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Designed in Québec

To say that Montreal is a creative city is like saying that Paris is kinda pretty. This city is an idea volcano in constant eruption, with generation upon generation of artists, authors, actors and acrobats producing new madness every day. One of our strongest arts: fashion design, because of some great local fashion schools and, let’s not mince words, Montrealers’ native sense of style. C’mon, it’s famous. Here’s a list of our go-to made-in-Quebec labels, with deets on where you can get their wares to take home…

10 Great Summer Reads Set in Montreal

There’s nothing like spending time in Montreal to really get a feel for the city, its culture and its people – add to that the creative, insider perspectives of some of Canada’s bright literary minds and Montreal might just start feeling like home…

Things to Do in Montreal: June 21-27

Summer is officially here in Montreal and with it comes all kinds of outdoor entertainment in the streets and in the parks: visit the Botanical Garden’s massive plant sculptures, see world-class fireworks displays, hear music – from baroque to rock – on open-air stages, and more…

MONTREAL BUZZ HEADS SOUTH TO COVER SXSW

Here I am sitting at Montreal’s International airport, totally stoked to be on my way to Austin to cover Montreal artists showcasing their talents and creativity – such as Quebec’s darling Karim Ouellet, rock band Suuns, and a personal favorite of mine, singer-songwriter Peter Peter – at SXSW, one of the world’s biggest and most important festivals dedicated to music, film and technology…

MONTREAL BIKE FEST 2011

A bike can be whatever you want it to be:  An Individualistic statement, environmental activism, sightseeing method, or simply a tool for getting from point A to point B. In Montreal, tens of thousands of us think of our bikes as all of those things and more, which is why we throw a big party about bikes every year. So in the spirit of a spectacular two-wheeled summer, hope to see you all at the Montreal Bike Fest and Le Tour de L’ile…