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LaSalle: room for a family

“You can’t be serious! You’re really planning to raise your children on the island?” So exclaims Sophia, my best friend, when I announce that my kids will not be growing up in the suburbs. She’s sitting in my [...]


Housing: the ABCs of buying new

Adaptability: Walk-in closet or second bathroom? Bedroom or media room? Hardwood floors or carpet? You know what you want and when you buy new, there is more chance you will get it. From personalizing the plans to choosing [...]


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Mini herb garden? Now is the thyme !

Do you want to grow herbs but don’t know how? Have you been deterred from trying because you don’t have a backyard or don’t want to dig in the dirt? Herbs can easily be grown on your balcony [...]


Three steps to an eco-friendly move

July 1st is upon us. Summer is in the air, and so is the excitement of all the people who are moving to a new nest. According to Hydro-Québec, at least 700,000 Quebecers move every year. Of these, [...]


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Garage sales: the view from both sides of the table

Are you one of those people who considers garage sales to be junkyards? You can’t imagine that somebody’s collection of old stuff could actually contain a hidden treasure for a passer-by like you? I have news for you! [...]


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HOMA? Oh my! The amazing transformation of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

Let me just put it out there : Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is the neighbourhood of the future. In the past, the mention of this area brought to mind words like “underprivileged”, even “shady,” along with visions of shirtless men sitting on [...]


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Montreal: the best ways to get around town

You’ve made up your mind. Montreal is the city in which dreams are made of and you are finally ready to make this one-of-a-kind city your home. Congrats, and welcome! We understand that finding the perfect pad to [...]


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Lofty dreamin’

The space is big – wide open, in fact. The walls are covered in sketches and clippings and inspirational relics are strewn everywhere. You prop a larger than life canvas up against the wall, throw paint at it [...]


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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 [...]


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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 [...]