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If you’re not quite in the market for the most expensive house in Quebec, taking a look at the average rent in Montreal might make you a little queasy. For those of us with more modest incomes, the continued increase in rent prices is not particularly comforting. According to Rentals.ca, the monthly price for a 3.5 rose to above $1,500 for the first time this June, after months of upwards trends.

And those prices might be affecting the city's popularity. Based on Rental.ca property listing clicks, Montreal was the least popular municipality in June, in terms of average pageviews, while Vancouver was the most popular.

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LASSO has finally yee-hawed in Montreal after being put off for two years. The two-day country music festival certainly rocked Montreal's cowboy boots off with an impressive lineup of performances by country legends including Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, The Reklaws and many more.

While the festival certainly delivered with non-stop action, loads of western outfits and of course, great music, there was one standout moment that really had festivalgoers laughing it up.

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this year's World Press Photo exhibit is speaking volumes. From August 31 to October 2, the event at Marché Bonsecours in Old Montreal will display some of the most remarkable moments captured on camera.

The showcase is returning after a two-year pandemic hiatus with photos that will move, educate and inspire visitors.

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LASSO Montreal yee-hawed for the very first time this past weekend and it's safe to say that it was one heck of a turnout. The two-day country music festival took the 514 by storm with an impressive lineup featuring performances by Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, The Reklaws, Five Roses and so many more.

With country legends Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan closing out Friday's and Saturday's shows, it's no surprise the festival had Montre'yall bursting with country love.

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Montreal's Chinatown has no shortage of appetizing options when it comes to a celebratory dinner out with friends. But next time you're in the mood to share a special meal, look no further than Poincaré. The multistory pub boasts a rooftop terrasse with a first-rate view, extensive drink menu and quality fare.

You have your choice of seating options for groups of two to eight: indoor booths dot a wall of windows lit up by the glow of a neon sign, while shared rooftop tables turn the outdoor space into a beer garden.

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Tucked in a corner of the Quartier des Spectacles, Place de la Paix will soon see a sprawling, interactive installation centred around dance performances that promise to take up “every inch” of the intimate square.

The installation will include an immersive, walkable treescape made of clothing, and visitors are encouraged to walk through and around the art, interacting by using their senses to bring the hanging gardens to life.

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Café Buongiorno is serving up some of their delicious coffee and pastries with a side of some good laughs. The café has been a staple spot in Montreal's Dorchester Square since 1998 and you can now say "Buongiorno" to their newest location in Saint-Léonard.

While the menu is certainly worth noting, it seems as if the café's hottest commodity is none other than Buongiorno's very own, Thomas. The owner's son has been featured in a handful of videos highlighting some of the café's must-try items including their mouth-watering porchetta but Thomas' most recent appearance has us all cracking up.

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Fall...is that you? With only a few weeks left of summer, it's time to get the fall bucket list in action and CitrouilleVille is here to do just that. The magical pumpkin village is located less than an hour from Montreal and lets you live out all your autumn dreams.

Located in Saint-Zotique, CitrouilleVille is home to countless on-site activities including a corn maze, pumpkin patches, photo opts and houses made entirely of pumpkins and squash. Grab your crew, the family, or just yourself for a day that is bound to have you feeling so gourd. See what we did there?

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Canada Post is currently looking to fill an array of positions across Canada right now with a handful of posts available in Montreal and Quebec City. The roles available include postal clerk, mail service courier, and letter carrier, to name a few, which pay between $18.89 and $22.24 an hour.

All of the current jobs available pay more than Quebec's minimum wage, and all posts don't require a university or college degree to be eligible.

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Montreal's Malefycia experience is officially returning to the 514 this October. Thanks to five past successful editions, the haunted house has gained the reputation of being one of the scariest activities of its kind across the city — and after two years off, Malefycia is back.

The time has come for 6AME, a brand new concept in which participants will spend tokens bought beforehand within a "world of games and vices".

Sensitive souls should seriously refrain, as the company's website itself specifies that visitors should be at least 18 years old. Note that prices will vary according to the number of tokens you wish to purchase.

On 12 different days between October 7 and 30, you can participate in this frightening adventure by booking a ticket and securing a time slot online. 6AME will have tons of spine-chilling games within three separate sections that you can choose from — or try them all if you dare!

You'll also be able to buy drinks with your tokens at the haunted house bar. We recommend that you wear something comfy as things might get dirty and ugly, reeeal quick.

Stay tuned, as Malefycia will be dropping the location for its newest editions on its website on October 1.

6AME at Malefycia 2022

Price: $ 66 for entrance with 20 tokens, $99 for 31 tokens and one joker, $120 for 40 tokens and two jokers

When: October 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: TBA

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Cabaret Berlin is back in black with a new location and a look that's to die for. Montreal's only club dedicated to goth, queer and fetish parties reopens on August 13.

The underground club is night and day from its former location a block away. Now harbouring a non-descriptive door near Papineau metro station, the entrance leads down two flights of stairs to the sizeable venue.

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This Essay article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

I'll always remember my first time driving to the "Paris of North America" (no, not Paris, Ontario).

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