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The City is a Gallery at Art Souterrain 2014

It’s March! Cause for celebration for two reasons: it’s the official start of spring, and the entire underground city is turning into a supersized gallery for the annual Art Souterrain festival…

#MTLMOMENTS: 10 Places to Take Amazing Pictures in Montreal

Montreal is a very photogenic city. The architectural and natural beauty gives endless inspiration to both amateur and professional photographers alike. Here are 10 spots favored by a few Tourisme Montreal photographers! Click on the maps below the photographs to see the locations on Google…

Incredible pictures document Montreal’s past

Montreal is marching towards its 375th anniversary in 2017; counting from 1642 when Ville-Marie was founded by Maisonneuve and Jeanne Mance. With a history so tumultuous and rich, several museums are dedicated to cataloging everything that’s gone down on this small island sitting tight in the St. Lawrence river…

Behind the Drone Lens: Le Mois de la Photo

The latest edition of major international photography festival Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal tackles the high-tech and contentious issue of the camera taking on a life of its own, especially when it comes to drone photography. British curator Paul Wombell directs the 13th edition of the biennale, September 5–October 5, under the theme of Drone: The Automated Image, featuring 25 though-provoking shows at 14 sites around the city…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (SEPTEMBER 22-29)

There’s officially too much to do this week in Montreal. That’s my professional opinion as a go-er and a do-er. Summer may have its multitude of festivals and picnic-in-the-park ways, but autumn packs a bounty of sights and sounds: over 400 bands and artists fill the city for Pop Montreal, jazz and classical musicians join in the music scene too (not to mention Kanye and Jay-Z), stages come alive with new theatre, dance and circus arts, and fashion, visual art and film bring in creative work from around the world…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (SEPTEMBER 8-15)

There’s something in the air this week in Montreal, and it’s not just a cool autumn breeze – the city has gone even more arts crazy than usual – art is everywhere! Along with its friend’s music, theatre, dance and film. From the Latin Quarter’s OUMF festival to Quartier des Spectacles’ Arts Marathon, from Le Mois de la Photo to a tattoo art convention, Montreal has the arts covered this week, especially for those who wish to make the most of staying outdoors in these last warm weeks of the year…

GAIA PHOTOS BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL FOUNDER GUY LALIBERTÉ

Guy Laliberté, founder of the widely-acclaimed Cirque du Soleil, is the most famous clown in Canada, possibly the universe. You might have heard about his 11-day civilian-in-outer space expedition in 2009, which I guess also makes him an astronaut! But did you know that Laliberté is also a photographer?

FREE THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL: SEPTEMBER

A new school year, a new month of plenty of free stuff in Montreal! And you definitely don’t have to be a student to appreciate it– from all things pop music to top-notch classical symphonic performances to local jazz greats, plus literature, art, photography and even marathon running, September seems to have everyone’s tastes covered when it comes to gratuit…

A MONTH OF PHOTOS IN MONTREAL

Known for illuminating a broad range of global issues, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal this year turns its focus inward, illuminating both the depths of human compassion and the darker recesses of existence. Heavy themes for heavy times, but Le Mois de la Photo’s 2011 key word – lucidity – speaks more to the truth that photography can provide rather than its possible deceptions…