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Lieux Communs: Montreal's first urban winery
J.P. Karwacki

Lieux Communs: Montreal's first urban winery

Local wine, cider and piquette makers discovering new terroirs out of their hybrid, urban, and nordic laboratory in Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

The Art Tour of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth: A rare perspective on an iconic Montreal address
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The Art Tour of Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth: A rare perspective on an iconic Montreal address

How one local tour opens up new ways to discover Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth’s glamorous maze of curated permanent art.

Bar Vivar: A Montreal take on a Spanish way of eating
J.P. Karwacki

Bar Vivar: A Montreal take on a Spanish way of eating

How a Montreal chef and sommelier's pintxos in the Plateau derive influences from Galicia, the Basque region, and Asturias—plus some flourishes from Andalusia or Valencia.

The Bulletin: Live canalside shows, hot cross croissants, and memories of the Expos [Issue #81]
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The Bulletin: Live canalside shows, hot cross croissants, and memories of the Expos [Issue #81]

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

The Bulletin: 🚦🏎️🏁 High art, high octane, and everywhere it's happening this weekend [Issue #80]
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The Bulletin: 🚦🏎️🏁 High art, high octane, and everywhere it's happening this weekend [Issue #80]

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

A Guide to Running the Sud-Ouest’s Historic Pathways with Ciele Athletics
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A Guide to Running the Sud-Ouest’s Historic Pathways with Ciele Athletics

Hit the ground running with these 5km & 10km tours that take you through the Sud-Ouest’s scenery and history with curated routes in partnership with ciele athletics™.

Laurier Ouest: A neighbourhood guide to Montreal's hidden luxury avenue
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Laurier Ouest: A neighbourhood guide to Montreal's hidden luxury avenue

Blending the high echelons of Montreal culture with bohemian lotus-eating, Laurier Ouest is a rare gem of a neighbourhood in Montreal.

The Bulletin: Over 50 reasons to love being alive [Issue #79]
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The Bulletin: Over 50 reasons to love being alive [Issue #79]

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

MONTREAL CITY GUIDES

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.

The Best Late-Night and 24 Hour Restaurants in Montreal
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The Best Late-Night and 24 Hour Restaurants in Montreal

Discover Montreal's late-night gems, where the city's culinary spirit comes alive with a diverse array of eats from classic diners to modern bistros.

Craving Curator's Guide to Dining in Montreal
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Craving Curator's Guide to Dining in Montreal

Come along as food photographer Scott Usheroff guides you through the city's diverse gastronomic scene with this personally curated selection of 'must-tries' from 10 Montreal establishments.

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