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highlights: my first week in montreal and i forgot my camera


Between all the hustle and bustle of moving and flying home from St. John’s last weekend, I left my nice new camera at my parents’ home in Ottawa. As you can see, I took a few instagram photos, but most of my time was spent unpacking boxes while silently gobsmacked, thinking “holy crap I live in Montreal now what???”

In a nutshell, that was my week.

My new neighbourhood is the best. We live spitting distance from amazing places like Patati Patata, Café Névé, and Segal’s Market, and we live a quick bike ride away from beautiful music venues like Casa del Popolo, Résonance, Diese Onze, and more. It’s like I’m living in some crazy fantasy world.

I rode the Montreal metro for the first time on Friday and took myself on a date to La Grande Bibliotèque. I’m a bit of a nerd for beautiful architecture, quiet public spaces and tons and tons of books so naturally, I had a great time and I can’t wait to get my library card!

This week I won’t forget my camera so we should be back to our regularly scheduled programming very soon. Also! I’m back in Ottawa tonight for Live Jazz Monday so if you’re in Ottawa, come on down!

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Renée is a queer, non-binary, disabled, and chronically ill creator based in Montreal. They are a singer, songwriter, pianist, YouTuber, and Periscoper. They are currently a student of jazz studies at Mcgill University and a freelance vocal coach for young and emerging singers.


  1. Renee! I’m so excited for you. Montreal sounds absolutely amazing, and might I say… quite inspiring!

    I also just googled images of the La Grande Bibliotèque and holy smokes… beautiful! I too, love books, quite places and great architecture so I could see myself spending HOURS every day there. 🙂 Do enjoy exploring your new home!

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