Marisela Amador | writer
Marisela Amador is a reporter who works in the Kanien’kehá:ka community of Kahnawà:ke. When she’s not reporting the news, she is out and about in her favourite city in the world, Montréal. Of Latin-American descent, she enjoys good food and drinks, art and culture and spending time with friends.
Mylène Augustin | writer
A suburb-to-city transplant and lover of all things Montréal, Mylène never stops rediscovering new neighbourhoods thanks to the inquisitive eyes of her two children. This talented multihyphenate chose writing as the common thread for her professional activities, from writing content to film production to support with screenwriting.
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.
Daniel Bromberg | writer
As a proud native of Montreal, Daniel channels his education in history and his work as a tour guide, writer, and photographer to share his love affair with the city. His passions include the local street art scene, sipping an allongé at a local cafe, discovering new green alleys, biking, and reading at home.
Maude Carrier | blogger
Maude Carrier is a travel blogger and producer who has a penchant for discovery with each new mandate she undertakes. A Montreal transplant for the past 20 years, she fell in love with the city’s diverse neighbourhoods the minute she arrived here. You can catch her working in the city’s sweet little cafés, having brunch in its excellent restaurants or catching up with friends over drinks.
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.
Valérie Dorion | writer
In love with words and Montreal, Valérie writes for various media and companies and creates colorful, original, but always relevant content. A true foodie and traveler, she likes to be on the lookout for anything new in terms of gastronomy and activities. On a daily basis, you'll probably find her on her laptop at the latest local coffee shop, writing or looking for the latest hot spots.
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.
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
Mark Hamilton is the community director for QueerMTL, an internationally-touring musician with his projects Woodpigeon and Frontperson and a graduate studies student of history researching LGBTQ+ activism in the city. He’s lived in Montréal since 2015, during which time he’s most often spotted atop a BIXI bike usally running a few minutes late.
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 Juilliard has been written for over 10 years. She specializes in lifestyle, tourism, travel and food, she writes as much for the media as for companies, agencies, freelancers or associations. Always in search of innovative concepts and good addresses, she is also constantly preparing her next trip.
J.H. Karpati | writer
J.H. Karpati is a writer and editor who has worn many (stylish) hats in publishing and media. These included hosting a nationally-syndicated music show on CBC Radio, being a newspaper restaurant reviewer & food columnist, and writing for enRoute magazine. He also likes to play drums a little too loudly.
Jean-Pierre Karwacki | writer
JP Karwacki is a Montréal-based writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Time Magazine, the Montreal Gazette, National Post, Time Out, NUVO Magazine, and more. Having called the city home for over a decade and a half, he regularly focuses on spreading the good word about the amazing things to eat, drink and do in Montréal. One half raconteur and the other flâneur (with just a dash of boulevardier), when he wasn’t working on the frontlines of the city's restaurants and bars, he spent his time thinking about, reading about and writing about restaurants and bars.
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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.
Suzanne Laliberté | writer
Suzanne is passionate about everything “art” in Montréal, especially art forms that break boundaries like experimental dance, literature, design and visual arts that challenge norms and the timeless art of architecture, so often undervalued in the Americas. When she’s not writing, she can be found sipping an Earl Grey or a local gin at a favourite neighbourhood hangout.
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.
Ivy Lerner-Frank | writer
Ivy has called Beijing, Bangalore, Delhi, Hong Kong and Manila home, but loves Montréal the best. She’s been obsessed with figuring out what to eat and where for as long as she can remember, is always keen to hear people’s food stories (and cook with them), and has never met a dumpling she doesn’t like. She writes about food and other stuff for The Main, Fine Dining Lovers, The Globe and Mail, Montreal Gazette, Canada's 100 Best and (the late) Eater Montreal.
Jessica McGovern | collaborator
Jessica McGovern is a freelance writer and editor based in Montreal. Her work has appeared online and in print publications all over the world. When she's not creating articles about travel, food, or health and wellness, you can find her baking, leading wild food foraging tours, or teaching mushroom growing workshops.
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, street art 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.
Steven Ross | writer
Steven Ross has been penning since the age of 17. A communicator specializing in tourism and entertainment, he’s travelled the world as a senior publicist for Cirque du Soleil and worked for several festivals and video game studios. Passionate about travel, languages and history, it is to the rhythm of house music that his heart beats the strongest.
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!
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.
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!