Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play


Filter by city: Montreal | Laval | Québec City

You know what they say: don't judge a book by its cover nor a Montreal home by its exterior. There are hidden treasures among the countless commuter houses lining the streets of on-island suburbs: humble-looking homes with fabulous interiors — and the price tag to match.

This is the case of this fully-renovated house in Hampstead, on the market for almost $2 million. Built in 1962, the retro-looking ranch has twelve rooms in total, including four bedrooms, two bathrooms and one half-bath. There's also a two-car garage.

Keep readingShow less

Hudson's Bay is restoring Zellers to its former glory… kind of. Early next year, the retailer is set to launch a Zellers e-commerce site as well as brick-and-mortar locations within The Bay department stores in major cities across the country.

The approach will follow The Bay's own digital-first sales model.

Keep readingShow less

British model and philanthropist Naomi Campbell is coming to Montreal to attend C2, an annual business conference taking place this year between September 26 and 28. Campbell will be one of the event's eight confirmed speakers, organizers announced Wednesday.

Campbell, of course, is one of the world's most iconic supermodels, having partnered with brands from Louis Vuitton to Versace. She's the founder of Fashion For Relief, which C2 says has helped to "[raise] funds for various environmental and humanitarian causes" since 2005.

Keep readingShow less

Specific models of 4moms-brand baby swings and baby rockers are being recalled in Canada and the United States due to dangling straps that officials warn pose a "strangulation hazard" to crawling infants.

Health Canada says that neither MamaRoo Baby Swings (models 4M-005, 1026 and 1037) nor RockaRoo Baby Rockers (model 4M-012) are a danger to babies in the seats, themselves, but that crawlers "can become entangled in the straps."

Keep readingShow less

Air Canada's list of the best new restaurants in the country features five local eateries that serve up a taste of Montreal's multiculturalism. You'll be able to find everything from pan-African dishes and Chinese noodles to high-end French cuisine and Thai seafood at these spots spread across the city:

Keep readingShow less

After abandoning politics for the second time after a showy loss to Valérie Plante in 2021, former Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre has taken to Facebook to tease… well, to tease something.

“Well, I guess I’ll break the news tomorrow…" Coderre wrote coyly in his August 15 post. Alongside a low-res smiling photo of himself, he revealed that "a comeback… or two… is brewing," striking a healthy curiosity through the hearts of politically conscious Quebecers everywhere.

Keep readingShow less

In a press conference Tuesday morning, Premier Francois Legault, Health Minister Christian Dubé, Public Health Director Dr. Luc Boileau and Comité sur l'immunisation du Québec (CIQ) President Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh announced the launch of a new vaccination campaign ahead of the fall.

Rather than focusing on the number of doses each person has received, the new advice is to ensure that you seek out a booster five months after your previous vaccination.

Keep readingShow less

Quebec Minister of Finance Éric Girard vowed that the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) will lower the income tax "in a prudent, responsible and orderly manner" — if they are re-elected in October.

The announcement followed the auditor general's annual report on the province's financial situation. The minister's office hailed the report as confirmation of the recovery of the Quebec economy and a forecast for future growth despite inflation, the war in Ukraine and the pandemic.

Keep readingShow less

Ahead of the coming election in Quebec, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante has released a set of requests for politicians hoping to gain power in the province. The goal of these requests is to ensure that the needs and wants of Montrealers are reflected in the policies and plans of provincial officials, the city administration says.

The plan sets forth four focal points to which Plante hopes each political party will adhere. She expects that they will propose a "clear plan" for the metropolis in their platforms, pay Montreal "what it's owed," work alongside the city in reworking its municipal tax system and commit to adopting "major infrastructure investment plans" with an eye to the city's future.

Keep readingShow less

The Horne copper smelter in Rouyn-Noranda, a Quebec town northwest of Montreal in the remote Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, has been emitting high levels of arsenic into the surrounding environment. Radio-Canada reports on elevated instances of lung cancer in the municipality — and the political response to that revelation — has brought renewed attention to the factory and its pollutants.

At a press conference on August 10, Director of Public Health Dr. Luc Boileau announced that the smelter would have to reduce its arsenic emissions to 15 nanograms of arsenic per cubic metre of air. For context, the smelter is currently emitting approximately 100 nanograms of arsenic per cubic metre of air, according to multiplereports. The Quebec government’s typical safety norms allow only three nanograms of arsenic per cubic metre of air, one-fifth of the new target set for the smelter.

Keep readingShow less

Rules coming into effect in September mean that, in certain circumstances, airlines will have to make refunds available to would-be passengers for delayed or cancelled flights in Canada.

The rule change covers flight delays of at least three hours and cancellations that are outside of airlines' control. In such situations, airlines are already required to rebook passengers on the next available flight to their destination, even if it's by a competing carrier.

Keep readingShow less

So far in 2022, Montreal has been rocked by 19 murders, with victims ranging in age from 16 to 75. Twelve were committed using firearms.

Using the SPVM's available information about deadly crime, Narcity Québec created an interactive map of the homicides that have occurred so far in the Montreal region (the City of Montreal and on-island municipalities) this year. Each homicide is labelled with the date it occurred and pertinent details about the crime in French. The first murder of 2022 took place in the Plateau area, where a teenager only 17 years old was shot to death.

Keep readingShow less