By Arabella Bowen, John H. Watson, Rough Guides
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30pm, Monday to Friday. Shops are generally open Monday to Friday 10am–6pm (with many staying open as late as 9pm on Thursday and Friday), Saturday 11am–5pm and Sunday noon–5pm. Smaller specialty shops may be closed Sunday and/or Monday. Montrealers tend to dine a bit later than the rest of North America, so restaurants are typically open until around 11pm; quite a few open for dinner at 6pm, especially on weekends. Many diner-type places, however, close earlier in the evening (or much later, if they cater to the nightlife crowd).
You shouldn’t have any problems in terms of personal safety if you stick to the main parts of town, though it’s obviously advisable to be cautious late at night. During the day, the usual rules apply: don’t flash money around or leave bags unattended or visible in your car. The main exceptions are the drug-dealing areas around Parc Émilie-Gamelin and to the east of the bus station and the red-light district along rue Ste-Catherine, near boulevard St-Laurent (although this is relatively tame by American standards and much of the activity is being pushed away eastwards).
The Canadian currency is the dollar ($), made up of 100 cents (¢) to the dollar. Coins are issued in 1¢ (penny), 5¢ (nickel), 10¢ (dime), 25¢ (quarter), $1 and $2 denominations; the $1 coin is known as a “loonie”, after the bird on one face, the $2 coin is mostly called the “twoonie”. Paper currency comes in $5, $10, $50, $100, $500 and $1000 denominations. Although US dollars are widely accepted, the exchange rate is rarely favourable – it’s mostly on a one-forone basis, even though the US dollar is worth more than its Canadian counterpart – and you’re better off exchanging it at a bank or similar, rather than going shopping with it.