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MONTREAL

UNESCO CITY OF DESIGN

This gallery shows vibrant and cosmopolitan Montréal , my home for few years back in Canada while I was working for the International Council of Design. Montréal is one of the few cities in the world designated as the UNESCO City of Design, along with Berlin and Buenos Aires. The city is a must visit while in Canada, in fact no other Canadian city represents canadienne couleur and its history more than Montréal. In 1976 the city hosted the Summer Olympic Games.

 

As the locals say, it’s Europe and America rolled into one: achingly hip, proudly diverse, bilingual, filled with historic cobblestone streets and neo-gothic cathedrals, and all set in a rousing frontier landscape. Home of world-famous Cirque du Soleil, Celine Dion, Leonard Cohen, and many French-Canadian artists.