As 2019 comes to an end, MTL Blog thought it would be fun to look through photos of Montreal throughout the year to see which events had the largest impact on our city.\nTake a walk down memory lane as we go through the biggest 2019 events that made their way to everyone's Instagram feed!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nAs the year comes to an end, it's a perfect time to reflect on all of the moments that went on throughout the past 12 months. For all of us living in Montreal, or for the ones who visited throughout the year, we got to see photos of so many of the city's unique events appear on social media. It's hard to pinpoint moments that moved us as we live in a city that is constantly on the go. However, I do know after looking through photos of Montreal in 2019, our city had some incredible highs, as well as some lows. But, it was undeniably a photogenic year.\nSome cool new spots opened, a lot of celebrities came to hang out and the city removed the iconic rainbow balls in the Village. In between all of these moments, life happened.\nAs a city, we cried, we laughed, we marched, we danced and we lived. We are the tapestry that makes Montreal what it is, and together, we will continue to make it a city that we can be proud of.\nBut, before we say goodbye to 2019, I thought it would be fun to take a little stroll through the past year to see what exactly went down in our city - through the eyes of social media.\nBecause let’s face it, if we didn’t post it, did it really happen?\nIt's easy to say that 2019 was a good year for cuilnary everything in Montreal. Food halls became all the rage. And, luckily for us, downtown was blessed with not one, but two awesome food courts: LE CENTRAL and Time Out Market.\nView this post on Instagram Babe, where are the tacos? A post shared by Alex Gelineau (@alex.gelineau) on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:58pm PST\nView this post on Instagram Ca vaut le detour A post shared by Alexandra Page (@alexpage2208) on Dec 17, 2019 at 9:59am PST\nWe also put good use to the Olympic Stadium as food trucks from around the city got together for Food Truck Fridays!\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Félix-Antoine St-Jean (@felx_ant1) on Jun 7, 2019 at 5:56pm PDT\nAnd, in true MTL fashion, an epic restaurant opened right in time for the new year, The Farsides. It has true 90s Brooklyn feels, so as the days move forward, you'll always have somewhere to reminisce.\nView this post on Instagram It was all a dream. @thefarsides is now officially open for business. Join us. We worked so hard for so long on this. It’s completely different from anything out there. Come see for yourself. A post shared by Jason Tull (@jasontothetull) on Dec 13, 2019 at 9:49am PST\nWe even got a new Michael Kors Flagship store in the heart of downtown, just in time for Christmas!\nKatina Goulakos\nThere were some moments, when our feed was floaded with things that made our stomachs turn, like this lovely couple.\nToday in sports. 😳#MTLvsDAL | #GoStars pic.twitter.com/WY8z6G02HV— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) November 3, 2019\nWhile other times, our hearts broke a little, like when the iconic rainbow balls were removed from the Village.\nView this post on Instagram montréal, je t’💜💙🙋🏼♀️💙💜, etc. A post shared by katie (@kshap17) on Aug 30, 2018 at 6:58am PDT\nThe epic summer of 2019 came and went, but the pictures and memories will last forever.\nGrand Prix, Jazz Festival and Just For Laughs are some of the events that stand out most in my memory.\nView this post on Instagram Don't miss this weekend's @grandprixmontreal race that takes place on Parc Jean-Drapeau's famous Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Buy your tickets now from the link in bio. #grandprixmontreal #grandprix #formulaone #formula1 #canada #f1 #race #montreal #montrealgrandprix #grandprixcanada #canadiangrandprix #gpcanada #formulaone #canada #2019 #f1 #tickets #formula1 A post shared by GrandPrixMontreal (@grandprixmontreal) on Jun 5, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Place des festivals 📷 @ironcowboy66 #placedesfestivals #FIJM #jazzmtl #mtlmoments A post shared by Festival de Jazz de Montréal (@festivaljazzmtl) on Jul 6, 2019 at 12:50pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram #justforlaughs #festival and #Montreal. Deserving of hashtags because all these things are wonderful. @justforlaughs A post shared by Aaron Wolf (@theaaronwolf) on Jul 25, 2019 at 12:57pm PDT\nClearly, Montrealers are fine with crowds.