Montreal’s Mont Royal: The Raccoons of Town

New York has its rats, Athens has its stray dogs and cats and Montreal is the unlikely urban home of a large population of raccoons. Although they can be seen dashing across alleyways and rummaging in the back street trash cans of various neighborhoods, their center base is Mont Royal, the city’s namesake hill. In […]

Montreal: Brasserie Les Enfants Terrible

Having opened in 2008, Les Enfants Terribles was borne of the spontaneous musings of Francine Brûlé over a family dinner. Teaming with Artistic director Alexandre Brûlé Brosseau and architect-designer Louis-Joseph Papineau, a corner building in the Outremont neighborhood was transformed into an alluring, warming yet stylishly modern restaurant and bar space. The playful theme derived […]

Montreal’s Musee des Beaux Arts: Contemporary Art

The museum’s contemporary art collection features pieces dated after 1945 comprised from a variety of mediums including paintings, sculpture and multi media installations among other recent art forms. One of the most eye-catching recent acquisitions to the museum is Toronto-born artist Dorian Fitzgerald’s Throne Room (pictured to the left), a depiction of the Throne Room […]

Montreal: IglooFest and the Electronic Music Scene Erupt on the Quays of Vieux

Now in its sixth year, Igloofest, the outdoor winter electronic music festival, once again takes over the Old Port for three consecutive weekends of high energy live performances overseen by the the best artists in the electronic scene. Each night offers a packed and varied line-up, with three to four headliners claiming the main Sapporo […]

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