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Meet a Montrealer: Julie Gilbert, Owner of Ô Deux Sœurs

Special collaboration with Florence Gagnon, president and founder of Lez Spread the Word Ô Deux Sœurs (which loosely translates as “At the two sisters”) is a restaurant, a caterer and an organic grocery store that has hung out its shingle on Rosemont Boulevard for five years now. Owner Julie Gilbert and her team have made it their mission to continually reinvent the pleasures of eating, adding a philanthropic twist by offering their customers quality food at affordable prices. With its “comfort food” style cuisine using local products, Ô Deux Sœurs also offers vegetarian, organic and gluten-free variations on its menu. On weekdays, you can select from the table d’hôte menu for lunch and dinner. On weekends, the restaurant serves up a sumptuous gourmet brunch. You’ll also find a list of delicious sandwiches, salads, desserts and beverages that are served all day long. As well, their new selection of coffee and a variety of prepared meals are always available on-site. For the past two years, the restaurant has been on a roll – literally – with the Ô Sœurs Volantes food truck, which dishes out equal parts salads in tortillas, meatball dishes and satisfied smiles. Ô Sœurs Volantes hits the road… / Read More →

Meet a Montrealer: Philippe Demers

Montréal’s MASSIVart and Chromatic co-founder Phillippe Demers is living proof that avant-garde art, international business, punk rock parties, cross-country skiing and next-level doughnut-loving are not mutually exclusive pursuits. The 28-year-old Demers is one of the original minds behind Montreal’s highly regarded and hugely active MASSIVart collective. MASSIVart was created to showcase art (and by extension the artists) by making it more accessible through special events and by taking it out of traditional art spaces to places where one might not otherwise expect it. This mission evolved into the model for Chromatic, an annual arts party/festival showcasing some 150 artists which takes place at the summit of Mount Royal. The social mandate of Chromatic – which also has a commercial services arm that provides events planning and art integration – is to promote artists and make sure their work is accessible to everyone. This year Montréal will be represented at the very first edition of Chromatic in Paris (April 2 to 4). Now let’s meet Demers. When at work, who are you? “I’m the general manager and the co-founder of both Chromatic and MASSIVart.” What’s the coolest thing about your job? “The coolest thing is that it’s never the same. I do… / Read More →

Montreal Holiday Food Guide

Montreal steps up its already considerable gastronomic game during the holiday season, infusing festive spirit into imaginative and innovative once-a-year offerings tailored to every appetite and taste…

Laurier Avenue: Luxury Shopping, Fine Dining & Drinks

Day and night, Laurier Avenue teems with trendy people either buying cool stuff, eating delicious meals, or enjoying artisan cocktails. This upscale street stretches through the Mile End and Outremont neighbourhoods, and offers some of the best shopping boutiques and culinary experiences in the entire city…

October: Off the Beaten Path

As a cultural playground for adults, it doesn’t get much more fun than Montreal. But the action extends well beyond the vast sandbox of popular, tried and true Montreal activities into the realm of perhaps lesser known, but certainly no less entertaining local events and adventures. Let’s take a trip off the beaten path in October…

A Delightful Infocomic About Montreal’s Incredible Bagels

    There are two long-standing wars that Montreal bagels will be eternally fighting. First, a war between Montreal bagels and New York bagels. (New York bagels being perfectly rounded chubby moist messes, therefor far inferior to Montreal’s thin crunchy and sweeter variety.) Second, a civil bagel war between two Montreal bagel institutions: Fairmount and St-Viateur. Some locals swear by one, other locals swear by the other, and many would happily chow down at either. You’ll have to do a taste test to decide for yourself, on this blog we must remain impartial. (Although the person writing this definitely has his favourite…) Come to Montreal and save with our amazing Sweet Deal Hotel Package!

Classic, New and Noteworthy in Montreal’s Mile End

Much has been said about Montreal’s Mile End residential-meets-commercial neighbourhood, a hub of hipness that has gone through some big changes in the past decade or two, evolving from the best place to buy bagels and sip espresso into a go-to zone for local-designer shopping, contemporary culinary adventures and laid-back, late-night drinks…

Queer MTL Travel Guide: Montreal Boy Episodes 1 & 2

Tourisme Montreal’s new six part webseries “Montreal Boy: Some Strings Attached” recently premiered its first two episodes on LogoTV.com. Find out more about the places featured in Episodes 1 & 2 with this Queer MTL Travel Guide…

Wild Entertainment at the Phenomena Festival

Montreal’s Phénomena Festival, October 18-25, defies definition with its array of avant-garde performances by 150 local and international artists, known for their unique, often humorous, approaches to theatre, dance, music, puppetry, fashion, poetry, film, cabaret and visual art…

Five cafés with international flair in Montreal

Montreal has seen a boom in independent cafés in the last few years. Champion baristas, single-origin beans and funky decors are part of every café’s equation. The following 5 picks are all that and so much more. Travel the world one cup of coffee at a time…