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21 photos of Montreal’s busiest places show it’s a ghost town out there

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As we get serious with self-isolation and practice safe social distancing, Montreal’s busiest hubs have been emptying out. Areas of the city that were once full of locals and tourists are now empty, from whole boroughs like Downtown and top attractions like Old Montreal to streets during peak morning and evening rush hours. Even if the Metro remains open, its major crossroads like Berri-UQAM are all but empty. It just goes to show the huge amount of cancellations, closures and postponements in Montreal are taking effect.

There’s a silver lining here, however: These images mean that Montrealers are taking precautions around coronavirus seriously, and we should all be proud of those efforts. 

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The Streets at Rush Hour:

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Rush hour . . . #quarantinelife #montrealmoments #outremontmilend #igmontreal #mtl #quarantine #ghosttown #eire

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The Metro:

Downtown:

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Quelque moment de la vie urbaine capturé avant que le papier de toilette soit en voie d’extinction

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Eaton Centre:

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Quartier des Spectacles:

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Place des Arts, March 16th -2020

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Old Montreal:

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It really feels like #thanos snapped 50% of the population in #montreal

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Old Montreal solo strolls.

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The Olympic Stadium:

Mont Royal:

...it's quiet out there.

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Locked up, but at least the view is nice #montreal

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