\nAnd, undoubtedly, 2019 managed to bring the child out in all of us as we were graced with HideSeek.\nView this post on Instagram RAD RIDE ~ BALADE BRANCHÉE 🤟 Montez dans le chariot et profitez d'un doux voyage dans le temps ! A post shared by HideSeek (@gohideseek) on Oct 23, 2019 at 9:13am PDT\nThe year also brought upon new experiences, like the "Imagine Van Gogh" exhibition that made it's way to Montreal from France.\nView this post on Instagram #imaginevangogh ✨ A post shared by ✨ (@pamelap.deliard) on Dec 17, 2019 at 8:21am PST\nMontreal stood behind Great Thunberg as she led the historic Climate Change march, which was the biggest march in Quebec history.\nView this post on Instagram School strike. Week 58 Montréal. #ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture #schoolstrike4climate A post shared by Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg) on Sep 27, 2019 at 9:41am PDT\nAnd a Montreal politician won the federal election, again.\nView this post on Instagram Forward. Avançons. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Oct 22, 2019 at 6:24am PDT\n2019 was also the year that lime scooters took over our city.\n«On va s’assurer que les gens lse stationnent bien dans les espaces dédiés..." - un porte-parole de Lime ! #montréal #lime #polmtl pic.twitter.com/4q3ScRTPVv— André Lavallée (@AndreLavallee) August 20, 2019\nAnd the year that Celine Dion cancelled two of her shows due to said sickness, which left Montrealers sending her tons and tons of supportive messages.\nCéline présente ses excuses à ses fans montréalais. \n\nLa chanteuse est forcée de reporter 2 autres spectacles à cause d’un virus à la gorge. Les spectacles de la tournée mondiale Courage prévus pour les 4 et 5 octobre au Centre Bell de Montréal sont reportés au 18 et 19 février 2020. - Team Céline \n\n« Pour moi, c’est beaucoup plus difficile de canceller un spectacle que d’en faire un. Je suis désolée de vous décevoir. Ça avait si bien commencé à Québec... J’avais vraiment, vraiment hâte de vous voir à Montréal, chez nous. Quand je chante pour vous, c’est sûr que je tiens à donner tout ce que j’ai, tout le temps. Désolée encore, Montréal, et merci de croire en moi. » - Céline xx…Posted by Céline Dion on Thursday, October 3, 2019\nBut, she came back and reminded us all why she is still the Québécois queen!\nView this post on Instagram Montreal loves Celine! 🎥 ctto . . . #celinedion #lescinq #lescinqceline #lescinqcelinedion #lescinqcelinedionfaclube #cometobrazilcelinedion #courage #courageworldtour #couragetour #couragetournee #tourneemondialecourage #couragetourneemondiale A post shared by Les Cinq Céline (@lescinqceline) on Nov 19, 2019 at 3:19am PST\nCeline was not the only celebrity to be spotted in our city.\nKevin Hart spent some time posing in front of orange construction signs.\nView this post on Instagram Grown Little 40yr old man.... #ComedicRockStarShit A post shared by Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) on Jul 26, 2019 at 4:14pm PDT\nIdris Elba spent a few days in the city and in this short time ended the bagel wars.\nView this post on Instagram @idriselba came by for some hot ones today. A post shared by St-Viateur Bagel (@stviateurbagel) on Oct 27, 2019 at 1:20pm PDT\nAnd Noah Schnapp confirmed just how good The Orange Julep really is.\nMtlblog\nAshley Tisdale fell in love with our coffee and we fell in love with her.\nView this post on Instagram Bundled up in Montreal where the coffee is good and the cold is even better A post shared by Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) on Nov 22, 2019 at 7:25am PST\nLiam Hemsworth brought some heat to the Mount Royal lookout.