my partner and i have been coming to montreal at least twice a year for short visits for the last 8 years. but thanks to an apartment swap, we will be there for almost 2 weeks! we are very excited, and look forward to a more leisurely pace this time around. we're fairly familiar with the montreal high-end restaurant scene, and will of course spend much time at Jean Talon market for our groceries. what we do need help with is those little tacked away neighbourhood treasures - it could be a romantic patio that's the draw, or where you get the perfect canoli, anything really that you think we should not miss to get a real feel for the area. we will be walking all over town, but will be located on 4th avenue at masson, so suggestions for that area would be most appreciated. i promise i will write back a full report upon my return.