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Best of MTL 2021: People and Places in Montreal

Your picks for Best Sports Personality, Hottest Montrealer, Best Weirdo, Best Neighbourhood, Best Instagram Spot and more!

Best of MTL 2021: People and Places in Montreal

Musician and social media maven Eve Parker Finley is new to the Best of MTL — to a whopping five categories across three sections — so welcome to the ranks. In this section, Finley arrives at #2 in Best-Dressed Montrealer, between music superstar Celine Dion and style superstar Cary Tauben. Voters clearly aren’t feeling Quebec Premier François Legault this year — between denying the existence of systemic racism and the curfew/lockdown (despite Quebec emerging somewhat unscathed from COVID’s third wave), Legault is getting the stink-eye across the political/ideological spectrum, landing at #1 in both Slimiest Politician and Tackiest Personality. Denis Coderre made a comeback in the same two categories by running for mayor again, at #2 and #3, respectively. And the new Coolest Company category is a mixed bag of clothing retailers and designers, record labels, software and video game companies. Sounds about right for Montreal.

Hottest Montrealer

  1. Justin Trudeau
  2. Tranna Wintour
  3. Valérie Plante
  4. Charlotte Cardin 
  5. Celine Dion
  6. Eve Parker Finley
  7. BeRosey
  8. Uma Gahd
  9. Evelyne Brochu
  10. Jay du Temple
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“It is a true honour to be voted in the top 5 best dressed during a year when there were precisely no in-person events where people can see how I dress. I kid, I kid. My very dorky and preppy pre-teen self would never believe this was possible and I’m so honoured! This all feels very validating because I’ve put a lot of energy over the last year into my music and comedy and creating and sharing things with people. It means a lot to have people enjoy what I put out there, so thank you to everyone who voted and here’s to sharing more things!”—Eve Parker Finley (Best-Dressed Montrealer #2, Best Instagram #5, Best TikTok #2, Best Electronic Act #3, Best Singer-Songwriter #3)

Best Dressed Montrealer

  1. Celine Dion
  2. Eve Parker Finley
  3. Cary Tauben
  4. Murphy Cooper
  5. Valérie Plante
  6. Justin Trudeau
  7. Marc Bergevin
  8. Rita Baga
  9. Jay du Temple
  10. Uma Gahd

Coolest Company

  1. Lopez MTL
  2. Ubisoft
  3. Lightspeed
  4. Pony
  5. On a Roll Records
  6. Lufa Farms
  7. Les 7 doigts de la main
  8. Grimey
  9. Drawn & Quarterly 
  10. Dime

Best Sports Personality

  1. Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
  2. Carey Price
  3. Brendan Gallagher
  4. Félix Auger-Aliassime
  5. Georges St-Pierre
  6. Cole Caufield
  7. Youppi
  8. Tyler Toffoli
  9. Nick Suzuki
  10. Kevin Owens

Tackiest Personality

  1. François Legault
  2. Celine Dion
  3. Denis Coderre
  4. Mado Lamotte
  5. Mose Persico
  6. Uma Gahd
  7. Julie Snyder
  8. Justin Trudeau
  9. Rita Baga
  10. Valérie Plante

Best Weirdo

  1. Uma Gahd
  2. Julien Bernatchez
  3. Murphy Cooper
  4. Beaver Sheppard
  5. Jean Leloup
  6. Hollywood
  7. Rita Baga
  8. Natasha Nebula
  9. Backxwash
  10. Martin Richard

Best Political / Social Cause

  1. Black Lives Matter
  2. Defund the police
  3. Affordable housing / anti-gentrification
  4. Climate change
  5. Mission Bon Accueil
  6. SPCA / Animal rights
  7. Resilience Montreal
  8. COVID-19
  9. Meals for Milton Parc
  10. Hoodstock

Best Politician

  1. Valérie Plante
  2. Justin Trudeau
  3. Manon Massé
  4. Gabriel Nadeau Dubois
  5. Denis Coderre
  6. Craig Sauvé
  7. François Legault
  8. Sue Montgomery
  9. Sterling Downey
  10. Catherine Dorion

Slimiest Politician

  1. François Legault
  2. Denis Coderre
  3. Justin Trudeau
  4. Simon Jolin-Barrette
  5. Maxime Bernier
  6. Valérie Plante
  7. Sterling Downey
  8. Jean Charest
  9. Jean-François Roberge
  10. Pierre Fitzgibbon

Most Heinous Scandal

  1. COVID in CHSLDs / COVID-19 in general
  2. Curfew
  3. Shiller Lavy
  4. Maripier Morin/#MeToo
  5. Racial profiling / Mamadi Camara
  6. Joyce Echaquan
  7. Acquittal of Gilbert Rozon
  8. WeCharity
  9. Renovictions / rental crisis
  10. Police brutality
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Carré St-Louis in the Plateau, Best Neighbourhood #1. Photo by Cindy Lopez

Best Neighbourhood

  1. Plateau
  2. Mile End
  3. Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG)
  4. Verdun
  5. Rosemont / Petite-Patrie
  6. St-Henri
  7. Little Italy
  8. Hochelaga
  9. Villeray
  10. Pointe St-Charles

Best Park

  1. La Fontaine
  2. Jarry
  3. Mont-Royal
  4. Laurier
  5. Jeanne-Mance
  6. Maisonneuve
  7. Girouard
  8. Angrignon
  9. Lachine Canal
  10. Westmount

Best Place to Have Public Sex

  1. Mont-Royal
  2. Parc La Fontaine
  3. Various alleyways
  4. Jarry Park
  5. Old Port
  6. Beaver Lake
  7. Parc Laurier
  8. The Lookout
  9. St. Joseph’s Oratory
  10. La Ronde

Best Tourist Attraction

  1. Old Port
  2. Mount Royal
  3. Orange Julep
  4. Botanical Gardens
  5. Biodôme
  6. La Ronde
  7. Big O
  8. Museums
  9. Bagels
  10. Schwartz’s

Best Instagram Spot

  1. Belvedere on Mount Royal
  2. Old Port
  3. Lachine Canal
  4. Orange Julep
  5. Ferris Wheel
  6. Mile End
  7. Botanical Gardens
  8. Verdun Waterfront
  9. Olympic Stadium
  10. Murals

See all the Best of MTL 2021 Top 5 lists in the June issue of Cult MTL.