Montréal named the Most Reputable City in the Americas!

published on September 11, 2018
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We’re not one to brag, but this past year we’ve had to clear off some space on the old mantelpiece for some high-profile awards including the ICCA’s top city in North America for international association meetings, the #1 city in North America for students ­(3rd internationally!) and the top prize in the UIA’s leading event city in the Americas 2018 rankings.  And now – drumroll please – Montréal has been named the Most Reputable City in the Americas by the Reputation Institute’s annual City RepTrak list, and we couldn’t be more proud.

Beauty, safety and leadership

The Reputation Institute’s rankings take into account several aspects of a city’s function, including economic, aesthetic and quality of life-related factors. The group also looks at how safe people feel, how respected the city leaders are and how effective local government is in keeping things running smoothly. The 12,000 participants of the survey are asked to grade cities based both on an “emotional score” (how they feel about it) and a “rational score” (how they think about it).

Montréal excelled this year in areas of safety, governance and culture – with the city’s beautiful areas and attractions holding an emotional attachment for respondents. And who are we to argue? With vistas like Mount Royal looking over the heart of the city and the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal close at hand, a vibrant cultural scene whose international reputation grows with each year and a forward-thinking mayoral office hard at work, we’re pleased as punch to see these efforts noticed on the world stage.

You’ll have to excuse us, but there are a few things we’d like to brag about after all

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