Thursday Doors – December 22, 2016

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button below. 

Colour and  Elegance in Montréal’s Plateau Mont-Royal 

Montréal’s Plateau Mont-Royal borough is one of the most eclectic and culturally diverse neighbourhoods in our city.

Exploring its commercial boulevards like Boul. St-Laurent or rue St-Denis you’ll find hip, modern, new world attitudes with trendy restaurants, shops, and boutiques in abundance.

No I didn't sample the deluxe french fries - maybe next time :-)

No I didn’t sample the deluxe french fries – maybe next time 🙂

But walk one block in any direction away from the busy commercial streets to the residential areas and you’ll also encounter quiet side streets


 old world charm, and beautiful historic architecture.


Along with a tribute to Leonard Cohen, I showed you some some of the funky street-art in last week’s post.

This week I thought I’d show you some of my favourite colourful and elegant discoveries.










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As always I thank you for looking 🙂

About Norm 2.0

World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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96 Responses to Thursday Doors – December 22, 2016

  1. reocochran says:

    I remember liking the turquoise doors with the grille work, the butter or light lemon yellow half +half house with a dark stain on the top, has peaks over the windows (pretty designs in the “V” of the peak) and the stone house with golden painted wood (weathered) were my very favorites, Norm! I didn’t get a chance to comment when I first looked at this doors post.
    Norm, hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a happy new year!

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  2. amoralegria says:

    Wow! Excellent pictures! Such charming and colorful buildings – I will have to visit Montreal some day.

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  3. Ohh, just marvellous and very stylish indeed. I love the combination of dark brown and blue the most.

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  4. Beautiful snow scenery; puts you in the mood for Christmas and the gifts of your door collection are what us door aficionados appreciate the most! Nice post.

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  5. Leah says:

    What an eclectic mix! If I ever make it to Montreal, I think I’ll have to look up Norm’s Walking Tours!

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  6. Sherry Felix says:

    Lovely snowy doors. Merry Christmas Norm.

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  7. Vicky says:

    Lovely, stunning doors Norm !

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  8. What a beautiful, seasonal selection of doors, Norm. They’re wonderful. No snow here, we probably won’t get anything until February, if at all.

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  9. Suvi says:

    What clever use of colors! I love all of them. Happy Hlidays Norm!

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  10. Fabulous doors! And the snow on the steps guides our eyes toward the doors. Very cool. Literally. Brrr!

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  11. treerabold says:

    Such a fun looking place. I adore the bright colors

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  12. Sue says:

    Such character in those neighborhoods. Happy holiday season Norm. Hope you’re doing well.

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  13. Wow! I love those fancy scroll cut porticoes, and the rich dark panel wood doors with brick. What a lovely neighborhood!

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  14. Cheryl-Lynn says:

    This IS so cool I work near le Plateau in the Mile End. Will post something from my Tracesofthesoul blog later.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Cheryl-Lynn. Sorry for the delay, it has been a crazy week and I’m still catching up. So glad you found our little group of door fans – please feel free to join in any time 🙂


  15. Vanessa says:

    So, so beautiful!

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  16. It’s great to see all that snow. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. willowdot21 says:

    Fabulous doors and I too love the snow!!

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  18. Oh My! Montreal is a feast for Door lovers.So many colors and designs.
    Happy Holidays.

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  19. lifelessons says:

    What a wonderful selection of doors you have this week, Norm. Merry Xmas!!!

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  20. marianallen says:

    Wow, what eye-popping colors! I love them all, especially that trio of differently colored gingerbread on the quiet side street.

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  21. Love the first set of doors. Like the colorful houses.

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  22. slfinnell says:

    Lovely as always. Seasons Greetings to you and yours!

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  23. Few cities can beat Montreal in terms of doors. Gorgeous selection. And even more special because of the snow. Love this part of Montreal in the fall too. Happy Holidays to you and your readers!

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  24. joey says:

    Oh my goodness, these are all so pretty! 3651’s wood! Ooh! and 3828’s color contrast! Ooh! Love the painted balcony trims and the bright colors all around. The snow makes them even more vivid!
    I just know those fries are cooked in rendered duck lard…I’m hungry, which distracted me into thinking the friterie was an actual building made of mosaic.
    Great doors!

