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Clan CKOI diffusé au Radio 96,9 FM. Entrevue avec Anton Golikov de Montréal hanté. 30 octobre, 2020.

Friday, October 30th, 2020

Haunted Montreal Blog #60 – Place des Jésuites

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

* Due to technical difficulties, the English version of the blog can be found here temporarily. UPDATE: It is now restored on the Haunted Montreal Blog. Welcome to the sixtieth installment of the Haunted Montreal Blog! With over 350 documented ghost stories, Montreal is easily the most haunted city in Canada, if not all of […]

Blogue #60 de Montréal hanté – Place des Jésuites

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

* En raison de difficultés techniques, la version française de ce blog peut être trouvée temporairement ici. MISE À JOUR: La version française est maintenant en ligne ici. Bienvenue à la 60ème édition du blogue de Montréal hanté ! Avec plus de 350 histoires de fantômes documentées, Montréal est sans conteste la ville la plus […]

Why I re-geared Griffin Tours to do Hunger Relief

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

I run a tourism enterprise called Griffin Tours, an Irish-Montreal company that offers cutting-edge walking tours that delve into Montreal’s secrets, hidden histories and dark side. We visit the city’s most popular sites, monuments and attractions – and its most unknown places. Featuring Irish-Montreal History Tours, Ghost Walks, Haunted Pub Crawls and Unique Experiences, Griffin […]

Happy New Year! Montreal Erases over 350 years of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

I would like to begin by acknowledging that we live on the un-ceded Indigenous territory of Tio’tia:ke and that the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) First Nation is the custodian of these lands and waters. Due to a lack of consultation or dialogue between stakeholders in the local tourism industry, it almost appears as though there is an ongoing process by the […]

An Open Letter from a City of Montreal Ambassador to Mayor Valerie Plante RE: Griffintown REM Proposal and Negative International Reaction

Friday, December 6th, 2019

Salutations Mayor Valerie Plante, I am one of your Ambassadors of the City, as licensed tour guides are known in Montreal. I would like to begin by acknowledging that we live on the un-ceded Indigenous territory of Tio’tia:ke and that the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) First Nation is the custodian of these lands and waters. My name is Donovan King and […]

CBC Radio. Let’s Go with Sabrina Marandola. Interview with Donovan King about the Mayor’s proposal to name Griffintown REM station after Bernard Landry.

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

CBC radio. Let’s Go with Sabrina Marandola. Interview with Donovan King about the Mayor’s proposal to name Griffintown REM station after Bernard Landry. November 19, 2019. Read the companion piece to this interview on CBC Montreal.

The Lost Submission for the Public Consultation in Montreal (Bridge-Bonaventure Sector)

Friday, November 1st, 2019

* Please note that the OCPM refused to accept this submission because it was a few days late. As such, I have decided to blog the ideas in hopes of influencing stakeholders at the City of Montreal to consider these important proposals. Please SHARE with anyone who might be interested! TO: OCPM RE: Submission regarding […]

Public Consultation Submission to Protect Montreal’s most Haunted Street Corner

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019

Submission for Public Consultation regarding Pavillion F (Dossier no : 1196347005) September 25, 2019 TO: OCPM and South-West Borough RE: Dossier no : 1196347005 (Public Consultation) FROM: Donovan King, Griffin Tours Dear OCPM and South-West Borough, As a Director and historian with the Irish Monument Park Foundation, my goal is to work with stakeholders and the […]

A Call to Action to Help Update the Education and Tourism Systems in Tiotà:ke / Montreal!

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

This is a Call to Action to help update the Education and Tourism systems in Tiotà:ke / Montreal! As a licensed tour guide and History teacher, I have recently been working on updating Montreal’s Tourism Industry and Education System because they are unbearably colonial, Euro-centric and mis-representative of First Nations, women and Other marginalized communities. […]