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A MADE IN MONTREAL HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

We all have that one person on our holiday shopping list that is extremely frustrating to by for. If you’re in town during this winter season and want to take a gift back home for that special someone, support local artisans and give a gift with true “Montrealais” attitude…

8 COOL MONTREAL GIFS

The Oxford American dictionary has chosen “GIF” as the 2012 Word of the Year. To celebrate this word’s return from digital antiquity to pop culture staple, here are eight cool Montreal Gifs for you to enjoy. Note: Let the page finish loading before scrolling!

TRAVELLING VIA RAIL WITH THE FAMILY

If you’ve ever travelled with young children, you’re probably sceptical of the phrase “Getting there is half the fun”. But, on a recent VIA RAIL trip from Montreal to Ottawa with an 18 month old, I can report having what amounted to an almost civilized journey…

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: LALOUX

Francis Archambault, manager of the renowned “Montreal Bistro” Laloux, spoke to us about the wonderful effect that respected pastry chef Patrice Demers has on the menu that chef Jonathan Lapierre-Réhayem creates every day. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.

A GENTLEMEN’S GUIDE TO MONTREAL

Welcome to Movember, the month formerly known as November. For one month, the gentlemen of the world (known as Mo Bros) grow out their best stache to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other male health concerns. I thought with all these dapper furry lips walking around, a “Gentlemen’s Guide to Montreal” was in order…

MONTREAL-BROOKLYN BRINGS TWO SCENES TOGETHER

There may be a smoked meat restaurant in Brooklyn named Mile End and a café in Mile End named Brooklyn, but the kinship between the two cities runs much deeper than that…

MONTREAL RESTAURANT PROFILE: TASSO BAR à MEZZE

Constant Mentzas, chef and co-owner of Tasso bar à Mezze, spoke to us about his modern Greek cuisine while preparing some grilled octopus and artichoke with mint pesto. See for yourself during Taste MTL – Montreal’s Restaurant Week, November 1-11, 2012.

A VERY SCARY LGBT HALLOWEEN

The most important thing to remember when planning your Halloween guise is to find the balance between Witty-clever and Accidentally-sexy. It seems for the gays it’s not what you put on, but what you take off that makes a solid Halloween costume. It’ll be well worth the effort, as there is plenty going on Saturday Oct 27th (the day Montreal clubs decided was Halloween) to show-off the amazing craftsmanship of your homemade (and very last minute) tiny underwear and a binder full of women combo. Here’s what’s happening for the very scary LGBT Halloween!

GRAND PRIX CYCLISTE DE MONTREAL 2012

Fans of world-calibre cycling, à la Tour de France, will be lining the route of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal, taking place at and around Mont Royal Park on Sunday, September 9. The race comes to Montreal just as the hottest days of summer fade into memory and the air begins to get a crisp edge to it: the perfect time to watch top athletes sweat it out in a picturesque locale…