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Old September 21st, 2008, 05:50 PM   #81
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I wasn't born here and I don't speak perfect french but I love this City and the people here so much , I don't know why ?????
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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:28 PM   #82
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Nice shots
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 01:58 PM   #83
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@habfanman, @brisavoine if anyone knows where I could find reliable maps and statistics about linguistic situation in Montreal, I need them!
Mishevy, Statistics Canada is a great resource. They have heaps of info on all Canadian cities.

http://www12.statcan.ca/english/cens...B1=All&Custom=
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Old September 22nd, 2008, 08:50 PM   #84
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To me Montreal and Berlin have a lot in common. I really enjoyed the series of concerts that took place in l'Ile Sainte-Hélène. Everyone was a liberal there. What a wonderful feeling
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 06:39 PM   #85
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Mishevy, Statistics Canada is a great resource. They have heaps of info on all Canadian cities.

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Old September 25th, 2008, 05:40 AM   #86
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there's a lot of bunch of pics, great Pics From Montreal, its a Shame Summer is Gone.

anyway, Its a Great City to lIve.

Au Revoir!
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Old September 25th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #87
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canadian guys............... mmmmmmmm
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Old September 26th, 2008, 05:23 AM   #88
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One of the most iconic events in Montréal is the weekly Tam Tams. It occurs every weekend at Parc Jeanne-Mance at the foot of Mont-Royal (from April until first snowfall!). No one is sure exactly when it started yet most agree that it was 'sometime in the 70's'. It is not organised, corporate-sponsored nor policed.. people simply 'show up'. TONS of pot smoking, dancing and instrument-playing of all kinds: it truly exemplifies the free and easy soul of the city and it occurs right downtown. This is a city that likes to live! You can take a million photos and it will never truly convey the spirit but here are a few:






































































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Old October 5th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #89
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St-Henri is one of Montréal's oldest and poorest neighbourhoods. It thrived in the 19th and early 20th century due to it's proximity to the Lachine Canal, but the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959 made the canal redundant and it closed to commercial traffic in 1970. St-Henri languished throughout the 70's and 80's. In the early 90's, the canal was turned into an historic site and reopened to recreational boaters replete with parkland and bike lanes connected to the city's bike network. The quartiers of Lachine, Lasalle, Verdun and St-Henri are now linked and are considered some of the 'cooler' places to live; particularly by young families, artists and musicians fleeing the 24/7 dynamic and higher costs of the Plateau. Old factories bordering the canal are being transformed into condominiums and lofts, and new-build developments must respect the both the scale and style of the existing buildings as well as provide a percentage of affordable housing. No green-glass, yuppie monstrosities here!
I've only made a few, brief forays into the area and have never ventured far from Métro Place St-Henri or Métro Lionel-Groulx, but from what I've seen it is a charming and quaint, in-transition area of the city worth further exploration.





























































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Old October 5th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #90
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A charming quarter!! And I sooo would want to be there in the time of foliage!!!!
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Old October 5th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #91
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Interesting pics
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Old October 6th, 2008, 03:40 AM   #92
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I'm falling in love with this city
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Old October 7th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #93
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I spent a few years in Montreal after university and don't regret a second of it. Montreal is exhilarating and seductive. I don't live there any more, but I will always love you.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 10:48 AM   #94
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I want to visit Montreal soooooo bad!!!
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Old October 8th, 2008, 09:17 AM   #95
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I spent a few years in Montreal after university and don't regret a second of it. Montreal is exhilarating and seductive. I don't live there any more, but I will always love you.
As a person living in MTL I could feel the love you have for our City through your statement ...very pleasant and romantic , you made me feel I have to say MTL misses you alot too
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Old October 8th, 2008, 10:01 AM   #96
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One of my favourite festivals is Juste Pour Rire/Just For Laughs. It's the biggest comedy festival in the world with hundreds of shows in French and English running for the entire month of July. Many of you may have seen their 'Gags' shows which are all filmed in Montréal. The best though, are the eclectic and bizarre parades, street performances, music and lighting displays which occur during the last 2 weeks of the festival. Rue St-Denis and all of the intersecting streets in the Quartier Latin are closed to traffic for 12 days and we are treated to fun on an immense scale. I tend to spend a lot of time there as much of my university (UQÀM) is located in the midst of it all.
I apologise for the quality of some of the photos but I've been using a series of borrowed cameras. It's learn on the fly sometimes!





















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Old October 8th, 2008, 10:25 AM   #97
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As a person living in MTL I could feel the love you have for our City through your statement ...very pleasant and romantic , you made me feel I have to say MTL misses you alot too
Thank you. I do hold a very special place inside for Montreal and the people that are fortunate to call it home. I've been all over the world, and know as strongly as I did that first time, that Montreal is a gem. I get giddy with excitement and anticipation when that VIA train crosses over onto the island of Montreal.... forehead pressed against the window.


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Old October 8th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #98
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i just LOVE photos taken in this city... can't wait to get there and see it all for real.

one day i'll have a Montreal bf
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Old October 8th, 2008, 01:16 PM   #99
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Loads of beautiful everything there. I wouldn't mind one myself.
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Wow, it looks like a brilliant festival!
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