In Montreal, 70,000 Households Move On the Same Day
Moving Day is a 269-year tradition in Quebec with no end in sight. It’s a most hectic experience in the province’s biggest city.
Have you ever tried to haul a fridge up a rickety spiral staircase?
Thousands of Quebecers do it on a singular summer’s day, one that can be best explained as some kind of collective psychosis: Moving Day. Elsewhere in Canada, July 1 is Canada’s national holiday, an occasion marked by fireworks and a case of Molson. But for Quebecers, it is the provincial day of packing your stuff into a U-Haul and moving house.