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Pointe-à-Callière looks at the Lives and Times of the Plateau

While Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets and 18th-century buildings offer a picturesque glimpse of the city’s roots, the surrounding neighbourhoods have their own historically significant stories to tell and impressive architecture to match. Lives and Times of the Plateau, a new exhibition at the Pointe-à-Callière history and archaeology museum, illuminates the colourful nooks and crannies of over 200 years of everyday life, industry and creativity in the Plateau neighbourhood…

12 GAY & LESBIAN THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER

It is November and the homosexuals are getting chilly. Time to make a trip to H&M and stock up on scarves. All the scarves. The weather here in Montreal has played nice, so I’m really running behind in my late-fall/pre-winter fashion shopping. At least all the visitors that come to Montreal this time of year can enjoy temperate weather while taking in all the beautiful fall colours. So as the Gays and Lesbians saddle up their scarves and fashion boots, here are 12 things they can do in Montreal…

PUBLIC ART IN MONTREAL

Montreal is world-renowned for our culture, architecture and nightlife full of vim and vigor. However, it’s the finer, smaller details that really bring the city to life. Check out some of the incredible Public Art installations in and around Montreal!

SUMMER IN THE PARKS

Canadians aren’t known for their bragging – even though we’ve got plenty to brag about. Not that I’m bragging about it… Seriously though, I just learned that we started the world’s first national parks service! And it’s 100 years old this year! Yeah, Parks Canada might be old but it still knows how to party…

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: MAY

One of the reasons Montreal is so much fun in the summer is that May and June are basically a frenzied celebration of the fact that we made it through winter. And so, May is full of free activities to get everyone out in the city’s public spaces – a free museum day, dance classes and even a festival dedicated to the great outdoors…

STREET PROFILE: BERNARD

Once upon a time, Bernard was the end of the line- literally. Mile End was once a pastoral suburb where families of newly-arrived Greek immigrants mixed with the the second-largest population of Orthodox Jews outside of Israel. Those populations still inhabit the area, but now Mile End is a major artery of the city’s cultural life and Bernard is the main vein…

BIXI TOUR OF GAY VILLAGE, MONTREAL

With spring finally ours (thanks mother nature!), it means that Bixi is also becoming a daily activity of Montreal locals. Bixi is the public bike system phenomenon that has swept Montreal off their feet and onto the many (500!) kilometers of paths. I’ll show you my favourite ride starting in the Old Port and going right through Montreal’s Gay Village…

HANKY CODE GUIDE TO MONTREAL

Being an openly gay male in one of the most diverse and accepting cities in the world, it can be easy to forget the historical events that made it all possible. Read here as I explore the fascinating gay history of Montreal, and give this city its own Hanky Code!

WHERE TO PROPOSE IN MONTREAL

Looking for a romantic spot to propose to your lady? (Or your man?) Montreal has so many choice locations to pop the question. Here’s a list to get you down on one knee…

MEET A MONTREALER: FRANCOIS ARNAUD

Showtime’s The Borgias, starring Jeremy Irons and directed by Neil Jordan, is one of television’s hottest new shows and Montreal actor François Arnaud is right there in the middle of all the sex, violence, crime and religion that is making it so popular…