Daniel Baylis, blogger
Daniel Baylis is a writer and adventurer. Born in British Columbia, Daniel came to Montréal with the kooky bohemian notion that he would write poetry, learn to speak French and fall in love. Having achieved various levels of success in said domains, he now focuses his energy on a new hobby: artisanal pickling.
Béatrice Bernard-Poulin, blogger
Béatrice Bernard-Poulin is always on the lookout for ideas on how to get more for less. She loves free events, public markets and taking long walks through Old Montréal. As an avid traveller, she always finds a way to stretch a dollar, peso, euro or yuan. In addition to writing for her eponymous blog, Béatrice is the author of Vivez mieux pour moins [Live Better on Less], published in 2018.
Richard Burnett, blogger
Richard “Bugs” Burnett is a Canadian freelance writer, editor, journalist, blogger and columnist for alt-weeklies, mainstream and LGBTQ publications. Bugs also knows Montréal like a drag queen knows a cosmetics counter.
Kazzie Charbonneau, content creator
Kazzie Charbonneau creates digital content for Pèse sur Start, a Québec website that features geek culture and videogames. She also co-hosts the Pèse sur Start podcast and is a streamer on Twitch. While her goal is to cast the spotlight on lesser-known games, she’s still up for playing The Legend of Zelda whenever she gets the chance.
Tommy Dion, editor, blogger and content creator
Tommy is the founder of the blog and gourmet guide Le Cuisinomane, whose mission is to showcase Québec’s local products and gastronomy. With an in-depth knowledge of Montréal’s food scene, his expertise and professionalism make him a trusted source for all the best food spots and experiences in Montréal. In addition to tasting and writing about food, Tommy also creates content for brand, always related to food and gastronomy.
Blair Dohey, writer
Blair Dohey is a Canadian writer and blogger who relentlessly tracks down the coolest things to do and see in Montréal and loves discovering amazing restaurants and bars in the city. When he’s not writing about his travels through Montréal, you’ll probably find him sitting at a bar, chatting with friends and laughing at his own jokes.
Toula Drimonis, blogger
Toula Drimonis is a Montreal-based freelance writer, editor, and long-time columnist. She appears frequently on TV and radio as an opinion pundit and her freelance work has been published in The New York Times, the National Post, Mic, Buzzfeed, Ms. Magazine, and other publications. She’s obsessed with Leonard Cohen, New Orleans, and Montreal bagels. In her free time, she can be found reading, people-watching, enjoying the city, and drinking wine while giving questionable life advice.
Robyn Fadden, blogger
Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.
Marie-Pier Gagnon, writer
Marie-Pier works as a freelance writer for publications that include Châtelaine, Coup de Pouce and the Métro newspaper. In her work life, she spends about 40 hours a week writing about food and, in her free time, about 40 hours a week talking about food. She loves nothing better than giving her two cents on popular culture, whether she’s weighing in on the newest indie album released on Spotify or the latest episode of Occupation Double.
Mark Hamilton, blogger, Queer MTL community manager
Likes romantic walks on Mount Royal, long-distance cycling, beard oil products and antique travel guides. Has a bad habit of falling in love with men in vintage photographs who are certainly long dead. If he could be anything, he’d live his life as a professional flâneur. Until then, he spends his time writing, making music, and wandering.
Janine Hopkinson, writer
Janine Hopkinson moved to Montréal 25 years ago and has been in love with the city ever since. She mostly works, writes and hangs out in Mile End, and credits all her best ideas to her daily hikes in Mount Royal Park.
Siham Jamaa, contributor
Siham loves music and travelling. She’s got her ear to the ground for Montréal’s underground scene and will happily hit the road to catch the latest music festivals or special events. Her passion for the electronic scene is inspired by three things: its sense of healing and discovery and because it offers the music-loving community a great place to meet. She has written two travel guides on spiritual journeys and religious heritage in Québec and Montréal that were published by Ulysse.
Laure Juilliard, blogger
Laure is a writer, community manager and the founder of the blog Une Parisienne à Montréal. She’s also an epicurean globetrotter who’s always on the hunt for innovative concepts and must-try restaurants. In 2016, she co-founded Slow Journeys, a webzine that focuses on ecotourism and design.
Jean-Pierre Karwacki, writer
JP Karwacki is the editor of Time Out Montréal. Having called the city home for over a decade, his focus is on spreading the good word about the amazing things to eat, drink and do in Montréal. One half raconteur and the other flâneur, when he wasn’t working on the frontlines of Montréal’s restaurants and bars, he spent his time thinking about, reading about and writing about restaurants and bars.
Caroline Khangi, writer
As someone who is finely attuned to Montréal’s vibe, Caroline Khangi is a natural ambassador for the city. With a curious nature, she explored a number of different fields, including fashion, music and design, before finding her calling in the hospitality industry. Today, she draws on her in-depth knowledge of the city and broad network of contacts to inform her work as a W Insider at the W Montréal Hotel and as a contributor to Mt1642 magazine.
