Montreal Favorites #5

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Montreal Favorites #5

The conference is only a month away! Continue exploring the city’s best-loved hotspots in this edition of Montréal Favorites from Anique Granger.

Fransaskois (francophone from Saskatchewan) singer-songwriter Anique Granger, now well established in Montréal, has been active on the Canadian music scene for over 20 years. Her upcoming fourth solo album is also a podcast series where the listener is witness to a conversation, a story, and the creative process behind the song.

Favorite music venue: Le Verre Bouteille (2112 Mont Royal Est.), shows are only occasional, but they are an event. It’s a bar where the performances feel sacred and the attention is undivided.

Favorite tourist attraction: The skating rink at Parc Lafontaine

Favorite building: La Grande Bibliothèque (475 De Maisonneuve Est)

Favorite thing to do to keep warm: cross country skiing

Favorite hidden / secret spot: Le P’tit Bar (3451 St-Denis) It’s tiny and there’s music every night, acoustic “chanson française”.

The best reason to visit Montréal is: The cultural duality of the city makes it unique and interesting. You can see it, hear it and feel it.

What makes Montréal home: I moved here in 2000 because I wanted to pursue my career in French. I stayed because of the quality of life. It’s an inspiring city, full of energy, where it’s possible to be an artist.