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10 Times Montréal Has Made Big Headlines

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Sometimes it’s important to be humble. This, however, is not one of those times. Montréal is a great city, and 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 hometown.

Here is a quick roundup of the great recent headlines about Canada’s capital of creativity!

cityscape from griffintown

Montréal named best place to visit in 2017

“Colliding celebrations — the 150th anniversary of its nation and the 375th birthday of the city — will make Montréal party central for much of 2017. And what a shindig it will be!”


bus tour, double decker

Montréal among the 14 best family summer vacations

“The summer is a great time to visit since there are so many festivals including the legendary Montreal Jazz Fest, Osheaga Music Festival, and Montreal Cirque festival. If music is your thing, the Montréal AVUDO—set on the water—pays poetic tribute to the St. Lawrence River with over one hundred free performances taking place in the Old Port.”



food truck, olympic stadium

At 375, Montreal’s cosmopolitan charm still seduces travelers

“Everywhere I turned in the capital, I delighted in its flair and esprit — and its distinctive haute (though reasonably priced) cuisine.”


plateau montreal

Plateau Mont-Royal in the Top 10 sexiest neighborhoods on earth

“In a town already filled with a staggering number of beautiful Québécois, the Plateau elevates MTL’s “holy crap these people are gorgeous” game to new heights.”


city, skyline, night, lights

Greater Montréal among the 7 smartest cities in the world

“A Smart City plan introduced in 2011 is the most recent contributor to this transition. It focuses on further build-out of the city’s wired and wireless broadband infrastructure, as well as deploying technology to make city services and systems more efficient and creating a collaborative ecosystem involving business, institutions and citizens.”



Montreal’s Osheaga Ranked #1 Best Major Festival in Canada

Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival was ranked #1 “Major Festival of the Year” at the Live Music Industry Awards.


Maggie Oakes

Montréal ranks 1st rising star foodie destination

“If Europe were modern, hip, and North American, it would be Montreal. With European flavor infusing both cobblestones and restaurants, Montreal’s open-minded public encourages chefs to be inventive.”


notre dame

Notre-Dame Basilica and Saint Joseph’s Oratory in the Top 10 monuments in Canada

“Montreal’s oldest Catholic church, built in 1656, is known for its intricately designed interior, which includes stained glass chronicling the history of the city.”


aerospace, airplane, airport

Montreal and Quebec Benefiting from Aerospace Events

“In 2011, the Palais des congrés assembled a committee comprised of key players in the Montreal aerospace industry. Its mandate was to help the city maintain its status as a leading host of aerospace events and to provide the support required to organize international aerospace events.”



UNESCO City of Design

“In 1991, Montreal became the first North American city to create the position of a design commissioner, dedicated exclusively to the development and promotion of design and to raise awareness among private and public sector stakeholders of the benefits of good design.”



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