The Most Hilarious, Heartwarming & Heartbreaking Montreal Stories Of 2019
Photos and videos of the stories that defined the year.
- Here are some of the most memorable of 2019.
- As the year comes to a close, we want to thank our readers for sending us their scoops, photos, and videos.
It's been quite a year, hasn't it? As 2019 comes to a close, we thought it would be a good time to look back and give thanks to readers who provided us with amazing. 2019 has been full of incredible content that shows our city at its best and sometimes, at its worst. From classic transit mishaps to unexpected animal encounters, we've seen it all this year. Thanks to readers like you (and your trusty phones) we get to see all the weird and incredible that Montreal has to offer.
What can we expect for 2020? No one can really know, but there are a couple of guarantees in Montreal. You'll be stuck in traffic and delayed on the metro. Something might catch fire. Someone will do something to an orange cone. An unexpected hero will capture the imagination of the whole city.
You know, the simple things.
There's no better time in history to report on interesting events as we can share information in an instant. Thanks to readers just like you, we can do our jobs better than ever before.
Without further ado, here are the best Montreal stories from Montrealers in 2019!
Before we dig in on the best stories submitted by Montrealers, let's watch perhaps one of the.
This fall, local filmmaker Andrew Andreoli released Montreal 360, a stunning video tribute to the city we call home. It's guaranteed to make you smile and maybe even cry. Our readers raved about Andreoli's incredible video for weeks!
Despite everything that happens in Montreal, Andreoli's video proves that our city is beautiful any way you look at it.
Havoc On The Roads
If there's one thing our readers weren't shy about sharing with us this year was their traffic woes.
We reported on everything from ato the countless cars that . And who can forget that time a construction worker ?
Of course, human error isn't the only cause of traffic chaos — our city's inclement weather has a lot to do with it.
In the winter, people. In the spring, snow and ice melts and . You should've all figured that out by now!
The mean streets of Montreal must be shared by angry motorists, careless cyclists, jaywalking pedestrians, and sometimes,.
That's right — 2019 marked the arrival of what we in the offices like to call Barnyard Blog. Thanks to our readers and their love of animals, we reported on all kinds of kooky animal stories in Montreal this year.
One of our favourites was from September when a reader spottedon the metro.
Sometimes though, Montreal animal encounters are downright gross like in July, when the timeon an STM bus.
Other times, we report on sad news likewho was found taking up a seat, dead as disco during rush hour. Montreal's wayward rodents .
Sometimes, locals stumble upon incredible everyday heroes who make our city a better place to live. Whether it'sor , Montreal has a myriad of colourful and inspirational individuals.
One of our favourite moments was this August, when we were sent footage of a local Montrealer.
I think Montreal's Karate Kid fully encapsulated how we all feel about the countless orange cones littering our roads.
Montreal's construction equipment made another appearance in November when an MTL Blog reader spotted an unnamed man.
Last but certainly not least, one of our favourite local heroes of 2019 was STM bus driver Michel Robertson who.
What comes to mind when you think of a classic Montreal moment? A bunch of, perhaps?
Oh, what about that time in February when a bus driver?
If you thought the potholes on your street were bad, be lucky you didn't live in Montreal North this March.(which was technically a sinkhole but hey, what's the difference really?)
I mean, the roads are terrible and the parking is limited, but sometimes, Montrealers get to see some poetic redemption like in August when a city.
One of the sillier WTF moments of 2019 was when an MTL Blog reader spotted Prime Ministerwhich was weirdly captivating.
While that's weird, its nothing compared to what one Montrealer spotted on the metro in November. In a mystery that isn't worth solving,.
Sometimes though, people get a little hot under the collar. In June, a fight broke out and one individual attacked another in the most Montreal way possible —. One month later, a July heatwave was the likely cause of this fight in .
While not strictly natural, one of the most prolific disasters occurred this November when, shutting down the Orange Line between Lionel-Groulx and Berri-UQAM.
As for natural disasters,happened this April and MTL Blog readers sent us some from the scene.
Summer 2019 in Montreal might be remembered as the summer of active mobility projects. Uber JUMP bikes and Lime scooters entered the city with fervour and the latter quickly.
Lime scooters became a classic symbol of Montreal's tendency to flout the rules and throw caution to the wind.and the surrounding areas, those pesky scooters were the bane of many a Montrealer this summer.
While we try not to get too TMZ about it, spotting a celebrity in Montreal is an exciting thing. We're even more excited when MTL Blog readers play paparazzi and catch some of Hollywood's hottest celebs living their best lives in Montreal.
Celebs like, , , , , and even were all spotted in our city enjoying everything it has to offer.
Expect to see plenty more celebs in Hollywood North in 2020!
There you have it, Montreal! It's been quite a year and honestly, we wouldn't be able to do our jobs without you.
As always, please keep sending in your photos, videos, and interesting stories to us and contribute to the story of our great city.
Here's to 2020 — let's make it a good one.