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Things to do during the Labour Day Weekend: September 2 to 5

A slew of exhibitions, world-class auteur film, a mind-blowing art performance, a giant round-up of food trucks, a food fest that shines the spotlight on Québec cuisine, activities for families and hot party evenings: it’s going to be one mighty fine long weekend in the city! Exhibitions Montréal’s museums and art galleries are teeming with excellent exhibitions. On September 2, the MAC opens the doors to its popular Nocturne from 5 p.m. to 2 in the morning. Take advantage of your visit to see Edmund Alleyn. In my studio, I am many, Jean-Pierre Gauthier and Ryoji Ikeda. Orchestrated, Liz Magor. Habitude and Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin. Priority Innfield while you’re there. At the MMFA don’t miss the last days of the POMPEII until September 5 and take part in a musical experience that combines urban art and play structures with the sweet 21 balançoires (21 swings) on the Promenade des Artistes at the Quartier des spectacles. Starting August 31, you can see the World Press Photo at Bonsecours Market, which showcases the winning photographs of this prestigious professional world competition. On September 4, take the family to see the Harvest Festival at Maison Saint-Gabriel for a day of fun and market-fresh abundance that… / Read More →

Things To Do in Montréal: August 28 to September 3

From the World Press Photo exhibition to the World Film Festival, the best of the planet is uniting in Montréal this week. Plus there’s enough outdoor fun to enjoy the best of this heat wave, including open-air art festivals, concerts in the botanical gardens, and more food than you’ll be able to fit in. Picture this The World Press Photo exhibition celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, returning to Marché Bonsecours in Old Montréal to wow image lovers until September 27 with the world’s very best in professional media photography. Read more here. On the Plateau, the 20th edition of the street-long happening on Mont-Royal Avenue, Nuit Blanche sur Tableau Noir, turns the street into a canvas from August 27 to 30. Watch as artists create live works right there on the asphalt as local musicians provide the ambiance, and games like mini-putt and bouncy castles add even more life to this lively street. Meanwhile, downtown, head to Place Émilie Gamelin for Chromatic Festival on Saturday, August 29, put on by MASSIVart. The fest presents urban art and graffiti creative workshops for kids and adults, plus shows off the fun with  live painting and music for passersby from 10 am… / Read More →

A sneak peek at Montréal’s 2015 Burger Week

The 2015 edition of Le Burger Week marks the fourth year Montréalers will be celebrating a gussied-up and glorified backyard barbecue staple. From September 1 to  7, visitors and locals alike will top off their blood pressure medication in preparation for this week-long event set up to tantalize the burger lover in all of us. The concept is simple, local restaurants are carefully selected to create a signature burger that reflects the cuisine and overall concept of their restaurant. This burger will be offered at a reduced “Burger Price” as an incentive for hungry burger-lovers to seek out participating Burger Week restaurants to vote on their favourite one. Here is a sneak peek at the burgers to come! Brasserie Artisanale L’amère à Boire | “Burger aux saveurs des sous-bois” Sous-bois aromas, Imperial Stout beef patty, 2-year aged, smoked cheddar, mushroom marmalade, and arugula. Bar Brutus | “The 6 Pack” Onion bread, cheese-curd stuffed beef patty wrapped in 6 slices of bacon, pickles, lettuce, fried onions, homemade BBQ sauce. Bâton Rouge | “Big Devil Burger” Pub Bishop & Bagg | “Brawn Burger” Breaded, fried slice of brawn (pork and beef terrine), melted white cheddar, cucumber, caper, Dijon sauce, fresh tomato, arugula,… / Read More →

A tasty preview of Burger Week Montreal 2013

Hot off the heels of last year’s successful Burger Week Montreal, the 2013 edition returns with great anticipation and finds itself satiating the appetites of burger-heads in four cities across the nation…


Montreal ushered in September with the first annual Montreal Burger Week. Over twenty restaurants – some with specialty burgers specifically for this week – participated in this weeklong burger brawl, battling for the ultimate title. If you missed out, here’s a photo gallery of some of Montreal’s best burgers…