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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The Best Events (August 11 – 17)

If you’re looking for places to go, people to see, and things to eat, look no further than The Main’s weekly curated list of top-notch events. See the full list below, spanning from August 4th to August 10th, and stay tuned for your weekly update every Friday. Friday, August 11 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm: ÎleSoniq at…

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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 to Make it as a Jewelry Designer in Montreal

Julie Verfaillie has a problem. She can’t stop creating with her hands. Every time she comes up with a new jewelry design she’s already itching to create another one. “I suspect it has something to do with Attention Deficit Disorder,” she says, “but as a multidisciplinary artist I also recognize that my non-stop desire to…

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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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