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The World’s Coolest Street in 2022 is Located in Canada

Montreal skyline at sunset

When it comes to deciding where to travel, the options can sometimes feel endless. But if you’re looking to explore somewhere cool, travel magazine Time Out is here to help with its annual roundup of the coolest streets in the world, and for Canadians, the top choice is right here at home.

Time Out revealed its 33 selections for the coolest streets worldwide, and Montreal’s Rue Wellington took the number one spot on the list. The reasoning behind the hip street as being the coolest? “When a street is bookended by one of the best bars and one of the best new restaurants in the city, there’s no questioning its cool factor – especially when the city in question is one of the world’s gastronomic capitals,” the editors wrote.

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The editors asked over 20,000 people what they thought was the coolest street in their city, and Rue Wellington beat out spots in Glasgow, Taipei, Copenhagen and more.

Montreal is known for its charming old streets, so plan on hitting up some of the best food and drink places on Rue Wellington the next time you’re in the city for a visit. You might also want to check out the cutest date spots in the city while you’re there as well.

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A Toronto downtown skyline

A street in Toronto was also voted a cool place to visit

If you already live in Montreal and you’re looking to book a trip somewhere else, another Canadian street also landed on the list. At number 14, Toronto’s Ossington Avenue was also listed as a cool spot to visit. Even if you’re only planning on visiting the 6ix for a weekend, it’s a great place to check out some fun food spots and low-cost activities.

If you’re starting to think about your next vacation, visiting Montreal or Toronto could be a great way to spend some time travelling locally. Grab a cute carry-on and start planning!


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