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STREET PROFILE: BERNARD

Once upon a time, Bernard was the end of the line- literally. Mile End was once a pastoral suburb where families of newly-arrived Greek immigrants mixed with the the second-largest population of Orthodox Jews outside of Israel. Those populations still inhabit the area, but now Mile End is a major artery of the city’s cultural life and Bernard is the main vein…

STREET PROFILE: ONTARIO

The Streets of Montreal are a frenzied network of grand boulevards, cobblestone lanes, trendy thoroughfares and dazzling streets. The Montreal Buzz has developed a fun and informative series of street profiles that cover Bleury, Parc, Maisonneuve, Saint-Paul, Saint-Zotique, Crescent, Greene Avenue, Sainte-Catherine, Amherst and Saint-Denis. Today, I’ll explore the blossoming Rue Ontario…

TOP 10 MONTREAL RESTAURANTS FOR WATCHING THE HOCKEY GAME

Hockey is more than just a sport of fighting goons, a fast puck and guys skating with a stick. Hockey is a culture, a lover and a religion to Montreal Canadiens fans. We talk hockey, we breathe hockey and we eat hockey…

HANKY CODE GUIDE TO MONTREAL

Being an openly gay male in one of the most diverse and accepting cities in the world, it can be easy to forget the historical events that made it all possible. Read here as I explore the fascinating gay history of Montreal, and give this city its own Hanky Code!

Top 10 places to watch Habs games

[Updated January 18, 2016] Montréal’s collective obsession with hockey, and their beloved Montréal Canadiens, borders on mania. Consider this your initiation into the anthropologically rich world of Montréal hockey fandom. These are the Montréal sports bars where the hardcore fans go… Taverne Normand is a favourite local Plateau Mont-Royal haunt, with a raucous but cozy feel, where sport is king (“Là ou le sport est Roi”), emotions are encouraged to go unchecked, and every game feels like a playoff game. Be sure to get there early for a table. (1550 Du Mont-Royal Avenue East, 514 525-8748) Chez Serge in the Mile End offers hipster denizens a way to avoid sacrificing clubbing over hockey, marrying the two. During ads and intermissions, it’s all DJ tunes, light shows and dancing on the bar. Oh, and don’t miss the TV on the men’s washroom ceiling! (5301 Saint-Lauren Boulevard, 514 270-3262) Champs Bar & Restaurant is a classic sports bar located on Saint-Laurent that’s as packed with customers as it is with sports paraphernalia. There’s a big hall with banquet tables on the top floor, so you can bring your team. (3956 Saint-Laurent Boulevard, 514 987-6444) Forum Sports Bar is located in the reimagined former home of… / Read More →

MEET A MONTREALER: FRANCOIS ARNAUD

Showtime’s The Borgias, starring Jeremy Irons and directed by Neil Jordan, is one of television’s hottest new shows and Montreal actor François Arnaud is right there in the middle of all the sex, violence, crime and religion that is making it so popular…

HOT GAY MEN IN MONTREAL

From the day we said “Gay!” we’ve been searching for hot men. We search high and low, go online, offline and everywhere in-between. But let’s go directly to the gays of Montreal and ask them where they find the hottest guys in Montreal…

5 BEST BARTENDERS IN MONTREAL

Montreal has plenty of places to grab a beer, a cocktail or a shooter or 6. But as any accomplished nightlife regular knows, it’s often not the bar that makes the evening memorable but the person working behind it…

CELEBRITY SPOTTING IN MONTREAL

When celebrities come to Montreal, they’re just like normal tourists. Take Jake Gyllenhaal for example. When he was here filming Source Code, he stayed in a hotel, played with his dog, ate in restaurants and shopped in stores. The only difference is that, when celebs do it, we take detailed mental notes and then blab about them to our friends. Here are some recent Celeb sightings in Montreal…