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 […]

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! […]

Haunted Downtown Montreal – a new ghost tour for the 2014 Hallowe’en season!

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

This Hallowe’en season, Donovan King is pleased to offer Haunted Downtown Montreal, a new ghost tour for 2014! Downtown Montreal is a very busy and bustling place. With towering skyscrapers and a professional workforce that empties out by 5 p.m., it’s the last place one would expect to encounter the paranormal. However, just beneath the veneer […]

Montreal Irish Memorial Park Foundation needs support to right a historical wrong

Monday, July 7th, 2014

At the northern end of Montreal’s Victoria Bridge, criss-crossed by an urban blight of highways, railway tracks, parking lots, electricity pylons and industrial billboards, lies an old Irish Famine cemetery. It is a hallowed place in Montreal’s dark history that witnessed tragedy unfold in 1847, as typhus-stricken Irish immigrants disembarked after harrowing conditions at sea […]

Haunted Mountain returns for 2013 Halloween season!

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

To celebrate Montreal’s festive, yet creepy 2013 Hallowe’en season, the spine-tingling Haunted Mountain Walking Tour is back! Several dates are being offered to the public, for the first time private tours are available, and a new website has been launched at ! Public Dates: The Haunted Mountain tour is open to the public on the […]

10th infringement festival is here and OTL is offering 4 shows!

Friday, June 7th, 2013

When Montreal artists protested the trademarking of the word “Fringe” in 2004 with a cheeky-sounding “infringement festival”, they never expected their activist gesture would blossom into the international movement of rabble-rousing festivals it has become today. Rejecting corporate models that co-opt culture to reduce artists to advertising and spectators to consumers, the infringement festival promotes […]

Peace Park celebrates 18th birthday in style – courtesy of MQC

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Peace Park, a cultural crossroads for the city’s underground community, celebrated its 18th birthday on November 20th in style. The party was organized through social media by MQC, producers of the critically-acclaimed skater documentary Peace Park (2012). Spearheaded by skateboarder David Bouthillier, the film documents not just years of skateboarding on the park’s granite ledges, […]

FIN NOVEMBRE a Godsend in vapid Quartier des Spectacles

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

November is often said to be the most depressing time of year. As the sunlight dwindles, temperatures drop below freezing and the first snowflakes begin to fall, life becomes more grey and difficult, especially for the disadvantaged. Luckily, the Quartier Latin, renowned for its students, tourists and extensive homeless population, is starting to heat up […]

October 28 – Haunted Mountain – A Hallowe’en Walking Tour Up Mount Royal

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

This Hallowe’en season, on Sunday, October 28, horror-experts Donovan King and Karen Spilak are pleased to offer Haunted Mountain, a spooky walking tour up the slopes of Mount Royal. Beginning on the Plateau at the rumoured-to-be-haunted Barfly, the ramble visits various haunted sites on the mountain, including locations where ghosts have been sighted.  Theatrical guides will […]