Censored Irish-Montreal Famine Paper Now Back Online

Sunday, January 1st, 2023

My name is Donovan King and I am an Irish-Montreal heritage activist, historian, teacher and tour guide. Being of Irish roots, I abhor colonialism in all its forms and advocate on behalf of Truth and Reconciliation wherever I can. I am writing today to describe an incident of censorship against my anti-colonial work. I am […]

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 […]

Montréal Hanté annonce sa saison de Visites hantées – maintenant disponibles en anglais et en français!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Montréal Hanté, une compagnie qui donne des Visites hantées et qui enquête sur l’activité paranormale à Montréal est ravie d’annoncer qu’elles sont offertes maintenant en anglais et en français ! Pour la saison Grand Public 2016, les Visites hantées seront en alternance au Mont-Royal et au Griffintown, les vendredis soirs du 3 juin au 7 […]

Haunted Montreal announces season of Ghost Walks – now available in both English and French!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Haunted Montreal, a company that conducts Ghost Walks and carries out research into Montreal hauntings, is pleased to announce that it now offers tours in both English and French! For its 2016 public season, Ghost Walks will alternate between Griffintown and Mount Royal every Friday night, from June 3rd to October 7th. “Haunted Montreal is expanding,” said […]

Haunted Montreal creates new Griffintown Ghost Walk for Hallowe’en!

Sunday, October 4th, 2015

This Hallowe’en season, Montrealers are invited to Haunted Griffintown, a new ghost walk by Haunted Montreal for the 2015 Hallowe’en Season! On the heels of the highly-successful Haunted Mountain and Haunted Downtown Montreal tours, which have been running since May, the newly-researched ghost walk in the Griff that is sure to raise eyebrows and tingle spines! […]

Car Stories gunning its engine for 2015 Buffalo Infringement Festival!

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Car Stories is coming once again to the Buffalo Infringement Festival! Created in Montreal in 2001 and promptly kicked out of the so-called St. Ambroise Fringe Festival after a corporate sponsor was offended, Car Stories had to quit the corporate Fringe and redesign the game. As such, the infringement festival was born in 2004 to […]

Haunted Downtown Montreal Fundraiser for Ange-Aimée Woods Bursary

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Haunted Montreal is proud to support the Ange-Aimée Woods Bursary with a special performance of Haunted Downtown on Sunday, August 9 at 8 p.m. Donations of $20 + will be accepted at the door of Andrew’s Pub (1241 Guy Street) and all proceeds will go to the Bursary fund. Ange-Aimée Woods was a beloved journalist who […]

Reflecting on the 2015 Montreal infringement festival

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Like a flash in the pan, the 12th edition of Montreal’s infringement festival has come and gone! Running from June 17 – 21, the festival offered a 5 day schedule packed with poetry, spoken word, musical performances and theatrical walking tours! Opening on Wednesday night was Fractal III, an activist evening of poetry and spoken word. Performed […]

Montreal’s infamous infringement festival runs June 17 – 21!

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Montreal’s infamous infringement festival runs June 17 – 21, 2015! Celebrating its 12th edition, the infringement fest has been sticking it to the man for over a decade! When Montreal artists protested the trademarking of the word “Fringe” in 2004 with an “infringement festival”, they never expected their activist gesture would blossom into the international movement of […]

CBC Radio One: Homerun Interview About Haunted Montreal

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Kate McGillivray of CBC Homerun (Radio One) interviewed Donovan King of Haunted Montreal in Dominion Square (a.k.a. Saint-Antoine Cholera Cemetery) on May 15, 2015. McGillivray and King discuss the new Haunted Montreal Blog, public season of ghost tours starting with Haunted Mountain on Friday, May 22, and local tales of haunted places and strange happenings. Listen […]