What Happened to Mount Royal’s Raccoon Population?

Tourists and pot-smoking Montrealers alike gather at sundown at the Belvédère Camillien-Houde viewpoint, which looks west out to the Olympic Stadium and beyond. Car owners unabashedly blare music from their cars, doors ajar, while fat raccoons gingerly maneuver their way into garbage cans (specifically designed to keep them out) and amuse tourists by posturing under…

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Issue 002: Outdoors

Last month, after a short hiatus, we relaunched The Main with a mission: to serve up stories that Montreal needs to read. We’re a digital magazine. We’re a curatorial platform. We’re a #LocalCollective. As part of our new mission, The Main will be driven by a specific editorial theme each month. Our first edition was all…

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How Old Is Montreal, Really?

Here’s something that might surprise you: Montreal is not 375 years old. Though it has been three-hundred and seventy-five years since French colonists established a small fortified village called Ville-Marie (near the Pointe à Callière archeological museum), human beings have lived on the island of Montreal for a much longer period of time. Exactly how…

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History Lesson: The Cabaret du Mile-End

For the Cabaret du Mile-End, it’s the end of an era. Within the last five years, the venue has supported local performing arts communities. They’ve welcomed artists from all genres and all walks of life to their stage. And, most importantly, they’ve provided the backdrop for countless outstanding nights that Montreal’s showgoers won’t soon forget.…

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