Please forgive me for this will come out as cynical… but I am a bit fed up with all the “ohhhh, Montreal is so cool” articles, blog posts and such. Don’t get me wrong, I love this city and I wouldn’t live elsewhere, but all that “patting ourselves in the back” over how supposedly great our city is completely overshadows the urban reality we live day an night.
*quick add… this is probably why y’all “pat yourselves in the back caus we’re so cool crowd” keeps fucking LOSING ELECTIONS!!! I’m talking to you Project Montréal et Québec Solidaire*
(all pictures from google street view)
First, what about the FINE state of our infrastructure
And of course, bridges you just can’t wait to get under.
But don’t worry because we’re, getting to it thanks to our FINE engineering and efficient management. (almost a decade now)
You can always apply for a job in one of our many factories (sorry, closed)…
A demonstration of Montreal’s strong economy
And the beautiful heritage it has left us
Because we just have THAT many good jobs to throw away…
If you are new to Canada, you can always enjoy luxurious housing at affordable prices in one of the city’s signature establishments.
because we don’t have “hoods” in Canada…
Alright! alright! Maybe one or two in the East end. (modern playground included with rent)
But don’t worry, we keep the poor and the rich separated here.
If public housing is not your cup of tee, feel free to squat.
Or spend your life savings on Montreal’s new delightful architecture
If you immigrate to Montreal, you’ll get to chose between a telemarketing job or an illegal garment sweatshop.
But don’t worry, your kids will be able to attend schools with very low dropout rates.
That are beautifully located (James Lyng, that’s the Turcot exchange in the background)
And then rent rooms within walking distance of Loyola College.
I know this all looks bad, but don’t worry, you’ll get to pick whichever Church you want to pray to while getting your car washed.
Take all of this with a grain of salt, but will you all cut the “oh, montreal is so great because of all the festivals” bullshit.