While Plateau is the best place to stay in Montreal, Le Petit Laurier is the ultimate part of it. Why is it so cool? Because of the parc Laurier, always animated, because of the many cafes around avenue Laurier, and the decoration shop.
My place is a large and super comfy condo located on the north-east corner of the parc Laurier. A block away from the grocery and stores, 10-15 minutes away from Laurier metro station but there is a bus down the building that goes to the station.