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It was a shot heard 'round the cube. 18-year-old Westmount resident Elliott Kobelansky broke a Rubik's cube world record this weekend when he solved the puzzle — blindfolded — with an average time of just 15.05 seconds over three successive attempts.

But Kobelansky isn't satisfied. He told MTL Blog that he's still looking to improve that score.

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A 38-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after he was found with a stab wound on the corner of boulevard de Maisonneuve and avenue Atwater Sunday night.

The incident occurred at around 8 p.m., when 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call about an injured man, Montreal police spokesperson Jeanne Drouin told MTL Blog. Authorities arrived to find the man with a non-life-threatening upper body wound.

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Walks are the best way to get a peek at a city's soul: an intimate look at the neighbourhoods, parks, buildings and customs that compose an urban landscape. In Montreal, walkable human-scale streets and the accessibility of recreation infrastructure are core community values.

It's a fact you can hear as you move through the city, in the melodious pitter-patter of heels hitting the pavement during a run to the local dépanneur and in the laughter of friends enjoying a boozy park picnic.

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Montreal is a city of dense but distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own vibe and culture, history and personality. This eclectic urban patchwork has given rise to neighbourhood stereotypes, some misguided but most good-humoured, painfully effective jabs at some of our zaniest collective traits.

A recent Reddit post (shared here with permission) by Los Angeles resident Mark Rad (u/Persianx6) sought to expose Montrealers' perceptions of their neighbours, asking users to "imagine each neighbourhood in Montreal is a guest at a massive house party" and describe their behaviour.

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A new Westmount restaurant is all about combining the glitz and glam of the city with Montreal's laid-back vibe. Guilt & Ivy opens in September and is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or simply just celebrate life.

Located on Sherbrooke Street West, in the heart of Westmount, Guilt & Ivy is a two-storey dining space with white brick walls and hanging ivy around every turn. The marble accents, oak floors and thick butcher block tables add the oomph that you'd expect from a destination in one of Montreal's most high-end neighbourhoods.

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Forget the housing crisis, forget rising rents and renovictions, forget endless lines to visit the same "cozy" second-floor walk-ups. Now imagine you're a multi-millionaire cruising Quebec for the perfect pad to host your ragers and conduct your business. Perfect! Now you're ready for the $35 million mansion that tops Point2's list of expensive homes in the entire province.

View from the first-floor pool.View from the first-floor pool.Joseph Montanaro

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After seven years of closure, the Westmount Conservatory has emerged from significant restoration work that left it looking refreshed and as mysteriously beautiful as ever.

All soaring glass ceilings and leafy bowers, the Westmount Conservatory, built in 1927, has attracted residents and visitors alike for decades. Closed in 2015, this heritage site hasn't seen foot traffic in years – until June 23, 2022, when the public was finally invited back into the new, re-imagined gardens.

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City of Montreal. Island of Montreal. Agglomeration of Montreal. Montreal metropolitan community. All called Montreal. Not all the same thing.

A diagram and map of Montreal by local researcher Raymundo Cassani illustrate all the official definitions that divide the urban area.

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A 25-year-old woman is in critical condition after being stabbed in Westmount overnight between Saturday and Sunday.

A spokesperson for the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal said police received a call at around 3:15 a.m. on Sunday regarding an altercation near boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest and avenue Roslyn.

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New data on the average rent price in Montreal suggests you'll have to look outside of the city's most popular neighbourhoods if you're looking for an apartment for under $1,000 per month... at least for now.

The data, compiled by liv.rent for its March Rent Report and shared with MTL Blog, shows average prices in nine areas on Montreal Island: the Plateau-Mont-Royal, downtown, Saint-Henri and Westmount, Verdun, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Côte-des-Neiges, Saint-Laurent, Ahuntsic–Cartierville, and Villeray–Parc-Extension.

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Montreal is home to some pretty impressive homes, some of which are those of celebrities, like this one belonging to Jacques Villeneuve.

The famed Formula One driver's Westmount home is off to the races... the selling race that is.

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Would you rather live in a small space in the city or have a big ol' house in the suburbs? This is a burning question that anyone looking to buy Montreal real estate has to ask themselves. 

One million dollars might sound like an enormous amount of money but when it comes to buying a home, it's not always that much.

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