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In photos: Montreal’s Park Ex, an edgy hidden gem ripe for gentrification

A closer look at the shops and food in Park Ex, a neighbourhood in Montreal locals are trying to keep under wraps

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Mohammad Nabeel, co-owner of Sana shows off their kulfi on a stick in their restaurant on rue Jarry in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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A store selling saris and material on Rue Jean Talon West in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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Samosas from Punjab Palace on Jean Talon West in Montreal, March 28, 2013.

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Tandoori chicken from Punjab Palace on Jean Talon West in Montreal, March 28, 2013.

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Chicken Biryani from Punjab Palace on Jean Talon West in Montreal, March 28, 2013.

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A store offering both beauty products and money transfers on Rue Jean Talon West in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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Chicken souvlaki from Elatos on rue Jarry, in Montreal, March 28, 2013.

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Chicken souvlaki from Elatos on rue Jarry, in Montreal, March 28, 2013.

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Elatos restaurant on rue Jarry in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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Rose flavoured Turkish delight from Efes Pastry on rue Saint-Roch, in Montreal, April 1, 2013.

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Baklava from Efes Pastry on rue Saint-Roch, in Montreal, April 1, 2013.

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The domes of Koismisis tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church on Rue Saint-Roch, in Montreal, March 25, 2013.

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Chahat Audio Video on Rue Jean Talon West in Montreal, March 24, 2013.

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Lamb Saag from Bombay Mahal on Jean Talon West, in Montreal, March 28, 2013.

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Aloo Gobi from Bombay Mahal on Jean Talon West, in Montreal, March 28, 2013.

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Butter Chicken from Bombay Mahal on Jean Talon West, in Montreal, March 28, 2013.

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People attend an Evangelismos Orthodox Church on Rue Saint-Roch, in Montreal, March 25, 2013.

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