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Life of a song: Hallelujah
12 November/13 November, 2016 | Financial Times | by David Cheal
music  obituaries  gospel  Montreal  singers  songwriters 
november 2016 by jerryking
Insiders’ Guide to Montreal
MONTREAL IS A CITY of contrasts. Spreading out across an island at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers, it’s a town of close to 1.7 million people in which Old World elegance…
Montreal  Quebec 
july 2015 by jerryking
Canadian cities caught between crumbling infrastructure and growing calls for transit - The Globe and Mail
OLIVER MOORE, OLIVER SACHGAU LES PERREAUX AND GARY MASON
TORONTO and MONTREAL and VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Jun. 09, 2015
Toronto  Montreal  Vancouver  infrastructure  Gardiner_Expressway  transit  cities 
june 2015 by jerryking
Airbnb study shows website adds tourism dollars to city - The Globe and Mail
NICOLAS VAN PRAET
MONTREAL — The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Nov. 13 2014

Quebec has since struck a government-industry committee to examine "illegal accomodations." Airbnb is not part of that committee.

Rivals allege the company has already done significant damage.

The 136 bed and breakfast businesses that existed in Montreal in 2010 have since dwindled to 61, said Patryck Thenevard, a Montreal bed and breakfast owner who sits on the board of industry trade group Association Hôtellerie Québec. Part of the decline is recession-related, he acknowledged. But he said unfair competition from Airbnb and similar sites has also played a significant role.
Airbnb  bed-and-breakfast  Montreal  sharing_economy 
november 2014 by jerryking
Toronto the good time – who knew? - The Globe and Mail
LYSIANE GAGNON
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, May. 21 2014
Toronto  Montreal  culture  cultural_institutions  things_to_do 
may 2014 by jerryking
The 28 Best Bars in Canada
Fall/Winter 2014 | Canadian Business: Manual of Style |

Marben - 488 Wellington St. W. 416.979.1990
Nikai - 190 University Ave. 647.253.8000
The Cocktail Parlour - 11 Duncan St. 416.367.5151
Bar Hop -391 King St. W. Toronto, 647.352.7476
Reposado Bar & Lounge - 136 Ossington Ave. (416) 532-6474
Weslodge - 478 King St. W., Toronto, (416) 274.8766
The Drake One Fifty - 150 York Street, 416.363.6150
Bar Isabel - 797 College St. West. 416.532.2222
The Harbord Room - 89 Harbord St. Toronto, 416.962.8989
best_of  drinks  liquor  Victoria  Vancouver  Buffalo  Calgary  Toronto  Montreal  King_Street 
march 2014 by jerryking
U.S. venture capital group expands Canadian footprint - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Dec. 10 2013,

Venture capital firm Versant Ventures is expanding its investment network in Canada.

The California-based investment company that specializes in life sciences – from medical devices to biopharmaceuticals – said Monday it is planning to add a Montreal-based investment division aimed at starting new companies from scratch.
vc  venture_capital  Montreal  life_sciences  medical_devices 
december 2013 by jerryking
Where to eat and drink like a true Montrealer - The Globe and Mail
Sep. 30 2013 | The Globe and Mail | by KARAN SMITH

Jean-Talon Market

This is a twofer: If I’m going to the market and I haven’t had a coffee yet, I’ll go down to Dante to this place called Caffé San Simeon, which is near the market. I’ll go get a coffee. I’ll go get my beans. Then I’ll go over to the market. And within the market, I have a few go-tos. It’s where I do a lot of my grocery shopping. There’s the cheese guys. There’s the potato guys. There’s literally a mushroom guy. He has all kinds of other stuff but his main thing is foraging for stuff around Quebec. Caffé San Simeon: 39 Rue Dante, caffesansimeon.com; Jean-Talon: 7070 Avenue Henri Julien, marchespublics-mtl.com
travel  things_to_do  farmers'_markets  Montreal  restaurants 
october 2013 by jerryking
Cirque, Sid Lee team up to create marketing ‘events’ - The Globe and Mail
Jun. 20 2013 | The Globe and Mail | SUSAN KRASHINSKY - MARKETING REPORTER.

Cirque du Soleil is bringing its sense for spectacle to the marketing world, teaming up with Montreal ad agency Sid Lee to launch a branded entertainment company. The joint venture will aim to help brands create experiences that people actually want to watch, listen to, and experience. The joint venture, Sid Lee Entertainment, has been a year and a half in the making, and is an attempt to address a fundamental shift in advertising: away from pushing messages to consumers, and toward creating engaging content....Marketers have been approaching Cirque for years to develop entertainment projects, Mr. Lamarre said, but the company was unable to figure out how to do that without having it conflict with its own brand.

