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Thing to do in Montreal: September 26 – October 2

After the frenetic pace of Pop Montreal, a week to sit back and relax would be great right? Think again! Strap your boots on for Journées de la Culture, when every nook and cranny off the city opens up for your free cultural edification. Of course, you can also sink into a cushy seat at Place des Arts or in front of international silver screen award-winners to rest your weary head…

Fall Into the Classical Arts

After letting the festivals take over the spotlight of summer entertainment, Montreal’s more classical culture institutions are revving up their programming for the new season. Expect operatic heights, symphonic grandeur and balletic prowess…

Thing to do in Montreal: September 19-25

The race is on: it’s time to get in the last drops of Pop Montreal before it ends! Meanwhile, there’s lots of other unmissable stuff – this is fall in Montreal, after all. So grab a sweatband, some water, and get your entertainment on…

Things to do in Montreal this October

As ghouls and golems rev up for the end of the month, entertainment is around every corner, in the form of art openings, dance shows, Oktoberfest and more. Get out there and enjoy it all…

Your September 2014 To Dos

School is back and so is the frenetic fall schedule in this city bursting with arts and culture. So crack open your fresh notebooks, and note down these things to do!

Find your OOTD at the Festival Mode & Design

Mark the weekend of August 20 to 23 in your calendars: it’ll be a bona fide fashion frenzy. The Festival Mode & Design will turn Place des Festivals into a temporary international style HQ, uniting makers, thinkers and shoppers from here and beyond in a high-colour outdoor happening. Top of our list among the visitors: the ever-graceful Garance Doré, a French fashion blogger who’s made her mark with her witty take on the fashion world, and who’s here to give a master class for a mere $25 a ticket. (Get yours now!) There’s also a class by the legendary Nathalie Rykiel, daughter of world-famous designer Sonia – and a fashion icon in her own right – and the gorgeous Thierry-Maxime Loriot, a male model whose form has graced Gorgio Armani, Lanvin and Zegna, among others. Maybe some of their stardust will rub off! Of course the main attraction are the outdoor fashion shows, for free and in the middle of Place des Festivals on the Casino de Montréal catwalk, featuring local designers Ève Gravel, UNTTLD, Travis Taddeo and Ying Gao, among others. Plus there’s a Lunch Beat, a yoga break and the annual stiletto race– how fast are you in… / Read More →

Designed in Québec

To say that Montreal is a creative city is like saying that Paris is kinda pretty. This city is an idea volcano in constant eruption, with generation upon generation of artists, authors, actors and acrobats producing new madness every day. One of our strongest arts: fashion design, because of some great local fashion schools and, let’s not mince words, Montrealers’ native sense of style. C’mon, it’s famous. Here’s a list of our go-to made-in-Quebec labels, with deets on where you can get their wares to take home…

Vintage Chic in Montreal

Seekers of classic styles in Montreal are soooo lucky – there’s a great culture of vintage shopping here, with stores to suit every need from ball gowns to cowboy shirts. In addition to the bargain-basement biggies like the Salvation Army, Renaissance and Village des Valeurs, there are many stores with carefully curated vintage collections. Here are our favourites.

The MACM turns 50!

In 1964, Montreal was a city in full development – half way into building Île-Ste-Hélène, fresh off erecting its now-iconic Place Ville Marie, and busy celebrating the inauguration of its one and only, brand new Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal…

Things to do in August in Montreal

It can’t be… is that really Labour Day on the horizon?! Now’s your chance to do all the things you had on your summer bucket list before the nubile lifeguards go back to school. So get started – drink up the last drops of the sweetest season of all at these events…