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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A Neighbourhood on the Rise: Your Guide to Montreal’s Mile-Ex

The identity and location of Mile-Ex, and certainly its name, is a complicated investigation. For some, Mile-Ex may simply be a trendier nickname for the neighbourhood of Marconi-Alexandra. Others may see it as the no-man’s land portmanteau of two bordering neighbourhoods. Not quite the residential melting-pot of Parc-Ex, yet not quite the hip Mile-End, Mile-Ex falls in-between…

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The Case for Mirabel

James Cherry , the president of Aeroports de Montréal wants to demolish the main terminal of Mirabel International Airport, effectively putting the final nail in the coffin of our much beleaguered former Eastern Gateway. He justifies his position thusly: Mirabel is no longer a passenger airport, the terminal costs about $5 million per year to…

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Satay Brothers: How Two Brothers Became Montreal’s Masters of Singaporean Street Cuisine

In Montreal’s Saint-Henri district, there exists a place that remains both famous and unknown, revered for their homemade Southeast Asian specialties, yet overlooked by their hawker stall in the Atwater Market food court in the summer or their small, unmarked winter location on Rue Saint-Jacques. Inspired by Singaporean and Malaysian street food classics such as…

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