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QUEER MTL GUIDE: A VERY DYKE DAY IN THE MILE END

The reach of QUEER MTL extends far beyond the Boules Roses of the Gay Village and into some of the trendiest places on the Island of Montreal. If you’re a cool lesbian, or want to hang out with cool lesbians, then this guide (and neighbourhood) is for you…

Do Your Thing in MTL: Comedian DeAnne Smith’s Mile End Love Song

When putting together a list of LGBT stars to be apart of the performance series Do Your Thing in MTL, we needed to find someone who was A) Lesbian B) Hilarious and C) Adorable. DeAnne Smith came riding in on a litter of kittens and wrote us the little ditty “Mile End Love Song”… Go ahead and sing along!

DO YOUR THING IN MTL: JONNY “GAY PIMP” MCGOVERN GIVES MONTREAL A FRENCH KISS

Queer MTL is officially launching Do Your Thing in MTL with a kiss! A big gay pimpin’ French Kiss from singer-songwriter-rapper-comedian Jonny McGovern. Do Your Thing in MTL is a video series that features some of the best LGBT talent around in Montreal just being themselves and doing their thing! Check out what Jonny “Gay Pimp” McGovern got up to during his time in Montreal…

DO YOUR THING IN MTL: A NEW MONTREAL LGBT VIDEO SERIES

Montreal likes to celebrate the LGBT community in big ways. This is why Tourisme Montreal is excited to announce Do Your Thing in MTL!, a video series of performances and interviews with top LGBT entertainers from around North America that we’ve invited to Montreal showcase their talent by using the streets and attractions of Montreal as their stage. We have amazing performances rolling out over the summer months by singer-songwriter Jonny “Gay Pimp” McGovern, lesbian comedian DeAnne Smith, Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, trans drag performer Carmen Carrera, and the Queen of Montreal’s Gay Village Mado Lamotte…

10 Great Montreal videos

We’ve curated what we think is a pretty great list of our favourite videos featuring Montreal-  check them out…

Aires Libres 2013 takes over the streets of Montreal’s Gay Village

The mercury creeping up, patios rolling out and the shirts coming off means one thing: summer in Montreal’s Gay Village. The 2013 edition of Aires Libres will soon be underway once the famous Boules Roses are strung up above the pedestrian-only paradise of Sainte-Catherine street…

Montreal Facebook and Instagram fans share their favourite 5-a-7

If there’s anything that Montreal does better than brunch (and we brunch like bosses) it would be the ubiquitous 5 à 7, also known as “happy hour.” We call it 5-à-7 because it happens between after work and before dinner, but trust me it’s just as happy.

MONTREAL’S MASSIVE DANCE PARTY BAL EN BLANC 2013

The 19th edition of Montreal’s Bal en Blanc will be a 3-day dance bender from March 30 to April 1, 2013, featuring David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren and many, many more…

WHERE TO SNOWSHOE IN MONTREAL

While some may dismiss it out of fear and say “that snowshoeing is for them winter folk”, avid mountaineers say that if you can walk, you can snowshoe. So even if you hail from near the equator where “making it snow” means something else, giving this winter activity a try is the coolest thing you’ll do this season. You can even take a guided tour…