Kent Nagano and Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Maison Symphonique, Montreal August 12, 2016. Photo: ZEALnyc Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, ...
Picture this. You've just begun your vacation in the beautiful city of Montreal. The sights, the sounds, and, of course, the food -- it's hard not to feel enamoured. What's more, you've also discovered that delicious cocktails go REALLY well with the sights, the sounds, and, of course, the food. Cut to the next morning. Your head hurts, your eyes refuse to open and your mouth feels like a literal desert. Face it, you're officially hungover. This spells bad news for the remainder of your vacation, right? Wrong. Let's do this.
Gord Downie has chosen an excellent -- and personal -- benefit for his final tour. Glioblastoma (GBM, or stage 4 brain tumour) is among the number one causes of death for 40 to 60 year old Canadians. It also affects children and adults of all ages, without any genetic predisposition.
Housing spaces exist but are unused, and subletting platforms allow these resources to find takers. The methods being used to fight a phenomenon that is highly beneficial for society, and for people who are sometimes truly in need, are completely ridiculous.
Ezra Levant is angry with the NO delivered to Energy East from the 82 mayors of Montreal's Urban Community to TransCanada Pipelines last January, and is accusing Mayor Coderre of favouring "Shariah" petroleum by saying NO to the "ethical" petroleum of Canada. But there is an important major flaw in Mr. Levant's argument.
Ruby Lewis got her first big break singing in church. It was the holidays and she was dressed like an elf, sitting on a piano. "The song was written just for me," says Lewis, who grew up in Shelbyville, Kentucky.
The idea of a road trip in summer can either make you cringe or bring joy to your heart.
While organizing a space isn't rocket science, it's not always intuitive either. There are so many things beyond our control that can contribute to a lack of organization. Both major and minor life events can cause our plans to shift and our routines to go out of whack. School ending, a change in jobs, the birth of a new baby, adding a family pet, the death of a loved one. It's not always easy to adapt to these changes without feeling overwhelmed.
Canada has become famous for its cold weather. Contrary to what many foreigners believe, the Great White North isn't bitterly cold all of the time. In fact, hot and sunny summers often stretch into fall, making beach days, outdoor dining and pleasant hikes more common than cozying up by a fire. The following five Canadian destinations are ones that often experience summer temperatures well into fall.
Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, ZEALnyc, August 3, 2016 About now, New York City heads for its bridges and tunnels seeking relief from the heat, humi...
Every city has its hotspot -- the coolest community, the hippest 'hood. It's the place where the stylemakers go, where the trendsetters do their thing. It's about knowing where to go, where to be seen.
Montreal's French-Canadian identity is hugely significant in making Montreal Montreal. Toronto has much to celebrate, and I do not wish to detract from that. But Montreal's wonders are utterly distinctive and frankly unique not only in Canada but globally.
Let's call it what it is -- young, black hockey players are few and far between in the National Hockey League. Rising to the top of his position in his short NHL career is also fairly unique. His parents immigrated from Jamaica to Sudbury, and PK did spend some of his childhood growing up in Northwestern Ontario. A minority there too, undoubtedly. He is one of three brothers playing in the NHL. Pretty unique as well. Subban is unabashedly different, and he owns it. That's worth admiring and emulating.
The world still spins, the Habs still might have a decent season, but, for the first time in my life, I will be cheering for my hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. I think being screwed over by a GM and coach is a great primer in discovering what it feels like to be a Leafs fan, to be honest.
On Canadian multiculturalism day the Prime Minister's multicultural message was bang on. Justin Trudeau declared that "Our roots reach out to every corner of the globe. We are from far and wide, and speak over 200 languages. Our national fabric is vibrant and varied, woven together by many cultures and heritages, and underlined by a core value of respect.
Driving in Montreal has become a serious headache -- although that may be what some politicians and activists want, judging by a recent report from the Office de consultation publique de Montréal calling for a drastic reduction in parking spots to make driving... even less attractive and efficient in Montreal.