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Three hole-in-the-wall resto-bars to celebrate the end of the semester

Nowhere has the term “hole-in-the-wall” been more applicable than in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont Royal. Every few blocks, in between the Plateau’s signature brownstone apartments, a bar is hiding on the corner of a residential street. Keeping with the area’s welcoming atmosphere, these bars are filled with friends meeting after work, or couples on casual dates. These… Keep Reading

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Noble Café: Embracing the cold in comfort

Noble Café brings a new experience to the typical Montreal coffee scene. This quaint hot spot, nestled in Plateau-Mont Royal, attracts residents young and old with its community feel, heated terrace, and friendly staff. Situated right across from Laurier metro station, the café opened in mid-August, but its official launch party was held last month… Keep Reading

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MTL à Table: Montreal’s restaurant week

McGill foodies will be ravished to hear that MTL à TABLE, Montreal’s annual Restaurant Week, is back in full force. This year’s festival runs from Oct. 29 to Nov. 8, and offers meal and drink deals for discounted prices at over 140 restaurants around Montreal.  The fixed price table d’hôte menus offered at participating restaurants… Keep Reading

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Outdoor activities in Montreal to celebrate fall

As the air gets brisker and the school year gets busier, it’s tempting to want to stay indoors more often; however, Montreal’s never-ending calendar of fall festivals, events and activities indicate that the city doesn’t stop for anything, and neither should its residents. Here is a list of four fall activities to check off this… Keep Reading

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Thrift shopping on Boulevard Saint-Laurent

Rue Sainte-Catherine is Montreal’s shopping Mecca—a Fifth Avenue of sorts that boasts mega brands like H&M, Zara, and American Eagle; however, often overlooked is Boulevard Saint-Laurent, a street that has more to offer than just Frappe, Biftek, and the ghost of Korova. With Urban Outfitter’s hipster energy and Forever XXI’s cheap prices, Saint-Laurent thrift shopping provides… Keep Reading

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Self-guided walking tours in Montreal

Montreal is undeniably a city that has its own unique charm, from its mountainous surroundings, to its crowning waterfront location. The historic and modern blend seamlessly in the city. It is rich with culture and history, and it would be a waste to not go beyond the ‘McGill bubble’ and explore this incredible city. Here… Keep Reading

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Life beyond the McGill bubble

Attending university in the heart of downtown Montreal is a luxury McGill students commonly take for granted. Often it becomes far too easy to become chained to campus and trapped in the “McGill bubble.” In an effort to combat this pitfall, the Tribune compiled a list of some of the best things to do in… Keep Reading

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Exploring Montreal’s International Cuisine

Damas Located in the corner of Avenue Van Horne and Avenue Bloomfield sits this authentic Syrian eatery. The beautiful lantern-lit restaurant features charming Middle-Eastern décor and a delectable choice of food. Damas’ distinctive interior, including an open kitchen and dim lighting, contributes to its relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. The sophisticated and unusual blend of spices… Keep Reading

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Out on the town: Montreal’s best eggs Benedict

The eggs Benedict is a staple of any brunch menu. In its truest form it is a soft-poached egg on top of a savoury bed of ham, laid on an English muffin and covered in the raison d’être, hollandaise sauce. Hollandaise sauce is a French sauce made primarily of egg yolk and butter, but also… Keep Reading

Mondial de la biere Beer Fest
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Montreal’s 22nd annual Beer Fest brews up fun

The Mondial de la Bière took place from June 10-14 at the Palais des Congrès. The festival's name recalls global-level soccer competitions, but there's little in the way of contest here. The mandate of "Beer Fest"—as English-speakers refer—is to bring beer-related fun and knowledge to the Montreal community. Beer Fest was founded in 1994 by… Keep Reading

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