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SAQ and TASTE MTL wish wine and spirits lovers a HAPPY NOVEMBER!

The SAQ is making the month of November very memorable with Happy November! Coinciding with TASTE MTL, connoisseurs, amateurs and those curious to learn more about wines and spirits have tons of activities to take in. With 300 winemakers to meet and 2500 products to taste, the options are abundant…

Sleeping Beauty gets retooled by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

Mats Eks is a choreographer that the Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal have worked with before, and for good reason: he’s amazing at drama. Whether it’s Gisele or Swan Lake, the Swedish legend has a way turning the classic into the unexpected and getting at the heart of a story’s emotion. The secret ingredient? Realism…

Things to do this Thanksgiving Weekend in Montreal

As Canadian Thanksgiving weekend approaches, Montreal remains thankful for an abundance of autumnal activities and entertainment, along with rather summery temperatures even as the leaves change colour…

Hotel Chez Swann: Inside Montreal’s modern gothic boutique hotel

Hotel Chez Swann, a 23-room bijou of a hotel in the heart of downtown Montreal, hits a unique flavour with its interior design. It is replete with art – not only on the walls, but in the design itself, which includes elements that exceed beyond practicality to make incredible aesthetic statements that hit a modern gothic note. In certain areas if feels practically theatrical, with dramatic pops of colour contrasting with one another into an animated, lively experience, all conceived by artist and designer Mary Moegenburg. We caught up with the globetrotter on the phone from New Mexico, where she was working on her latest project.

Montreal Fall Arts & Culture Guide

This fall, Montreal lives up to its reputation for showcasing international and homegrown artistic and cultural creations, whether at festivals or stand-alone shows. See the latest in world cinema, innovative twists on ballet, comedic opera, family-friendly circus, Shakespearean symphony, dynamic contemporary dance and visual art…

Creative Entertainment at Journees de la Culture

Music, theatre, dance art, circus performances and much more come together during Journées de la Culture, September 27-29 at hundreds of museums, galleries, cafes and outdoor locations in almost every neighbourhood in Montreal. After 17 years the free, province-wide arts and culture event has become a tradition, uniting artists of all kinds with appreciative audiences…

Lepage to Jodorowsky: Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2013

One of the best, most diverse film festivals in the city, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is much like Montreal itself: cutting-edge and creative, exciting yet relaxed, intelligent and sexy. The 42nd edition of the festival, running October 9-20, not only brings almost 300 new films from around the world to multiple screens around the city, but hosts discussions, parties, a professional conference, and free outdoor screenings…

Germain Montreal: The Quebec hotel chain that celebrates art and design

Le Germain is a born-in-Quebec hotel chain whose luxury and high-quality service is now world-renowned. Its Montreal property, Germain Montréal, was the second in this empire-in-the-making, and it’s an example of the brand’s sleek, modern lines and impeccable attention to detail. From the desk attendants’ designer uniforms to the streamlined lobby furniture, style is everywhere. Always with its eye on local talent, the Germain group celebrated the Montreal property’s 10th anniversary by hiring local fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre to redesign its rooms. We caught up with Marie Pier Germain, a member of the Germain family and Director of Professional Construction Services, about the brand’s creative vision…

BLACK & BLUE 2013: NEW VENUE, NEW VIBE

Black & Blue 2013 explodes in Montreal this Thanksgiving long weekend, October 9-15, 2013. For this edition, Black & Blue is taking out a new lease on life with a brand new location and a refreshed vibe…

The second edition of TASTE MTL takes over Montreal’s restaurants November 1 to 11

Food lovers rejoice, the best time of year is here! For the second year in a row, TASTE MTL, our very own version of Restaurant Week, presented by Les produits d’érable du Québec in association with the SAQ, will take center stage throughout Montreal. This most delicious event takes place from November 1 to 11, 2013, and is a great opportunity to indulge in a variety of gourmet activities happening around the city…