\nView this post on Instagram Fresh and crispy fall in Montréal A post shared by Liam Hemsworth (@liamhemsworth) on Oct 28, 2019 at 3:12am PDT\nJustin Baldoni and his family moved here for a few months while he was filming a new movie.\nView this post on Instagram Directing a film takes 100% of my brain and my focus, and it takes like 99% of my presence too. Earlier in our marriage, @emilybaldoni and I made a commitment to try to never be apart for more than 10 days. But for this to happen on #cloudsmovie, that means that Emily packed up our life in LA, moved and adapted to a new city with our kids. She continually makes countless sacrifices just so we can be together as a family, even if it’s only for five minutes a day. Those five minutes are everything to me. She’s my rock, my support, my best friend and my champion, and it’s because of those few minutes a day with her and our kids that I am able to make this film. We know that this is unusual and wouldn’t work for everyone, but for us it’s been a huge blessing. Emily, thank you for knowing that the key to our happiness is in our attention to when and how we water our love. Thank you for choosing to water our love, especially when it isn’t easy (which is a lot of the time) and requires so much of you. You give and give and give and I don’t know how you do it. I am so damn thankful for you. #DearEmily #marriage A post shared by Justin Baldoni (@justinbaldoni) on Nov 3, 2019 at 6:27am PST\nMeanwhile, Michelle Pfeiffer posed in front of Leonard Cohen and claimed how much she loves him.\nView this post on Instagram Woke up this morning to Leonard Cohen letting the light in and 1 million followers! Thank you everyone! ❤️ A post shared by Michelle Pfeiffer (@michellepfeifferofficial) on Nov 16, 2019 at 7:45am PST\nAnd who can forget when Oprah surprised students at a Montreal school and gave them all an inspiring speech.\nView this post on Instagram Thank you Montreal. 3 cheers to you all and loved walking in your beautiful Mount Royal Park! Now off to Calgary tonight! If you’re coming to the show, I want to know: Where are you on your path and what is the dream you hold for yourself? Link in bio for tickets. #PathMadeClear 🇨🇦 A post shared by Oprah (@oprah) on Jun 19, 2019 at 7:47am PDT\nAnd then she hiked Mount Royal like a true Montrealer.\nIgloo Fest warmed us up during in the cold of winter, as it will continue to do for years and years to come.\nView this post on Instagram Soirée 100% techno ce soir. Manque pas ça. 💥💣 - We’re going 100% techno tonight. Don’t miss out. 💥💣 📷 @waktr #IGLOOFEST A post shared by Igloofest (@igloofest_mtl) on Jan 26, 2019 at 2:58pm PST\nOsheaga broughout in people from all over the world to Parc Jean-Drapeau.\nView this post on Instagram 💡 A post shared by Lorena 🔮 (@lorenaa.17) on Oct 7, 2019 at 7:27pm PDT\nAnd Metro Metro was a huge success!\nView this post on Instagram Best view in town 🙌🏼🧡💜 A post shared by Festival Metro Metro (@festivalmetrometro) on Oct 18, 2019 at 10:11am PDT\nMontreal will forever love concerts.\nThe St. Patricks Day Parade was festive as always!\nView this post on Instagram Montreal, you looked AMAZZZZING this afternoon!! A post shared by Virgin Radio Montreal (@virginradiomontreal) on Mar 20, 2016 at 11:36am PDT\nComicon let the city be filled with the coolest costumes.\nView this post on Instagram Arkham Villains! ♦️🍃🐾 📸 @natidu_photography . . . . . #villains #villain #comics #cosplay #pride #dc #movies #comicbooks #harleyquinncosplays #harleyquinncosplayer #catwomancosplays #catwomancosplayers #poisonivycosplay #poisonivycosplayers #montrealcomiccon #montrealcomiccon2019 A post shared by Christina 🇨🇦 (@tinafitcosplay) on Nov 28, 2019 at 9:10am PST\nHalloween at La Ronde scared the sh*t out of us.\nView this post on Instagram Plus qu’une nuit avant que tes pires cauchemars deviennent réalité... au Bal de la Frayeur 😱 Événement pour les 16 ans et plus 👉 laronde.com Prévisions météo pour le 1er novembre : pas de pluie en soirée🙌 A post shared by La Ronde OFFICIEL (@larondesixflags) on Oct 31, 2019 at 10:15am PDT\nIlumi Cavalia was something that truly impressed us all.