The goal is to create events engaging enough that the brands behind them can sell tickets, Mr. Cesvet said – and to potentially create a new economic model for an industry in flux.

“With advertising, we’re still selling hours,” he said. “What we want to do with this entertainment division is transform the revenue stream of our business … what clients expect from agencies is a lot more complex. You have to do an app, you have to do interactive experiences. I don’t think the value is recognized.”
marketing  branding  brands  Cirque_du_Soleil  Montreal  advertising_agencies  partnerships  joint_ventures  events  event_marketing  ideaCity  product_launches  customer_experience  experiential_marketing  content_creators  live_performances  interactivity  inbound_marketing  entertainment  Sid_Lee  Susan_Krashinsky  creating_valuable_content  fascination 
june 2013 by jerryking
Montreal and Toronto need a new breed of mayor
Jun. 20 2013 | The Globe and Mail | Konrad Yakabuski.

Canada’s two biggest cities are in the market for new leadership at a critical juncture. So-called “higher” levels of government are out of money and ideas and de facto city states are re-emerging as the real motors of national growth and innovation. Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley of the Brookings Institution point out that this “inversion of the hierarchy of power” presents cities with both challenges and opportunities. Higher levels of government are too broke, too slow and too politically divided to make transformative public policy, so visionary mayors must fill the void. The trend is yielding a new model of governance. “The metropolitan revolution,” they write in their new book of the same name, “is like our era: crowd-sourced rather than close-sourced, entrepreneurial rather than bureaucratic, networked rather than hierarchical.”...If inclusiveness is key to the metropolitan revolution, Toronto and Montreal have been shaped by history and demography to embody it. With half of its population born outside Canada, Toronto reverberates with the influences of an entire planet. Dundas Square on a Sunday afternoon is a chaotic free-for-all of colour, creed, generation and gender. There are few places in the world that could pull it off as peacefully....As Torontonians ponder a Ford-free future, they need to think about who can best lead such a diverse city as it stakes its claim to global greatness. Choosing an anti-development ideologue who puts poverty alleviation ahead of economic growth would be just as big a mistake as picking a crane-loving populist who doesn’t know his Weiwei from his WiFi.

The inversion of the power hierarchy promises to make the next mayors of Toronto and Montreal national leaders, not just local ones. To succeed, they will need to transcend outdated political cleavages and notions of progress.
Konrad_Yakabuski  Toronto  Montreal  anti-development  leadership  mayoral  networks  crowdsourcing  books  John_Tory  Brookings  voids  governance  cities  city-states  cash-strapped  vision 
june 2013 by jerryking
Sanofi head sees cures for what ails Canada’s pharma sector - The Globe and Mail
Jun. 16 2013 |The Globe and Mail | SOPHIE COUSINEAU.

Canada and Quebec, where the country’s pharmaceutical R&D is concentrated, must also adapt quickly to the downsizing of in-house research.

“The business model has changed not only for financial considerations, but because the science has shifted,” he said. “It has become so complex that no single organization has all the disciplines to be successful.”

The collaborative approach that Mr. Viehbacher has tried to instill at Sanofi since he took over the company in late 2008 relies on creating an ecosystem like the one found in Boston, where the company acquired rare-disease specialist Genzyme Corp. for $20.1-billion (U.S.) in 2011.

In Boston, researchers from universities, biotech firms and pharmaceutical companies often work together from the get-go, in a public-private partnership, or PPP, culture. Big pharma doesn’t wait around to pick the biotech fruits when they are ripe. “We can accelerate the development or, in certain cases, kill a project earlier, so that resources can go elsewhere,” Mr. Viehbacher explained.
attrition_rates  stage-gate  pharmaceutical_industry  Montreal  CEOs  Sanofi  competitive_landscape  patents  intellectual_property  PPP  partnerships  Sophie_Cousineau  accelerators  kill_rates 
june 2013 by jerryking
Vice Media’s Shane Smith: A taste for sweet wine and salty content - The Globe and Mail
SIMON HOUPT

NEW YORK — The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, Jun. 14 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

Shane Smith has built Vice, which started as a free magazine distributed on the streets of Montreal, into a globe-straddling media brand with operations in 34 countries.

