Encompassing the south-western part of downtown Montreal, Griffintown is part of an ongoing movement to introduce a “Quartier de l’innovation” to lower Montreal. Griffintown retains a nostalgic charm thanks to the mix of historic century-old buildings and cutting-edge modern condominiums. Industrial warehouses have been converted to trendy lofts and condominiums, adding to the artistic vibe. Boasting a thriving art scene and trendy restaurants, “Le Griff” is a revitalized neighbourhood only minutes from downtown Montreal.