Our visit to Montreal in September was just perfect. The people are very friendly and all speak both English and French. The weather was cool but comfortable and the city is very clean. We stayed at the Holiday Inn at the edge of Chinatown which is within easy walking distance of the Old Town district and has a good view of Notre Dame. It tends to be very quiet in the mornings in the Old Town because all you the see are the city workers cleaning the streets in preparation of the day. Most people tend to stay out late in the many wonderful bistros there in Old Town. And why not? The food and drinks are great.