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People of Montreal

I’m a huge fan of street photography and the change of scenery was rather inspiring. Indeed, Montreal has quite a few characters and an interesting population, different from Ottawa’s. Newcomers are from different areas of the world for instance: while the Black population in Ottawa is often from Somalia or Djibouti, in Montreal, there are a lot of people from Haiti or from the French Islands. Ottawa has more Lebanese, while Montreal has immigrants from Northern Africa. Asians in Ottawa are often from China, but in Montreal people seem to be from South-East Asia—I heard Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc.

These are just observations, of course, not an official study.

I noted a lot of panhandlers in Montreal, too, especially around Sainte Catherine and in The Village. Or am I so used to see panhandlers around the Rideau area in Ottawa that I don’t notice them anymore? I hope not. That said, Montreal is still a very safe city, even though you can always use basic travel safety tips for women.

The Old Montreal, Hochelaga and The Village were great spots for street photography. Here is a sample of the “People of Montreal”!

You can see the complete Montreal set of pictures on Flickr.

Old Man in The Village
Old Man in The Village
"Do You Want to See my Coq?" in The Village
“Do You Want to See my Coq?” in The Village
Street Musician in The Village
Street Musician in The Village
Old Man and Art in The Village
Old Man and Art in The Village
Little Girl and The Church
Little Girl and The Church
Chatting at Marché Bonsecours
Chatting at Marché Bonsecours
Two Friends in Old Montreal
Two Friends in Old Montreal
Waiter in Old Montreal
Waiter in Old Montreal
Friends in Old Montreal
Friends in Old Montreal
Eating Ice Cream in Old Montreal
Eating Ice Cream in Old Montreal
Connected in Old Montreal
Connected in Old Montreal
In Love in Old Montreal
In Love in Old Montreal
Street Performer in Old Montreal
Street Performer in Old Montreal
Reading at the Restaurant in Old Montreal
Reading at the Restaurant in Old Montreal
Caricaturist in Old Montreal
Caricaturist in Old Montreal
Homeless in Old Montreal
Homeless in Old Montreal
Resting in The Village
Resting in The Village
Walking the Dog in Hochelaga
Walking the Dog in Hochelaga
Having Breakfast in Hochelaga
Having Breakfast in Hochelaga
Beer Run on Sunday Morning in Hochelaga
Beer Run on Sunday Morning in Hochelaga
Trying the Bikes in Hochelaga
Trying the Bikes in Hochelaga
Connected on Sainte Catherine
Connected on Sainte Catherine
Police Protesting in The Village
Police Protesting in The Village

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