If you’ve been frequenting this site over the course of the past month or two. you might recall that last month, I went to Montreal, to cover the 17th edition of M for Montreal (M pour Montreal in French), an annual conference and festival, which takes place over the course of four days in late November in Canada’s second largest city. Since the inaugural edition back in 2005, M for Montreal quickly expanded to feature a selection of over 100 emerging, buzz-worthy and/or breakout acts from across Francophone Canada (Quebec, New Brunswick and parts of Ontario), the rest of Canada and a selection of international acts playing in showcases in Montreal’s top venues.
After stopping to see The Ring in the Ville Marie section of Montreal, and the Basilique Cathédrale Marie Reine Du Monde, I took an Orange line train to Mont Royal Station, made a left and walked a block to Rue Saint Denis for a Mimosa happy hour, followed by an M for Montreal showcases at Quai des Brumes and L’Escogriffe two doors over.
With some time before a networking dinner, I made a stop at Basilique Notre Dame with the hopes that I’d be able to see the gorgeous interior again. It turned out that I missed visiting hours by about three minutes. But while I was in Place d’Armes, I took pictures of the exterior — with the hopes that I’d have some time to see the interior again.
Because of the time of year, they had Place d’Armes decked out for the winter, adding to the gorgeousness of the scenery.