Notre-Dame-de-Grâce : keeping everybody happy

You’re a city person. You go to work by metro; you try the little bistro. Problem is, your partner prefers the suburbs — parks for those kids in your future, the sounds of birds singing at the crack [...]


St. Henri + you = A match made in Montreal heaven?

Dear reader, meet St. Henri. St. Henri, reader. I pride myself on my matchmaking abilities, and I can tell something magical is about to happen. Sick of hearing about your ex the Plateau? Downtown too outgoing? The Village [...]


Real estate transaction: meet the professionals

You will not be alone if you decide to purchase a new home: there is a team of professionals who will be involved at various points along the way and will play a key role in the process. [...]

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Parler English

Do you feel drawn by the romance and the intrigue that is Montreal? You want to make this vibrant and multidimensional city your new home, but you hesitate? Only one thing is really preventing you – the French. [...]

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Energy efficiency – a home for all seasons

You think the winters are cold in Quebec? If you have to crank the heat up to max, along with your Hydro bill, it’s time to put the cold back where it belongs – outside. Energy efficiency refers [...]


10 things to do in Montreal in the winter

We’ve all heard tales of the Montreal winter. People talk about it in whispers, as if the-season-that-must-not-be-named is an endless tunnel devoid of light and happiness. Sometime in fall, as the legend goes, when all the tourists have [...]


Dorval (the city, not Anne)

When I asked my friends, students and young professionals, what they thought of Dorval, I realized that we were moving way out of their comfort zone. “It’s too far.” “Suburb.” “Well, there’s an airport.” “You mean Anne Dorval?” [...]


Converting churches to condos, or what to do with all these spires?

It’s Christmas Eve, 1947. Somewhere in Montreal, your grandmother and her family are heading to church for mass. You can hear the rustle of coats and the rustle of the December wind in the trees as people piously [...]


A monkey like Darwin in your condo?

Stylish pets in your choice of single or double breasted coat: coming soon to an Ikea near you. All the commotion this week has really got me thinking about pets. In case you’ve been under a rock for [...]

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Top 5 reasons to live on the Plateau

I have a problem. I really do. Every time I take the Sherbrooke bus, also known as “the 24,” I fall in love. And we’re talking “Oh sweet angel, wherefor art th—No don’t get off! NO! at least [...]