Concerts Ahuntsic en Fugue at Loft 101

August 14th at Loft 101: Concerts Ahuntsic en Fugue invites you to discover a historic space in the Chabanel neighborhood and celebrate Montreal’s renowned composers, such as André Mathieu, François Dompierre and Claude Champagne. The evening will be hosted by Georges Nicholson. Their upcoming show is expected to be great. Classical music fans will be […]

Business in the spotlight: Pixmob

DCMTL Blog had the chance to interview Pixmob’s Marketing and communications director Simon St-Germain. We see their technology a little bit everywhere these days. Did you have a chance to attend Montreal’s Fashion Tech event, at the McCord museum, organised by Montreal’s digital spring? Those white luminous watches that doubled as business cards 3.0, were […]

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F.A.T. Events to Come | Week 14 | DCMTL Blog

Flower Blossom CYNTHIA DINAN-MITCHELL April 13 to May 20, 2018 Opening: Thursday April 13th starting at 5:30 pmAt Atelier Circulaire Gallery (suite 105) L’Atelier  Circulaire presents Flower  Blossom by multidisciplinary artist Cynthia  Dinan-Mitchell.  With this exhibition,  the  Atelier  Circulaire  Gallery proposes an immersion into a colorful and abundant universe where fauna, flora and references to the domestic realm are superimposed in a […]

Beginners Guide to Covering the JUNOs

As we mentioned last week, DCMTL had the honour of attending the 2017 JUNO Awards. Being able to participate in Canada’s biggest music celebration, was an amazing experience. If I had to sum it up in one sentence, I’d describe the JUNO experience as the C2 Conference of the music industry. Being that this was […]

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F.A.T. Snaps | Week 13 | DCMTL Blog

Welcome to F.A.T. Snaps, a weekly summary of fashion, art and tech-related events we’ve attended, and other random musings in and around Central District and Greater Montreal. Another week, another round of discovery! Here’s what our Week 13 looked like. Fashion Tech Night at the Musée McCord It was a night of discovery for Montrealers eager […]

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DCMTL is Heading to the 2017 JUNO Awards!

Thanks to our partners at Nudabite, DCMTL will be rubbing shoulders with the best of the best in the Canadian music industry at the 2017 JUNO Awards! The Nation will come together, in Ottawa, to celebrate Canadian musical talent with host Bryan Adams and comic sensation Russell Peters. We will be arriving on Friday and covering some […]

F.A.T. Snaps | Week 12 | DCMTL Blog

Welcome to F.A.T. Snaps, a weekly summary of fashion, art and tech-related events we’ve attended, and other random musings in and around Montreal. Another week, another round of discovery! Here’s what our Week 12 looked like. Lemonade Official Launch Event 1350 Mazurette #224 Now open! Last week Lemonade Workspace held an open-house party to invite members of […]

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F | A | T Events to Come Week 13

We can never get enough of fashion, art or tech. Here’s what we will be up to next week! Museé McCord Montreal Fashion Tech Afterhours McCord Museum – 690, rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E9 30 March, 2017 17h-21h Musee McCord will be hosting an unforgettable evening that will intertwine design, art, fashion and […]

Weekly Snaps | Week 11 | DCMTL Blog

Mode Expo 67 at Musee McCord Expo 67 was a memorable time in our history. It marked an important time for Montreal, and there’s no better time to commemorate it than for Montreal’s 375th anniversary! The exhibition features over 60 outfits—hostess uniforms from various pavilions, clothing by Quebec designers—and products from every sector of the […]

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F | A | T Events to Come | Week 12 | DCMTL Blog

More fashion, art and tech is on the horizon next week. Here’s what we’ll be up to. Lemonade Co-Working Space Grand Opening There’s a new co-working space in the neighbourhood, and if you haven’t heard of Lemonade yet, you will soon enough! Located on Mazurette, Lemonade is the newest co-working space in Central District, and […]

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Weekly Snaps Week 10 | MASSIVart Turns 8!