Jason Lee, blogger
Jason is a food eater and picture taker. As the blogger behind Shut Up and Eat, he covers everything food, from recipes to reviews. Jason has vowed that he will not stop until he has officially eaten his way across Montréal. It’s a big claim, and it’s one he’s making.
Gillian Leitch, collaborator
Gillian I Leitch is a professional historian, working at CDCI Research Inc. Her passion for Montréal’s history was sparked during her doctoral studies at the Université de Montréal. She has published extensively on the history of Montréal in the 19th century, genealogical research, and Doctor Who. She is the Historian/Archivist for the St. Andrew’s Society of Montreal.
Kevin Murphy, collaborator
Kevin Murphy is an active member of the Irish Community, serving as Senior Vice-President of the United Irish Societies, on the Board of Directors for the St. Patrick's Society of Montréal and a member of the Erin Sports Association.
Jamie O’Meara, blogger
Jamie O'Meara is Editor-in-Chief at C2 Montréal and the former Editor-in-Chief of alt-weekly newspaper HOUR Magazine.
Danny Pavlopoulos, blogger
Danny Pavlopoulos is the co-founder of Spade & Palacio Non-Touristy Tours, a Montréal tour company offering guided bike tours, walking tours and food tours for small groups. Nothing cliché, just the best of Montréal’s off-the-beaten path experiences and hidden gems.
Martine Rhéaume, blogger
Martine Rhéaume is a strategic writer. The texts she writes or edits are elegant yet precise, direct yet pleasant. Martine first got a degree in musicology before getting an advanced graduate diploma in Marketing Communications (HEC Montréal, 2016). She worked as an editor, then an advertising copywriter for TC Médias Livres from 2011 to 2016. Since 2017, Martine is editor in chief at C2 Montréal.
Daniel J. Rowe, journalist
Daniel J. Rowe is a West Coast transplant that wound up in Montréal via Japan and became an award-winning journalist and photographer working out of the Kanien’kehá:ka community of Kahnawà:ke. He’s an admitted culture addict, sports fanatic in the worst way and food and drink snob, though he’ll eat a hot dog and enjoy it on those nights that hot dogs are all that’s needed. The best view in life for him is on a bicycle at high speeds, and he will point it out if you use the adjective everyday incorrectly.
Mayssam Samaha, blogger
Mayssam Samaha is a food and travel writer and blogger and the founder behind the blog Will Travel for Food. She travels the world in search of the next culinary discovery. From Iceland to South Africa, she’s already visited over 30 countries and there’s nothing she enjoys more than wandering around a farmers’ market in a foreign city. She is also the founder of the SAISONS intimate dinner series highlighting Québec products and chefs.
Thom Seivewright, blogger
Thom enjoys fulfilling Montréal stereotypes such as being obsessed with Leonard Cohen, being perfectly fluent in Frenglish and being addicted to maple syrup. He loves pretending to be a tourist in his own city yet when he travels he loves pretending to not be a tourist at all.
Rebecca Sellers, blogger
Hailing originally from the big country skies of Manitoba, Rebecca adopted Montréal over 20 years ago after living in Québec City and France as a student. When she is not writing, translating or teaching English, she can be found pedaling the city’s bike paths, strolling the streets in search of hidden gems, and striking up conversations with local merchants, creators and folks in the neighbourhood.
Heidi Small, columnist
Born and raised in Montréal, Heidi enjoyed a fast-paced career securing luxury housing for Hollywood stars shooting movies in town. After losing her beloved father in 2008, she refocused her priorities and pledged to live life to its fullest. That’s when she launched her “Beyond the Plate” column and 15-episode YouTube series, going behind the scenes with Montréal’s top chefs and learning about what motivates and impassions them!
Tastet is simply about people who want to enjoy life at its best – we like to eat and drink, but always in good company! Each day of the week, we share together, through our site and social media, the pleasures of discovering everything that’s good about food and more. “If we’re talking about it, then it’s good.”
Isa Tousignant, blogger
Isa Tousignant is an arts and lifestyle writer based out of Parc Ex. When she isn't dragging her one-eyed pug around the neighbourhood, she's busy scoping out art shows, shopping for vintage finds, hiking urban trails or designing jewelry for her brand Gré.
Eva Blue, photographer
Eva Blue takes a lot of pictures. Always with a camera in her pocket, she documents her city – Montréal – and the places she visits. Being a Level 10 introvert, she prefers to take pictures than be in pictures.
Susan Moss, photographer
Susan Moss is a photographer best known for her raw photos of Montréal, from its loudest rock festivals to its quietest sun-dappled streets. Her unique in-the-moment style has led to her work appearing in such international magazines as Rolling Stone, Spin, NME and Vice.
Alison Slattery, photographer
Alison Slattery is a Montreal-based food photographer, hailing from Southwest Ireland. Her work can be seen in Condé Nast Traveller, The New York Times, Food & Wine, Caribou, Tastet, in-flight magazines including Air Canada’s En Route and British Airways’ Up, the forthcoming cookbook for Mandy’s, and Derek Dammann’s “True North”. Her instagram @twofoodphotographers—one of the city’s most prolific and recognizable food photography feeds—is guaranteed to leave you hungry!