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10 Reasons to Move to Montreal
Looking for a beautiful place to live in? Look no further, come to Montreal – one of Canada’s most beautiful cities!
This city, with its beautiful vistas, prides itself on a widely diverse population from a large variety of cultures and an enviably high standard of living.
It’s no wonder why Montreal has become one of the most popular destination for immigration over the last few years. The city has welcomed approximately 70% of immigrants to Quebec.
Not many mayors will suggest to keep the bars in their city open until 6 AM, but former Montreal mayor Denis Corderre suggested exactly that, and like him, his city likes to keep the party going! (Though only until 3 AM, we have a big day tomorrow).
The city has a vibrant music scene and French charm which make it known for its nightlife, with a large variety of clubs, bars and nightclubs to suit all flavors.
When it comes to food culture, Montreal is at the top of its game. It has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada, second highest in North America – after New York.
A seemingly infinite variety of tastes and pallets, and restaurants ranging from the folksiest to the fanciest is a true source of pride for this culinary beacon. If all this weren’t enough to stir your taste buds, there’s Poutine.
True, you can find Poutine anywhere in Canada. Every town has places that serve this famous Canadian dish.
But did you know that this divine dish of fries, cheese and gravy is native to Montreal? So if you’re going to eat Poutine – get it from the experts.
This guy knows his stuff…
Love it, but it's spelled poutine. https://t.co/EfhF21v5M0
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) July 8, 2017
3. The Cool Police
OK, no one wants a run-in with the police. But Montreal police officers are super awesome. They’re so awesome that they have their own TV show called 19-2.
The show is based on real life experiences of police officers in the 19th quarter of Montreal, and displays the urban space in a realistic way.
According to show stars, the officers not only don’t mind it, but they send compliments and love to the show.
4. The Mountain
How many cities can you name that have a mountain in the middle of the city? Well, now you can name at least one. The city of Montreal was built around a mountain which lends its name to the surrounding park.
Park Mont Royal is a stunning gem in the middle of the city and a vibrant area with activity running year round.
Most of the locals are creative, so it’s no surprise there are plenty of buskers playing their music and entertaining crowds all over the park, and artists present their creations for an admiring public.
Visitors can attend a show or a festival in one of the parks show venues or watch a movie in one of the cinemas around the park, and lucky visitors may stumble onto a pop up concert venue in on of the park’s alleyway.
During the warmer months, the park is a great place for picnics with its lush green spaces, beautiful ponds and scattered BBQs. Several restaurants and bars are scattered around the park for a great meal if you didn’t bring your own.
Mont Royal Park on a summer day
Montreal is considered one of the safest cities in the world. The city has earned 2nd place in the Economist survey of 50 major cities in the world in the categories of digital security, health security, infrastructure, personal safety, livability, cost of living, business environment rankings, democracy index and global food security.
Can you imagine the peace of mind of living in such a safe community?
6. The Skyline
It seems Montreal has endless gems of natural beauty and of culture, but the city’s beauty doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Who can ignore this man-made vista of the skyline by night, as the city is lit up?
How about a walk to the river at night?
7. The LGBTQ Scene
Montreal is home to many clubs and bars who host and cater to the LGBTQ community. But so does every other major city. What makes Montreal special is the largest gay village in North America, spanning across the area of an entire neighborhood.
As venues which aim to serve the LGBTQ community moved to this neighborhood from other parts of the city, the area has gradually undergone gentrification and has become the top tourist attraction called “La Village”.
When the Prime Minister knows how to party…
Montreal Pride 2017
8. William Shatner
OK, we all know Celine Dion comes from Montreal, but did you know that the man who boldly went where no man has gone before also comes from Montreal? That’s right, Captain Kirk himself!
Not enough? Justin Trudeau also lived in Montreal. Yes, the city has such strong appeal that Trudeau’s parents chose to raise their 13 year old son – Justin – right here!
9. Street Art
A lover of culture would love it here, in a city blessed with so many creative street artists. The city loves its street artists so much, that it recently began hosting a street art festival every summer, receiving visitors from around the world coming in to show love to the art around the city’s urban spaces.
A quick internet search will discover hundreds of fabulous works of art which currently or formerly adorned the street-side walls of Montreal buildings. With so much dynamically-changing art, no one can get bored living in this city.
Get off the tracks!!!
street art in Montreal
10. Comedy Scene
This city loves to laugh, and so, every summer it hosts an international comedy festival called “Just For Laughs”, which is one of the most famous comedy festivals around the world.
So now that you know how amazing this city is, you probably wish you could live there.
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