TORONTO’s francophone neighbour, MONTREAL, delivers a ‘Canadien’ winter

MONTREAL5<Corner of Peel and Sainte-Catherine, 1948, Montreal, Adrien Hébert>  As winter approaches, thoughts turn to MONTREAL, that snowy metropolis 350 miles (560 kilometres) northeast of TORONTO.  In Canada, that’s practically next door.  It’s a go-to wintertime destination for Torontonians, searching for a change of scene without crossing an international border.  The two cities are roughly the same size, and each offers an abundance of art, music, dining and architectural experiences, nightlife and theatre.  There’s efficient rail, bus and airline service between them.TORONTOSTREET-HARRIS<Toronto Street, Winter Morning/Lawren Harris, 1920>