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Montreal in Monocle’s Top 25 Liveable Cities

Montreal made Monocle magazine’s Top 25 Liveable Cities in the World for the third year in a row. But Tyler Brûlé’s team is thinking perhaps the city might be lacking new and inventive structures, and should improve its urban landscape. I don’t agree. Find out my answer to this month’s issue of Monocle about how Montreal is changing itself.

Ode to Michael Jackson… à la Montréal

The internet is fluttering with news that Michael Jackson has died. Like a fruit fly to a pride parade, scandal seemed to follow the much-loved Jacko. Yet despite the wide ranging opinions of him, it is difficult to argue Michael’s immense musical contribution. In honor of the man and his music, here is a clip of a Montréal busker doing a fricking amazing ONE MAN cover of “Billie Jean”. He was clearly an icon. But was he a gay icon? Leave a comment. Have your say.

Fashion and Design Festival of Montréal

Fashion & Design Festival kicks off this Wednesday at the heart of Downtown Montréal! That means that McGill Avenue is transforming into a giant open-air runway and that models, avid shoppers and tourists are taking over the streets for one big party!

Daniel Does Dave

If you’ve ever sat with clammy hands in the waiting room of your local health clinic, you know that viral is rarely a good thing. But in the world of social media and cyber celebrity-ism, one dreams of mass (infectious) popularity. We all want the kind of virus that Susan Boyle caught. Last year, a little video clip featuring Mr. Dave-the-Dreamboat was created to demystify the reputation of Montréal. It was entitled “Dave does Montréal” and it spread like herpes at a whorehouse. Here it is… What do you think? Is Montréal as sinful as they say? Message me on Facebook with your thoughts. I’ll take the most exciting sentiments and post them in the coming weeks.

Thanksgiving dinner in Montreal Restaurants

Coming to Montreal this weekend? Eager to partake in Canadian Thanksgiving? Here are my restaurant suggestions for the finest of Montreal turkey, potatoes and cranberry sauce.

I [tweet] MTL ::: 11 Tweets about Montréal

Over the past few weeks I’ve been inviting my friends on Twitter (aka my “Twiends”) to tweet me their favorite things about Montréal. Here are 11 tweets about Montréal…

My Biennale Is Pink

Watch my video about the Biennale de Montréal, an event that celebrates plural forms of art with exhibitions and performances all around the city. I couldn’t access this year’s installations, so I decided to go in the woods and film a little something there instead.

Food Samples at Jean-Talon Market

It’s fall, the best time of year to visit Montreal’s Jean-Talon Market (one of the biggest outdoor markets in North America)! I’ve written about it before, but with the fall harvest coming in, I can’t help but mention it again. Jean Talon Market is an absolute must on any foodie’s travel itinerary in Montreal.

Jeff Stinco loves Montreal

Last week, I had the chance to catch up with Jeff Stinco, lead guitarist of the internationally renowned group Simple Plan. After travelling the world, here’s why Montréal is still at the top of his list!