Friends & Resources

Montreal On The Cheap would not be possible without the friendship, support and hard work of the following sites. They represent excellent resources for families, and generous community-oriented businesses. Visit & support them whenever you get the chance.

Montreal Guides

Montreal Families – Arguably the best click for family events and resources in Montreal.

Montreal Mom – Great parent tips & resources, as well as a sweet activities listing.

R. Fadden’s Tourisme Montreal blog – An official Tourisme Montreal blog with the inside scoop to free activities.

Tourisme Montreal – What to Do? – Database of city’s big festivals, events, concerts, etc.

Roasted – A kid’s gotta eat, right? A nice resource for restaurants and recipes for families.

Highly-regarded Businesses

Centaur Theater (453 St. François-Xavier, 514-288-3161)- Centaur Theatre Company is a non profit organization dedicated to creating, developing, producing and presenting an array of plays. Through our plays and other theatrical explorations from the local, national and international scene, it is our mission to inspire ardour and relevance that relates directly to the modern human experience.

Dot & Lil Body Care - Dot & Lil is about a perfect blending of modern and vintage. Old vintage tea cups come together with classic scents and clean modern design to create products that are just as nice to look at as they are to use. We make bath & body and skincare products with a fresh, young feel. Our product are made by hand in our Montreal studio.

EcoParent Magazine - EcoParent is a national print magazine catering to eco-aspiring and eco-savvy parents. It is our mission to give you the knowledge and inspiration you need to make better, healthier choices for your family! Let’s green our babies, children, and families together!

Shoshana Ruttner Photography (514-573-9803)- Specializing in shooting on location – at home, a park, anywhere that makes  clients feel most at ease. Colourful, playful, real; these are the characteristics that encourage and inspire through minimal posing, comfortable surroundings, unhurried sessions and informal interaction.

SOSsitter - SOSsitter provides a link between families looking for nannies, babysitters, senior caregivers, special needs caregivers, pet sitters and house keepers offering their services on a occasional or regular bases, live-in or live-out, during school year or summer, at various rates. Each has a detailed profile reviewed by one of our Moms, making it simple to find someone with the right set of skills and experiences.

Tailwags Helmet Covers - Tail Wags is a company whose goal is to save lives by promoting the use of safety helmets.  By creating whimsical helmet covers that fit over any type of helmet used for sporting activities, Tail Wags empowers children and adults all over the world to individualize their helmets, thereby encouraging the use of those helmets.  Tail Wags strives to make safety fun and stylish.

ReStore centre, Habitat for Humanity (4399 Notre-Dame St. W., 514-907-8991) - Habitat ReStores are building material liquidation centres whose profits go towards Habitat for Humanity’s mission, i.e. the construction of decent, affordable homes for low-income families. The ReStore carries new merchandise donated by distributors, retailers, manufacturers, and construction companies to support Habitat for Humanity’s mission.