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Black Friday deals in Montreal

Sharpen your wits and ready your elbows… it’s Black Friday! It’s time for some serious, competitive deal hunting and Holiday shopping. But it’s also chilly November in Montreal, so how about we keep things indoors?

Neighbourhood Guide: Westmount

In the west end of town, between downtown and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, lives a lush land known as Westmount. Its main artery is Sherbrooke Street West, between Atwater and Décarie, and one of its most impressive features is beautiful Westmount Park, complete with paddling pool, tons of jungle gyms, an arena, a library and even a small but breathtaking botanical garden. As you hike up the hill north of Sherbrooke, you’ll find the mansions that give the neighbourhood its posh reputation. South of Sherbrooke, it’s still fancy, but it’s more accessible to the rest of us, with pretty streets punctuated with unique stores and great spots to eat.

Things to do in Montreal: November 14-20

The best of LGBT cinema hits our screens this week, not to mention tons of docs, providing the perfect excuse for some hibernating. Plus there’s contemporary dance, visual arts and tons of music to keep you warm… the only excuse to leave the house might be the shopping…

Bookworms unite at Expozine and the Salon du Livre de Montréal

The chilly winds of mid-November in Montreal inspire thoughts of long winters curled up by a fireplace with a pile of good books. Get your seasonal stack – and more – at two fun events this month, perfectly suited to literary types: Expozine and Salon du Livre de Montréal…

Thing to do in Montreal: October 31-November 6

It’s Halloweeeeeen! As if you haven’t already been celebrating all week. Take a break from the candy to read what else is going on in the city these days. Food, theatre, music – it’s all around you…

Thing to do in Montreal: October 24-30

People dressed up in mile-high platforms, multicoloured duds and hair-dos out to there? Naw, it isn’t Halloween yet, it’s the Biennale de Montréal! Art takes over this week, along with hot fashion, performances and music…

Cinemania? Oui merci!

On the eve of its 20th anniversary edition, Cinemania is one of the Fall’s most anticipated film events – and it couldn’t be more quintessentially Montreal. The film festival unites the best of French-language cinema every year and shows them with English subtitles. Mais oui!

Things to do in Montreal: October 17-23

This week holds tons of free and less-free entertainment, but both are guaranteed to make you feel phenomenal in their special way. Keep some energy to party – there’s some hopping musical acts in town…

Tracing Greats Movements from Van Gogh to Kandinsky

What a difference 14 years makes. The turn of the 19th century in Europe was an incredibly fruitful time, and none so much as in the visual arts. Thanks to extensive research by Los Angeles-based curator Timothy O. Benson, the exhibition Van Gogh to Kandinsky: Impressionism to Expressionism, 1900-1914, on now at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, traces in detail the decade and a half that established the history of Modern Art as we know it…

Thing to do in Montreal: October 10-16

With Thanksgiving weekend ringing in the week, the theme is fall’s bounty, both outdoors and in. From film screenings to grandiose ballet productions to the beautiful changing colours on the trees, there’s a whole lot to take in…