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Creative Entertainment at Journees de la Culture

Music, theatre, dance art, circus performances and much more come together during Journées de la Culture, September 27-29 at hundreds of museums, galleries, cafes and outdoor locations in almost every neighbourhood in Montreal. After 17 years the free, province-wide arts and culture event has become a tradition, uniting artists of all kinds with appreciative audiences…

Come to Montreal and save with the amazing Sweet Deal Hotel Package

There’s no doubting, in many if not most instances, that food tastes that much tastier, entertainment is more entertaining, and relaxation is perceptibly more relaxing when you feel like you’re getting the best bang for your shiny plastic Canadian bucks. Life, in fact, feels sweeter when you’re getting a deal, and Montreal continues to outdo itself when it comes to the offer of Sweet Deals for lodging, gastronomic adventuring, stimulating activities and cultural exploration of all kinds…

Ritz-Carlton Montreal: Inside Downtown Montreal’s most famous luxury hotel

Ritz-Carlton Montreal – the very first Ritz-Carlton in the world – was always a grand destination, but it has surpassed even its own standards since completing its redesign in 2012. Lead by Hong Kong-based designer J. Lee Rofkind, creative director of hotel specialists BUZ Design, the redecoration of the rooms and public spaces retained the property’s storied grandeur but updated it with new colours and materials. The guest experience was also enhanced with contemporary luxuries like roomier bathrooms and automatic blinds. We caught up with Rofkind about this exciting design experience…

EXPO 67: THEN AND NOW

The legacy of Expo 67 still lives on in Montreal today: Infrastructure, architecture, art, and one giant island…

POP MONTREAL: 10 YEARS OF SHOWS IN COOL PLACES

Back in its first year, 2002, Pop Montreal helped me discover the city’s nooks and crannies via music, and the festival still manages to find new venues for bands to make their own. Pop Montreal’s venue choices have included the tried and true, but it’s the unusual and interesting locales that have stuck in my memory. Maybe that’s how memory works though, a strange environment just solidifying good music and a good time…

MONTREAL MUSEUMS MATCHED TO YOUR PERSONALITY TYPE

After the success of last summer’s wildly successul, Montreal festivals matched to your personality type, we’ve decided once again to incorporate our otherwise useless psychology degrees to help you find a Montreal experience that’s just right. Montreal has over fifty museums and galleries, each one specializing in a specific domain of creativity or human achievement or environmental phenomena. Here are ten of our favorites. But which one is right for you?

20 STUNNING PHOTOS OF MONTREAL

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then you’ve a whole delightful Montreal story ahead of you. We’ve scoured Flickr for some of the best shots of the city, wanting to highlight the various seasons, architecture and landscapes. Thanks to all the Flickr users who were willing to share their work with us! Enjoy! PS: If you’ve got a stunning Montreal image that you think should be included, leave a comment with the link to your photograph. We might just want to do a second round…

FLICKR PHOTO OF THE WEEK

This simple but lovely photo is brought to you by Flickr shutterbug DubyDub2009. We like it because it capture the architectural textures of Old Montreal with the colorful bricks and Victorian detailing. Check out our Neighborhood 101 for more information on the delightful Old Montreal. —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.

CHATEAU DUFRESNE MUSEUM: LIFE, A HUNDRED YEARS AGO

There are certain venues that have become so familiar to locals, that we forget what is so great about them.  For me, the Château Dufresne Museum is undoubtely one such place.  As a Montreal child I was reguralry dragged to the Château for my school’s bi-annual “artsy day trip”.  As you’d imagine, at twelve years old, my interest for Art Deco was, well, let’s say overshadowed by other aesthetical issues.  Things have changed since, and so have my artistic sensibilities.  

FLICKR PHOTO OF THE WEEK

“Les 40 portes d’Alfonso Gaglian” is a lovely collage of Montreal door photos by Antoine. Check out his stunning set of Montreal images, he has some truly stunning work. —————————————————————————————————————— Submit your Montréal pictures to our MONTRÉAL BUZZ FLICKR GROUP. And see our previous PHOTOS OF THE WEEK.