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Montréal Pride paints the town pink

Hundreds of thousands of revellers are expected to attend Montréal Pride, the largest LGBT gathering in the Francophone world, from August 10-16. Over 80 events will be held during the festival, including Montréal Pride’s three flagship events: Community Day on August 15, along Sainte-Catherine Street East in the Village; the ever-popular Pride Parade on August 16 at 1 pm; and the iconic Mega T-Dance at Place Émilie-Gamelin on August 16 beginning at noon. For the third consecutive year, the Pride Parade theme will be inspired by the rainbow flag. This year’s colour is yellow, the rainbow flag’s third colour, representing light and energy. Many festival favourites are returning: Montreal drag legend Michel Dorion returns to host the star-studded Illusion drag extravaganza on August 15; and cabaret singer Marleen Menard hosts her much-buzzed about Et Si L’Amour revue on August 13 starring – among others – Quebec singers Johanne Blouin and Gardy Fury; triple-threat drag star Billy L’Amour and 1980s Canadian pop icon Luba. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. at Place Émilie-Gamelin. Montréal Pride will also present a free outdoor show on August 14 (also at Place Émilie-Gamelin) called Never Apart: Paradise Village, featuring such local and international artists as trans legend Amanda… / Read More →

Fierté Montreal Pride Set To Dazzle Montreal Once Again

The 2014 edition of Montréal’s LGBT Pride celebrations goes from August 11 to 17, 2014. For this edition, they’ll be honouring Orange — the second colour of the rainbow pride flag which symbolizes healing, vitality, energy, and warmth. See what’s in store for all the lovers heading to Montreal Pride this year…

Get Funny at Just For Laughs 2014

After 32 years of bringing the best in comedy to Montreal, the Just For Laughs festival gives us another laugh-packed program in 2014, with hundreds of comedians – from the latest-and-greatest stars to influential legends – keeping the city happy July 9-28.

Things to Do in Montreal: March 14-20

It’s not the end of winter yet, but the spring party spirit is in the air in Montreal, beginning with Sunday’s St-Patrick’s Day Parade and extending to indulgent sugar shack meals, enlightening on-stage drama, and live music that moves heart and soul…

MONTREAL COMICCON 2013: George Takei, Kevin Smith, Carrie Fisher and more

Whether you spell it Comic Con, Comic-con or, as we do here in Montreal, Comiccon, if you’re a fan of comic books and Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files and much more, you’ll be circling the fantastical superhero worthy weekend of September 13-15 on your calendar…


Montreal’s Gay Pride Parade took over downtown on Sunday, August 19in a burst of colour, music, dancing and spirit. Every Pride Parade I attend I make a point to really take it all in and recognize what’s really going on here. Standing on the corner of Guy and René-Levesque, watching the parade of rainbows and jubilation come to a halt for a moment of silence, I understand how fortunate we are in Montreal to have such an event. Where not only can everyone be themselves, they can be proud to show it. As the last of the floats, community organizations, and sponsors cross the finish line, I think, “Montreal, this is something to be seriously proud of.”


Montreal’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in 1824 and, since the city boasts a large number Irish folks and an even larger number of people happy to be “Irish for the day”, the parade seems to get bigger and more vibrant every year. On March 18, get set for hours of parade hijinks with floats, bands and non-stop Irish revelry…


Fierté Montreal Pride proved yet again that there are more than just 7 colours in the rainbow. We came out in all shapes and sizes, all colours and genders, all young and old. It was a weekend to celebrate diversity, love, peace, and be proud of who we are and how far we’ve come…