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Montreal’s Best Japanese Restaurants

Compiling a list of “best Japanese” restaurants in Montreal would be like asking a mother to pick her favourite child; impossible, because they are all different, each have unique characters, are loved differently even though each will most probably drive you into debt and lunacy in one way or another.

QUEER MTL GUIDE: A VERY DYKE DAY IN THE MILE END

The reach of QUEER MTL extends far beyond the Boules Roses of the Gay Village and into some of the trendiest places on the Island of Montreal. If you’re a cool lesbian, or want to hang out with cool lesbians, then this guide (and neighbourhood) is for you…

Do Your Thing in MTL: Comedian DeAnne Smith’s Mile End Love Song

When putting together a list of LGBT stars to be apart of the performance series Do Your Thing in MTL, we needed to find someone who was A) Lesbian B) Hilarious and C) Adorable. DeAnne Smith came riding in on a litter of kittens and wrote us the little ditty “Mile End Love Song”… Go ahead and sing along!

The World According to Renata Morales

To enter Renata Morales’ Old Montreal home-cum-studio is to walk into a mad genius’s mind. The fashion designer is also an artist and a curator and a collector and a breath of fresh air to all who meet her. Her space represents all of that…

HOTEL HERMAN DELIGHTS MILE END DINERS

Hotel Herman is not the kind of hotel where you can reserve a room. In fact, it’s not a hotel at all. What it is is a great restaurant that just opened its doors a few months ago in the heart of the Mile End neighbourhood…

BEST OF 2012 MONTREAL BUZZ VIDEO

With 2013 fast approaching, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing moments that made 2012 so special and recognize and highlight all the amazing work our cameraman Guillaume Langlois has done. Please check out all of the videos on the Tourisme Montreal Youtube channel and we’ll see you next year!

NEIGHBOURHOOD PROFILE: MILE END

Spend a day in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood and you’ll see artists, writers and musicians, video game designers, small-business entrepreneurs and young families with children who will grow up to be video game designers and entrepreneurs. You’ll see as many hipsters as you’ll see Hasidic families. You’ll see an impressive spectrum of Montrealers as well as incognito wanna-be Montrealers – on this day, why not claim your place among them…

CHARLOTTE HOSTEN’S WEARABLE SCULPTURES

What is that glamorous piece of multicoloured, crystal-studded art I’ve got around my neck? Why, it’s a Charlotte Hosten, fresh from her new, very own store.

UNDER THE SNOW FEST BURIES THE MILE END IN MUSIC

It doesn’t get more quintessentially Montreal than the new music festival, Under the Snow (March 14-18), which emphasizes alternative genres of music (shoegaze, post rock, experimental music, electronica and more) produced in Quebec and beyond. Aside from the great live shows, there’s also a record fair happening soon after for those that liked what they heard…

LATE NIGHT CUISINE AT NOUVEAU PALAIS

The old Nouveau Palais was a sleepy, old-timey diner on Bernard street in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood, a basic bacon, eggs and late-night poutine affair. But the new Nouveau Palais is under different management and the times they are a changin’. The latest incarnation of this storied diner has everyone buzzing because it offers restaurant goers the charm of the classic diner experience with a brand new menu that comes to life at night…