Yohan and Jacques have a wonderful home. The location is a 15 minute walk max from the metro, banks, markets, clubs, bars, Montréal's most famous/overhyped poutinerie, and many other happening places. Parc du Mont Royal is but a brief 5 minute walk away from the apartment.
The pictures here may not do their home justice. The room is far more spacious than it seems, with two full sized beds and space for four people to comfortably spread out their belongings. Also not pictured is a bar that our hosts built (which was a pleasant surprise), and a small terrace on which you can share drinks and chat with your friendly host.
I was in correspondence with Jacques throughout our trip, and he always responded in a timely and polite fashion. Even though his guests were four wild college students who came home 2:30AM each night at the earliest, his hospitality never wavered. I highly recommend that those who are open to meeting new people, sharing a living space, and walking up a flight of steep stairs consider staying here, if even for a weekend. Thank you for opening up your home to us!