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View new_in_Wait's Profile new_in_Wait Flag Lewisham 07 Nov 19 12.33pm Send a Private Message to new_in_Wait Add new_in_Wait as a friend

I'm planning on moving to Montreal within the next two years. Any thoughts, especially on living there vs (south) London? And is there a Palace fan group there?

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 07 Nov 19 12.52pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

good luck!
I bet the beer & meat is fantastic.

 


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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 07 Nov 19 1.17pm Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Great city! Loads of fun, lots of parties and a decent rock scene.

Do you speak French, you'll probably need to? You'll also have to pretend that cheesy chips and gravy is some sort of french delicasy and not a late night snack for piss heads.

Found a sports bad whilst I was there, the barmaid was Canadian but hated Brighton as that's where her ex was from. If you are going out, best way is to just find a sports bar, sit at the bar, and see if the people next to you are talkative.

The French Candian's can be a bit odd and do what independence. Jacques Catier, founder of Quebec is from St. Malo in Britanny. The architecture is the old town reminded me a bit of a bigger version of St Peter Port in Guernsey just a short hop from St. Malo. Interesting, the Breton's what independence from France, as they see themselves as Celts not French, but their descendants on Quebec want independence from Canada because they see themselves as French not Brits.... everyone seems to want independence for independence sake at the moment.

 

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View new_in_Wait's Profile new_in_Wait Flag Lewisham 07 Nov 19 2.58pm Send a Private Message to new_in_Wait Add new_in_Wait as a friend

Originally posted by jeeagles

Great city! Loads of fun, lots of parties and a decent rock scene.

Do you speak French, you'll probably need to? You'll also have to pretend that cheesy chips and gravy is some sort of french delicasy and not a late night snack for piss heads.

Found a sports bad whilst I was there, the barmaid was Canadian but hated Brighton as that's where her ex was from. If you are going out, best way is to just find a sports bar, sit at the bar, and see if the people next to you are talkative.

The French Candian's can be a bit odd and do what independence. Jacques Catier, founder of Quebec is from St. Malo in Britanny. The architecture is the old town reminded me a bit of a bigger version of St Peter Port in Guernsey just a short hop from St. Malo. Interesting, the Breton's what independence from France, as they see themselves as Celts not French, but their descendants on Quebec want independence from Canada because they see themselves as French not Brits.... everyone seems to want independence for independence sake at the moment.

I've been several times and my partner is from there so I know quite a bit about the place. How long were you there for and why did you leave (assuming you have).

The 'soccer culture' is different but in a way better than here. there's no history, the clubs are all 20-30-40 years old, football is still seen like a hipster sport, but there are lots of Europeans there and Serie A is just as important if not more important than EPL. People are also relaxed about the whole thing so that helps.

 

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View new_in_Wait's Profile new_in_Wait Flag Lewisham 07 Nov 19 2.59pm Send a Private Message to new_in_Wait Add new_in_Wait as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

good luck!
I bet the beer & meat is fantastic.

oh it's quite something. all the odd Belgian-style beers produced in the province are good. Well, the ones I've tried.

 

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View eaglesdare's Profile eaglesdare Flag 07 Nov 19 4.46pm Send a Private Message to eaglesdare Add eaglesdare as a friend

I personally wasnt a fan of montreal! You should go there for a week or two and suss it out for yourself! See if you get a good feel of the place!

I Personally liked toronto better.

 

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View eaglesdare's Profile eaglesdare Flag 07 Nov 19 4.48pm Send a Private Message to eaglesdare Add eaglesdare as a friend

Oh and drinks are mad expensive I found! most people would stick to happy hour drinks 5pm to 7.30pm is the normal happy hour 2 for 1s or 5 dollar drinks andthing before and after i think it was about 8-9 dollars + tips

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Online Flag hove actually 07 Nov 19 5.35pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Are you going to be working in Canada because Quebec is mainly French speaking.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 07 Nov 19 5.45pm Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by new_in_Wait

I've been several times


Originally posted by eaglesdare

You should go there for a week or two and suss it out for yourself! See if you get a good feel of the place!


Edited by Midlands Eagle (07 Nov 2019 5.45pm)

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 08 Nov 19 8.15am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

I refuse to go anywhere other than BC - fock the French.

 


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View since1953's Profile since1953 Flag Maidenhead 08 Nov 19 10.27am Send a Private Message to since1953 Add since1953 as a friend

My brother-in-law has been living there for the past 46 years. He doesn't speak a work of French and this has caused him no end of problems.So as to avoid ending up in court (again) he has had to hire Canadian French speaking employees to answer phones and deal with customers. Family circumstances dictated that he moved to Montreal but I think if he had his time again he would have preferred Toronto. Having said all that,he has mad a pile of money.
I personally like the city but I have seen a certain amount of decline since the PQ (Parti Quebecois) took control.

 

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View new_in_Wait's Profile new_in_Wait Flag Lewisham 08 Nov 19 2.56pm Send a Private Message to new_in_Wait Add new_in_Wait as a friend

Originally posted by chris123

Are you going to be working in Canada because Quebec is mainly French speaking.

yes, but there's lots of jobs in English as well. French is essential in customer service and government jobs, not my line of work anyway. My conversational French is OK, but my writing is probably at the level of a 5 year old. I can also work remotely.

 

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