History UsefulNotes / Montreal

28th Dec '15 6:30:18 AM HasturHasturHastur
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Tourists are advised to stay in the downtown area, cars and all; there's bars and restaurants everywhere and a strip club every other block on St. Catherine's (we're quite serious: St. Catherine's goes bar, restaurant, bar, strip club, interesting shops (''that'' kind and not), museum, bar, strip club, etc.). Also, the Montreal {{Gayborhood}} is centered on St. Catherine's just east of Downtown. Generally a good deal.

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Tourists are advised to stay in the downtown area, cars and all; there's bars and restaurants everywhere and a strip club every other block on St. Catherine's (we're quite serious: St. Catherine's goes bar, restaurant, bar, strip club, interesting shops (''that'' kind and not), museum, bar, strip club, etc.). Also, the Montreal {{Gayborhood}} is centered on St. Catherine's just east of Downtown. Generally a good deal.
deal. Also, whatever you do, do ''not'' wear a Boston Bruins shirt. [[BerserkButton It will end very badly]]; "LES TABARNAK DE BRUINS!" is practically the city's motto.
26th Oct '15 7:15:41 PM LinkToTheFuture
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The city is located on an island in the Saint Lawrence River in the southwestern corner of the province, home to nearly 2 million people, with another 2 million living in the surrounding greater Montreal area on the mainland and the neighboring island of Laval. The island is connected to the mainland by a network of bridges, many of which, most notably the high-traffic Champlain Bridge, suffer from the city's notoriously poor road and infrastructure conditions, a target of a major corruption inquiry in recent years.
3rd Aug '15 3:09:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''LaPetiteVie''

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* ''LaPetiteVie''

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* ''BeingHumanRemake'', doubling for UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}

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* ''BeingHumanRemake'', ''Series/BeingHumanUS'', doubling for UsefulNotes/{{Boston}}
23rd Jul '15 9:11:53 AM siberia82
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-->--''BowserAndBlue on the city's infamously poor road conditions.

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* ''Film/18toLife''

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* ''Film/18toLife''''18 to Life''
17th Jun '15 9:43:26 PM karstovich2
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!!Films and TV Series set in Montreal

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!!Films and TV Series !!Works set in MontrealMontreal
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* ''Webcomic/MenageA3'' (and its spin-off ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'')
30th May '15 5:04:43 PM gemmabeta2
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Close proximity to Quebec has another interesting effect on Vermont and far northern New York. As they sit right next to a French-speaking area that has far more people than they do (and which sends a lot of tourists their way), it is one of the few regions of the country where French, not Spanish, is the default second language. Road signage on parts of the Adirondack Northway is in English and French while I-89 in Vermont has signs with distances in kilometers, the tourist guides at Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon, the French name for it) are printed in both languages, and it's not uncommon to hear people on the street speaking in French.

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Close proximity to Quebec has another interesting effect on Vermont and far northern New York. As they sit right next to a French-speaking area that has far more people than they do (and which sends a lot of tourists their way), way[[note]]There are also quite a bit of Americans going up to Quebec, as the legal drinking age there is 18[[/note]]), it is one of the few regions of the country where French, not Spanish, is the default second language. Road signage on parts of the Adirondack Northway is in English and French while I-89 in Vermont has signs with distances in kilometers, the tourist guides at Fort Ticonderoga (or Fort Carillon, the French name for it) are printed in both languages, and it's not uncommon to hear people on the street speaking in French.
21st Feb '15 1:15:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''18toLife''
* ''TheJackal''

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* ''18toLife''
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* ''TheWholeNineYards''

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* ''TakingLives'' (which they clearly showed with the establishing shots of the Château Frontenac, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography the most famous landmark in Quebec City]])
* ''{{Blades of Glory}}''
* ''BonCopBadCop''

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* ''TakingLives'' ''Film/TakingLives'' (which they clearly showed with the establishing shots of the Château Frontenac, [[ArtisticLicenseGeography the most famous landmark in Quebec City]])
* ''{{Blades ''Film/{{Blades of Glory}}''
* ''BonCopBadCop''''Film/BonCopBadCop''



