Manoir de Casson
Manoir de Casson, Retirement Concepts’ only facility outside of British Columbia, is located in St Laurent, Quebec, a borough of Montreal. This first class Assisted Living facility is situated near many conveniences and possesses a comfortable, calm and healthy environment for clients and staff alike.
Life in St Laurent
St. Laurent and the City of Montreal
In 2002, St. Laurent was incorporated into the city of Montreal. Now the largest borough in the Greater Montreal Area, St Laurent is located just 10 minutes away from the downtown city centre.
St Laurent is home to two colleges, Vanier College and Cégep de Staint- Laurent. The influx of students gives the area a very collegiate atmosphere with a focus on athletics, arts and diversity. St Laurent is also home to some of Montreal’s best fast food: Coronet Pizza has been voted best Pizza and Decarie Hot Dog is said to have the best hot dogs around.
Montreal is Canada’s largest primarily French speaking city and the third largest primarily French speaking city in the world. However, English is widely spoken so basic French is enough for anyone to get by.
The Greater Montreal Area has a population of approximately 3.6 million with about 84,800 of those people residing in St Laurent.
Temperatures and Climate
The average summer temperature is 20.9° C (+72F), with an average winter temperature of -10.4°.
Activities and Lifestyle
Montreal is one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan cities and as such it has something to appeal to everyone. The downtown core alone boasts several historical and art museums, underground shopping malls and designer boutiques, hundreds of street side cafes serving food from all over the world and a very vibrant night life. Culture lovers will enjoy the many events and performances put on by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Opéra de Montreal, Les Grands Ballets, Cirque du Soleil as well as the myriad of concerts that can be found around the city. Montreal is also home to many festivals including: the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Just For Laughs comedy festival, the Montreal Fireworks Festival and the annual winter festival; la Fête des Neiges. Sports enthusiasts can watch the Montreal Canadiens play NHL hockey in the winter and watch the Montreal Alouettes play football in the CFL during the summer.