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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!

STREET PROFILE: AMHERST

Our Montreal Street Profile series has already visited Bleury, Parc, Maisonneuve, Saint-Paul and Saint-Zotique. Other bloggers have investigated Crescent, Greene Avenue, Sainte-Catherine, Saint-Denis and Mont-Royal. For my kick at the street can, I decided to take a stroll along Rue Amherst…

GAYDREAMING AT HOLT’S CAFÉ

Holt’s Café, located in the upscale shopping mecca Holt Renfrew, is a chic urban bistro that caters to fashionistas, foodies and the fabulous. Simple and stylish, is this place a gay man’s dream?

MODE MONTREAL MAPS OUT THE CITY’S FASHION

As the city editor at a fashion magazine, I’m all for supporting local labels. Sometimes it breaks my heart that some of the amazing talent in our city goes unnoticed. So you can imagine my joy when I discovered Mode Montréal, a handy, interactive website that maps out the city’s best designers, boutiques and more…

MEET A MONTREALER: COREY SHAPIRO

Montreal’s Corey Shapiro is the unofficial sunglasses supplier to the stars. He and his Vintage Frames Company have outfitted such celebs as Lady Gaga, Perez Hilton, Diddy, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and many, many more…

THE ART OF LUXURY IN MONTREAL

With spring shopping just around the corner, what better time than now to peruse artist Jonathan Seliger’s gorgeous bright sculpture bags– luxury that lasts…

SHOPPING ON LAURIER WEST

Having already taken you shopping down on Saint-Paul, it seemed like the time to take you uptown. Laurier Avenue West dissects two Montreal neighbourhoods: Outremont (west of Parc Avenue) and Le Plateau (to the east). Constantly evolving, this little stretch of retail therapy just north of Mount Royal is as sophisticated as it is decidedly French in feel…

MONTREAL FASHION WEEK

Montreal Fashion Week may have just ended and fashionistas all over the city are now sleeping off the shows, after parties and after-after parties, but we’ve got the video to prove we were paying attention…

MISS AMERICA IN MONTREAL

I tried. Short of wrestling Teresa Scanlan to the ground, I did my very best to wiggle my way into wearing the new Miss America’s tiara. Alas, I was told that, other than the Beauty Queen herself, only “little girls” could wear the sparkly headdress. I did, however, bring something for her to wear…

MONTREAL THREADS FOR MEN: PLAIN JANE HOMME

Founded in Montreal in 2004, Plain Jane Homme is a men’s clothing collection. Miss Jane designs timeless pieces that are perfect for the jet-setting, hip man. The collection provides accessible dandyism for the athletic type, and low-maintenance classiness for the computer geek. With clean lines and timeless fabrics, such as these, there’s no excuse for not looking sharp. We chatted with Plain Jane Homme about the collection, the guys who wear the clothes and where in Montreal you should rock your duds!