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The GOAL Initiatives Foundation & GOAL MTL: The depths of Montreal’s football community
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The GOAL Initiatives Foundation & GOAL MTL: The depths of Montreal’s football community

Competition becomes collaboration at this interactive Montreal sports charity where the city explores the cultures of health, wellness, and inclusivity through play.

The Bulletin: Going down the rabbit hole of Montreal's alleyways [Issue #86]
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The Bulletin: Going down the rabbit hole of Montreal's alleyways [Issue #86]

The Bulletin is a collection of what's happened, what’s happening, and what’s to come in and around Montreal.

Romies: Creating a contemporary American bistro with midcentury charm
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Romies: Creating a contemporary American bistro with midcentury charm

Behind a heritage stone façade of Old Montreal, Romies reflects the warm, throwback ambiance of midcentury dining gems in the United States.

Ruelles vertes: On Montreal’s green alleyway labyrinth of culture, nature, and history
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Ruelles vertes: On Montreal’s green alleyway labyrinth of culture, nature, and history

How Montreal’s maze of alleyways creates behind-the-scenes space for locals' daily life in everything from culture and gardening to democratized public space.

The Best of Montreal's Festivals, July 2024
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The Best of Montreal's Festivals, July 2024

Explore Montreal's top summer festivals of 2024 and construct your guide to make the most of peak summer in the city.

The Bulletin: A butcher shop opera, neo-vaudevillian nights, block parties, and more [Issue #85]
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The Bulletin: A butcher shop opera, neo-vaudevillian nights, block parties, and more [Issue #85]

The Bulletin is a collection of what's happened, what’s happening, and what’s to come in and around Montreal.

La Spada: A love letter to Rome with a Montreal osteria
J.P. Karwacki

La Spada: A love letter to Rome with a Montreal osteria

The experiential, Roman-Italian dining of Saint-Henri's La Spada, combining institutional class with electric restaurant theatre.

The Bulletin: What's Montreal got that other Canadian cities don't? [Issue #84]
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The Bulletin: What's Montreal got that other Canadian cities don't? [Issue #84]

The Bulletin is a collection of what's happened, what’s happening, and what’s to come in and around Montreal.

MONTREAL CITY GUIDES

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Jongwook Lee & WonGoo Joun’s Favourite Restaurants in Montreal
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Jongwook Lee & WonGoo Joun’s Favourite Restaurants in Montreal

These Montreal restaurants are where co-chefs of the modern Korean restaurant 9 Tail Fox, Jongwook Lee and WonGoo Joun, recommend going out to eat.

Louie Deligianis’s Favourite Restaurants in Montreal
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Louie Deligianis’s Favourite Restaurants in Montreal

The latest restaurant fixations from Bistro La Franquette’s chef Louie Deligianis, from where he takes guests from out of town to who’s making the best burger in town.

The best bars in Montreal: 2024 edition
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The best bars in Montreal: 2024 edition

Classic cocktail culture, top-of-the-line mixology, curated wines, and honest spots to just grab a beer and enjoy time passing: The best bars in Montreal all represent a fine balance of community, creativity, and captivating qualities.

Janice Tiefenbach’s Favourite Restaurants in Montreal
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Janice Tiefenbach’s Favourite Restaurants in Montreal

Chef at Elena and Gia Vin & Grill Janice Tiefenbach reveals her favourite restaurants in Montreal, from where to go for a date night to where she’ll eat after service is over.

The 51 best restaurants in Montreal: 2024 edition
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The 51 best restaurants in Montreal: 2024 edition

From the heights of innovative fine dining to eating honest, local food with rich histories and cultural pathways, these are the best restaurants in Montreal right now.

Hiroshi Kitano’s Favourite Restaurants in Montreal
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Hiroshi Kitano’s Favourite Restaurants in Montreal

Hailing originally from Japan, chef (and DJ!) Hiroshi Kitano's journey to becoming a celebrated figure in Montreal is as rich and layered as his work in the kitchen.

Benoit Tardif: An Illustrator's Guide to Montreal
J.P. Karwacki

Benoit Tardif: An Illustrator's Guide to Montreal

From spots to work and places to print to undercelebrated artistic curios, few people are better to offer a guide to Montreal from an illustrator’s perspective than this enigmatic artist.

The Best Bagels in Montreal: A Guide
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The Best Bagels in Montreal: A Guide

In Montreal, bagels are an integral part of the city's culinary fabric. Known around the world for their unique flavor and texture, the best bagels in Montreal hold a special place in the hearts of locals. With a history dating back generations, these beloved baked goods are a symbol of tradition and community. From wood-fired ovens to hand-rolling techniques, every step of the process at the bakeries below reflect a commitment to quality and authenticity, and each one offers its own twist on this timeless classic. Whether you prefer yours plain or piled high with toppings, there's no denying the deliciousness of Montreal's finest bagels.

Your guide to the best 50 cafés and coffee shops in Montreal
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Your guide to the best 50 cafés and coffee shops in Montreal

We take you through cozy corners where old traditions and new ideas come together, making warm, welcoming spaces filled with stories.

34 of Montreal's Top Upscale Restaurants
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34 of Montreal's Top Upscale Restaurants

There are, without question, thousands of names that we would consider to be the best restaurants in Montreal. With its rich history of chefs with storied backgrounds and diversified dining culture, the following names can be counted among the highest tier in the city.

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