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Montréal Its past and its future, what it is and what it could have been, and how it could help redefine what cities are in the 21st century.

Photo: Martha Wainwright by Cindy Boyce
Daughther of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright grew up in Montréal and still spends most of her time there. Equally comfortable in French and Engligh, this singer and composer frequently performs with family members, including her brother Rufus and her half-sister Lucy Wainwright-Roche. Her most recent album, Goodnight City, was launched in November 2016.

As Montréal was getting ready to celebrate its 375th anniversary, we wanted to reflect on its past, its present, and its future.

Bringing together a team of writers, historians, thinkers, photographers and illustrators, we asked them to give us their visions of this complex city, both international and parochial, proud of its glorious past but sometimes weighted down by it, stimulating and often infuriating, but always, from the very start, rich in stories.

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