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A Family Guide to Summer 2014

Every day in Montreal can become a mini-adventure for the whole family, especially during the summer months. With so many free outdoor activities – from festival entertainment to adventure parks – and numerous indoor attractions, Montreal is well-equipped to keep parents and kids smiling…

Get Funny at Just For Laughs 2014

After 32 years of bringing the best in comedy to Montreal, the Just For Laughs festival gives us another laugh-packed program in 2014, with hundreds of comedians – from the latest-and-greatest stars to influential legends – keeping the city happy July 9-28.


Welcome to our new Montréal Buzz feature: MEET A MONTRÉALER. Over the next few months we’ll regularly be introducing you to some of Montréal’s hippest individuals. They’re going to be divulging their favorite hidden gems around the city. So stay tuned! Our first featured Montréaler is Arjun Basu. Despite his befuddled expression in the above photo, this creative and clearly cuddly fellow is a social media hero!

Chez Menick: The Sportsmen’s Barber

UPDATED October 19, 2016 There is nothing quite like getting a great shave or trim, and Montrealers travel far and wide to get the full treatment by one of the city’s most beloved barbers, Ménick, whose Le Salon Barbier Ménick (Ménick’s Barbershop) has been a Montréal institution for over 56 years. Barbershop sportif #Ménick #mtlmoments #mtl #barbershop A photo posted by Antoine Desjardins-Cauchon (@antoinedc) on Oct 19, 2016 at 12:40pm PDT Ménick is also known widely as the Sportsmen’s Barber because local sports stars are among his regulars, and his barbershop is a sports museum: the walls are covered with photos of current and former Montréal Canadiens, former Montréal Expos and Quebec celebrities, as well as artifacts from the old Montréal Forum. The place is a temple to sport. In fact, Ménick is so well-known, when out-of-towners like Hulk Hogan and Chuck Norris are in town, they prefer to go to Ménick’s Barbershop. What keeps Ménick going after all these years is, he recently told La Presse newspaper, “the people’s recognition, and to see the big names come to my salon, like (Canadiens legends) Guy Lafleur, Réjean Houle, etc. My job pleases me. It is here that I get all… / Read More →