Photography: Montreal Metro

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. 

Montreal’s Metro stations are much like the rest of the town, is incredibly Instagrammable/photographer friendly: There are a lot of repeating geographic patterns. Weird angles. Bright colors. Tunnels and overpasses. Weird public art and other structures. If you’re on Instagram, do a search. It’s something else. In fact, I want to do an Instagrammable Montreal Metro tour at some point.

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Caption: Pie-IX Green Line Station. Montreal’s Parc Olympique/Stade Olympique is about a 10 minute or so walk from the station.
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Caption: Jean-Talon, Orange Line Station, Downtown Montreal. A great deal of Montreal’s Metro stations have a repeated circle motif.
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Caption: Jean-Talon, Orange Line Station, Downtown Montreal. Also a great deal of the stations downtown have some kind of interesting passageway between the train platforms and staircases/escalators.