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Drink in Montreal: an Introduction

Montreal has no shortage of places to have a drink. On some streets, like St-Laurent or St-Denis, you can’t move more than 5 feet without finding somewhere to grab a beer, enjoy an expertly-mixed cocktail or relax with a fine bottle of wine and some friends.

Mutek and Montreal

This year, Mutek celebrates 10 great years of showcasing some of the world’s best electronic music and culture. In that time, it has become not only one of Montréal’s most beloved festivals, but one of the premiere events of its kind in the world. It runs from May 27th-31st in some of the cities’ most interesting venues- check for the full rundown. I’m a huge fan of this unique event and will have a ton of exclusive tips, picks and profiles on this blog in the coming weeks. To kick it all off, I sat down with Dimitri Nasrallah, the Festival’s Content Manager and International Media Relations whiz. We talked about how the fest began and where it’s going…

Cirque du Soleil: Release your inner lady[bug]

The Big Top is up in the Old Port of Montréal and – although I would never wear royal blue and mustard yellow in the same outfit – those colours have never looked better together!

Who Loves the Sun

The return of summer in Montréal means that you can stay up late all night, enjoy wine and cheese in the park, and flipflop your way through the city with sparkling pop songs in your iPod. And whether you speak English or French, fun is multilingual. Read more about my first taste of summer in 2009.

In the studio with Plants and Animals

In many ways, Plants and Animals perfectly represent the diversity that makes Montreal’s music scene so magical. Made up of one Francophone and two Maritime-expats, this trio formed while taking classes together in Concordia University’s Music Department. Their 2008 full-length debut album, which was nominated for two Junos and the Polaris Music prize, was titled Parc Avenue – a nod to the lively and eclectic street on which most of the group lives. Recently, a photographer friend and I hung out in the studio as they worked on their new album…

Making Imelda Marcos Jealous

“I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.” Thank goodness you don’t have to own as many shoes as Imelda Marcos to feel like you’re on top of the world! Although it is nice to own a few gorgeous pairs…

Highlights from the FIFA

This year’s International Festival of Films on Art showcased the work of artists and disciplines through the lens of talented filmmakers.

A Jog with a View

Coming on vacation to Montréal and want to keep up with your exercise routine? I have the perfect plan for you! It’s called Mount Royal, aka The Lungs of Montréal!


Like the city itself, Montreal’s concert scene begins to heat up in the spring before exploding into an almost-overwhelming array of music when the summer festival season rolls around…