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St Catherine Street

Rue St-Catherine is the primary commercial artery of downtown Montreal. The endless street that stretches over the city crosses the central business district from West to East. It is home to many flagship stores, such as Apple, Roots, Chapters, Future Shop etc. It also features some of Montreal’s prominent department stores, including Hudson’s Bay Company and Complexe Les Ailes.

The street also has a more dodgy side with a lot of strip clubs. When I first came to Canada, we visited Montreal and some parts of St Catherine Street had made me think of Pigalle in Paris, home of the Moulin Rouge and of many sex shops, which has similar red neon lights and promises of finding all that you need to fulfill your fantasies. There was one major difference though: in Paris, sex shops advertise for sex toys and kinky sex, while in Montreal, strip clubs lure you inside with… the promise of an all-you-can-eat buffet + naked girls! I found it hilarious at the time.

You can see the full set of the pictures taken in Montreal here.

Crossing at St Catherine and University
The Underground City (closing early on Saturday!)
St Catherine Street
Handing Out Bags Promoting the Use of French
Poster for a Demonstration (and a revolution)
Montreal, in Construction
Super Sexe Store
Crossing St Catherine
Church and Glass Building
Underground Mall

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