Montreal has spoken. In April, we asked our savvy readers, concerned citizens and anyone with an ounce of civic pride to step up and share their love for all things local. This readers’ poll was open and democratic, with no editorial influence or interference aside from the writing that you’ll see around the results herein.
We didn’t discourage the individuals and companies who promoted the vote—we even abetted the campaigns undertaken by brick-and-mortar businesses, offering downloadable “Vote for us!” posters on our website. And the Facebook campaigns, well, we had to stay neutral by not attending, but we were happy to see so many artists and companies make an event of voting. The one thing we totally frowned upon was ballot-stuffing, and there was some of that—we’re looking at you, Phil Campeau.
To everyone else who voted, campaigned and made it into the 150+ Top 5s in these pages: thank you, well done, congratulations.
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