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,…

The New Blue Line Arts Corridor

A new cultural space is being launched in Montreal as of Saturday, October 20. Those who appreciate the many expressions of art can indulge in some 15,000 activities spread throughout the year and in 25 locations along line 5 of the Montreal metro, (the blue line, from Snowdon to St. Michel) . Simply called Blue…

Top 10 Video Store Scares for Pre-teens

I have a young woman in the house (11 years old) who just loves scary books, comics and movies. However, it’s proven to be very difficult to find age-appropriate films for a pre-teen to watch in the horror / thriller genre. For us, foul language and suggestive scenes are to be avoided or kept to…

Exporail Train Museum

Although it does involve a car trip, a visit to the Exporail train museum is much less of a journey than we anticipated.Just over the Mercier bridge in St. Constant, if you have a good navigator and don’t need to stop to discipline the kids in the back, you can be pulling into the parking…