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Canadian Stranger Thingsactor Finn Wolfhard was in Montreal earlier in August, stopping by iconic bagel shop St-Viateur and posing with staff.

"We had a visitor from Hawkins!!" the shop wrote on Instagram.

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Hasan Minhaj had some choice words for Montreal and his friend Simu Liu during a red carpet appearance at the Just For Laughs Festival.

Weighing in on a major inter-city rivalry, the comedian told ET Canada that Toronto is one of the most beautiful cities in the world while Montreal is "meh."

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On August 2, Drake dropped the music video for his song "Sticky," the seventh track off his album Honestly, Nevermind released on June 17. The video shows the Canadian singer mostly on the move, hopping in and out of planes, boats and automobiles between shows, dinners, clubs and a dip in a pool.

The first sequence shows clips of Drake's May appearance at Montreal's Metro Metro music festival, as well as a drive through what appears to be the Ville-Marie Tunnel and down a street with a view that resembles that from boulevard Robert-Bourassa south of rue Notre-Dame downtown.

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Montreal's Osheaga Music Festival line-up featured a star-studded for its first full edition in two years. Headliners Polo & Pan closed out Saturday night's festivities with an energetic pop and electro house set played to a full crowd.

Before hitting the stage, the French DJ duo sat down with MTL Blog to talk about why they love playing in Montreal, what's planned for their next hit, and where you might find them when they're in town.

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Montreal is home to some stellar schools and esteemed programs, many of which caught the eye of some now-famous folks who studied right here in the 514.

While it's commonly known that U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris had a short-lived life in Montreal, attending Westmount High — there are quite a few other big names that graduated from McGill, Concordia, and some of Montreal's acclaimed art schools, to name a few.

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The mercury has finally dropped after a hotter than hell week in Montreal — just in time for Dua Lipa to turn up the heat ahead of her Monday night show.

The British pop star spent the day wandering around Montreal with her brother Gjin. She posted a series of photos on Instagram decked out like a 90s dream in a Y2K lime green and purple heart tank top and cut-off jean shorts.

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Hélène Boudreau made a name for herself after her controversial UQAM graduation photo went viral in 2021, building up a huge and devoted following — and considerable net worth. In the long term, she plans to keep the wealth but maybe not the name.

Although she rakes in thousands a month through her OnlyFans account, Boudreau doesn't plan on working in the sex industry for too much longer or going by the name we all know and recognize.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined the ranks of male political leaders with questionable haircuts this week, debuting extra short tufts and high, choppy bangs during a visit to Gatineau on July 15. But unlike the unruly wisps his former counterparts in the U.S. and U.K. strategically plastered around their craniums — like sticky helmets jealously guarding their fragile professions of youthfulness — Trudeau's unfortunate new hairstyle can't be explained as a desperate attempt to mask rapidly advancing male pattern baldness.

So the questions are: (1) why? (2) who would do this to him? and (3), perhaps most importantly for Montrealers' claim to Canadian style superiority, where?

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Montreal on Monday, July 11, visiting businesses and organizations in his riding of Papineau — and, later, even apparently sitting down at a Montreal terrasse.

A video posted to the Instagram account Montreal Stories and shared here with permission shows the prime minister seated on the patio next to Provisions boucherie, sandwicherie and wine bar at the corner of avenue Van Horne and avenue de l'Épée in Outremont.

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Bonnie Wright took to the streets of Montreal this weekend, stopping at the colourful Jean-Talon Market. The actor, most famous for her role as Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, posted a series of photos and videos from the public market to her Instagram story, seemingly dazzled by the array of local produce for sale.

"Want it alllll," Wright wrote alongside a video of the veggies at the stand belonging to Ferme Des Quatre-Temps of Hemmingford in Montérégie. Her Instagram story photos also show vendor Moïse et Jacques L'Écuyer and the luminous panels above the market's central hall.

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In 2021, Hélène Boudreau went viral after she posted her famous UQAM graduation photo. This moment eventually changed her life and led her to become known as the "university girl," as described on her Instagram page.

Since then, Boudreau has been very open about her personal and professional life, particularly regarding her ongoing health issues.

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There's nothing more heartwarming than seeing people give back to the Montreal community.

Well, that's exactly what Montreal barber Geoffrey Gonzales, owner of La Section Barbershop, plans to do on Thursday, June 23, when he will be offering any kid ages 4 to 17 a free haircut or free braids from 2 to 6 p.m. at Parc Martin-Luther-King.

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