2. Montreal streets are named after saints
Saint-Laurent, Saint Denis, Saint Paul -- you can find a saint on oh-so-many street signs in Montreal, and while you'd assume that they're named as such to commemorate religious icons, that isn't quite the case. When the city of Montreal was being built way back in the day, the lead architect thought it would be best to name streets after his friends and fellow leaders, tacking on a “saint” to make it seem a bit more official. Though some streets are definitely commemorating an actual saint, many are not.