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Nice snapshots! You did well to capture the vibe of one of North America's most interesting cities.
 
Amazing shots of North America's ville extaordinaire! Thanks for sharing. I never get tired of MTL.
 
Flar: Good pics of Montreal!

Flar: This is a good group of Montreal pics you posted!
I have not set foot there since 1986 but things do stand out in my memory
concerning Montreal-like the European feel somewhat of the City.
I recognize Old Montreal as well as many Downtown locales pictured.
These pics I will mention are:
#1,5,31,57 and 68 are good Skyline pics mostly from Mount Royal I presume.
#3,50,52,56-Montreal has its own style in the way of staircases with its buildings-I cannot forget those stand-out spiral staircases!
#9-Happy STM workers aboard that bus...
#11-Neat sun angle in this pic-the floor of what building?
#17-Montreal had its X-rated spots...
#21-What is that food in the pic?
#27-Hotel Place D'Armes-quite a building - where exactly?
#46-Montreal's tallest building-what is it?
#65-Paris,France type Metro entrance-Square Victoria?
Since you live within a reasonable proximity to Montreal will you be a regular visitor? This was a good start for sure! Thanks-LI MIKE
 
What really sets those street shots apart is the lack of any crappy wooden utility poles and those thin, perforated metallic ones, both of which you find in Toronto. The relative consistency and lack up clutter really takes their streets up a notch.
 
Maybe we should form a loud and mobilized advocacy/special-interest group to agitate for the burying of hydro lines and the proper paving of streets and roads. Giver the bike lane lobby a run for their money!
 
Maybe we should form a loud and mobilized advocacy/special-interest group to agitate for the burying of hydro lines and the proper paving of streets and roads. Giver the bike lane lobby a run for their money!

Go for it. I'm sure cyclists would love better roads and more attractive streetscapes. They know that what they lobby for is logical and not that costly.
 
I find it startling to compare the transformation to Toronto's skyline with the lack of transformation to Montreal's since I first experienced both cities in the spring of 1970.
 
I find it startling to compare the transformation to Toronto's skyline with the lack of transformation to Montreal's since I first experienced both cities in the spring of 1970.

A well taken point. Of course a big difference is the condo boom in downtown Toronto, which has not been duplicated at all in Montreal, or most other Canadian cities for that matter. Montreal has long had a reputation as a city of renters, and there are relatively few condos.

Unfortunately a similar comment would apply to office employment, and hence office towers. From Montreal's founding until about 1970, it was the predominant business centre of Canada, with one large head office after another. It's startling how quickly that changed; it took about 15 years (if that) for Toronto to become the unquestioned centre of Canadian business.
 
A well taken point. Of course a big difference is the condo boom in downtown Toronto, which has not been duplicated at all in Montreal, or most other Canadian cities for that matter. Montreal has long had a reputation as a city of renters, and there are relatively few condos.

Unfortunately a similar comment would apply to office employment, and hence office towers. From Montreal's founding until about 1970, it was the predominant business centre of Canada, with one large head office after another. It's startling how quickly that changed; it took about 15 years (if that) for Toronto to become the unquestioned centre of Canadian business.

I think the process had been going on for a lot longer than that. It may have really stood out by the 70s, but Toronto had been making ground for decades.
 

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