It is the holidays! We truly wish you all had a great time with your beloved family, you received great gifts and hopefully a bit of money, but now...it's time to spend it! Christmas times do not only mean family and hot chocolates, it also means partying with your friends because we know you get tired of that creepy uncle or that annoying aunt pretty quickly. This week once again, MTL Blog Events is proud to present the top 15 things to do in Montreal this weekend.
- Thursday, December 25th
Blizzmas gives you the best of two worlds. You can now celebrate Christmas with friends and beloved ones, but at Blizzarts with a great Dj and tasty booze! View Event>
Le Noël Des Mal-Aimés at Clébard is your chance to celebrate Christmas with the holiday classics. Clebard opens up its doors with open arms, no questions asked, just gifts and drinks. View Event>
Christmas Night Party hosted by our russian and jewish lovely fellows will have you enjoy your Christmas night with Go Go Dancers, bottles and a great european atmosphere! View Event>
Xmas Sweater Party at Stereobar will leave you speechless! For the 25th, what better way to enjoy the festivities than rave and party hard on insane techno vibes! View Event>
- Friday, December 26th
Ostrich, House & Techno DJ from Montreal tears down the house at Stereobar this Friday night! View Event>
House Voltage Night with Paris and Simo , DJs coming from Australia is happening Friday after club hours for the best after-hours party during Christmas holidays! View Event>
Dubsquad IV with Subfiltronik from the United Kingdoms is about to EXPLODE Le Belmont on the boxing day! Hosted by Hochelag Massive and with the support of many local electro DJs, you better check it out. View Event>
LUMEN at New City Gas has a HUGE performances for you guys from the 26th to the 28th. Oh yes! The one and only, Hardwell is coming to destroy Montreal on Boxing Day (26th)! View Event>
Flex Fridays at Tokyo Bar is a weekly you do not want to miss. Tokyo Bar is always filled up with ladies adn gents, cheap drinks and top40 music to help you lose it and forget the awkward family moments of the holidays! View Event>
- Saturday, December 27th
MightyKat & Ohm Hourani will provide your weekly dose of madness before the year starts off! Head to Salon Daome on Saturday night to groove all night long. View Event>
Solomun & Paolo Rocco are about to rock Stereo, the #1 after-hours in North America located at the Metro Station Berri-Uqam in the center of Montreal! View Event>
Prosumer & Jalil are your DJs from 10 to 3 at Stereobar right before you go up to Stereo to enjoy the night...or morning. It's a common thing to say Holidays are there to give you time to relax, we don't believe that. Holidays are there to give you more time to party. View Event>
L'AUTRE NOEL with FREE POUTINE by the one and only Dirty Dogs will give you a filled up stomach in the trashiest way possible. Electro and Bass music to the rendez-vous with this crazy event on Saturday Night hosted by Trash Family at the legendary venue Le Belmont! View Event>
- Sunday, December 28th
Keep It 100 at Mme.Lee is always a god damn blast! For their 5th Edition they have DJ Truspin, Sagewondah and special guest Moody Jones to bring the house down. View Event>
Jazz & Dilla is THE weekly to chill and grab a beer in a beautiful venue and cozy atmosphere in NDG! View Event>
According to a new study put out by the EasyPark Group, Montreal is among the top 20 smartest cities in the world, coming in at number 17 among cities with a metro area population of over 3 million people.
EasyPark's Smart & Sustainable Cities Index ranks cities around the world based on data that factors in "digital life, mobility innovation, business tech infrastructure, and sustainability."
With an overall ranking of 82.24 out of 100, Montreal ranked just under cities like Chicago, Tokyo, Paris, and our mortal frenemies, Toronto, which came in 12th place.
First up, in the "digital life" category, Montreal got scores above 80 for "citizen adoption" and "health care innovation." Where we lagged behind was in the "government adoption" and "tech education" subcategories.
Next, in "mobility innovation," our city got big scores for "traffic management" and for our "clean transport" infrastructure. Meanwhile, "parking innovation" got a relatively low score of 73.41 out of 100.
For "business tech infrastructure," Montreal lost a lot of points in the "business innovation" subcategory, claiming only 57.92. It was also held back by its "internet connectivity" score but gained ground with a cool 86.08 out of 100 on the "e-payments" subcategory.
Finally, Montreal was also unfortunately held back by its low-70s scores for its "climate response," "waste management" and "green buildings." Our city made up for these low marks with its performance in the "green energy" subcategory, with a score of 85.62 out of 100.
Specifically, Coderre and his party, Ensemble Montréal, say their administration would study the possibility of turning the surface above a stretch of sunken highway between chemins Queen Mary and Côte-Sainte-Catherine into a "new green urban park" with "outdoor sports facilities, family facilities and a relaxation area with a fountain."
🏗️ Le recouvrement de Ville-Marie mettra la table pour l’agrandissement du Palais des Congrès, qui permettra à Mont… https://t.co/E5o0nS5jba
"It's been 50 years since we've been talking about covering the Décarie Expressway and no one has yet taken the time to commission a detailed and ingenious feasibility study with a budget and a timetable for the project to become a reality," Ensemble Montréal candidate for CDN-NDG borough mayor, Lionel Perez, said in a statement.
The party says it would reduce the roads on either side of the highway to two lanes each.
Coderre also has a plan to cover part of the Ville-Marie Expressway downtown through the expansion of the Palais des congrès and the creation of a public square between rue Sanguinet and boulevard Saint-Laurent.
Ensemble Montréal says covering the Décarie would cost $700 million and covering the Ville-Marie Expressway would cost $400 million.
In what can only be described as the ultimate fine dining experience, Tampa Bay Lightning player and Montrealer Mathieu Joseph brought the Stanley Cup to Montréal-Nord this weekend and ate a giant poutine out of it.
Hockey's holy chalice has had many things in it from beer to a baptized baby but never poutine — at least as far as we can tell!
Now that’s fine dining. 🏆🤌