Team DCMTL made a first-time visit to the Infopresse office last Friday, to celebrate an 8-year milestone for MASSIVart. Art, music and alcohol mix rather well together (but that’s nothing new), so we can’t think of a better way to celebrate 8 years of MASSIVart than by combining all three! As anticipated, art was showcased throughout […]

F.A.T Events to Come Week 11 | DCMTL Blog

With spring just around the corner, the city will soon become a cornucopia of social gatherings that will slowly draw people from their homes and reacquaint them with the 3-dimensional world. Station 16 Gallery Presents Stikki Peaches – The Bootleggers: A Stikki Story Station 16 Gallery will host the opening of The Bootleggers: A Stikki Story, […]


Weekly Snaps | Week 10 | DCMTL Blog

Weeks are long, weekends are short and time sure flies when you are having fun. Here’s what we got up to over the last 7 days and 7 nights! DETOX.RETOX.REPEAT While the bar isn’t a conventional spot to host a fitness class, The W Montreal is anything but. Trainer France Girard brought the beat as […] Startup Fest

Announcing StartupExperience.CA

Our partners at StartupFest have some exciting news for international startups: you can now apply now to live and work in one of Canada’s top Startup cities for three months! This new initiative, StartupExperience.CA, also gives entrepreneurs from Canada the opportunity to in a different Canadian city. How about that, eh? They have partnered with […]

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Queer Tech MTL Loves Their Allies

Last Thursday, Team DCMTL attended Queer Tech MTL’s monthly event, only this time there was an especially unique theme: For the Love of Allies. This networking equivalent of a love note paid homage to the allies who continue to support the Queer startup community. As their invitation said: “Without our allies, we would be far too exclusionary for our […]

Vernissage: (sm)ALL Good Things by Eric Clement at Station 16 Gallery

On Thursday February 16th, Station 16 welcomed art-enthusiasts to get a first look at the latest works by the Montreal-born artist, Eric Clement. The exhibit was blend of modern references with a ’60s pop art aesthetic, displayed paintings, curios and T-shirts. True to their claim, they were small great things.  The one-of-a-kind 33 canvases (many of which were already sold) […]

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Tax Season Lessons for Entrepreneurs

The DCMTL team is always looking for ways to expand our community and the services we offer our readers. As such, we have recently partnered with the Ahuntsic-Cartierville Business Networking Association, a group whose purpose is very closely aligned with our own; to network and grow Central District’s entrepreneurial ecosystem! With that in mind and tax season is […]

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MTL NewTech DemoNight co-hosted by Les Pitonneux

Team DCMTL attended the February edition of MTL NewTech’s DemoNight, hosted at District 3 – our old stomping grounds at Concordia (where 90% of Team DCMTL studied). It was a big night for Les Pitonneux  – a skills incubator for people learning code, as it marked their graduation from the LAB12 12-week program. Les Pitonneux presenting at […]

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Ford Eco-Sport and The Essentials of Entrepreneurship

DCMTL Blog attended Ford Canada’s Go Small, Live Big panel, hosted by Jean-Benoit Aubé. The panel took place as part of the launch of the all-new 2018 EcoSport® – Ford’s latest Fun, Capable and Connected compact SUV, and featured three of Central District most dynamic entrepreneurs Marc-Antoine Bovet, Co-founder of OatBox, Marie-Philip Simard Founder of […]

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Go Small, Live Big Entrepreneur Panel

On Friday, January 20, three Central District-based businesses will gather at Palais de Congres to discuss their innovative new businesses, and what brought them great success in their respective industries. The panel will consist of 3 Central District-based businesses: – Marc-Antoine Bovet, Co-founder, Oatbox – Marie-Philip Simard, Founder, Chic Marie – Simon St-Germain, Communications and […]

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Central District’s Got Talent: Interview with Instagrammer Ziad Mitri

When we think about picturesque landscapes in Greater Montreal, we consider the densely populated downtown core or the historical beauty found in the touristy old port. You may not realize, but beyond the hidden concrete and grey-space, lies a great deal photographic potential. Sometimes it takes the right individual with a keen eye to capture it through […]

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Business in the Spotlight: Creative Box Inc.

