Why You Should Care About the Montreal Elections

You’ve seen the placards with smiling, well-coiffed people, beaming down from stop signs and hydro poles across the city — it’s municipal election season. On November 5, Montreal will elect a mayor and a host of other representatives who will effectively run the city for the next four years, and it’ll be either Denis Coderre…

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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 east 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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RuPaul’s Drag Race Superstars Take Montreal

During a year rife with political turmoil, global pride celebrations – and celebrations of diversity, in general – seem more important than ever. With that in mind, Fierté Montréal pulled out all the stops for this year’s pride celebrations, bringing in the biggest names from the award-winning competition show: RuPaul’s Drag Race. With the addition of…

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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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Issue 001: Illumination
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Welcome back. After a short hiatus, The Main is back in full force and ready, more than ever before, to serve up stories that Montreal needs to read. We’re a digital magazine. We’re a curatorial platform. We’re a local collective. As part of our new mission, The Main will be driven by a specific editorial theme…

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Doored Again! Discussing Bicycle Safety in Montreal
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‘m biking along in the early morning, riding down Sherbrooke for just one block. Suddenly, a taxi door flies open in front of me and now I’m lying on the pavement: bike on top of me, left arm red and bruised, helmet visor broken off and lying in the street. I was doored. It didn’t hurt too badly—no…

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