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Montreal has so many unique aspects to it, but I can easily say the one that sets us apart from many other large Canadian cities is the existence and use of "Franglais" in our day-to-day.

To me, the fact that les gens de Montréal can speak les deux langues interchangeably is une vraie partie of the city's essence.

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This Opinion 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.

Liuyishou Hot Pot is one of the latest joints to join the roster of delicious must-try Montreal restaurants. Located in the heart of downtown, this hot pot spot definitely didn't disappoint — not that I thought it would! Liuyishou officially opened its doors this past weekend in celebration of its grand opening, and a grand opening it was.

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This Opinion 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.

We've got plenty of Canadian airlines in the true north, including Canada's newest ultra-affordable airline, Lynx! While the newest no-frills fleet won't be servicing YUL, we've got loads of other options to choose from, but that doesn't mean they all provide stellar service.

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This Opinion 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.

Now, it's no secret that Montreal is a culinary hotspot — whatever cuisine you're looking for, we've got it. However, if there's one cuisine Montreal does real good, and I mean real good, it's Lebanese food.

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This Opinion 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.

When it comes to Eastern Canada, Toronto and Montreal are two stand-out cities that will always come to mind. Despite each having its own unique flair, it's often debated which city is the best.

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This Opinion 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.

You'll often hear many Vancouverites say that the "West Coast is the best coast," painting a picture as if Vancouver is the Canadian city.

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This Opinion 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.

It's no secret that Montreal has five seasons: winter, summer, a blink of spring and fall, and construction. While we can all agree that construction is the absolute worst, we might not all agree with winter being the best. Well... I do.

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This Opinion 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.

There seems to be about a million and one skating rinks in Montreal, yet somehow, so many locals end up flocking to the same ones time and time again. Rinks like the ones found in Parc La Fontaine, Beaver Lake and Old Port are forever filled with groups of people. If you're like me, sometimes you just want to spend your day gliding away in a quiet setting.

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New waves and variant strains of the coronavirus in Montreal continue to rear their ugly heads, while Montrealers reminisce about little things they miss that they once took for granted.

Here are six #MTLthings I'll never complain about again when the pandemic finally goes away.

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We all like to spend our money on silly stuff sometimes. And that's why the City of Montreal is known for many things: good food, beautiful parks, and totally absurd projects that cost several millions and sometimes billions of dollars. 

Montreal has a rich history of financial blunders that are arguably equal levels of hilarious and completely depressing. 

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Tatted-up Quebecers know that when it comes to new ink, the hardest question to answer is, "What should I get next?" With Montreal tattoo artists' waitlists overflowing due to COVID-19 delays, we know you want to book your post-lockdown tat ASAP. We're here to help.

Since tattoos are a reflection of your personality, why not use your pandemic personality to guide the tat that will commemorate this experience? Researcher Dr. Mimi E. Lam from the University of Bergen in Norway recently identified 16 'COVID-19 personality types' to explain how we've all dealt with the virus in our own unique ways — we took 'em and ran with 'em as inspiration. 

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If you're bored at home on New Year's — and, let's face it, you are — you might just be desperate enough to watch a TV show you've never heard of.

We promise this home-grown Netflix series is actually really good, having garnered excellent reviews in The Globe and Mail, Bustleand on Rotten Tomatoes. It also won a Banff Rockie Award for "Best Drama Series: Foreign Language" and a Gémeaux Award for "Best Direction - Comedy."

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