By Joshua Head
Originally posted December 2008
The “joie de vivre” is palpable and contagious in this vibrant, culturally diverse and cosmopolitan city of two
million inhabitants. There is no other city in North America one can experience the European charm and French culture that Montreal has. Whether partying at one of the many gay events scheduled throughout the year, gambling at the huge Casino de Montreal, shopping the Underground City that includes Eaton Center Mall, or just exploring Old Montreal, there’s no escaping the excitement and energy that pervades the entire city.