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 psychology-themed columns, Evelyn has been covering Montreal-centric features with a universal slant, and vice versa since her first stint as a local arts and entertainment editor at The Concordian in 1997. And since 2017, she covers the unusual convergence of neuroscience, tea, and Tao on Where's Your Head.
Among other gigs, she went on to get published several times in Montreal weekly The Mirror (now Cult Montreal), 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 Magazine, U.S edition.
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—Evelyn also worked in industrial psychology with a team of psychologists specializing in succession planning, executive level coaching, executive personality analysis, and behavior prediction.
Prior to that, she worked in psychosocial public policy research, assisting multidisciplinary teams with research on subjects as varied as sleep, chronic fatigue syndrome, and the impact of physical disability on academic success, earning co-author credits within the first year of her Bachelor's degree at age 19, a rare achievement in academia.
In addition to dozens of guest appearances on live television, broadcast news, and radio, Evelyn was also a weekly contributor at The Beat of Montreal 92.5 FM in 2014 and 2015, Montreal's #1 English FM radio station at the time, joining Weekend Breakfast show host Shaun McMahon every Saturday or Sunday morning to share with listeners what one event is happening in the city that they won't want to miss, complete with insider advice.
D.E.C. in Commerce
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
From covering the latest, hottest festival in town to helping Montrealers understand 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!
Please note that I am no longer with TripSavvy as of February 1, 2018. Any TripSavvy content originally authored by myself, Evelyn Reid, but with an update date of February 3, 2018 or later was not updated by myself, but by a third party over whom I have no editorial control. If errors—factual, French spelling, grammatical, photographic, broken links—are spotted in articles with my name on them, kindly notify email@example.com.