Moving Day

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We just moved to Montreal and had our own quiet little moving day - one month late, it seems. The great majority of Montreal's (Quebec's, for that matter) leases end on July 1, which means that day sees a lot of action...

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Over 100,000 Montrealers moved on July 1 alone. The July 1 Canada Day holiday gives folks a chance to pack up and move out, but it also means if you're looking for a new place to live, it's much more difficult during the rest of the year. No wonder our landlord was so hesitant to allow us an August 1 lease date.

This is how it all started and these days, some see it as a free-for-all rummage sale in the streets.

Photos: Spacing Montreal and Flickr

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.