The proportion of rich to poor in Montreal is probably similar to rich to poor in Toronto. That ratio in Toronto is very exagerated because the condominium developments you see everywhere are standing everywhere. Vancouver is the heroin capital of North America, so it has its dark side, just like North Montreal or east St. Catherine. Montreal is small, but its high end living is quite apparent, so it definately is NOT a poor city. Also, this is not a poetry website, so alter your spacing please because it's very difficult to read your post.