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10 Times Montréal Has Made Big Headlines

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Sometimes it’s important to be humble. This is not one of those times. Montréal is a great city — we’ve been proudly shouting that from the roof tops for years. But we also love it when other folks also spread the good word about our fair city.

Here is a quick roundup of some of the newsworthy headlines about Canada’s capital of creativity!

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Montréal is the new food capital of North America

“Asked to name the best restaurant city in America—meaning the United States—I offered the only reasonable answer: Montreal, a city with the culture, the cooks, the restaurants, the provisions, and the hospitality.” 

Student life

The 10 best cities in the world to be a student – in pictures

“Montréal is sometimes said to be two cities in one, due to the 19 miles of underground tunnels beneath it. They house all kinds of student fare, such as cinemas, bars and shopping malls.”

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Montréal, one of 10 great cities to see street art

“Mural Fest, the largest street art event in North America, attracts more than one million visitors to the French-Canadian city every June.  The celebration includes street closures, tours, block parties and the live creation of art.” 

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Greater Montréal takes top spot again as most cost-competitive city in North America

“The 2016 edition of KPMG’s Competitive Alternatives confirms that Montréal has the lowest operating costs among North America’s 20 largest cities, holding on to the top spot in the rankings.” 

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The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada circuit ranks 1st

“I find it very hard to fault Montréal. The circuit, a mad dash or long straights and hairpins, not to mention the famous ‘wall of champions’ always seems to produce great racing. Unlike almost everywhere else, it’s full even for Friday practice, and the whole city embraces Formula One.” 

Parc Jean Drapeau

Montréal, one of the best cities in the world to live in

“Toronto and Montréal are the world’s two best places in the world to live, the Economist says, citing a range of measures including safety, livability and cost.”

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Montréal: one of the 50 cities to visit in a lifetime

“The Guide du Routard ranked Montréal as one of the top cities in North America, next to New York, San Francisco, Miami, Mexico City and more. It is the only Canadian city on the list.”

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The 15 coolest neighborhoods in the world in 2016 (#1: Montréal’s Mile End)

“A bilingual district with a good mix of Francophones and English speakers, its artsy edge and vibrant music scene – which gave birth to the likes of Arcade Fire – draws a young, creative crowd which fill its many cafes, bars, art studios and galleries.”

Montréal’s Europea restaurant ranks second in the world: TripAdvisor

“A masterpiece. Four hours of food, wine, creative food presentation, great atmosphere and a dining experience we will always remember.”

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Stage is set for Montréal to grow as a technology startup hub

“Montréal provides an ideal setting for the early care and feeding of tech startups. The city boasts a lively cultural milieu, a party-hearty mindset, cheap rents and a bargain-priced talent pool.”


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