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  25. Lynn says:

    Norm, I can’t even begin to chose a favourite in all of the fabulous doors you have presented here. Montreal is such a great city to explore & the architecture is so eclectic & fun! Should be a very exciting year ahead with all of the 375 celebrations!

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Sorry for the delay it has been a crazy week. Thanks Lynn. It’s funny how as I get older I’m learning to appreciate this part of the city more.
      Yes between Canada 150 and Montreal 375, it should be one hectic summer around these parts. Now hopefully the mayor keeps his word and has all of the road construction finished in time for when the party starts in a few months 😉

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  26. Almost Iowa says:

    You outdid yourself this week, Norm. Absolutely beautiful and fully keeping with the Christmas spirit.

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  27. cwaugh212 says:

    What a fantastic collection of colorful doors this week. I’m building my door post with warm weather doors from Grand Cayman. It should be posted soon.

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  28. tgeriatrix says:

    What a wonderful collection!

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  29. Beautiful selections, especially like the blue one with the pine boughs in the pots. I used to do that when we lived in snow country! Merry Christmas Norm, looking forward to your posts in 2017. Would like to join you once I figure out how to link up etc.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Sorry for the delay it has been a crazy week. Thank you Carolyn and happy holidays to you as well.
      Please feel free to join in whenever you’re ready. It’s really not that complicated once you get the hang of it. If you have any questions just send me an email and I’ll be happy to help if I can 🙂


  30. Ludwig says:

    Bright colors and snow go well together! Wonderful photos! Happy Holidays!

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  31. bikerchick57 says:

    Beautiful doors today, Norm. I love the color and architecture and the quaint neighborhoods in the snow. I always wanted to live in a townhouse on a quiet street in a charming neighborhood. It has a certain draw, like being in a Christmas movie.

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  32. What a gorgeous area and amazing colors, although the first photo both wowed and almost blinded me, so it was difficult to see the rest. 🙂 The colors must be even more fun in the winter when all else is either drab or white.


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  33. dennyho says:

    p.s. why not the deluxe fries???

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  34. dennyho says:

    These doors are so colorful, especially in the snowy setting. Were you in a sled while photographing? What a cheery neighborhood, no matter the weather.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Sorry for the delay it has been a crazy week. It is a wonderful neighborhood to wonder around pretty much any time of year. No fries because I had I big breakfast and wasn’t hungry. I will be going back though, so you can expect a full report in the future 🙂

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  35. What wonderful doors and trim work, and I LOVE the bright colors. You captured a rainbow of doors. 🙂

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  36. ianbcross says:

    Posh Montreal, lovely doors. Stylish, expensive neighbourhood.

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  37. Colline says:

    This collection of doors is beautiful. I love the uniqueness of each door.

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  38. prior.. says:

    Norm, as noted with Joanne, the yellow is so nice… but the colors throughout the post has such a cheery feel. Also, because it is not red and green – it has a fresh feeling this week as calssic Christmas colors are everywhere. oh and the snow adds to the mood…


  39. Dan Antion says:

    Great selection of doors, Norm. I love the colors. But, “I didn’t sample the deluxe french fries…” Crazy talk, Norm, pure crazy talk.

    I really like the entrance with the brackets at the lower door supporting the balcony and balcony roof. The wooden doors with the blue trim are nice too. The red and yellow remind me of my trips to Iowa (ISU colors are red & yellow).

    My favorite is the red brick house with the blue white and blue trim. That’s stunning. The snow adds that magical Christmas season touch to the perfect post. Merry Christmas Norm, to you, your family and the family of door lovers you work so hard to support.

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  40. Joanne Sisco says:

    This is so iconic Quebec. I love it!

    The wooden doors are all gorgeous but the red and yellow entrance at 3989 just shouts for attention!

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  41. Ruth says:

    Lovely wintery doors! 🙂

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  42. jesh stg says:

    Love all the doors, but even more the snow! There’s just something about snow (except for living in it:) ) that is magical – more the visual part, I guess!

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