\nView this post on Instagram Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like 🦋❄️💙@marco.fontaine A post shared by Amélie Benoit (@amelieben_) on Dec 11, 2019 at 7:03pm PST\n2019 was also the year that PY1 came to existance.\nView this post on Instagram 📍 PY1 lands in Arlington (TX) for its US debut just in time to ring in the new year 🎊 Starting December 31 at Globe Life Park. For info & tickets, visit PY1.com #PY1Nights A post shared by PY1 Nights (@py1nights) on Nov 23, 2019 at 9:08am PST\nAnd the year Bal En Blanc was held at New City Gas.\nView this post on Instagram do you like cake? 🍰😉 what’s your favorite flavour?! 👇 A post shared by Bal en Blanc (@balenblanc) on Jul 16, 2019 at 3:19pm PDT\nNot to mention - who could forget how fire Ilesoniq was?\nView this post on Instagram JOUR 2 - Scène OASIS💙 📸: @snapephoto A post shared by îLESONIQ (@ilesoniq) on Aug 11, 2019 at 7:34am PDT\nWe're definitely hoping to see all of these events come back next year.\nMontreal En Lumière lit up the city.\nView this post on Instagram Yayyy! Tag un(e) ami(e) qui DOIT venir essayer notre glissade ! 🤩 #mtlenlumiere 📸 @rousseaufoto A post shared by MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE (@mtlenlumiere) on Feb 23, 2019 at 2:07pm PST\nWith the help of Jardins en Lumière.\nView this post on Instagram Monster light. . . . #mtlmoments #jardinbotanique #jardinsenlumiere #nofilter A post shared by Cara 🇨🇦 (@quitplaylive) on Oct 26, 2017 at 5:24am PDT\nAnd, as usual, the Old Port fireworks were mezmerizing.\nView this post on Instagram Avez-vous eu la chance d’admirer le beau spectacle pyromusical que le Canada 🇨🇦nous a offert hier soir? 🎆🤩 Crédit photo : Carl Desjardins . . . #iflq #LaRonde #sixflagslaronde #larondesixflags #fireworks #feuxlotoquebec #feudartifice A post shared by La Ronde OFFICIEL (@larondesixflags) on Jul 21, 2019 at 5:57am PDT\nOne thing is for sure, no one will ever forget the agony of the Orange line being down time and time again.\nView this post on Instagram La BD éditoriale du jour! Courage @stminfo 💙 ————————————— Today’s editorial cartoon! Hang in there @stminfo 💙 —————————————- #pontomtl #stminfo #mtlmetro #publictransportation #publictransit #montreal #mtl #mtlmoments #mtlart #mtlartist #mtllife #comics #webcomic #manga #sketch #trafficcone #orangecone #construction #モントリオール #ゆるキャラ #工事 #漫画 A post shared by Ponto (@ponto_mtl) on Nov 14, 2019 at 6:54am PST\nOr the horrendous sight of orange that surrounded every corner we turned.\nView this post on Instagram From the wise words of @dayjobnightlife, what is everyone complaining about? At least Montreal construction signs are very clear 🤔😂 | Photo: @dayjobnightlife #eatplaylive A post shared by Montreall.com (@montreall) on May 22, 2016 at 1:47pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Uber🚕😅 #uber #taxi #fun #summertime #oldportofmontreal #vieuxmontreal #mtlmoments #mtlconstruction #mtllife #dailyhivemtl #vscocam A post shared by Oksana Karpiuk (@oksana8k) on Jul 8, 2018 at 6:37pm PDT\nAt least we were able to have some fun with it.\nThankfully Montreal finished the Champlain Bridge so it gave us one less thing to complain about in 2020.\nView this post on Instagram Surprise surprise #lightshow #bridge #pontsamueldechamplain #montreal #montrealmonument #waterreflection #waterreflectionphotography #sunset #bluehourphotography #bridgeconstruction #nikonphotography #nikond500 #sigma #sigma1835 #nightphotography #suprise #cloudy #clouds #cloudynight #cityscape #architecture #architecturephotography #brossard A post shared by CJF Photography (@cjeanfelix) on Oct 28, 2019 at 7:08pm PDT\nA city as quirky as Montreal had to end the year on a high as we all asked ourselves "why did the aligator cross the road?"\nhe did a house swap with some unsuspecting Snowbirds currently enjoying the swamp in Florida— 🇨🇦CanOathMate🇦🇺 (@CanOathMate) December 16, 2019\n2019 was amazing folks, and if we learnt anything it is that if you don't post it, it doesn't happen! Happy new year readers, I can't wait to see what 2020 has in store for MTL!