Trick or treating in Montreal
September 26, 2010 6:54 PM   Subscribe

Where are the best places to go trick or treating in Montreal?

We're taking our son out to go trick or treating for the first time this year. I'm looking for a Montreal neighborhood that is known for its "shelling out".
posted by Premeditated Symmetry Breaking to Society & Culture (7 answers total)
I don't know, but I can tell you that in Verdun, at least, kids barely trick-or-treat, and few houses are even offering candy.
posted by OLechat at 6:57 PM on September 26, 2010

Go to one of the places where people decorate the houses well -- the atmosphere is more memorable than the candy received. This includes Hampstead and Westmount at the very least.
posted by jeather at 7:05 PM on September 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

I live in NDG and it's pretty good here, drive around the streets near Monkland the day before and find the streets that have the best decos.
posted by Vindaloo at 8:03 PM on September 26, 2010

When I was growing up in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, some of the other kids' parents would take them over to Beaconsfield, known for being a more affluent neighborhood and more generous at Halloween. I don't know if this is still true.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:19 PM on September 26, 2010

Seconding NDG, or TMR.
posted by furtive at 9:41 PM on September 26, 2010

Best answer: i'd say Westmount based on the decorations, but NDG will give you a more dense area (so the little ones can get more candy sans too much walking). Hampstead could do, as detached houses are always nice, but it might be hard to get home if you're not driving.

But isn't interacting with your own neighbours and establishing a sense of community part of what's lovely about Halloween? it's not really just about raking in candy -- you can buy plenty of that and i'm sure your kids can too, when it's all marked down, but getting to know your neighbours is good for the kids AND the adults who go with them.
posted by custard heart at 10:22 PM on September 26, 2010 [3 favorites]

Amen, custard heart! If this is the little guy's first Hallowe'en, seriously, he's probably going to be done with the whole experience in 30 minutes or less anyway. Stay close to home and enjoy Hallowe'en with the neighbours.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:37 AM on September 27, 2010 [1 favorite]

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