Sports in Canada

When you think of Canada, you may think about the cultural proximity with the US, the freezing cold but also about sports. Sport is an integral part of Canadian culture. The major sports in Canada are similar to those of the US, but with a bit of a Canadian twist! Ice Hockey: The Canadian national [...]

Where to shop for specific products in Montréal, Québec

When you first arrive in Montréal, you may have some questions about what the best stores are to do your different types of shopping. You might have heard people mention SAQ, but don't know what they mean, or you may be wondering where to buy stationery. There are some shopping quirks specific to the [...]

Cocktail Canada: The Bloody Caesar

The Bloody Caesar is a cocktail invented right here in Canada, in Calgary, Alberta, and is rarely found, or heard of anywhere else in the world.Invented in 1969, by Walter Chell, at the Calgary Inn (which is now the Westin Hotel), it is said to be created mimicking the flavor of the italian dish, Spaghetti [...]

Furnishing a house in Montréal

There are so many things to consider when buying or renting a house in Montréal, from choosing the neighborhood you like, to deciding on an apartment (otherwise called a "condo" in Canada), town house, or full-sized home...the choices are endless. This means that when it comes to furniture in Montréal, furnishing a house can [...]

From Montréal to New York

If you are settled in Montréal and are looking for a fun-filled weekend away with friends or family, New York is the perfect city break destination. The ‘Big Apple’ is bursting with life and energy; with its vibrant history and myriad cultures interwoven throughout the city there will always be new areas to explore, [...]

Hipster Heaven: Le Plateau Mont-Royal

Artists, hipsters, hippies, “bourgeois-bohème” (bobo)… This is the cultural diversity that explains the free spirit of Le Plateau Mont-Royal. This neighbourhood in Montréal is well-known as one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in North America! A combination of factors make Le Plateau Mont-Royal the place to be... Composed of a relatively young population (young families, [...]

LGBT in Toronto: Where to go and what to know

The Huffington Post ranks Toronto the third most LGBT-friendly city in the world. Other sources call it the most gay-friendly city on earth. But all seem to agree that Toronto has one of the most open, active, accepted and all-embracing gay, lesbian and transgender communities ever. So if you’d like to associate, participate, or [...]

Canadian Real Estate Market

Between skyrocketing housing prices and aggressive new regulatory policies at the federal level, the Canadian real estate market has never been more volatile. Excitement and anxiety are reaching levels that Canadians rarely see outside of a hockey game. So if you're thinking of buying a house, making a shrewd investment, or just being a [...]

Favourite Spring Activities In and Around Montréal

With the snow melted away and the flowers beginning to bloom, spring is the perfect time for Montréal newcomers to explore the amazing leisure activities the city has to offer. Montréal may have a reputation for being a playground for winter sports and activities, but in spring we love to trade our heavy winter coats [...]

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