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Yoga In Montreal

Yoga In Montreal

Yoga in Montreal is awesome. I started doing yoga in Montreal almost 15 years ago. When I began doing yoga, it wasn’t quite popular here yet. Now, there’s a yoga studio in almost every neighborhood. The studio I go to in Le Plateau is called Equilibrium Yoga. It’s not exactly next door to me, but I often think about how great it would be to live within a 5 – 10 minute walk to the studio.

If you haven’t tried yoga yet, I recommend that you experiment with different types to find the style that works for you and your body. I thought I would share some yoga resources with you. Check out the Montreal Yoga Directory.

Another excellent resource for locating the different yoga studios around Montreal by location is Yoga Tribes.

Lolé Women put out a blog post covering some of their favorite yoga studios in Montreal & Toronto,

An interesting real estate project being developed in Montreal is the Humaniti Project. The project will be WELL Certified with a focus on heatlh and wellness for it’s occupants. Read my article about the Humaniti Project

On The Importance Of Doing Yoga

This is a fabulous video on the biological effects and purpose of doing yoga;


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Popular Types of Yoga

Here are a few videos to check out on not only the different types of yoga, but some yoga workouts. Enjoy!

Top 10 Different Types of Yoga

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Yoga Types | What are the Types of Yoga?

Yoga Types | What are the Types of Yoga Yoga, derived from the Sankrit word “yuj” which means to unite and integrate, is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for health and relaxation.

Different Yoga Styles: Hatha Vinyasa Yin Restorative – Which One Should You Practice?

Yoga Upload with Maris Aylward – In this video, we talk about 4 of the common yoga styles you’ll find in yoga studios, gyms, and online classes. These four are Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa or Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Yin or Deep Stretch, and Restorative Yoga. Learn about the benefits each style has to offer.

Yoga Basics Explained Ashtanga, Bikram, Kundalini, and Power Yoga Monday Fit tip: Learning about Five Different Types of Yoga Wednesday: Power Three Yoga Workout Friday- Aspire Higher! – On Mind-Body Connection Plus get the answer to Mondays Question! About EYB: Empower Your Body is a Health Fitness Consulting company. Our mission is to contribute to the overall wellness of humanity.

Yoga to Calm Your Nerves

Yoga To Calm Your Nerves. Use the powerful tools of yoga and breath to balance out the energy of the body. Balance and calm your nervous system so you can experience a happy and healthy life. In order to be your best and do your best you must take care of yourself.

If you find yourself needing some yoga clothing or accessories check out my online store,

Send me an email if you’re interested in some private yoga courses either corporately or personally, I know of some great teachers that I can recommend.

Condo Sales Drove An 8-per-cent Increase In Residential Sales

Condo Sales Drove An 8-per-cent Increase In Residential Sales

Condo sales drove an 8-per-cent increase in residential sales and Montreal remains a relative bargain even though the average real estate price increased 4.1 per cent to $374,333 in August! Montreal’s real estate market proved to be red hot in August with record sales and rising prices.  Condo sales surged 19% and single family homes, 4%.  While the island of Montreal posted a 12% increase in sales, Toronto’s sales of detached, semi-detached, condos and townhouses fell between 25.7 and 41.6 per cent in August. The The average sales price in the Greater Toronto Area dropped for a fourth-straight month, falling 1.8 per cent to $732,292.

While Toronto’s housing market melts down, Montreal’s sizzles

Montreal’s hot real estate market continued to sizzle last month with record August sales and rising prices. The Greater Montreal Real Estate Board says booming condo sales drove an eight per cent increase in residential sales across the Montreal region. There were 2,899 sales, with condo transactions surging 19 per cent.

Although the Montreal market has been performing exceptionally well, one thing’s for certain, the two recent hikes in mortgage rates and a tightening or changing of rules could make things cool down a bit.

