Olympic Stadium by Audrey Rivet in Montréal, Quebec, Canada

The Olympic Park is a symbolic place in Montréal. It’s located in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district of Montréal. It was built in the 1970s for the venue of the Summer Olympics. Nowadays, it’s a little bit abandoned. There are some activities that take place there every year, but it costs a lot for the city. The Olympic Stadium is controversial, so I think it’s a very intriguing place to visit. It relates to the place I live in a strange way. The Olympic Park is the exact contrary of the city I live in: it’s empty. I like the irony of it. An empty space in a big dynamic and vibrant city.

Name:Audrey Rivet

Graphic Design


Exploring as much of my country as I can. I think we should all learn to appreciate our own places. It helps to explore the rest of world in order to appreciate home.

Tell us about the place Montréal:

My relation with Montréal is really ambiguous. Sometimes I love its festive atmosphere and sometimes I need to isolate myself really far in the woods, but then I realize that Montréal is the perfect place for me. It’s the best of both worlds!

A perfect day?

It’s a not-so-cold-cloudy-day in Montréal. I can take beautiful pictures with good tones. I would probably go in a little café after to warm me up a little.

What is the best thing about Montréal?

Food. Food everywhere. You don’t have enough of one life to go through every restaurant.

What is the worst?

Too many people for my wild side!

What would be surprising about Montréal to an outsider?

The welcoming attitude of everyone.

If Montréal was a person or character who would it be?

A very nice person with a personality disorder sometimes! Ah!

Who are three of your favorite artists?

There are soooooo many talented people in Montréal it’s crazy. Photographers, designers, painters, musicians, etc. For the musicians, I am really proud Arcade Fire is from my town. They are awesome. As for photographers, I would say my friend: Marianne Plaisance. She is fantastic. For more Montréal really nice pictures I recommend Ali Inay and Francis Duval.



Name:Audrey Rivet


Favorite place to eat:

Le Cactus. I love Mexican food!

Favorite place to drink:

Bars: Nacho Libre, Distillerie, Bily Kun
Café: Art Café, Kitsuné, Café Myriad

Favorite shop:

All the thrift shops on Saint-Laurent street!

Local Tip:

Be kind, funny and open. Everyone will be pleased to help you.

Must Do:

Try some restaurants, cafés and bars. Plus, go visit the Mont-Royal and the Old Port!