Kicking off the summer in Montréal!

The sun is out and summer is rolling in. After the full-throttled roar of Formula 1 engines, Montréal is gearing up for a busy season of cultural and sports events—a real treat for locals and tourists alike.

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As in past years, the city will serve up a staggering selection of events that create the festive buzz it’s so famous for. The Mondial de la bière beer festival, FrancoFolies, International Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs Festival are but a few of Montréal’s countless summer highlights. No wonder Montréal ranked third on Lonely Planet’s Best Summer Cities list in 2011 and among the world’s top travel destinations in 2013.

But Montréal is not just about bright lights and bustle. It’s also a great city to live in. And it’s not just Montréalers saying that. The city’s affordable housing, safe neighbourhoods and efficient and easily accessible public services are some of the perks that make skilled workers come and stay in Montréal, keeping the region’s economy rolling. In 2011, The New York Times ranked Montréal as one of world’s top 10 hip cities alongside Berlin, Barcelona, Copenhagen and Shanghai, acknowledging it as a smart, well-managed and unquestionably trendy city.

It’s summer in the city again. Whether your live here or are just visiting, there’s no better time to make the most of everything Montréal has to offer. Enjoy the summer!

For more information on what’s going on in the city this summer, visit Tourisme Montreal.

Kim Somers
Analyst, Economic Research Division

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