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‘The Infinite’ Virtual Reality Exhibit Offers a Taste of Life in Outer Space

Some astronauts say the experience of traveling to space causes a shift in their perception of their world, a deepened feeling of interconnection with humanity sparked when they look down upon the Earth from so far above it (it’s called the “overview effect”). Looking out through the cupola of the International Space Station (ISS) and down onto the planet’s surface 250 miles below for myself, I’m inclined to believe them. A profound mixture of discovery, awe and comfort bubbled up inside of me when faced with that view.

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Urbex: A peek inside the lives of Montreal’s rooftoppers, trespassers and urban explorers

Acrophobics, germaphobics and claustrophobics need not apply: From standing atop skyscrapers for the view to crawling through the rusted bones of abandoned buildings for the thrill, urbex — short for urban exploration — is the practice of clandestine pathfinders who celebrate the hidden, dilapidated and unseen sides of Montreal.

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Montrealers and the risky business of pandemic dating

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NFTs, crypto art, going hybrid, TikTok: How the art world is adapting to COVID-19

The New Normal hasn’t spared a single aspect of life as we’ve known it, and galleries aren’t any different. Some suspect that the pandemic has heralded the end of physical galleries as we knew them. Between restricted access to physical space and only now scant recovery from more than a year’s worth of cancelled art fairs and expositions, the world of artists, curators, and gallerists have had to look elsewhere for sustenance.

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Montreal can become a self-sustaining, hyper-local city ecosystem of farms and gardens: Here’s how.

How Montreal is becoming one giant open-air gallery, one mural at a time

“Give us permission to save ourselves”: Inside the struggle of Montreal’s wine bars

I tried Kraft Dinner’s pumpkin spice mac and cheese and prayed for death

The most secluded getaways from Montreal

Get out of the city with the best scenic drives from Montreal

This Canadian company has plans for world’s first mobile grocery stores

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Exploring Thermotherapies of the World at Quebec’s Förena Cité thermale

In the dead of winter, steam rises high above the farmlands of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, a 30-minute drive from Montreal, the white plumes exhaled from one of Canada’s largest spas, Förena Cité thermale.

The expansive 600,000 square feet of therapeutic space evokes a resort where robed clients roam through various thermotherapies: hot and cold water baths, waterfalls inspired by Iceland’s landscape and wellness practices, paths of granite from a nearby quarry leading to a pavilion for Germany’s Augfuss sauna and cold bath cycles, and Russia’s dry saunas, steam rooms, and salt scrubs.

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Cocktail-Tasting Menus and No Social Media at Montreal’s Baby Far West

Ivy Studio’s Piatti Redesign Is Forged From Fire and Built on Ashes

Kabinet’s Caviar Bumps and Bubbles: The Reinvention of a Montreal Hideaway

Club Med Charlevoix’s Grand Slam Into Canada

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Old Montreal Just Got a ‘Blade Runner’ Remake in Cyberpunk Ramen Bar Neo Tokyo

Google has officially moved into Old Montreal’s renovated heritage building 425 Viger West, and on Wednesday, December 14, the tech giant will begin to share its address with a new, cyberpunk-inspired noodle bar, Neo Tokyo.

After experiencing a slew of delays ranging from pandemic work stoppages to slowed construction that has stretched on for years, the restaurant is up and running in hopes of catering to both locals and the 1,000 employees working on the building’s upper floors.

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A New Tapas Spot in Saint-Henri Has a Party Vibe and a Mos Eisley Cantina From ‘Star Wars’ Look

How Montreal’s Restaurant Scene is Responding to Quebec Lifting the Mask Mandate on April 15

14 of the Most Delicious Spots for Montreal Smoked Meat

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The amazing history of ice hockey in Montréal

The history of Montréal and ice hockey is a long and storied one dating back more than a century and half, with the first organized game being declared to have been played here in 1875, and its first rules published by the Montreal Gazette in 1877. With deep roots like these, it’s easy to understand the excitement and passion Montréal brings to the sport. Ask any one of the fans flooding the Bell Centre or sports bars in Montréal to watch the frosty red, white and blue blur of the Montréal Canadiens racing across ice, or the Montrealers who hit the ice for a game of pick-up no matter the time of year: This city loves its ice hockey. 

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Where to shop for foodies in Montréal

Where to grab the best late-night eats in Montréal

Montréal reignites for the Formula 1 Grand Prix

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Old Montreal’s Jiao flips the script on a Chinese staple

Nothing gets attention like a swanky new Old Montreal restaurant, especially one that makes headlines for a $100 dumpling infused with Louis XIII Remy Martin.

A fresh face in its neighbourhood, the dim sum bar Jiao was sprung from the mind of Tongue Bui of the Plateau nightclub École Privée and food truck proprietor Olivier Berkhani, with chef Phong Thach directing the woks and steamers in the back. It’s a slick space with ebony tiling and an emphasis on bar seating, serving small plates below the gauzy lampshades that run the length of the eating area’s ceiling. It flips what’s typically a Chinese brunch with tea for a nightly dining experience with cocktails set to classic hip hop until 3 a.m., serving dishes at bumped prices in part due to the locale but also for their extravagant add-ons like scallop slices, lobster tails and, yes, that cognac-laden dumpling.

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Marconi epitomizes Little Italy’s new wave of restaurants

Pamplemousse Bar is winning on all fronts

DIY urban farming gets a boost with the modern chicken coop

The Au Pied de Cochon cabane à sucre wasn’t all that

This rebranded Montreal restaurant remains a smash hit with the public online

Women With Knives celebrates women chefs and addresses gender imbalance in the industry

Sports bar gourmet?

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Serving taste and experience

From the time it takes to grow on a farm to the moment it’s poured into a cup, coffee — and the people behind it — has a story to tell.

It’s one of the driving forces behind Dispatch, a Montreal-based coffee roaster and distributor, and is what got the company’s CEO and founder Chrissy Durcak, BA 09, into coffee in the first place.

“There are so many stories to share,” she explains, “and I was naturally telling them to my customers over the counter.”

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3 Concordia exercise science grads are behind CF Montreal’s peak performance

How 1990s skate culture and advertising led business grad Erik Lavoie to one of the world’s largest media companies

Filmmaker Marie-Julie Dallaire explores the power of music

Concordia grad pens award-winning book on domestic homicide