Category Archives: Community


Crudessence Academy Spotlight

One of the biggest difficulties with eating healthy is food preparation. Luckily, the increased demand and interest in healthier ingredients brings with it organizations that want to teach people techniques on how to prepare great food. Crudessence in Montreal is passionate about food.


We love Montreal in the summer, but it has its fair share of activities in the winter too. It’s hard to find the energy to leave the house in winter due to the weather, so dress up in your warmest gear and get out there!


Montreal has an abundance of bike shops, so where do you start when there’s so many to choose from? We’ve compiled a list to help you get started with the summer cycling season!


You may have been taking a stroll down the streets of Montreal and noticed that there was a designated spot for similar bikes, all parked in a row. You may even have seen some Montreal residents taking them out for a ride. No, there wasn’t a massive clearance sale on bikes marked “Bixi”, Bixi is a new bike sharing service launched in Montreal in May 2009.


Car sharing is quickly revolutionizing transportation, and it’s no surprise when there is a list of benefits to such a service including low cost, convenience, environmentally smarter and hassle free! Car sharing reduces CO2 emissions by 168 000 tons a year. It’s a great way to get around and Montréal has one great service that recently introduced 1,000 electric cars to their fleet of cars. Communauto is North America’s first car sharing service and it serves Montreal, Sherbrooke, Gatineau and Québec.


According to architect Bob Berkebile, the Petite Rivière project is a rare opportunity where developers are committed to respecting the environment and engaging with the community. It builds on the success of the Sonoma Mountain Village site in the United States.


One of the goals of the Petite Rivière project is to achieve a One Planet Communities endorsement. Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO) is North America’s first endorsed One Planet Community and we thought it would be good to show people what …


Coop la Maison verte is Canada’s first community based co-operative in solidarity with the environment. Founded in 1999, Coop la Maison verte operates a store and café in Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) in Montreal where they carry over 1000 environmental and fair …


Yesterday, Convercité hosted its public discussion forum on the Petite Rivière project. The forum was designed to provide place where people could express their opinion both for and against this project and it was set as a series of presentations, workshops …