Culture & Conversation

Posts from the ‘Montreal history’ category

Café Cléopâtre is one of the only remaining veterans of Montreal's once-infamous Red Light District

Sin City, QC

At its height in 1918, Montreal’s infamous Red Light District, with its epicentre at the corner of St-Laurent and Ste-Catherine Streets, stretched east all the way to Papineau.


Mashup Montréal

10 actors. 25 writers. 1 night in Montréal. The worlds of fiction, theatre, music – and now film – overlapped in Marianne Ackerman’s Imagine Montréal. Staged for the second time on at the Blue Metropolis, the words were culled from over two dozen works published since 2000. All set in Montreal, it portrays a city about to fall and about to fly. A contradiction we know all too well.