Explore! Explore! Explore!
Saint-Joseph Oratory, 3800 Queen Mary rd. To get there take the metro to Snowdon or Cote-des-neiges stops (both on the blue line), or hop on one of these buses – #51, #166, #165. There is also 5$ parking for those with cars.
Old Port of Montreal, The Old Port extends along the bottom edge of Montreal island. To get there take the #55 south till the end of the line and you will be in front of the Notre Dame Basilica. Or take the metro to either Place-d’Armes or Champs de Mars metro stops (orange line) and explore city hall, the science museum, the skating rink, and all the little shops and restaurants in between.
Or head up to Mont-Royal and take in the fabulous Montreal skyline or walk on the many trails to Beaver lake, up to the cross or through the cemetery. In the winter there is a skating rink, tubing and many trails for cross country skiing or adventurous snowboarding.
Walk south from the UQAM residence along Saint-Urban, turn left on de la Gauchetiere street and you’re in Chinatown. There are a lot of great shops to explore and restaurants to eat at or just to pick up some cheap very fresh produce.
You can also check out this site for some great walking tours: Montreal walking tours.
Movies! Check out Cinema Montreal for showtimes and cinemas. The two closest cinemas to the residence are Cinema Scotia Banque 977 Saint-Catherine (corner Peel street) and the Cineplex Forum 2313 Saint-Catherine at Atwater metro (green line). For less commercial films you can try Cinema du Parc 3575 Parc ave (corner Prince Arthur).