Born in Montreal but raised on Laval's Green Island, Evelyn defected back to Montreal by her mid-teens and swapped mother tongues at least twice.
From nightclub to live show reviews, film critiques to workplace psychology reports, Evelyn has been covering Montreal-centric features with a universal slant, and vice versa since her first article in The Concordian in 1997. Among other gigs, she went on to get published several times in Montreal weekly The Mirror, won a Canada Arts Council grant to fund research into Shedding Light, a project to discover the truth behind her mother's life and death, was shortlisted for a Quebec Writer's Federation nonfiction competition in late 2006 on the same subject, and had photography published in Elle's November 2010 issue. With production credits in National Film Board documentary films including Jutra-nominated Au Pays des Colons -- an uncensored take on Quebec's agricultural development policies during the Great Depression -- she also worked in executive coaching, corporate personality assessment and public policy research.
D.E.C. in Commerce.
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
By Evelyn Reid:
From covering the latest Cirque du Soleil production in town to helping Montrealers protect their rights to hunting for the best breakfast within city limits to letting locals in on a few of my chic-on-a-budget tricks, I cover the whats, whens, wheres and whys of this city.
And I love it.
There is simply no place like Montreal anywhere else in the world. From our bilingual and multicultural landscape -- honestly, where else can you speak Frenglish -- to our vibrant communities, there is so much to know and do in Montreal, it's exhilarating! It's also exhausting just keeping track of it all, so let me take care of that for you.
For residents, for people relocating, for anyone and for everyone with a soft spot for the most European city in North America, welcome to your guide to Montreal!