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A STRAIGHT FRIENDLY GUIDE TO MONTREAL’S GAY VILLAGE

We always talk about “gay-friendly” places outside the village where we gays can go to have a fun and safe time. But why not, every once in a while, take our straight friends into the Gay Village so we can all have a fabulous time together…

LES NUITS BORGIA: AN INTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE

Reservations in some of Montreal’s most trendy restaurants can be tricky to secure (and we mean that in a good way), but the most exclusive seat of all might not be in a restaurant at all…

EASTER IN MONTREAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Easter in Montreal: It’s a thing. This is partly because of the city’s Catholic heritage and partly because we just like to party, especially when the party involves brunch and chocolate, and possibly both. Below, we’ve gathered some suggestions for how to enjoy Easter, Montreal-style…

NOTHING BEATS MONTREAL BEETS

Everybody knows that Montreal is the place with the most beautiful women and the best foie gras this side of the Atlantic, but we excel in the vegetable department as well. Let it be known, from this point on, that Montreal has the best beets on the planet…

WORLD-FAMOUS ARTISTS AT MONTREAL’S DHC/ART GALLERY

One of Montreal’s go-to destinations for contemporary art is somewhat hidden away, but well worth the trip. DHC/ART is a cutting-edge gallery in a converted historic building on a little cobblestone side street called St-Jean in Old Montreal…

SOFITEL MONTREAL : A CLASS ACT

Seriously.  There’s absolutely no gimmick in that “five stars” rating. Everything at the Sofitel hits you as being top of the line.  Starting with the service. Four clés d’or concierges  (one of them being the actual vice-president of the international union) make sure every single customer gets what they want, when they want it.  The decorum adopted by the staff speaks for itself: the moment you step in, the staff makes you feel like royalty.

BUSINESS BLACKBOOK: WHERE TO EAT YOUR NEXT POWER LUNCH

Toqué is arguably Montreal’s most revered restaurant. It is a white tablecloth institution that has long been known for its fabulous service, contemporary décor, and extraordinary tasting menus. I’ve celebrated some special occasions here, including a very romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. (Note to any gentlemen readers: My date got bonus points for having superb taste in venues.)

LIVING IT LARGE AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOTEL

As a Montrealer, it’s rare that I get to experience the city’s high profile hotels. Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth ranks amongst our downtown’s top addresses for a deluxe stay near some of Montreal’s major attractions, including Sainte-Catherine Street’s shopping strip, the Underground city, the Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral and the Bell Center, home of the Canadien hockey team. I was lucky enough to see for myself if the hotel is up to its high-class reputation and I can assure you it is. Known for its modern charm and flawless service, the hotel’s motto echoes what makes Montreal unique in the eyes of locals and visitors alike: “Where Joie de Vivre Comes to Life”. Here are ten facts you need to know about Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, should you decide to enjoy one of its 1,037 guest rooms and suites while visiting Montreal.