Five Things I Learned About Montrealers in the First 24 Hours

As an enclave for French speakers and European culture in the Western hemisphere, it’s too easy to assume that the people of Montreal — in all their shapes, styles, subcultures, and colors — are just like their counterparts in Paris, Lyon, and other famous francophone cities. What you find out very quickly is while there are certainly similarities between the French and Montrealers, these are a people who have their own complex identity. These are just a few of the things I managed to learn about those who call the City of Saints home.

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