Informative Podcast on some Real Estate Advice

Aside from market news I came across a great podcast from Concordia University where they interviewed Concordia real estate alumni experts on whether it’s best to buy or rent, and other good real estate advice. The podcast is called “Real Estate, Real Advice”.  Have a listen here:

Feature Photo by ©Bonnie Meisels

Are Hurricanes Harvey & Irma The New Normal

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Are Hurricanes Harvey & Irma The New Normal

Are Hurricanes Harvey & Irma The New Normal? David Helvarg, the executive director of Blue Frontier, an ocean conservation organization, in an interview with Amy Goodman from “Democracy Now”, had this to say;

“As we see sea level rise in certain areas, like the Texas and Louisiana coast, South Florida, the tidelands of Virginia. You’re projecting now three to six feet or more of sea level rise in the century.

Maybe it has only been ten inches today. People are going to go, “Well, what’s ten inches?” But it could be the difference between floodwaters on your porch and in your living room. But it’s not just the tidal surge and sea level rise. It’s what we’re seeing—these rain events. With the warming ocean and atmosphere, you have more moisture in the atmosphere, which rains out more intensive pulses of rain. These rain events that we see massive flooding even disconnected with hurricanes and storms.

So last year, for example, Baton Rouge had massive rain pulses and storms. And when rain comes down so torrentially, the ground cannot absorb it. It backs up. And you had a flooding event right there in Houston last year that the Houston flood control district said was a one in 10,000-year rain event. Well, it’s a year later, and you’re having another one.

So clearly, what we’re seeing—I remember back in 2000, I was with—a scientist from the NASA Ames laboratory at Columbia was touring me through lower Manhattan with some folks from some island nations—Kiribati and the Marshalls—explaining the big 1993 nor’easter. And she said that yeah, one-in-a-century storms like that are now going to become decadal, happen every decade or more frequently. And since then, I was down at Katrina. We had Sandy. Now we have this hurricane. We are seeing the impacts.

Where back in the 1990s, there would be maybe four or five multibillion-dollar extreme weather events every year, NOAA is now recording 20 and 30 multimillion-dollar weather events happening in this country, and just this country alone. So that you’re seeing—luckily—with Katrina—the storms are different. The nature of the storms. Katrina, you had huge casualties. Over 1,800 killed. I think we will see luckily less casualties because of the slow and persistent rate of this storm. But probably much more damage.

This is going to be a $100 billion-plus storm. And not to—a lot of times you say, “Well, you’re taking advantage of people in distress by talking about the causes of why they are in distress.” The reality is, when you have two 10,000-year rain events in two years, this is the new normal. This is the new reality. And the challenge is how we address it. How rapidly we’re going to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy.”

Read the full article here

The storm in Texas is historic, with it’s 9 trillion gallons of water that fell on the state making it the worst flooding disaster in U.S. history. Just on the heels of Harvey, a “potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Irma, a category five and monster of a storm, nears the Eastern Caribbean Islands.

While Irma’s exact path is uncertain, Florida residents are bracing for the storm where Irma is expected to make landfall over the weekend.
Now for some of the science behind hurricanes and the link if any to climate change as explained in this article by this Newsweek article,

Did climate change cause Hurricanes Harvey and Irma to be so dangerous?

Despite what President Trump and his appointees say, the scientific evidence keeps pouring in that climate change is real, is really caused by humans, and will cause real impacts on our lives. There’s even evidence suggesting that many of the tiny proportion of studies that do undermine climate change research are deeply flawed.

What will it take for the president of the United States to believe that climate change is real and needs to be addressed.  We ignore nature at our own peril and the planet is having it’s say. The president took the U.S. out of the Paris Accord on the basis that it was a job killer…but the current reality is how many jobs are lost now in Texas, what is the cost to the fourth largest state in the U.S. and it’s people. How much of the U.S. will need to be under water before people wake up and take the necessary action…I only hope that it won’t be too little too late.

