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MONTREAL PRIDE 2012 PREVIEW

For their 6th year, Fierté Montréal Pride will be celebrating with the theme “Our Flag, Our Pride” from August 13 to 19. From the heart of the festivities in Place Emilie-Gamelin, Community Day in the Gay Village and the Pride Parade through Downtown, Montreal Pride is for everyone and anyone who wants to join in celebrating our vibrant LGBTA community!

OMNIVORE FOOD FEST COMES TO MONTREAL

If you’re an adventurous eater who will be in Montreal from August 17 to 20, you’ll want to secure a table at one of the special dinners taking place in town on those nights. They’ll be the highlight of the 3-day Omnivore Festival, when forward-thinking chefs from abroad join forces with some of the local talent in kitchens around town and at food presentations at the Societé des Arts Technologiques…

8 ACTUALLY COOL MONTREAL SOUVENIRS

Walk along Saint-Paul in Old Montreal or the main commercial artery of Sainte-Catherine and you’ll discover an abundance of souvenir shops filled with plastic Mountie figurines and Maple syrup. Perfect for your grandmother, but not for the modern traveller. Here are eight unique souvenirs to take home from Montreal…

DIVERS/CITE 2012 TAKES OVER MONTREAL’S OLD PORT

Celebrating its 20th edition, Montreal’s first LGBT festival of the summer festival season is Divers/Cité! From July 30 to August 5, we’ll get to take in some incredible cultural acts, all from a new location in Montreal’s Old Port!

MONTREAL’S BEST APPS FOR SUMMER

Wipe off your thumbs and whip out your iThings because when it comes to Montreal’s summer festivals, there’s an app for that!

MONTREAL JAZZ FEST: GAY & LESBIAN EDITION

The Montreal International Jazz Fest brings an eclectic mix of international musical talent to Montreal for 10 days and 10 nights of great concerts, free outdoor shows and spectacular moments. And with the 2012 edition bringing headliners like Rufus Wainwright and Liza Minnelli, the 2012 Jazz Fest can’t hide its rainbow glow!

SUMMER IN THE GAY VILLAGE: TERRACES

One of the great things about Montreal in the summer are the hundreds of terraces (or patios, as you might know them) available to soak up the sunshine. With Aires Libres, The Gay Village becomes a pedestrian-only pink paradise, making their terraces all the more enjoyable…

MONTREAL BUZZ BEACH & POOL GUIDE 2012

The City of Montreal is a wee little island floating in the Saint-Lawrence seaway. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean we have kilometers of golden sandy beaches along our coast. The new Clock Tower Beach, opening June 16, is sure to be a big summer hit…

THE 3RD ANNUAL QUEER OF THE YEAR CONTEST

The day is here, and the day is QUEER! Montreal is once again looking for the brightest star under the rainbow in the 3rd Annual Queer of the Year competition. It’s fabulous, fierce and a little bit freaky, so if you’ve got what it takes – Submit today!

THE GAY VILLAGE’S “BOULES ROSES”

Every summer, the Gay Village is blessed from May 17 until September 3 with Aires Libres, the car-free, pedestrian-only, patio-filled stretch of Saint-Catherine street. The 2012 Aires Libres carries over “Les Boules Roses” from last year.