Neighourhood

A Neighbourhood Love: The Village

Maurice Nantel guides us once again through Montreal’s various neighbourhoods, stopping this time to explore the eclectic neighbourhood of the Gay Village.

A unique destination that is recognized worldwide, the Village is a vibrant, welcoming, and festive neighbourhood. Located between St. Hubert and Papineau streets, the majority of activities in this area take place around Saint Catherine Street. Summer is a great time to take advantage of this neighbourhood, since the main strip is turned into a pedestrian area for the entire season. Tourists and residents can enjoy one of the dozen terraces to have a drink or savour a good meal, all under the famous Pink Balls art installation!

The active commercial area counts close to sixty restaurants, twenty bars, and many one-of-a-kind shops; and is particularly known for its bustling nightlife. Different events take place in the neighbourhood throughout the year, such as the Festival des Arts du Village (July); Divers/Cité, a festival showcasing LGBTQ pride (end of July and early August); and the Festival Image et Nation (September), just to name a few. Montreal’s Gay Village has become synonymous with acceptance and diversity, and welcomes thousands of tourists every year from around the world.

Discover this neighbourhood through the eyes of Maurice Nantel and the Wowo studios!

Geometric Collaboration

Geometric Collaboration

At Via Capitale Mont-Royal, we love to share our favourite moments with our subscribers: whether it’s to highlight the liveliness of a neighbourhood, to showcase one of our star listings, or even to reveal a special cause that is dear to us. Created in 2016, our Instagram account (www.instagram.com/viacapitaledumontroyal/) is our platform of choice, a place for us to share all our precious discoveries with you.

Chez Via Capitale du Mont-Royal, nous aimons partager nos coups de cœur auprès de nos abonnés : que ce soit pour vous imprégner de la vie d’un quartier, vous montrer une de nos inscriptions vedettes, ou encore vous faire part de causes spéciales pour lesquelles nous sommes impliqués. Créé en 2016, notre compte Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/viacapitaledumontroyal/) est une plateforme privilégiée pour vous partager toutes ces précieuses découvertes.

Source: Instagram account of Via Capitale du Mont-Royal

 

We often meet talented people along the way, and these last few months, we’ve fallen head over heels for Morgane Clément-Gagnon. We’ve been following her for some time now, admiring her beautiful geometric photos on her Instagram account. (Have a look here: www.instagram.com/morgane8677/)

Morgane Clément-Gagnon is making a name for herself with her photo Aspirations (see below), which won her the third prize at the Intercollegiate Photography Contest.

Aspirations

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Source: Instagram account of Morgane Clément-Gagnon

 

We met up with Morgane so that she could photograph our Via Capitale du Mont-Royal agency, as well as a few other of our listings. A passionate photographer, she agreed to share her knowledge and talk to us about her craft.

Fascinated by lines and geometry, Morgane is the ideal person to take us on a journey through her unique and impromptu photography.

We had the pleasure of following her for a few hours as she took photos, and are delighted to share this adventure with you.

Our journey began at 214 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, where a front door caught our attention. A large decal with white flowers is affixed to the windows, creating a striking symmetry between the two adjacent doors.

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Some of you might see a beautiful full moon in the following photo—but that’s not quite right! Morgane actually captured a stunning view of the sun—in broad daylight!

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We continued our journey to 1022 Saint-Joseph Boulevard, where Morgane’s curiosity was piqued by a brick wall. Such painstaking work went into the construction of this wall, with its meticulous alignment of bricks, creating a stunning effect.

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Our next stop was 5755 Waverly Street. Geometry enthusiasts will undoubtedly love this building’s conceptual facade, where rectangular and triangular shapes are skillfully juxtaposed.

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And what do we see here? That’s right, it’s our Via Capitale du Mont-Royal building! But this time, it’s photographed through the bay window. Impressive, don’t you think? ☺

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Find all these beautiful photos on our Instagram account (www.instagram.com/morgane8677/) and follow us for more exciting discoveries!

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