Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bonjour Montreal!

Being back in Montreal this week, it occurred to me that it had been over two years since I had been there last- way too long a time to be away. As I headed up rue de la Montagne with my colleagues for dinner at da vinci at the end of a long but productive day, I blurted out to my girlfriend that one day I would live there. I don't actually know if this is true, but it was how I was feeling at that moment- connected to everything I love about Montreal (by the way, the pictured Boston cod at di vinci was fabulous). I don’t know if it’s the people, the French culture, the sexy language or the city itself, but there’s a certain charm in Montreal that I always enjoy when I am there. I had missed it. Of course there is the fabulous shopping (which I didn’t get a chance to partake of on this trip - another good reason to go back!) and the nightlife - a city where there is always a party somewhere. Canada is so lucky to have this gem and we in Toronto are so fortunate to have such a diverse and wonderful city within reach. So for now, au revoir Montreal - but I will be back soon!


Anonymous said...

Hi, I really love the sound of Montreal. Your post makes me love it more. Can you point me to any further info on the city please, either on your blog or another? I'm a train travel blogger in the UK and I hope to see your beautiful country with VIA Rail one day. Thanks, Jools :-)

Wendy said...

Hi Jools, thanks for your comments! Seeing Canada by train is an excellent idea, and Montreal would be a great place to get off and look around. I would have to say that the ambiance there - the language, food and culture is just so unique and different from the rest of Canada, although each province has it's own look and feel and I'm sure you will enjoy experiencing it all. I would like to direct you to a recent blog post I read for more information on Canada:
and for Montreal specifically:
Good luck!

Tara said...

I had that exact feeling when I visited Montreal. I loved it! I think the appeal of the city is a combination of all of the things that you mentioned. Thanks for your comment on my blog! It always means more when someone that lives in a place I write about enjoys the story :)

WendyPGreene said...

You're welcome, and please come back any time!