First Harvey, now Irma. Why are so many hurricanes hitting the U.S.?

Science Less than a week after Hurricane Harvey tore through Texas and Louisiana, causing at least 60 deaths and billions of dollars in damages, Hurricane Irma appears ready to make U.S. history. Irma on Tuesday grew into a Category 5 storm – with wind speeds exceeding 156 miles per hour – as it moved toward the Caribbean and southern Florida.

hurricane list on twitter by philip klotzbach
                                                                   Twitter post by Philip Klotzbach @philklotzbach

If you want to read a book about what you can do to get involved and add your voice to the movement to save the planet read the book “We Rise”, just released today.

Challenge the status quo, change the face of activism, and confront climate change head on with the ultimate blueprint for taking action.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 16-year-old climate activist, hip-hop artist, and powerful new voice on the front lines of a global youth-led movement. He and his group the Earth Guardians believe that today’s youth will play an important role in shaping our future. They know that the choices made right now will have a lasting impact on the world of tomorrow, and people-young and old-are asking themselves what they can do to ensure a positive, just, and sustainable future. We Rise tells these stories and addresses the solutions.

Beginning with the empowering story of the Earth Guardians and how Xiuhtezcatl has become a voice for his generation, We Rise explores many aspects of effective activism and provides step-by-step information on how to start and join solution-oriented movements. With conversations between Xiuhtezcatl and well-known activists, revolutionaries, and celebrities, practical advice for living a more sustainable lifestyle, and ideas and tools for building resilient communities, We Rise is an action guide on how to face the biggest problems of today, including climate change, fossil fuel extraction, and industrial agriculture.

If you are interested in creating real and tangible change, We Rise will give you the inspiration and information you need to do your part in making the world a better place and leave you asking, what kind of legacy do I want to leave?


A New & Inspired Vision of Real Estate – Humaniti Mega Project Montreal

Featured Photo Via Cogir

A New & Inspired Vision of Real Estate – Humaniti Mega Project Montreal

A New & Inspired Vision of Real Estate – Humaniti Mega Project Montreal is about a revolutionary and exciting new real estate project being developed by Cogir, here in Montreal. The Humaniti Project is one of the first of it’s kind and is at the forefront of the North American real-estate industry.

The development, located in the heart of Le Quartier International is slated to be ready sometime in 2019-2020. It’s design features a distinctive sculptural quality, which is in the shape of an H. This project expresses a special concept in both design and architecture which is by Lemay architects as it features the combination of a hotel, shops,rental units and condos for purchase. The premise of the project is to create a “smart vertical community” which is not only sustainable but ultimate in design and smart living. This building will achieve the “Well Multifamily Residential Certification”. “WELLTM certification is the first health and wellness standard to harmonize and coexist with LEED certification and is the very first “smart vertical community.” “The awareness component of the certification is a tool to help people in the building develop healthy living habits and reap the benefits.” The vision here, is to create a wholistic environment upon which people can live, work, train, entertain and socialize.

According to Humaniti’s website: “We believe that today’s true luxury lies in human experience and the sharing of societal values within a space of collective diversity. We believe that 21st century housing must be green, vertical, smart… and human.

What I really love about this project is the realization of my vision of real estate as;

©   Property * People * Planet

Property People Planet




 Read more about the project and it’s incredible components

Read more about Humaniti’s pursuit of Well Certification

Video Via Humaniti Montreal




Best Food In Montreal

Best Food In Montreal

Want to know about the best food in Montreal? Here are some videos to shed some light. If you’re like me who’s heart is in their stomache, then great food is an essential part of your happiness!

I’d also like to share a few cool articles. This one below, makes the case for why to consider visiting Quebec instead of France!

Viewpoint: Itching for a trip to France? Try Quebec instead – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Sure, Paris may be the most romantic city in the world, but I want to give you 5 reasons why you should try Quebec the next time you see that picture of the Eiffel tower and crave goose liver and frog legs. First, let’s start with the French culture.

