Home Improvement – on the Cheap

Recently, the ReStore Center down in St. Henri hosted a small “re-opening” event, and yours truly was invited to attend. Being only passingly familiar with what the center is about, I was happy to accept the invitation. For those unfamiliar with ReStore, it is a discount home renovation supply store whose sales and profits benefit…

Test Drive MMFA Art Workshops

Some of you may not have been aware that there are an interesting variety of art courses at the Montreal Fine Arts Museum – from Japanese Calligraphy to Exploring Your Creativity. These 3 and 6-week courses run from late January through Spring and are open to all, but they’re not free. If one of the…

Young Kids “Clic!” at the Science Center

A couple months ago, the Montreal Science Center down at the King Edward Pier at the Old Port added a new exploration area to engage younger visitors, those in the 3 to 7 year range.  We recently had a chance to check out the “Clic!” area, and initial reactions from both parents as well as…

Quoi de N’Oeuf restaurant review

Let me state at the outset that restaurant reviews will be few and far between on MotC. Not only am I not a “foodie” (in fact, I don’t much enjoy the process of ingestion), but restaurants are very rarely ” family-friendly fun” – which is what MotC strives to bring you. However, a recent brunch…

Free Museums If You Know When To Go

MotC reader Chris wrote in this morning to remind us about the McCord Museum (690 Sherbrooke Street W) being free on Wednesday evenings from 5PM to 9PM. The same spirit of generosity seems to have struck the staff at the Contemporary Art Museum (185 Ste. Catherine W.) who also open their doors to all on Wednesdays from…

Nice to be Noticed

Emily Raine, a writer for Montreal’s hippest culture blog, CultMTL, mentioned Montreal on the Cheap in an October 18th post about one’s social life not having to suck just because you’ve got shallow pockets. Writes Raine, “It’s [MotC] a great resource for sneaking some wholesome fun into your life, even if you do have dosh,…