Where to Take Dance Classes in Montreal

Taking a dance class is good practice for being a more courageous human. It’s always daunting to walk into an unfamiliar studio for the first time and then to dance amateurishly among strangers. But the risk-to-reward ratio is clearly in your favour. Worst case: you look clumsy in the mirror. Beyond that, it’s basically all…

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Inside Moment Factory: The Montreal Studio That’s Changing the World

Moment Factory is a studio at the height of its powers. Based in Montreal, but with international branches spreading across the Northern Hemisphere, the award-winning multimedia and entertainment studio creates, well, moments: visceral, visual experiences that aim to reassess the way you interact, physically and mentally within a given environment. While this may seem like…

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Creating 18 Shades of Gay

Look up to the sky in Montreal’s gay village and you will see a rainbow. Six years ago, Claude Cormier and Yannick Roberge of the landscape art & design firm Claude Cormier + Associés Inc. brought a little magic to a stretch of St. Catherine street with over 150,000 pink balls cascading overhead. In celebration of Montreal’s…

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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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The Little Montreal LGBTQ Press That Could

When long-time friends and current neighbours Ashley Fortier and Oliver Fugler decided to launch a small, independent press back in 2015, they didn’t have specific goals in mind for the future. With a focus on producing quality materials relevant to queer, feminist, and social justice communities, the two co-publishers of Metonymy Press, who met back…

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Issue 1: Illumination
News

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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