This article by Travel & Leisure is about one of our best streets in Montreal for finding a variety of super delicious restaurants;

The One Montreal Street Every Food Lover Should Visit

Spanning three buzzy neighborhoods, Notre Dame Ouest in Montreal’s Sud-Ouest borough is the city’s hottest dining strip.

Joe Beef Restaurant, one of Montreal’s best and most popular restaurants, located on Notre Dame Street in Little Burgundy
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Photo Credit @joebeefmtl Instagram – A great place to cook

The new Mandy’s location in Old Montreal does fabulous salads! There new location is stunning.Photo Credit @mandysalads Instagram

And one more since there’s just too many great choices to cover in this blog post, LOV Restaurant which now has two locations in the city, Mcgill Street in Old Montreal and Mountain Street in the downtown core.

LOV Restaurant InstagramPhoto Credit @lovrestaurant Instagram

The last article to share is this blogpost from Melissa Leferrier-Tucker, also known as “techmom” who used to live in Montreal when she was young but really grew to appreciate it all the more as she moved away. Here’s her take on “25 great things about Montreal”.

20 Great things about Montreal

Traveling is a luxury we should all experience a minimum of once a year. There is no better education than experiencing and taking part in foreign cultures, especially for children. It’s empowering to adapt to a world you are not familiar with, learn to communicate with people who speak a language you don’t understand and…

That’s it for now!

8 Dreamy home offices with libraries for creative inspiration

28 Dreamy home offices with libraries for creative inspiration

28 Dreamy home offices with libraries for creative inspiration is a great article that I thought I’d share from  If you’re like me, you’re drawn to these great rooms that have this cozy, library feeling, filled with endless books on all kinds of subjects…it looks like a place you’d be happy to be in on a snowy winter day, curled up with a good book.

As much as I love and appreciate all the digital technology around books.. by the way my favorite app is Scribd! Scribd, for a reasonable price, has an awesome selection of ebooks, audiobooks (my favorite these days) and docs that are accessible on any of your devices and can be accessed offline. When I’m on the go, in my car or in a waiting room, my content is available to me on demand. But, there is a time when I absolutely love the feel of holding and reading a book, and that’s when I’m home office or for those lucky enough to have a library.

This article, 28 Dreamy home offices with libraries for creative inspiration, has some great photos to inspire you.

28 Dreamy home offices with libraries for creative inspiration

A well designed home office will most certainly set the stage for higher productivity, but why not get creative, try incorporating a personalized library into your space. This can be a set of shelves above your desk, a built-in library with a ladder or just a single unit purchased from IKEA.

 A Gallery Of Some Creative Ideas

What Does Happy Look Like In Montreal

What Does Happy Look Like In Montreal

What does happy look like in Montreal you may ask? Well I’m about to show you. This gorgeous Sunday in Montreal was a perfectly balmy temperature of 26 degrees. Perfect weather if you ask me for biking, hiking, walking, or whatever your pleasure. As I’ve written before, one of my favorite happy places in Montreal is Mount Royal. Our park, which is on a lush mountain in the middle of our city shares the same architect, Frederick Law Olmstead as Central Park in New York City.

Today, the park was filled with happy people and familes enjoying the green space and natural beauty of this place. People were busy canoeing on Beaver Lake, and enjoying picnics and BBQ’s on the many picnic tables. After doing my bike ride to the mountain today, I had to stop and capture all the happy faces I saw enjoying Beaver Lake with this mini video.

Learn more about the park and it’s history, 

Click here to read my other post and see my video on Mount Royal – Nature’s Real Estate!

