Please complete your profile to unlock commenting and other important features.

The name you want to be displayed publicly in comments. Your username will be unique profile link.


The City of Montreal and Quartier des Spectacles are hosting free outdoor screenings of the next few games of the Stanley Cup Final in Montreal — including tonight's Game 3, which is sold out.

The site will host 4,335 game spectators, separated into three zones — Place des Festivals, Promenade des Artistes and Esplanade de la Place des Arts — with their own entrances and exits. 

Keep readingShow less

It might be a cliché to say "this summer will be the best one ever" in Montreal but looking at what's been announced so far, that cliché might ring true. 

In addition to the already incredible summer events lined up in and around the Quartier des Spectacles, the recently announced Aventures du coeur de l'île bring circus acts, dancers and 600 local artists to take over the streets of downtown Montreal with spontaneous performances every single week for three months starting June 26. 

Keep readingShow less

After a rousing success in 2019, Montreal's Atwater Christmas Market is coming back in 2020. But it won't be alone.

Montrealers will see locations around the city transform into festive winter wonderlands, a circuit organizers are calling "The Great Enchanted Tour of Montreal 2020."

In addition to the extremely popular Atwater Christmas Market, which will feature "a renewed offer of ethical, eco-responsible and quality local and regional products," the Jean-Talon Market is set to host its own festivities.

Keep readingShow less

On September 28, the provincial government announced that Montreal will be entering Quebec's COVID-19 red zone for 28 days, starting on October 1.

Premier François Legault outlined which businesses will remain operational and which will close during the red zone period. Businesses in the arts and culture industry were among the closures — hitting theatre companies, museums and cinemas particularly hard.

Keep readingShow less

Everybody knows there’s not exactly a surplus of jobs in the creative sector. If you work in the creative industries (or hope to one day), you’ve probably dreamed about making it big as your own boss, but if you’re anything like me, you have absolutely NO idea how to get there.

That’s no longer a problem thanks to a new program offered by Dawson College at the iC MTL business incubator. It is specially designed for creative Montrealers in need of the entrepreneurial know-how to get their ideas off the ground. Now taking on their second round of cohorts, the Venture Creation for the Creative and Cultural Industries program can give you the support and resources you need to take you from pipe dreams and lightbulb moments to actual, real-life success.

Keep readingShow less

Winter is anything but a slow season in Montreal - every year we’re treated to two weeks of amazing nightlife, performances and cultural events, thanks to massive inner-city winter carnival Montreal En Lumière. The much-loved Festival of Lights is about to light up the city for the 18th year running with an exciting program of cultural events and seasonal fun.

Bringing a post-New Year's buzz to the city since 2000, Montreal En Lumière attracts thousands of people each year with its broad-reaching program of events, shows, gastro attractions and all-round celebration of contemporary culture. For lovers of music and performance, there’s as much to see and do as ever before, promising to see off the winter with a bang. 

Keep readingShow less

Montreal really is THE place to be when it comes to creative innovation. Hosting everything from Pokemon Go festivals to gigantic international tech conferences, this is a city tapped into the cutting edge of digital arts and culture.

Thanks to a collaborative project between the Phi Centre and Red Bull Music Academy, we’re being treated to another unique experience created by legendary musician Björk at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art.

Keep readingShow less

***Program is no longer available***

More and more, mainstream media is recognizing the importance of quality photography, meaning that photographers are now in demand across all kinds of industries. So maybe you have a real passion for taking pictures and would love to make a career out of it, but you either don't think you have what it takes, or you don't know where to start.

Keep readingShow less

Every day should start with news this good.

Last night Place des Arts's Facebook page announced that Prince will be coming to Montreal on March 21st. And just in case you're not 100% sure who I'm talking about, it's him:

Keep readingShow less

I don't know what it is about this city but we always manage to have some of the world's the coolest installations. We have the musical swings that went viral, the giant light projections you can control and even magical light seesaws.

But now we have something even cooler, it's called MAËSTRO. Not only is it a beautiful, musical, glowing neon art installation, but you can actually control it.

Keep readingShow less

Why do people take the time to look through old photographs? Is it a waste of time? Is it informative? Does it help you in anyway? Personally, I think it can. It takes your perspective and completely shakes it up.

Montreal has come a long way in a very short amount of time. Growing and transitioning from left, right and centre. This city is moving so quickly, it can be hard to keep up. It's even harder to imagine what it used to be like.

Keep readingShow less

Photo cred - Sue Holland

There are still three weeks left, but to give you an idea of how the 2014 MTL Awards are going, we thought we'd give you a little peek into the minds of Montrealers. Sifting through the current standings, we saw a few noticeable trends, which we've listed below. Of course, the MTL Awards are far from over, so if you think our findings are way off then go change the results yourself by voting. You have the power to prove us wrong, so do it, we love being wrong anyway. Let's also not forget the incentive of winning awesome prizes (a private kegger, unlimited grilled cheese, a Piknik pass) which you have a higher chance of getting the more you share and tweet after you vote. So go get on voting, winning, but first, see how Montreal has voted thus far.

Keep readingShow less