Last updated Friday, Jun. 14 2013,
digital_media  Simon_Houpt  New_York_City  Montreal  Vice_Media 
june 2013 by jerryking
Montreal’s amazing circus trick
Dec. 11 2012| The Globe and Mail | J. Kelly Nestruck

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Les 7 doigts, a collective of jugglers, trapeze artists and acrobats from Canada, California and France, has been at the forefront of this new wave of smaller, artistically driven, not-for-profit circuses aiming to deliver thrills in more intimate surroundings and on what the troupe calls a “human scale,” the polar opposite of Cirque du Soleil’s giant spectacles. Along with these new circuses, infrastructure for the art form – theatres, a festival, maybe soon a museum – has mushroomed in Montreal over the past 10 years.

Les 7 doigts was the product of a two-day brainstorming session in 2002 by seven young Cirque du Soleil artists who wanted to branch out on their own to build sustainable careers as creators.

http://montreal.about.com/od/montrealevents/a/montreal_circus_arts_festival_international_des_arts_du_cirque.htm
Montreal  Cirque_du_Soleil  spin-offs  human_scale 
may 2013 by jerryking
Galerie au chocolat
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chocolate  Quebec  Montreal 
may 2013 by jerryking
Neutrality doesn't cut it any more
March 24, 2003 | Globe & mail | Lysiane Gagnon
If there were 200,000 antiwar demonstrators in Montreal on Saturday, as the organizers claim, well then, there are 20 persons camping in my living room...
anti-war  Montreal  Iraq  Saddam_Hussein  neutrality 
march 2013 by jerryking
Superchef Daniel Boulud gets it right in Montreal - The Globe and Mail
CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH

MONTREAL — The Globe and Mail

Published Tuesday, Sep. 25 2012,
Daniel_Boulud  restauranteurs  restaurants  Montreal  Toronto 
september 2012 by jerryking
A hacker's fix for a health-care glitch
Feb. 20, 2012 | The Globe and Mail | by LES PERREAUX
hacks  healthcare  hackathons  Montreal 
april 2012 by jerryking
Open and shut
March/April 2012 | THIS | Stephanie O'Hanley.

Montréal Ouvert is a citizens’ initiative to obtain a formal open data policy for the city of Montréal, Canada. Launched by four Montrealers in August 2010 to mobilize public and political support for the adoption of an open data policy for the city of Montreal, it has had considerable success. The online presence includes 567 Facebook Fans, 743 Twitter followers and tens of thousands of visits to its website. Over 1 year, Montréal Ouvert organised three public meetings, two hackathons, and presented at over 8 conferences – not to mention blogging, tweeting, report writing, media interviews and general communication in both official languages – no easy task! Also: http://blog.okfn.org/2011/09/12/how-to-build-an-open-data-initiative-for-your-city/
Montreal  open_source  open_government  open_data  hackathons 
march 2012 by jerryking
Montreal: More than smoked meat and the Métro - The Globe and Mail
erica ruth kelly
Special to Globe and Mail Update
Published Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2011
Montreal  things_to_do  travel  restaurants  cured_and_smoked  Quebec 
november 2011 by jerryking
I'll try anything but hubby is a meat-and-potatoes guy. Where can we eat in Chicago?
Oct. 09, 2010 | The Globe & Mail | Karan Smith. In this
culinary capital on the shores of Lake Michigan – with more AAA-five
diamond restaurants than any city in the United States – meat and
potatoes have become adventurous, says Jeff Ruby, the chief dining
critic for Chicago magazine. Case in point: Girl and the Goat, the
hottest restaurant in town, helmed by celebrity chef Stephanie Izard.
“The food, while a carnivore's dream, is also fairly nuanced,” Ruby
says. “Dishes are full of pork and beef in interesting guises, and have
names like Crispy Pig Face.” Other options? The Publican, run by
award-winning chef Paul Kahan, serves up “glorious house-aged ham,
suckling pig [and] homemade pork rinds,” Ruby says. And The Purple Pig,
rated one of the 10 best new U.S. restaurants by Bon Appétit magazine,
puts a Mediterranean spin on the theme, offering charcuterie, cheeses
and panini.So make reservations pronto, or you may have to find romance
at a Windy City classic: the hot dog stand.
Chicago  things_to_do  restaurants  Montreal  travel 
october 2010 by jerryking
Toronto tops Montreal for global career? Not really
Aug. 13, 2010 | The Globe and Mail | Karl Moore and Daniel Novak
Toronto  Montreal  career  global  McGill 
august 2010 by jerryking
48 Hours in Montreal
May 2008 article by Edward Wilkinson-Latham, the Travel Editor
of SHARP Magazine on things to do in Montreal if one only had 48 hrs. to
spend.
travel  Montreal  things_to_do  sightseeing 
january 2009 by jerryking

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