Feature Photo by ©Bonnie Meisels, All rights reserved

Montreal Eats 2017 And Air Canada’s Best Restaurant Nominees

Montreal Eats 2017 And Air Canada’s Best Restaurant Nominees

Montreal Eats 2017 And Air Canada’s Best Restaurant Nominees encompass a list of 30 contenders. Toronto tops out with seven nominees, Montreal came in second with five spots and Vancouver with three. The five restaurants nominated from Montreal are;


Montreal, QC

1431, BOUL. SAINT-LAURENT (located in Quartier des Spectacles)


Montreal, QC

464, RUE MCGILL (located in the Old Port)


Montreal, QC

45, AV. MOZART O. (located in Mile Ex)


Montreal, QC



Montreal, QC

3412, AV. DU PARC (located in Le Plateau)

Click here to see the full list from across Canada

Click here to see EnRoute’s 2016 Selection


Feature Photo is of Arhoma Bakery, one of thee best bakeries in the city! I really appreciate the creativity of their artisan baker…one of their cool breads is a Kamut – Tumeric Bread.

Feature Photo by ©Bonnie Meisels, All rights reserved.





It’s Official Canada’s New Hot Housing Market Is Montreal

It’s Official Canada’s New Hot Housing Market Is Montreal

Canada’s New Hot Housing Market Is Montreal! With the cooling of Toronto’s housing market since the imposed 15% tax on foreign buyers, and the days of never ending price increases in Vancouver now well behind us, Montreal has picked up the slack.  Montreal posted a 15% increase in sales in May 2017 over this same month last year.  Prices, while expected to rise only by 1%, in fact rose by 6%. There is quite a lot of interest from foreign buyers who have fallen in love with our beautiful city and like the idea of having a vacation home or pied–à–terre.

According to the Montreal Gazette, salaries are rising faster in Quebec than any other province. This also helps establish a hot housing market in Quebec.

Salary increases in Quebec the highest in Canada: survey

Wages are rising faster in Quebec than in any other province, and Quebec is expected to continue leading the country in 2018, according to a survey conducted by the Toronto-based human resources company Morneau Shepell. Average salaries in Quebec are expected to grow by 2.6 per cent, as a percentage of payroll, in 2018, according to the survey, which was released on Wednesday.

Most importantly, it’s important to note that Montreal remains considerably more affordable than Toronto or Vancouver. “The median price of a single-family home rose to $319,000 in May, a fraction of the $1.1-million average price recorded last month in Toronto, and the $1.56-million benchmark price in Vancouver.”

To read the full article on the Huffington Post click on the article below;

Canada’s New Hot Housing Market Is .. Montreal

With Toronto’s housing market showing signs of cooling, and Vancouver’s days of heady price increases now well behind it, a new top dog is emerging in Canada’s real estate market: Montreal. The city posted record-high sales in May, jumping 15 per cent from the same month a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by the Greater Montreal Real Estate Board.

Chart Via Huffington Post

Here’s a peek at Crea’s National Sales Stats For Canada:

Creas Residential Market Forcast By Province

Chart Via Crea


Montreal Things To Do

Montreal Things To Do

When it comes to things to do in Montreal, this city is a hidden gem which comes to life in the summer. There’s a ton of fun things to do in our city, rich in it’s diversity of neighborhoods and culture. If you’re a foodie like me and your heart is in your stomache, you’ll appreciate all the wonderful places to eat and discover. Our city has no shortage of awesome restaurants.

Cite Memoire: (Starting May 18th, 2017)
Poetic and dreamlike, Cite Memoire projects images of people who’ve contributed and shaped Montreal into the city it is today onto the Old Port’s landmarks and buildings. Learn more

An Open-Air Museum: (June 5th – October 29th, 2017)

Organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) with the support of McGill University. This public art exhibition of international scope also commemorates two other milestones: the 50th anniversary of Expo 67 and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. Walk along Sherbrooke street and see the 67 pieces of art that are each inspired by peace and humanity.  Learn more

