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29 years old, from Tunisia

Mohamed Haoues

After finishing a Bachelor's degree in the city of Québec from 2007 to 2011, I came to Greater Montréal for a Master's program, which I completed this year. I stayed here to work. I now work for one of Québec's largest financial institutions. I certainly intend on staying in Greater Montréal for good, and I have, incidentally, just bought a condo here.

I chose Greater Montréal because it's a major metropolitan area, with a rich cultural offer, many movie theatres, and because everything is accessible by public transit. On a professional level, there are numerous opportunities and possibilities to meet new challenges. It's a metropolis where there is a lot of action!

Another thing I appreciate is the kindness of Montrealers. The people here are especially welcoming. I also like Greater Montréal's unique character: it's an authentically North American urban centre but with a European quality.

My 3 favorite places in Greater Montréal

The Place des Arts – It's a one-stop art complex. I mainly go there to attend Montréal Symphony Orchestra concerts since I have a membership, but also occasionally for festivals such as the Montréal International Jazz Festival and the Montréal Just for Laughs Festival.

Microbreweries – There are several interesting microbreweries in Greater Montréal. My favorite are Benelux and the Saint-Bock, both for the atmosphere and for the beers served there. I enjoy their authentic, artisanal products.

L’Express restaurant – There are excellent restaurants in Greater Montréal, but I'm especially fond of this St-Denis street location that serves classic French-bistro fare.

Place des Arts

175 Sainte-Catherine Street West

Photo credit: Jean Gagnon