1. Describe your business. Art studio catering to the textile industry. Creative box specializes in color separation, film output for screen printing, fashion printing in textile and graphic design tech pack, and lines for garments.  Design allover print artwork for overseas printing, technical drawing of garments and board presentation. 2. Describe your business’s involvement in and […]

Room to grow: How smaller businesses can get the space they need in big cities

Article posted on Financial Post Business Denise Deveau | December 5, 2016 12:34 PM ET When Mississauga, Ont.-based engineering firm Aercoustics Engineering Ltd. needed more space for its growing operations, Steve Titus, the President and Chief Executive, quickly discovered it wasn’t so easy a task. When Titus joined the firm, which specializes in acoustics, vibration and […]

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Image+Nation 29 Montréal LGBTQ Film Festival

Canada’s premiere LGBTQ film festival Image+Nation is bringing 11 days of remarkable international queer cinema to Montreal from November 24th until December 4th. Echoing the maturation of LGBT culture and filmmaking, image+nation 29 moves well beyond the classic coming out tale and delivers an impressive roster of queer realities and accomplished storytelling. This year’s impressive lineup includes […]

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DCMTL then and now

This week we thought it would be interesting to tell the story of District Central, and find out just how this area came to be the burgeoning startup incubator that it is today. Interestingly enough, through our research, we found that the area has really always been the ideal place for startups to call home. […]

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This is where the TEDxMontréal Conference will be held in Ahuntsic-Cartierville

**Article in French from Huffington Post Quebec. Le Huffington Post Québec Publication: 21/10/2016 23:30 EDT On sait maintenant où aura lieu la prochaine conférence TEDxMontréal! En effet, le mystère planait autour du lieu de cette rencontre attendue… Le Huffington Post Québec a appris que les participants se retrouveront donc dans un entrepôt situé au 1500 […]

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After the Mile End and the Mile-EX, Meet “DCMTL”

**Article in French  MAXIME BERGERON LA PRESSE Trois mois après avoir annoncé un vaste plan pour reconvertir 1,3 million de pieds carrés d’anciennes manufactures, les promoteurs du « District central Montréal », dans le quartier Ahuntsic, s’apprêtent à accueillir la conférence techno TEDxMontréal. Gros plan sur un secteur qui ambitionne de devenir le prochain Mile End ou Mile-Ex. DE […]

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TEDxMontréal Conference to be held in Ahuntsic-cartierville Warehouse

**Article posted in French on Huffington Post Quebec Le Huffington Post Québec Publication: 21/10/2016 23:30 EDT Dans les esprits, Ahuntsic-Cartierville n’est peut-être pas synonyme d’innovation. Mais ça pourrait bien changer. Du moins, c’est le souhait des promoteurs derrière le projet de revitalisation DCMTL, situé «au coeur de l’arrondissement». Les efforts investis dans ce projet de […]

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Urban centres prove too costly for most businesses, especially when there’s cheaper options on the outskirts

We are proud to be featured in the Financial Post! — Financial Post: SMALL BUSINESS Denise Deveau | October 17, 2016 An interesting coincidence took place when Jeff Ekstein attended a networking event. The president and CEO Willow Printing Group Ltd. ran into a graphic designer who once worked for him. The address on his […]

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Why do we all know Mark Zuckerberg but can’t name our Canadian entrepreneurs?

DCMTL Featured in the Financial Post! — Financial Post: SMALL BUSINESS DIGEST Denise Deveau | September 29, 2016 A recent panel discussion with Canada’s top business and tech talent hosted by DMZ (Digital Media Zone) at Ryerson University in Toronto tackled this question: “Why do we all know Mark Zuckerberg but we can’t name our Canadian […]


Meet us at the Montreal Incognito Masked Ball

On October 28th, Montrealers will have the opportunity to experience the 6th edition of the Montreal Incognito Masked Ball for the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation. The annual event will be held at Entrepots Dominion, where architectural design and industrial ambiance will compliment the mystery and reverie, creating an enchanting experience for those who are lucky enough to […]


DCMTL Startup Lab: Voting Starts Today!

The day has arrived and day one of voting for your fave video pitch in the #DCMTLStartupLab Contest has begun! All eligible entries are now posted on the DCMTL Startup Lab Contest official web page for all to watch. As the first bilingual contest of its kind, each participant was encouraged to submit their application and […]

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Free office space for a year: any Start-ups interested?

