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For several decades, the Mile End community in Montreal has enjoyed a reputation for creativity and culture. Situated on the plateau right next to Mount Royal, from which the city gets its name, it’s in-between the francophone and anglophone districts, and has long been a melting pot of ethnicities. The Hasidic Jews, Poles and Irish Catholics that originally settled in the quarter today mix with artists, actors, designers and musicians. It’s from Mile End that the band Arcade Fire blasted off on their meteoric rise seven or eight years ago.