Sunday Brunch Spots

Lov: – Pizzeria No 900 founder Dominic Bujold has create Lov, a sumtuous, brunch spot in Old Montreal with both vegan options as well as waffles and eggs. The space is well designed with a botanical inspiration and suspended basket chairs. Located at 464 Rue McGill in the Old Port.  Reviews

Read up on the battle between Fabergé Restaurant and L’avenue, two great places for brunch

Maison Publique:  Chef owner Derek Dammann once worked for Jamie Oliver at his original Fifteen in Islington, London—and Oliver provided Dammann the financial backing to open this place in 2012. A classic British tavern nestled right in the Eastern part of the Plateau, this restaurant serves strictly Canadian Ingredients with one of the best Canadian wine lists. Located at 4720 Rue Marquette

Read the Review for Butterblume and Arthur’s Nosh

Régine Café: –  A wonderful café with a vintage decor and delicious breakfast fare and enticing deserts. This is located in Rosemont at 1840 Rue Beaubien E   Reviews 

Dep le Pickup: – Gourmet and Veg friendly sandwiches, half dépanneur, half restaurant. This is a great brunch option if you’re in Little Italy, the Mile-Ex or want to try something new. They are know for their haloumi sandwich and there’s plenty of stuff to get in their depanneur section. Located at 7032 Rue Waverly  Reviews

Click here to see Eater’s selection of Montreal’s best brunch spots features Canada’s top 100 restaurants

Lunch at Crew Café

Treat yourself to a wonderful lunch at Crew Café which was the former headquarters of the Royal Bank of Canada, built in 1928 down on St-Jacques St. in Old Montreal.

The space sat empty since RBC abandoned the building in 2010 — a shame, considering the grand splendour it once possessed, with its 50-foot-high vaulted ceilings, chandeliers, intricate tiling and marble and bronze galore. But thanks to the vision of Crew, a young Montreal company, that took over the building , the glory and splendor of the building will remain preserved. Now it functions as an inspiring co-working space and wonderful café.

This place is a freelancer’s haven (coffee, wifi, and outlets), meeting rooms and seating options are available with a coworking space membership.

Here’s a feel for the beauty and stunning architecture of the place!


Enjoy one of our many festivals!

Montreal has become a city of festivals. Every year we seem to add something new. This year that new edition was the e-race that took place over this past weekend for the first time, in the downtown streets of Montreal.  Some of the many festivals are;


Les FrancoFolies June 8-18, 2017

Le Mondial de la bière/Beer Festival June 14-18, 2017

Festival Mural public art fest June 8-18, 2017. Plays music.

Montreal Grand Prix  June 9-10-11, 2017

Montreal Folk Fest on the Canal June 14-18, 2017

St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival(May 29th – June 18th, 2017

Fête nationale Saint-Jean June 23 concert, June 24 parade

Montréal Baroque June 22-25, 2017

Montreal International Jazz Festival June 28-July 8, 2017

Mtl en Arts June 28-July 2, 2017


Canada Day July 1 – parade and events

Festival international de Lanaudière July 1-August 6, 2017

Carifiesta parade July 8, 2017 – Plays VERY LOUD audio

International des feux Loto-Québec fireworks fest, July 1‑August 5, 2017

International Festival of Circus Arts July 6-16, 2017

Montreal Comic-Con July 7-9, 2017

Les Week-ends du Monde July 2017

Kahnawake Pow-Wow July 8-9, 2017

Dragon Boat Race Challenge July 8-9, 2017

Haïti en Folie July 24-30, 2017

HeavyMTL metal festival, next edition July 28 and 29, 2018

Shakespeare-in-the-Park (Various parks from July- August, 2017)From July to August, find out which park is hosting the play, bring your own snacks and lawn chairs.

Just for Laughs (July 15th – 30th, 2017)

Featuring an impressive list of local and international comedians which include some of the biggest names in comedy! They also host a free outdoor festival in the Place-des-Arts entertainment district.

