• Here's a look at some of the photos and stores submitted and shared with MTL Blog this week.
  • There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in Montreal, send us a message, photo, or video @MTLBlog on Twitter and Instagram

We here at MTL Blog can only travel so far and do so much in one day to chase down that perfect story. We're a busy bunch of writers and sometimes, we might not get it all! 

That's why we're so grateful for readers like YOU because you make our jobs so much easier by sending us incredible local stories that matter.

Each week, we get tons of user-submitted tips and even though we don't showcase them all — we appreciate every single one. 

These submissions provide a snapshot of life in Montreal and we feel privileged to be able to share these precious stories and images with the world.

From the hilarious to the heartbreaking, here are the best photos, videos, and stories submitted or shared with MTL Blog this week.

Justin Trudeau Was Spotted Walking Around Alone In Montreal 

Reader Tran Jbui sent us a video of Canada's Prime Minister aimlessly wandering the streets of Villeray! We don't know why this video is so entertaining, but it is. 

Considering the week he's had, Trudeau was definitely running through the 514 with his woes.


READ ALSO: Ethics Commissioner Reports Trudeau Violated Rules To Help Montreal Company SNC-Lavalin


There Was A Huge Car Fire Under The Gay Village Rainbow Balls 

An anonymous reader sent us a video of an out-of-control car fire that happened in the Gay Village last weekend. 

No one was injured in the blaze. Police don't suspect criminal activity.


READ ALSO: Everything You Wanted To Know About Being A Montreal Drag Queen But Were Too Afraid To Ask

An American Couple Asked Montrealers To Help Them Find Their Lost Engagement Photos

A couple from Massachusetts got engaged on Mont-Royal a few weeks ago and put out a call to Montrealers to help them find their engagement photos. We helped them out. 

The mystery photographer hasn't been found yet! 


A Naked Bike Ride In The Rain Happened And Some Used Bixis...Classic Montreal

MTL Blog reader Loic Renaud spotted Montreal's annual naked bike ride rolling through the streets. Some bikers decided to plant their naked butts on public BIXI seats. 

Maybe I'll be taking a Lime scooter to get around from now on...


READ ALSO: I Tried One Of Montreal's New Lime Electric Scooters & This Is My Honest Opinion

Montrealers Told Us The Weirdest Things They've Ever Seen In The City

Ah, Montreal...you never fail to amaze me.

Thanks for all your amazing answers, folks! 


We Got To The Bottom Of That Smell On The Corner Of St-Urbain and des Pins

Apparently, the gross stink has to do with industrial and household waste from the nearby IRCM building. We got permission from this Reddit user to share their post and investigate.

Was I the only one low-key hoping there were some Stranger Things shenanigans afoot?

This New Dumpling Spot Will Blow You Away

See what I mean? Sometimes, even our most careful writers miss an amazing new restaurant opening.

Special thanks to MTL Blog reader Dindo Miras for telling us about Beijing Dumplings!


READ ALSO: Part Of Montreal's Chinatown Is Closing Off To Host A Massive Asian Night Market This Month


The Mother Of Matthew Kustra Reached Out To MTL Blog To Talk About Her Missing Son 

Our own Katina Goulakos sat down with Matthew Kustra's mother to discuss her son who went missing in the city 5 years ago.

Read Katina's touching and sensitive interview here


It's Montreal Pride Week! 

Montrealer Jo|canfly sent us an awesome video of her first-ever drag queen performance at Montreal Pride!

Stay fierce, Jo! 


Construction Woes! 

Reader Jonathano on Twitter shared some photos of his daily commute. 

How we get anything done in this city is a wonder. 

Stay Gorgeous, Montreal 

At the end of a long week, it's nice to unwind and enjoy a beautiful Montreal sunset. 

Happy weekend, Montreal!


There are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in Montreal, send us a message, photo, or video @MTLBlog on Twitter and Instagram

 
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