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MONTREAL STREET FASHION

Montreal is considered the fashion capital of Canada- and for good reason. When people visit from far and wide, they’re unfailingly impressed by how Montrealers endure the cold winters with fashionable layering and one of a kind coats and boots. Then they’re even more impressed in the sizzling summer when they see how Montrealers take it all off and delight in the Montreal heat…

MONTREAL FASHION SECRETS

It takes but a quick saunter down any Montreal street to discover that the stylish reputation of Montrealers is well-earned. Montreal is a true fashion city: cutting-edge; inspired by international trends, architecture, nature, movement and visual arts; and unafraid of creative individuality when it comes to personal style. That’s why local designers, whether world famous or neighbourhood secrets, are worth visiting on your next trip. Here are four of my personal favourites, each of whom represents a key part of Montreal’s incomparable style…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (MAY 27-29)

This last weekend in May could be said to mark, if not the beginning of summer, the end of spring. With sunny days and warm temperatures on the very, very near horizon, the final days of May are anything goes. Weird, wild experimental theatre and dance? Check. A fancy food festival? Check. An entire day wherein all the city’s museums are free of charge? Check. An outdoor dance party on an island in the middle of the St-Laurent river? Aw yeah, check…

BAL EN BLANC PREPARATIONS

It’s 7:00 AM and there are still 3000 people dancing. Aren’t they tired? Don’t they want to go home and take a nap? Isn’t it poutine time yet?  No, it’s Montreal’s 17th edition of Bal en Blanc and the energy is far (far) from over…

TRAVIS TADDEO POP-UP SHOP IN MONTREAL

Here at the Montreal Buzz we have our ears to ground – and we’ve got some EXCLUSIVE fashion news to put your knickers in a knot. Underground Montreal fashion designer Travis Taddeo gave us the inside scoop about his pop-up shop, which will happen the weekend of April 23 and 24…

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!

STREET PROFILE: AMHERST

Our Montreal Street Profile series has already visited Bleury, Parc, Maisonneuve, Saint-Paul and Saint-Zotique. Other bloggers have investigated Crescent, Greene Avenue, Sainte-Catherine, Saint-Denis and Mont-Royal. For my kick at the street can, I decided to take a stroll along Rue Amherst…

QUEBEC WINES AND CIDERS AT THE SAQ

Anyone who has been in Montreal long enough quickly discovers that this is one hell of a foodie town. Amazing oysters. Incredible artisanal cheeses made right outside the city. Organic pork, duck, venison, you name it. And yes, despite the harsh winters, in the lush valleys just south of the city, some very decent wines and ciders are being produced…

GAYDREAMING AT HOLT’S CAFÉ

Holt’s Café, located in the upscale shopping mecca Holt Renfrew, is a chic urban bistro that caters to fashionistas, foodies and the fabulous. Simple and stylish, is this place a gay man’s dream?