One of the biggest reasons why I love Montreal so much is because there's such a diverse and huge group of people who live here. We've got people creating things, doing things, living their best lives - it's honestly such an awesome population.\nREAD ALSO: This Girl Does Yoga Inside Montreal Metro Stations And It’s Freaking Amazing (16 Photos)\nIn general, though, Montrealers are constantly doing some pretty amazing things. And in 2016, there were a whole bunch of Montrealers who stood out from the bunch.\nTiffany Youssef\nA photo posted by Tiffany You (@tbyteayou) on Dec 12, 2016 at 3:38pm PST\nAfter starting off her company in her parents' basement, Tiffany Youssef's Tea You has shot to popularity. The Montreal-based clothing brand has recently become a favourite of Kylie Jenner and Joyce Bonneli, one of the Kardashian's makeup artists.\nFacebook | Instagram\nSterling Downey\nA photo posted by Sterling Downey (@seazlington) on Dec 23, 2016 at 2:39pm PST\nHonestly, is there anything Sterling Downey can't do? He's a City Councillor in Verdun, co-founder of the Fresh Paint Gallery and founder of the Under Pressure Festival, and is the Homelessness and Animal Management critic for Projet Montreal. To say that Sterling Downey spent 2016 doing amazing things would be an understatement. It's more like he's been spending his life doing amazing things, to be honest.\nFacebook | Instagram\nChrissy Sgourakis\nA photo posted by CHRISSY S (@chrissysgourakis) on Jul 14, 2016 at 9:27am PDT\nChrissy Sgourakis owns Haute Balloon, the first luxury balloon shop in Montreal; and let me tell you, she is killing it. In 2016, her work has been pretty much everywhere. Chances are, if you've ever been to an event and have been seriously amazed by an array of gorgeous, larger-than-life, specialty balloons, then you know exactly where it came from.\nInstagram\nAlanna Devine\nSPCA spokesperson and lawyer Alana Devine has been a huge opponent of Montreal's Pitbull Ban, and has spent most of the year in the media, voicing her concerns against the bans.\nFacebook | Instagram\nMarie-Joelle Parent\nA photo posted by Marie-Joelle Parent (@mariejoelleparent) on Nov 19, 2016 at 10:37am PST\nThis Quebecoise journalist is based in New York City; this year, she launched her second book, 300 Reasons To Love San Francisco, featuring pictures and moments that'll make you fall in love with the city.\nFacebook | Instagram\nAmlyne Philips\nA photo posted by Interior Designer (@amlynephillips) on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:22pm PST\nThis Montreal-based interior designer and founder of La Chambre Design Co. has some serious skills, which seriously shined throughout the year. Some of her more notable projects this year? Montreal's Kampai Garden (!), A5 Hospitality, and Billie Le Kid, to name a few.\nFacebook | Instagram\nSetiz Taheri, Koku Awuye, & Gildas Awuye\nA photo posted by Atelier New Regime (@ateliernewregime) on Dec 26, 2016 at 8:23pm PST\nThese three entrepreneurs are the brains behind Montreal's Atelier New Regime. This year, the super popular fashion brand launched their first flagship store in Montreal, helping to cement Montreal's status as one of the most stylish spots in North America.\nFacebook | Instagram\nEliane Ecuyer & Laura Poulin\nA photo posted by SALTY BIKINI ? (@saltybikini) on Dec 11, 2016 at 5:49pm PST\nThe owners of Montreal-based swimwear line Salty Bikini, these two friends combined their respective skills in business and design to create a business they truly loved. Taking inspiration from the sand, sun, and water, this beachy swimwear line has only opened up earlier this year, but is already gaining a whole lot of popularity.\nFacebook | Instagram\nLance Stroll\nA photo posted by Lance Stroll (@lance_stroll) on Nov 12, 2016 at 9:12am PST\nThe son of business mogul Laurence Stroll, Lance Stroll's talent lies in racing. By his Instagram account, it's clear that he spent the year practicing and honing his racing skills - and all this practice paid off, as he is set to be the world's youngest F1 driver.\nFacebook | Instagram\nKimberly Lallouz\nA photo posted by Kimberly Lallouz (@kimberlylallouz) on Jul 25, 2016 at 8:22am PDT\nTo say that Kimberly Lallouz has done a lot this year would be a huge understatement. After being a chef for Miss Pret A Manger and Resto Bar Monsieur, Kimberly opened up Montreal's Le Bird Bar in November. Not only that, but she also hosted "Les Garden-Partys de Kimberly" on Zeste this year, too!\nFacebook | Instagram\nWhatisadam\nA photo posted by WIA (@whatisadam) on Apr 6, 2016 at 10:44am PDT\nYou've probably noticed a whole lot of this Montrealer's work a whole lot throughout the city - and that's because this Montreal-based street artist is both hard working and extremely talented. In early 2016, his work was featured in a bunch of events and on a whole lot of super cool merchandise.\nFacebook | Instagram\nVer Sepasi\nA photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀V E R S E P A S I (@versepasi) on Nov 30, 2016 at 7:55am PST\nHonestly, I'll always admire people who pursue their dreams - and Montrealer Ver Sepasi is doing just that. Combining her love of travel and photography into a career, this Montrealer has spent the year travelling, taking pictures, and making a living off of her two passions. Goals AF.\nFacebook | Instagram\nFrederick Durand\nA photo posted by SNAILS (@snailmusic) on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:26pm PST\nHelping to put Montreal music on the map, Frederick Durand (AKA Snails) has spent the later half of 2016 touring in the U.S. and gathering a massive following. This DJ and producer might have slayed in 2016, but 2017 looks even brighter for this Montreal-based artist.\nFacebook | Instagram\nAntonio Park\nA photo posted by Antonio Park (@chefantoniopark) on Sep 30, 2016 at 2:06pm PDT\nIf you're in Montreal, you know exactly who Antonio Park is. This celebrity chef is involved in tons of awesome projects. Notably, he owns Park and Lavanderia restaurants, among many others; in 2016, he opened up Kampai Garden, and although Park suffered damage from a Westmount fire late in the year, it quickly recovered and returned better than ever.\nInstagram\nOlivier Primeau\nA photo posted by Olivier Primeau (@oli_beachclub) on Oct 12, 2016 at 1:10pm PDT\nThe owner of Beachclub and one seriously awesome Snapchat (and Instagram!) account, Olivier Primeau has spent pretty much all of 2016 doing amazing things. I feel like he's Montreal's version Scott Disick, except a whole lot more awesome.\nFacebook | Instagram\nAll The Montreal Rio Athletes\nA photo posted by Meaghan Benfeito ?? (@megbenfeito) on Dec 16, 2016 at 6:30pm PST\nEvery single Montreal athlete who ended up at the Summer Olympics in Rio this year pretty much slayed. Our athletes competed in things like rugby, tennis, diving, and swimming, and they all did great.\nNirra Fields, Lizanne Murphy, Emilie Fournel, Kirsti Lay, Jennifer Abel, Meaghan Benfeito, Roseline Filion, Philippe Gagné, Vincent Riendeau, Pamela Ware, Joseph Polossifakis, Maximilien Van Haaster, Rose-Kayen Woo, Arthur Margelidon, Sergio Pessoa, Bianca Farella, Stephanie Horner, Kylie Masse, Jacqueline Simoneau, Eugenie Bouchard, Micha Powell, and Dorothy Yeats... you guys did awesome!\nAdd mtlblog on Snapchat.