* ''{{The Fly}}'' and its sequel, ''Return Of The Fly''
* ''JacobTwoTwo'' (the 2000's animated series)

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* ''{{The Fly}}'' ''Film/TheFly1958'' and its sequel, ''Return Of The Fly''
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* ''JacobTwoTwo'' ''Film/JacobTwoTwo'' (the 2000's animated series)
22nd Jan '15 9:15:32 PM karstovich2
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Montreal is not an unequivocally French city despite the province's strong laws protecting its French heritage (which most obviously manifests itself in the rules regarding public signage in which the French words must be printed in bigger letters and more prominently than the English translation--sometimes people like to give an extra twist of the knife by printing the English in harder to read grayscale italics). Especially in the downtown area around Ste. Catherine Street even more so when approaching the largely English suburb of Westmount, quite a few of its inhabitants are native English-speakers (often [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jewish]]), who often adopt a culture closer to American/English Canadian culture than their French compatriots. The city also plays host to two predominantly English universities ([=McGill=] and Concordia). On top of all this, the city attracts quite a few immigrants; overall, it's a cultural mosaic similar to other major north american cities.

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Montreal is not an unequivocally French city despite the province's strong laws protecting its French heritage (which most obviously manifests itself in the rules regarding public signage in which the French words must be printed in bigger letters and more prominently than the English translation--sometimes people like to give an extra twist of the knife by printing the English in harder to read grayscale italics). Especially in the downtown area around Ste. Catherine Street even more so when approaching the largely English suburb of Westmount, quite a few of its inhabitants are native English-speakers (often [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Jewish]]), who often adopt a culture closer to American/English Canadian culture than their French compatriots. The city also plays host to two predominantly English universities ([=McGill=] and Concordia). On top of all this, the city attracts quite a few immigrants; overall, it's a cultural mosaic similar to other major north american North American cities.
14th Jan '15 8:05:57 PM karstovich2
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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (after, of course, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}).[[note]]A few argue that [[UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo Kinshasa]] and [[UsefulNotes/IvoryCoast Abidjan]] come between Paris and Montreal, but those cities being in Africa, the locals only speak French as a language of administration, education, and sometimes trade, with the language of home and much if not most business being local; in Montreal, French is unquestionably dominant, although English has a secondary role in government, business, and education.[[/note]] Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (24 in all, one of which predates the NHL -- though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: Creator/{{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''); Creator/ElectronicArts Montreal (''ArmyOfTwo''); [[Creator/SquareEnix Eidos Montreal]] (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and the late Creator/{{THQ}} Montreal. The annual Just for Laughs Comedy Festival is the largest comedy festival in the world.

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Montreal is Canada's second-largest city. It is also the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (after, of course, UsefulNotes/{{Paris}}).[[note]]A few argue that [[UsefulNotes/DemocraticRepublicOfTheCongo Kinshasa]] and [[UsefulNotes/IvoryCoast Abidjan]] come between Paris and Montreal, but those cities being in Africa, the locals only speak French as a language of administration, education, and sometimes trade, with the language of home and much if not most business being local; in Montreal, French is unquestionably dominant, although English has a secondary role in government, business, and education.[[/note]] Its most famous structure, the Olympic Stadium, was home to the Expos baseball team until they [[strike:got a timeshare in Puerto Rico]] became the Washington Nationals. The Bell Centre (formerly the Molson Centre) is the home of the Montreal Canadiens (who previously called the storied Montreal Forum home), the oldest hockey team in the NHL and the team that has won the most Stanley Cups (24 in all, one of which predates the NHL -- though they haven't been doing so well in the last two decades). While not as big a filming centre as UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}, quite a few movies are still filmed in Montreal. Its wide range of architecture allows the city to act as a cheap stand-in for many European cities. Montreal is also the home of a few VideoGame design studios: Creator/{{Ubisoft}} Montreal (''Franchise/PrinceOfPersia'' series and ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed''); Creator/ElectronicArts Montreal (''ArmyOfTwo''); [[Creator/SquareEnix Eidos Montreal]] (''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'') and the late Creator/{{THQ}} Montreal. The annual Just for Laughs Comedy Festival is the largest comedy festival in the world.
1st Dec '14 10:55:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Big Wolf on Campus}}''

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