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‘IT’S AN HONOR JUST TO BE NOMINATED!’ WHATEVER. WE WANT TO WIN THIS!

Each year our friends over at tripoutgaytravel.com hold a little awards contest that celebrates the best in the glamorous/scandalous world of gay travel. Montreal has been nominate for “Best Global Destination” – which makes sense for a variety of reasons: stellar gay village, delicious food, accessibility to Americans, cute accents and salacious nightlife. We’re kinda also awesome for hosting the world’s first international “Queer of the Year” contest. I thought I’d make a little video that highlights the ‘gayness’ of Montreal. We promise to keep on rockin’ it if you show us some voting love. You can vote with your Facebook or Twitter accounts, or you can keep it anonymous. But whatever you do, just get out there and vote now… for Montreal!

FLICKR PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Well folks, it’s officially autumn now. And you know what? This is actually our favorite time of year in Montreal — the leaves changing colors, the markets brimming with produce from the harvest and the chance to sport our most stylish scarves. Montrealers LOVE autumn. But, for the sake of sentimentality, let’s take one last look back at summer. And what an adorable look back this is. Meandering through the Old Port, these two lovers epitomize the casual and romantic spirit of Montreal. After this little jaunt, we bet they had an amorous dinner along St. Paul Street, where they gazed lovingly into each others eyes over a bottle of shiraz. And then they grabbed maple ice cream and strolled through the antique cobblestone streets with arms sensuously holding another. Back at their dreamy boutique hotel suite, between steamy kisses, they slowly undressed each other, and then… in the heat of passion… immediately got on the internet and booked their next trip to Montreal. We’d just like to clarify that this is normal behavior for Montreal travelers. —————————————————————————————————————— Thanks to Annette Baesel for this charming picture! Check out her other stellar Montreal shots. Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ… / Read More →

HARVEST: THE LGBT THEATRE FESTIVAL

The Montreal Harvest theatre festival began 6 years ago to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans folks had spaces to perform. The festival is a mélange of theatre, music and dance, perfect for anyone with an appreciation for LGBT cultures.

DAVID USHER ON MUSIC, MILE END & MONTREAL

David Usher is many things: musician, humanitarian, artist and father. He’s rocked around the country with his band Moist, won a handful of Junos (the Canadian ‘Grammy’) and has had radio hits on three continents. And we love him for all those reasons. But he remains especially near and dear to our hearts because he’s a Montrealer.

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (SEPT 24 – 26)

This weekend in Montreal is going to be sexy. With internationally acclaimed entertainer Scarlett James bringing her sensual burlesque festival back for locals and visitors, if there is a sudden temperature change in the city, it ain’t El Niño. It’s the body temperature of an audience gettin’ all hot and bothered. We’ve got burlesque, art, cinema, food and even some quirky karaoke for you this weekend.

FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA: OCTOBER 13 TO 24

Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) exists to highlight the most original and innovative achievements in film and new media. After 38 years of stellar programming, the 2010 festival is guaranteed to be visually amazing, while offering fascinating stories from around the globe.

FLICKR PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Montreal is an architecture-lovers wet dream. Whether you appreciate Art Deco, neoclassical, modern or anything in between, we’ve got a mishmash of styles and approaches to satiate your construction curiosity. In fact, I’d say we define urban architectural promiscuity. In this photo we have the iconic Montreal Olympic Stadium. “Built for the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, the Olympic Stadium is a bold design by French architect Roger Taillibert. A funicular-type elevator brings visitors to the top three observation floors of the Tower, the tallest inclined tower in the world, which offers a spectacular view of the city. The sports centre, at the foot of the Tower, has six aquatic pools as well as a multi-sport facility.” Thanks to flickr extraordinaire, achille_beaulne, for this magnificent shot. Click on over for other photos of Achille’s perspective of Montreal. —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.

BLACK & BLUE: THE BIG MONTREAL PARTY TURNS TWENTY!

The annual Montreal Black & Blue Festival is one of the world’s great parties. What started back in 1991 as a simple fundraiser for HIV/AIDS related charities has become a full-fledged 7-day social, cultural, sports and party event that attracts thousands of people from around the globe to Montreal.

10 WAYS TO EAT YOUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD

An important part of traveling is the sampling of local cuisine. Not only does it gives us the opportunity to literally taste a country, but also to participate in the traditions and customs that are inseparably paired with eating. But, perhaps ironically, some of the most memorable culinary experiences that I’ve had were in dining establishments that contrasted local cuisine, such as a Moroccan meal in Paris, Indian food in Christchurch (NZ) or an Argentinean BBQ in Costa Rica. Part of the charm is in the juxtaposition. Montreal is a North American foodie heaven. And a major factor in this epicurean positioning is the multitude of ethnicities that have chosen to establish new lives and enterprises in the city. Local gourmands rejoice on the abundance of diversity. Here are 10 ways to savor the international offerings…

THIS WEEKEND IN MONTREAL (SEPT 17 – 19)

Autumn is quickly approaching, and what better way to celebrate the season than with tall ships, or contemporary dancers, or lanterns! We’ve got nine superb things to do this weekend in Montreal!