La Bobineuse: Bringing Together Montreal’s Knitting Community

’Tis the season for wool, and La Bobineuse‘s got plenty of it. With their wealth of quality yarns and other knitting essentials, they’ve been a second home to Montreal’s knitting community since 1958. Considering Montrealers would be miserable without their knit-wear around this time of year, we spoke with La Bobineuse’s Flavie Mageau-Taylor about the products…

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The Rise of Digital Literacy in Montreal

Whether you’re comfortable with it or not, you’re living in an increasingly digital world: one where businesses are no longer brick and mortar, where customer-care lines frequently refer you to their companies’ websites (through automated messages, of course). In-person services are a novelty and, for better or worse, phone books are all but extinct. This…

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POP Montreal 2014 Festival Highlights

Another POP Montreal festival has come and gone, and this year’s was as good as any. Taking over venues and taverns around town from last Wednesday to Sunday, the festival presented over 600 artists in just five days, making for one crazy schedule. While the talent at this year’s edition was endless, here are some…

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17 Awesome Photos of Montreal’s Art Alley

Montreal’s Art Alley When Montreal Artist Kevin Ledo told us about this incredible hidden mural he’d been involved in, we couldn’t resist the urge to check it out for ourselves. The project was created by 42 Montreal artists who took over the back alley of an abandoned building near the Quartier des Spectacles. Unfortunately, the…

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NXNE: Why This Year Was Different

There’s so much more that goes into organizing a festival than booking a solid lineup. Finding venues, organizing schedules and acquiring sponsors are amongst the many issues that any festival organizer must deal with in order to make an event a success. When a given festival increases in popularity, however, a new infrastructural problem emerges: crowd control. This was…

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