Yes Montreal generally does have older neighborhoods with a greater breadth of multi-family brick/stone dwellings which give the city a more urban feel and character- it's old apts with spiral iron staircases are well known. Toronto neighborhoods have more of a suburban feel with it's many detached homes- more akin to a midwestern American city.That's a case of apples and oranges. The Montreal street is much narrower and older - from the 1910's or possibly before. There's just very little room to plant trees. But still, here's what they managed to do one block north.
Here are some examples from 4 different Montreal neighbourhoods that are more comparable to your Toronto example in terms of distances between the facades on each side of the street :
7542 avenue de Gaspé (in Villeray)
4648 rue Marquette (in Plateau Mont-Royal)
361 rue Gordon (in Verdun)
4066 rue Harvard (in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce)
Montreal has hundreds of kilometers of streets that look like these.