Bye Bye NDG – Top 10 Things I Will Miss

July 24, 2014 , In: Design, Living, Montreal , With: No Comments

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So, by the time this post goes live I will already be living in Westmount but as of the time of writing I am still in my little corner of NDG.  I am excited about moving and, let’s not be dramatic here, I’m moving ten minutes away but I always get emotional about things especially in my 26-week pregnant state.  In total I’ve called NDG home for about 6 years and have learned to love the area.  Here’s what I will miss most:

1. My friends & neighbours – especially our little friend across the street Leo (and his parents!), Steve at The Italian Pantry, and the friendly faces I encounter all the time including the ladies at the Provigo checkout, the folks at Melk and the butchers at Le Maitre Boucher.  Everyone – I will be back!

2. Kefta Sandwiches at Akhavan and all the other exotic goodies they have

3. Walking to Girouard Park – where my son recently learned to climb the ‘rock wall’ and we spent so many hours

4. Benny Pool – I complained about you… until I went to the Westmount YMCA pool

5. Strolling Monkland and running into friends

6. The Italian Pantry – just around the corner and the provider of so many meals and ingredients

7. Cafe de Mercanti – amazing gelato on our doorstep.  My fave is the greek yoghurt.

8. TA Pies – for the easy lunch meals and delicious desserts

9. Le Maitre Boucher – for the great meat and fish

10. Spice Station – where I know I can get any spice I want!

And of course, there are some things I won’t miss such as the traffic/construction issues, having no real backyard and the too-high rent meaning survival on Monkland for any business is often short and brutal.


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Michelle Little

Writer & Photographer

Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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