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SINCLAIR ADDS FRENCH FLAIR TO THE SAINT-SULPICE

Stelio Perombelon is one of those talented Montreal chefs who’s been around for a few years. He has worked in some of the city’s best restaurants, including the legendary and now defunct Les Chèvres. For the past few months, his colourful and refined contemporary French cuisine has taken center stage at Sinclair, the latest incarnation of the Le Saint-Sulpice hotel’s restaurant in Old Montreal…

SUMMER WITH THE FAMILY AT MONTREAL’S SPACE FOR LIFE

Located in the east end of Montreal, right next to the Olympic Stadium, Space for Life (“Espace pour la vie”) is an area dedicated to biodiversity, sustainability and education about the natural world in and around Montreal. A full day can be spent with the family, walking indoors and outdoors through the Space for Life grounds and taking part in hands-on workshops and other activities for all ages…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JULY 27-AUGUST 2

As Montreal moves into August, entertainment and leisure options continue to abound: comedy festivals Just For Laughs and Zoofest bring the laughs, Fantasia freaks-out with films, the parks and Quartier des Spectacle are plentiful with culture-filled entertainment, and live electro, rock and folk music keeps the city cool…

RYOJI IKEDA AT DHC/ART

One of the biggest names in contemporary art and minimalist electronic music in Japan – and these days around the world too, from Parisian galleries to New York City’s Park Avenue Armory – Ryoji Ikeda now makes his unique audio-visual mark on Montreal. Always a champion of international-scale challenging art work, DHC/Art in Old Montreal hosts Ikeda’s first survey exhibition in North America…

MEG ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012

Electronic music and Montreal go together like many other Montreal classic combos: bagels and cream cheese, smoked meat and Cott’s black cherry soda, summer-time and hot people. We’ve got Mutek in the early spring, Piknic Electronik all summer, and MEG, a.k.a. Montreal Electronic Groove, heating up nine indoor venues, two outdoor stages and one super fun boat (yes!) July 26 to August 5…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JULY 20-26

Even as we near the end July in Montreal, typically a slightly slower city vibe, the festivals keep on coming, with big-name comedy shows, live music and underground film screenings throughout the week, plus non-festival entertainment, arty adventures and food, glorious food, served from the sides of trucks…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: JULY 13-19

The Montreal streets are alive with the sound of laughter this week, what with two comedy festivals and a circus festival going on, as well as a street fair the runs the length of Sainte-Catherine Street West, outdoor film screenings from Fantasia and Vues d’Afrique, concerts, fireworks and more…

MUSIC AND PARK LIFE AT OSHEAGA 2012

The seventh edition of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival combines the height of summer, sun and fun in Montreal with rocking out in the great outdoors with thousands of music lovers – it’s pretty much a guaranteed good time for fans of all those things. Especially if you’re also a fan of beer and beautiful people…

MAKING THE MOST OF FESTIVAL SEASON WITH FESTIMANIA

Montreal’s packed summer festival calendar just got a little easier to figure out. Festimania, a new collective and comprehensive website dedicated to helping everyone get the most out of this city’s festivals, gives us the goods on each festival – and gives us free stuff too with the Festipass+…

LAUGH RIOT: ZOOFEST 2012

This July, comedy festivals Just For Laughs and Zoofest have made it their mission to make every single person in Montreal laugh. And they might just do it, especially with the surprises in store at affable and affordable Zoofest…