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Where to party this Halloween 2013 in Montreal

For centuries Halloween has been a yearly tradition of guising, tomfoolery, and a celebration of the damned. However it’s now 2013 and we have grown up. Halloween is less about the pillow cases full of sweets and more about clever costumes and amazing parties. Here is a breakdown of where to go party on Halloween in Montreal…

QUEER MTL GUIDE: Fall in love with Autumn

Autumn in Montreal is the best time to fall in love with the city. After a fresh fun summer, the leaves start to burn with the colours of pumpkin spice, candlelight, and crisp nights. Montrealers start cuddling a little closer, ordering increasingly hot seasonal beverages, swapping their flip-flop-crop-tops for leather boots and knitwear, and begin feasting to pad our bodies for the winter months ahead. Fall in Montreal is hopelessly romantic, energetically busy, and comes and goes all too quickly…

NHL Face-off 2013 in Montreal: Kings of Leon, Loco Locass, The Beaches, Chef Chuck Hughes and more

For the thousands of hockey fans who couldn’t get their hands on tickets to the season opener between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, the NHL hosted a special event at Place des Festivals. The 2013 Molson Canadian NHL Face-Off brought Grammy award-winning band Kings of Leon for a free concert, along with Loco Locass and The Beaches. The weather was perfect as the game was broadcast on giant screens for the huge crowd, with an energy that only hockey can stir…(Photo by Eva Blue)

BLACK & BLUE 2013: NEW VENUE, NEW VIBE

Black & Blue 2013 explodes in Montreal this Thanksgiving long weekend, October 9-15, 2013. For this edition, Black & Blue is taking out a new lease on life with a brand new location and a refreshed vibe…

LGBT SUMMER IN MONTREAL RECAP

Waking up bleary eyed in the fall, the summer long Montreal daydream becomes a memory meld of food trucks, festivals, park promenades, and sangria sipping in the sun. Because it’s Montreal (one of the most gay friendly places on Earth) the LGBT community was out frolicking in full force…

A VERY HAUNTED TOUR OF MONTREAL’S OLD PORT

Strolling the restaurant, bar and boutique packed streets of Old Montreal in 2013, it’s easy to forget that when this area was new, it was a very scary place. Montreal was born an outpost of “New France”and back then, some insane stuff went down.

BEAUTIFUL SUMMER #MTLMOMENTS INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

Oh Instagram, what would we do without you? Well… we’d probably survive, but we’d have to go without the 10,000+ #MTLMOMENTS that both tourists and locals have experienced, captured and shared. I think everyone would agree: Montreal, you’re one ridiculously photogenic city. Here is a carefully curated selection of some summer lovin’ moments in Montreal…

MONTREAL COMICCON 2013: George Takei, Kevin Smith, Carrie Fisher and more

Whether you spell it Comic Con, Comic-con or, as we do here in Montreal, Comiccon, if you’re a fan of comic books and Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files and much more, you’ll be circling the fantastical superhero worthy weekend of September 13-15 on your calendar…

Montreal Erotic Art Festival and Fetish Weekend

Coming off the heat of Montreal Gay Pride, the Erotic Arts Festival (August 18-September 2) along with Fetish Weekend (August 28-September 2) is by far the kinkiest, naughtiest, and sexiest week in Montreal…