5 Montreal stories you must read this week: July 31

Neil Patrick Harris, pictured in Montreal on July 27, 2015. Rachel Lau/Global News

MONTREAL – From one of the world’s most famous soccer stars to one of Hollywood’s most respected actors, it was a big week in Montreal.

Take a look at the top five stories Global News covered this week:

Dress code for Montreal taxi drivers

Taxi drivers going to and from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport will have to begin adhering to a “business casual” dress code as of this fall.

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READ THE STORY: Montreal taxi drivers to adhere to dress code

Didier Drogba arrives in Montreal

Hundreds of fans chanted and cheered as ex-Chelsea super star Didier Drogba took his first steps on Canadian soil as a member of the Montreal Impact.

READ THE STORY: Didier Drogba arrives in Montreal, ready to play with Impact

Neil Patrick Harris in Montreal

“I missed Montreal. I wanted to come back and hang out.”

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The 42-year-old star of screen and stage was in Montreal to host the Just For Laughs closing gala, Circus Awesomeus — a project that’s been in the works for years.

READ THE STORY: Neil Patrick Harris talks love, life and laughs in Montreal

Water restrictions in the West Island

“Having water meters is the best thing for the environment. People pay for what they use and what they use they use wisely.”

The West Island city of Pointe-Claire is the largest community to not have any water restrictions in place.

READ THE STORY: Water restrictions vary in West Island towns

Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue block parties

“There’s a few that still happen, but we wanted to foster that, encourage that.”

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his summer, the City of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue wants its residents to get to know each other by helping them throw block parties.

READ THE STORY: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue helps residents throw block parties

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