As many of you know, I’ve been writing as a City Correspondent for the website Untapped Cities. Since August 2012 I have wandered around Montreal, discovering new aspects of the city where I’ve been living for the past 8 years.
Here’s what I’ve been writing for the past few months, along with a link to check out the articles:
During World War II, an internment camp kept as many as 400 detainees imprisoned on Ile-Sainte-Hélène. Today, the building houses the Stewart Museum but few people have heard about the area’s past which has long been kept secret and undocumented.
Montreal’s famous nightlife gained it’s reputation many decades ago, when people from nearby states boarded trains every weekend to escape the Prohibition. In the 1930’s Montreal’s main thoroughfares were lined with opulently decorated vaudeville theaters, cabarets and movie halls. Many have since been destroyed to make way for other buildings, but here are 5 that are still standing.
In Downtown Montreal, the Belgo building’s unassuming facade tells little about what hides behind it’s front doors. Within one city block, 27 art galleries share five floors with dance studios and artist workshops. Open to everyone, it’s great place to spend an afternoon
Montreal’s got a great museum scene but people tend to stick to the same few classics. Here are 7 off-the-radar museums that deserve to be discovered.
Travel guidebooks often refer to Montreal as Little Paris. Whether that nickname is deserved remains debatable. However, it’s clear that Montreal is a great place to eat like a Parisian, without having to buy a plane ticket. Here are 13 places to eat like a Parisian without leaving the island.