F.F.A.T SNAPS| WEEK 19 | Timeraiser150 Montreal

Timeraiser Montréal was an immersive evening concocted by Artbangbang. Held at the top of Place Ville-Marie, It brought together people from both the arts and business communities. The evening itself was centred around a silent auction which gathered the artwork of fifteen emerging artists and made them available through a unique form of gambling. Timeraiser […]

F.F.A.T Snaps| Week 18 | The Hocus Pocus ball at the McCord Museum

This years annual ball at the McCord museum was everything you would expect and more. A truly 5 star evening. There is no better way to say it. The event, which took place at L’Arsenal, was attended by the finest members of Montreal high society. The staff at the museum prepared a memorable evening. Inspired […]

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F.F.A.T | Snaps Week 17 | DCMTL Blog | Expo67

Expo67-A World of dreams at Stewart Museum. Last Wednesday DCMTL Blog was at the media launch and press visit of the immersive multimedia exhibition Expo 67 – Dreaming the World. Based on archival footage from the National Film Board of Canada and Radio-Canda and using virtual reality, this original exhibition revives Expo ’67’s enormous adventure […]

F.F.A.T. Snaps | Week 16 | DCMTL Blog

Welcome to F.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 16 looked like. ESM 2017 Runway exposition Wednesday April 19th at 5 pm, Salle polyvalente du pavillon Sherbrooke de […]

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 […]

Business in the Spotlight: Lemonade Workspace is Central Districts Latest Squeeze

What is Lemonade Workspace? Lemonade Workspace offers entrepreneurs affordable co-working options from hot desks and dedicated cubicles to private conference rooms. Oh yeah, and it includes access to a gym! Why Lemonade? Let’s face it: overhead puts a significant strain on small businesses – especially freelancers. When you add up the costs, it puts a […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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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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 […]

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Business in the Spotlight: Terra Café et Thé Ltée.

1. Describe your business. Terra Coffee is a passion for taste It’s the story of a warm-hearted, environmentally conscious family, relentlessly working to inspire little moments of happiness in your life. Since 1978, we’ve been proudly handcrafting premium quality coffee in Montreal using our very own acclaimed TAG roast. We continuously seek out new 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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TEDxMontreal Speaker Lineup Announcement

The TEDxMontreal speaker lineup has been announced, and we couldn’t be happier to share them with you. On November 12th 2016, TEDxMontreal is hosting 12 incredible notable professionals and visionaries, at Space DCMTL. These speakers are all – in one way or another – working hard to make this world a better place. From neuroscience […]

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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 […]

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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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Judges of the DCMTL Startup Lab Contest Announced

With less than a week left until the application deadline, the judges of the DCMTL Startup Lab Contest have been announced, and we couldn’t be more excited to share them with you! It brings us great pleasure to share the following line-up of some of Montreal’s finest but first, we’ll remind you of a few details […]

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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 […]

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Mélanie Joly to Chair Committee on Environment

Last week DCMTL had the pleasure of welcoming federal Heritage Minister, Mélanie Joly into the DCMTL office. During her visit, she and DCMTL President Annika Panzini, discussed the revitalization of the Central District and the benefits such a project would have in the community. Since her drop-in visit, the honourable Joly, has been awarded further ministerial […]

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The FoodRoom: Montreal’s First Culinary Co-working Space

There’s a new startup on the block that we are thrilled to call our neighbours. While this announcement has been bottled up for a few months now, we finally had the pleasure of getting our very own personal preview of The FoodRoom this morning! The FoodRoom is Montreal’s very first culinary co-working space, and the first of its […]

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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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The Cafes Around Central District

It’s been said that coffee makes the world go ’round. Considering the positive effects that it has on productivity, there could very well be some truth to that theory. Allow us to introduce you to 5 cafes that are contributing to the happiness and productivity of Central District. Terra Coffee Proudly handcrafting premium quality coffees […]

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Community: Work Opportunities for Everyone with Aim Croit

AIM CROIT is a non-profit offering a free and specialized employment assistance service that is subsidized by Emploi-Québec, that works with clients to design job search strategies that incorporate free services for those eligible. These services are offered free of charge to job seekers and employers alike. This not for profit is an important resource for […]