt about it. But there’s also the colourful houses on tiny shaded streets, its gorgeous green spaces, including Lafontaine Park, its array of one of a kind shops and gourmet boutiques and the diversity of its bistros, restaurants, bars and brasseries. Add to that its eco-conscious outlook and endless creativity that attracts artists, students and other forward-thinking urban dwellers, and you have all the hallmarks of an infinitely hip neighbourhood.