Get the CAM for the Summer

At Montreal on the Cheap, we can’t say enough about the Montreal Access Card (CAM). If you have an address in Montreal, then you can apply for your card. For just $8, you are entitled to discounts and specials all year long at some of the city’s best attractions, events, festivals, tours and much more…

Get to Know Car2Go

Last week I had the dubious pleasure of getting to experience Montreal’s new Car2Go service first-hand. I call the experience dubious not because of the vehicle or the service, but because of my terrible timing for a test ride… rush hour on Friday from the downtown core! In this write-up, I’ll try to filter that…

Montreal Gets New Review Show

Coming Saturday, October 12 (at 6 AM!!) will be the launch of CBC Television’s new weekly local review program, Our Montreal. No worries for those who refuse to forego the weekend sleep-in, the show repeats on Sundays and Mondays at 11 AM. Our Montreal is being billed as “an hour-long current affairs review program that…

10 Tween-Appropriate Scary Movies

So, you’ve got tweens or young teens in the house who crave getting into the Halloween spirit with a Friday night scary movie, but a quick glance at the selection of scary films makes your hair stand on end? We thought to share what we consider to be 10 good picks. Our criteria? For us,…

Your smartphone’s great, but can it love you?

I was recently reading a story on the Financial Post about the hidden costs of letting co-workers treat each other impolitely and without respect. The story looked at a study which revealed that workers that feel snubbed or disrespected will very often get even with the transgressor in subtle ways, but also will almost as…

The 5 Best Montreal Parks

Though many bemoan the creeping and seemingly unstoppable urbanization of Montreal island, the fact remains that this city is embarrassingly thick with free access public parks. From the most modest “place” which may be little more than a bench and a tree to offer a mid-day retreat, to the sweeping grand acreages of Montreal’s major…