Return downhill and you reach downtown Montreal, where the office buildings transition seamlessly into a network of underground shops. Subterranean Montreal is one of the biggest underground cities anywhere.
Typical urban Canada.
On the McGill University campus, you enter an oasis where everyone speaks English. It was student orientation, and the volunteers were telling jokes using the self-deprecating humor of the northern latitudes. Then I left, back to the cosmopolitan Francophone world.