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On the west side of Mont-Royal lie the English districts Cotes Des Niege and Notre Dame de Grace (NDG). Natives predominantly speak English here. Cotes des Niege, the more ethnically diverse of the two, is mostly working class. It houses the St. Joseph Oratory, known for its impressive round dome. This majestic church with its surrounding gardens sits high on the hill and gives a great view of North Montreal. Architectural buffs will enjoy a visit to the Universite de Montreal campus for its beautiful buildings. In NDG, take a stroll down on Monkland Avenue for its cafes, restaurants and terraces. Ye Old Orchard, a local bar and restaurant, offers live music nightly. Further west you find Typhoon where residents go to hang out, have a drink and blow off steam on weekends.