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Montreal is the cultural center of Québec, French-speaking Canada and French-speaking North America as a whole, and an important city in the Francophonie. The city is a hub for French-language television productions, radio, theater, circuses, performing arts, film, multimedia and print publishing.
Montreal is also the cultural capital for English Quebec. The Montreal Gazette newspaper, McGill University, and the Centaur Theatre are traditional hubs of Anglo culture.Although Anglophones still concentrate in the Montreal boroughs on the west side of the island, they have become more bilingual, as 66% of Quebec Anglophones claim to be able to carry on a conversation in French. Thus, while tensions can occur between Anglophones and Francophones, contemporary Montreal is home to a diverse collection of cultures and people who generally live together amicably.Other cultural communities, be it first-generation immigrants or long-time settlers in Montreal, have greatly contributed to the originality and flavor of Montreal. Many festivals and parades are organized to celebrate the contribution of these communities, such as the Irish Saint Patrick Parade, the Greek Independence Day Parade or the Festival des Nuits d'Afrique. Montreal's Jewish community has been a leading contributor to Montreal's cultural landscape and is renowned for its level of charitable giving and its plethora of cultural and social service community institutions. Among these are the world renowned Jewish Public Library of Montreal, Segal Centre for the Arts, and Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre.

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  • Copyright: Anna Ho (imageme) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 0 N: 328] (1625)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-10-25
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/13.0
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-10-25 21:23
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