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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?

SHOPPING FOR KIDS AND TWEENS IN MONTREAL

“What did you get me?” If these are the first words you hear when you get home from travelling, I hope you don’t get caught empty-handed. All that fun you had in Montreal, it’s possible to overlook (not “forget”) the little ones waiting for your return. Instead of grabbing something quick and generic at the airport, here are some shopping ideas to keep the kiddies happy…

FREE STUFF IN MONTREAL FOR LADIES ONLY

This one’s for the ladies. When you’re planning your next girl’s getaway, here are four freebies (personal assistance, make-up application, dinner and drinks) to give you that special VIP feel – and save you a few bucks for shopping spring essentials like a new pair of Marc Jacobs sunglasses or Lanvin flats. Eyes on the prize…