It feels like this may be the last weekend when you can go outdoors without a big coat, boots and gloves. That means it's your last chance to whip out those little black dresses or capri pants, and head out to your favourite bars. With celebrities lining Montreal left, right and centre - the parties are guaranteed to be a full blown affair this weekend. Don't wait till it's too late, grab your crew and make this weekend one for the books;
Thursday, October 23rd
It's the launch of Trashback Thursdays at TRH-Bar. Bringing back the grungiest of events, hit up TRH-Bar for their insanely low prices drinks, inside skatepark and terrasse. View event>
Come check out MELT at Blizzarts. Known for their great music selection and insane dance floor- if you're ready to drop it low, this is the place for you. View event>
Who doesn't love getting wasted on a buck? Mad Hatters is serving 1$ beers every Thursday, time to brace your liver for what's coming up next. View event>
Friday, October 24th
Flex Fridays are turning up your weekend at Tokyo Bar. It's a great time to meet some regulars, dance your heart out and drink your troubles away. View event>
The German electro duo, Digitalism, is coming to Société des arts technologiques! Known for their electro-punk vibes and indie dance movement, the show is guaranteed to be amazing! View event>
If you're already in the Halloween spirit, Banane Metalik, The Kemp, The Lab Ratz, and The Hellhounds are coming to Coop Katacombes. Let's get dark and twisted, Montreal, it's that time of year. View event>
For you salsa lovers, here is your chance to see The Best of the 90s Salsa bands, They will all gather at the CEPSUM to keep you dancing the entire evening! View event>
Saturday, October 25th
Grab your ripped clothes, axes and blood! It's time for the Zombie Walk. Place Des Festivals will be taken over by zombies. The apocalypse has hit, don't miss your chance to terrorize the streets of Montreal. View event>
It's never too early to whip out a Halloween costume- come to the Zombie Walk After Party at Les Foufounes Électriques. Party like it's the end of the world and come enjoy every second of this spooky celebration. View event>
Le Belmont is hosting Snakehips, STWO, Dave Luxe & Amaris Daniel. These performers are known for amazing shows, come out to hear some amazing music. View event>
To all you Hip-Hop fans, Ty Dolla Sign and Lil Bibby are coming to Le Petit Olympia. Promoting the In Too Deep Tour, make sure you take a trip to this show and see some real performers. View event>
Sunday, October 26th
Get ready to shop till you drop! Ville Saint-Laurent is being taken over by the Lacoste & John Varvatos Warehouse Sale. Grab your credit cards and get there early! View event>
Make your way to Time Supperclub for Boozy Brunch. It's the perfect way to spend your Sunday evening, brunching! View event>
It's Sunday! You know what that means, Tokyo Bar Sundays! The Goontribe's events are bound to keep you dancing all night long.View event>
Montreal, where will you party this weekend?
Don't miss out on all the amazing events Montreal has to offer!
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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.
If you aren't already psyched to watch Canadian athletes win gold at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games, here's a whole new reason to be eager for Olympic glory: free doughnuts.
For every gold medal Canada wins, Laval-based pastry chain Mr. Puffs is giving away five free honey and cinnamon or sugar and cinnamon Puffs, which are bite-sized Greek-style doughnuts, at any one of their stores.
This means that you, too, can enjoy the sweet flavour of victory from the comfort of your own home, without the need for incredible natural talents and years of body-shredding, sweat-inducing training.
According to the company website, Puffs are traditional Greek doughnut holes (called loukoumades), invented thousands of years ago by the ancient Greeks and enjoyed by Olympians of old.
If the win happens after 9 p.m. or overnight then the prize is valid the next day, so keep an eye out for news of athletic victories.
To win, all you have to say is, "go Canada, go!" at the cash register. The promotion ends August 8 and doesn't apply on any delivery platforms, so you'll have to make the athletic feat of getting to the store.
Just a few days into Quebec's curfew and we've already heard tail (pun very much intended) of some interesting excuses, including one case in which a woman allegedly tried to get around the curfew order by walking another person on a leash.
The incident was first reported by La Tribune and confirmed to MTL Blog by Sherbrooke police spokesperson Isabelle Gendron.