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375MTL: Montréal hosts inaugural Canada Pride LGBTQ festival in 2017

Montréal will host the inaugural Canada Pride festival in 2017, as the city celebrates its 375th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, and Canada marks 150 years of Confederation. Une photo publiée par Fierté Montréal Pride (@fiertemontreal) le 15 Oct. 2016 à 9h34 PDT Organized by Montréal Pride, the largest Pride festival in the Francophone world, and modelled on EuroPride and WorldPride, the 11-day Canada Pride celebration is expected to draw over 750,000 spectators from August 10 to 20, 2017. Canada Pride will feature a sports tournament, an international conference on LGBTQ rights, as well as a series of indoor and outdoor parties and concerts. Canada Pride will also incorporate Fierté Montréal’s annual LGBTQ Community Day, Trans and Dyke Marches, and the colourful and exciting Pride parade. Some 80 Pride organizations from across Canada will all be represented in Montréal, and each contingent will participate in the Pride parade. “Canada’s different Pride organizations are all part of a powerful movement, serving as examples to the world in the struggle for LGBTQ human rights,” says Eric Pineault, President of Montréal Pride. “These important milestones for Montréal and for Canada in 2017 offer a unique opportunity to showcase the culture… / Read More →

Things to do in Montréal: August 12 to 18

Relax the way Montrealers do in August with outdoor classical music concerts and film screenings, set your kids free at family-focused events, or party like a Montrealer at Montréal Pride and the Fashion & Design Festival. And definitely eat like a Montrealer – we’ve got recommendations. Music for all ages Classical music enthusiasts of all ages will love the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Couche-Tarde Classical Spree, August 10-13: 30 affordable concerts at Place des Arts starting with Kent Nagano conducting the OSM in Chariots of Fire, plus matinée shows for kids, free activities and two free outdoor concerts: Mozart’s Magic Flute opera on Aug. 12 at 7 pm, and four orchestras performing in Spotlight on Youth on Aug. 13 at 10:30 am. Make your own music just by swinging: outdoor art installation 21 Swings is back until Sept. 5 outside Place des Arts. The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts transforms a side street into Toulouse-Lautrec’s Belle Époque on Aug. 13 at noon, featuring Cancan dancers and music by the Alex Francoeur jazz trio. La Tohu circus centre hosts FALLA, a free event of world music, circus acts and kids activities, Aug. 11-13. And the Olympic Park hosts kids event Carnaval estival on Aug. 13. Montréal Pride… / Read More →

LGBT SUMMER IN MONTREAL RECAP

Waking up bleary eyed in the fall, the summer long Montreal daydream becomes a memory meld of food trucks, festivals, park promenades, and sangria sipping in the sun. Because it’s Montreal (one of the most gay friendly places on Earth) the LGBT community was out frolicking in full force…