**Article in French — Les Affaires Publié le 09/09/2016 à 14:15 PAR MATTHIEU CHAREST Le consortium de promoteurs et de propriétaires DCMTL est à la recherche d’une PME québécoise créative pour lui offrir un bureau, gratuitement, pendant un an. C’est la suite logique du mégaprojet District Central Montréal, dont Les Affaires avait publié la nouvelle […]

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Inauguration of Parc Iona Monahan

Today, DCMTL attended the inauguration of Parc Iona Monahan. This public space, on the corner of Chabanel and avenue l’Esplanade, has been welcoming hundreds of workers and residents from the neighborhood since the spring. “This development addresses a real need in the neighborhood and reflects our engagement to revitalise Chabanel West”, explained Pierre Gagnier, the […]

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Active Outdoor Fitness with Cardio Plein Air Ahuntsic-Cartierville

Outdoor fitness is always preferred over the indoor option. There’s something about sweating in nature with the wind blowing in your hair that just feels right. So naturally when we caught wind of the local outdoor fitness group Cardio Plein Air Ahuntsic-Cartierville, we just had to share it with our readers. There’s no better way to get […]


Car2Go comes to Central District !

You can now find Car2Go in the Central District neighbourhood, more specifically the first spot is located at 55 Louvain West. The sharing economy has taken Canadians by storm over the last several years with ridesharing being one of the most popular. Given the growing concerns over climate change and the environment, it comes as no […]


Business in the Spotlight: Hottotties

Why did you choose to set up your company in DCMTL? Hottotties was acquired by Lamour in 2007, so it made sense to manage all brands under the same roof. Sales have grown by 500% since the acquisition through innovative performance product offerings and strong distribution. Hottotties is known by all major retailers in the […]

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International StartupFest Returns to Take Over Old Montreal

Startupfest will officially kick off this Wednesday July 13th in Old Montreal. Event-goers will return to the familliar stomping grounds at Jardin des Éclusiers to attend a variety of inspirational talks, pitches and keynotes. As of 5:30PM organizers and volounteers will welcome startups of all levels, students and the generally intrigued who are looking to network and learn more […]

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Technology Has Found a Home in Mile End 2.0

Modern living includes a variety of niceties – most of which include the modern use of technology. Beyond the fancy gadgets lies the makers and thinkers and do-ers, of which Montreal has become home to many, turning this metropolitan city into a tech hub. Here are 4 of the DCMTL-based businesses you need to know, but chances […]

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20 M$ pour faire renaître le quartier l’Acadie-Marché Central de Montréal

C’est sous l’appellation DCMTL Développement, pour District Central Montréal, qu’une dizaine de propriétaires d’immeubles s’unissent afin de revitaliser le secteur Chabanel, longtemps reconnu pour ses manufactures de textile. Niché entre les parties ouest du quartier L’Acadie et sud du quartier Ahuntsic, à proximité des grands axes autoroutiers, du métro et des trains de banlieue, DCMTL […]

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Ahuntsic consortium bets on startups to turn decrepit area into new Mile End

By Joseph Czikk A group of investors are making a bet on the Chabanal area of Montreal, once the city’s famed Garment District in more prosperous years. They’re seeking to turn it into a new, revitalized neighbourhood.DCMTL (District Central Montreal), as the consortium of investors and building-owners have called themselves, will invest $20 million over […]

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Marketwired: Des Investissements Stratégiques Majeurs Qui Vont changer le Visage d’un Grand Secteur du Quartier l’Acadie-Marché Central de Montréal

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC–(Marketwired – 16 juin 2016) – Note aux rédacteurs : Une photo est associée à ce communiqué de presse. C’est sous l’appellation DCMTL Développement, pour District Central Montréal, qu’un grand secteur industriel montréalais laissé pour compte dans le quartier l’Acadie-Marché Central s’apprête à renaître avec la mise en place d’un vaste programme de revitalisation […]

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Marketwired: Major Strategic Investments to Revitalize Portions of Montreal’s L’Acadie-Marche Central Neighbouhood

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – June 16, 2016) – Note to Editors: There is a photo associated with this press release. Under the name of DCMTL Development, for District Central Montreal, a major project is being launched to revitalise some of the key iconic industrial clothing and textile manufacturing buildings, and catalyze a larger movement in the […]