Local Love: Bonjour, Hi… This Is My Montreal. Hey Maca This year has been a very unique one for all Montrealers, we celebrate our city’s heritage and a history of three hundred and seventy-five years of pure awesomeness. Since we moved to this splendid city, 8 years ago to be exact, I always look like a tourist in my own city, just because there’s so much to do, to explore and to see in such little time. Part of my inspiration to start a blog a few years back was to show my friends, family and even strangers from all over the world our life in Montreal, the best things to do, the little hidden corners and our precious moments in this beautiful city. As you were totally expecting from me, I couldn’t hide my excitement about Montréal’s 375th anniversary, as an incredible launch pad for the city I love and care about the most, especially when you discover projects that will become a tangible reality, will also leave a lasting legacy for generations to come, including my two little ones, Nico and Olivia. Out of more than 1,000 projects that were submitted in honor of Montreal’s festivities, I had the chance to discover a very special one, the TD Common Ground Project, as the true heart of a community in full expansion, specifically in the north side of the Island of Montreal. As a city mom of two, I cherish so much green spaces I can fully enjoy with my babies, where you can bring people together and even more this time around when the sun is shining, the trees are blooming and the grass is greener. Hallelujah for Spring and its perfect outdoor happiness! This new project developed in an association with TD is meant to set up cool areas where people can enjoy multiple picnic areas, where 750 trees are planned to be planted, and a recreational park will be installed for the 5 surrounding schools in the area. No matter if you are Franco, Anglo or Allophone, The Green Corridor is planning to benefit all Montrealers in a unique, multiethnic area of the north side of the city, with a big lack of green spaces and parks for the 6,000 children, parents and teachers that pass through that area of Montreal North every day. I can’t wait to show you the development of this entire area, the future plans in the upcoming months and how the 375th festivities will help build a better and stronger city. Sponsored content: This post is sponsored by TD and the TD Common Ground Project, but opinions and content expressed here are my own.