Sure, Montreal is home. But what do others think of our city?
A recently published travel article by UK’s The Telegraph explored Montreal, and asks “is Montreal the perfect city?”
By reading the piece, the article would certainly be a “yes.” Author Hannah Meltzer takes readers on a historical journey of the city, which marks its 375th anniversary this year, before indulging in the culinary goodness and Quebec culture.
From poutine at Patati Patata, to Mile End’s St-Viateur Bagel, Meltzer’s foodie tour takes her to some of the city’s delicious hot spots. Comparing the bagels to New York, and Dispatch Coffee to Brooklyn, Meltzer calls the Mile-Ex neighbourhood the area where “everyone knows everyone.”
But that’s of course, part of our charm. The small town friendliness in a big city. One that is filled with culture, and arts, another thing the article touched on.
Meltzer talks about Arcade Fire and Cirque du Soleil, because, yes, Montreal is a “hotbed for creativity.”
Anyone who has been here would agree. Whether visiting Au Sommet Place Ville Marie’s observation deck, or Old Montreal’s Cité Mémoire, this city truly has it all.
So to answer the question, “is Montreal the perfect city?” the answer seems to be a clear yes. Yes it is.