Fantasia International Film Festival (July 13th – August 3rd, 2017)

Long lines surround Concordia University’s Hall building for Fantasia, a leader in genre film scene. You can catch movies that wouldn’t normally be screened at your average movie theatre. Think movies from Asia, Europe and the Americas that are harder to find.


Archaeology month in Quebec, with various events

Rogers Cup tennis tournament, August 4-13, 2017  This year: men’s tennis

Osheaga music & arts festival August 4-6, 2017

Montreal Highland Games August 6, 2017

Île Soniq August 10-12, 2017

Otakuthon anime convention, August 4-6, 2017

International tango festival August 4-13, 2017


Italian WeekAugust 4-13, 2017

Orientalys August 10-13, 2017

Under Pressure August 10-14, 2017

St-Jean-sur-Richelieu Hot Air Balloon Festival August 12‑20, 2017

Montreal Reggae Festival August 18-20, 2017

Fierté Montréal Pride parade, August 20, 2017

MUTEK digital creativity fest, August 23-27, 2017

Montreal World Film Festival August 24-September 4, 2017

Montreal Electronic Groove August 31-September 3, 2017


Jardins de lumière September-October

YUL Eat September 2-3-4, 2017

OUMF Quartier Latin culture fest, September 6-9, 2017

Mois de la Photo September 7-October 14, 2017

Art Tattoo Montreal September 8-10, 2017

La Grande Rencontre folk fest, September 14-17, 2017

Montreal Marathon September 23-24, 2017

Festival international de la littérature September 22‑October 1, 2017

International Black Film Festival September 27-October 1, 2017

Journées de la culture Quebec-wide culture fest, September 29‑30 and October 1, 2017


The OFF Festival de Jazz October 1-10, 2016

International organ competition October 9-21, 2017

Festival Phénomena October 13-20, 2017

Burlesque Festival October 19-21, 2017

Montreal Biennale next edition 2018

La Braderie de mode québécoise October 20-23, 2016

Festival du monde arabe October 28-November 13, 2016


La Grande Dégustation booze fest, November 2-3-4, 2017

Cinemania French films subtitled in English, November 2-12, 2017

Coup de cœur francophone November 2-12, 2017

MTL À TABLE November 2-16, 2017

Rencontres internationales du documentaire, November 10‑20, 2016

Expozine small press fair, November 12-13, 2016

M for Montreal music showcase, November 16-19, 2016

Salon du Livre November 15-20, 2017

Bach festival November 17-December 3, 2017

List of Montreal Festivals

Great Places To Go For Ice Cream

Kem Coba: – Located at 60 Avenue Fairmount O. in Mile End. An artisinal ice cream shop with fresh ingredients and interesting flavors.

Dairy Queen:– One of the oldies but goodies! Love their chocolate dip and especially their banana split sunday with pineapple and chocolate sauce. It’s a great space as well since you don’t have to look for parking.

Ripples: – What a fun ice cream shop in the heart of Mount Royal. Located at 3880 St Laurent. They do homemade ice cream

The Best Homemade Tomato Sauce and gnocchi In The City

Who needs to cook tomato sauce when you can go to  Drogheria Fine located at 68 Avenue Fairmount Ouest in Mile End and buy some. The tomato sauce is not only fresh, and delicious, but Nonna herself is on site, cooking and selling her gnocchi to go smothered in her delicious homemade “Salsa de la Nonna” tomato sauce!

Learn More about Mile End and the best things to do there

Also check out this public maintained space, Marché des Possible, located at 5635 rue St-Dominique (coin Bernard). The space has community organized events for local artists, chefs, and musicians.

Video Via @marchedp Instagram

A  mini map of where things are located in Le Plateau

Some points of interest in Old Montreal


Another reinvented public space is the village called Au Pied-Du-Courant. It’s become a living lab for entrepreneurship, design and the arts. Designers come together in collaboration to create some cool projects and design experiments. You can read more about it here.

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