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Inside the Royal St.-Laurent Yacht Club

Located at the Northeast end of Lake St. Louis in Dorval, Quebec, the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club offers sailing and power boating enthusiasts an ideal location to carry out their sport. Learn more about the history of the club here, before the show starts this fall!

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The Vocalist Magazine Presents: Music Made in Montreal by Montrealers

Do you take pride in discovering new artists before they break the music charts? What if these artists were from your very own neighborhood? The Vocalist Magazine Presents features ten Montreal-based musicians that will make you dance and proud to be a Montrealer.

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A different type of blogging

What’s Up Montreal? is an online culture blog and TV show that airs on TV1. Baghdig Balyan, founder and director of the blog reveals to us how this project came to life and what makes it different from the rest of the urban blogs that are also present in Montreal.

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Montreal: Food Nirvana

Montreal is without doubt a food lover’s paradise. Tasty French fries covered in cheese and gravy known as a poutine, might be reason alone to fall in love with the city, if not, savoring a wood-oven bagel or enjoying a smoked meat sandwich seasoned with cracked peppercorns would indeed make up for it. Montreal has a lot more to offer than poutine, bagels and smoked meat. The city is so culturally diverse, that you can also find that same diversity in its food.

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Made in Montreal | A blog series: Episode 3, The Plateau

Made in Montreal highlights the fascinating cast of characters who make up the historically rich, multi-cultural, multi-lingual fabric of Montreal’s manufacturing industry Episode three explores one of Montreal’s most well-known and historic neighbourhoods – the Plateau. Meet three makers who sell their products throughout the world, but still appreciate the value of making goods close to home.

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Guest blogger | Couch Talk Host and Producer: Cindy Charles

The shooting for season 3 is already in the making and Cindy has prepared once again an amazing line-up of inspiring women. Here’s her take on the whole process and how she chooses her guests.

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Made in Montreal | A blog series: Episode 2, The Mile End

Made in Montreal highlights the fascinating cast of characters who make up the historically rich, multi-cultural, multi-lingual fabric of Montreal’s manufacturing industry. Episode two explores the Mile End. Considered Montreal’s hipster Mecca, this neighbourhood actually has a very rich and storied history of manufacturing.

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Made in Montreal | A blog series: Episode 1, The Chabanel

Made in Montreal highlights the fascinating cast of characters who make up the historically rich, multi-cultural, multi-lingual fabric of Montreal’s manufacturing industry. Episode one focuses on the center of Montreal’s legendary garment industry – the Chabanel. Meet the makers in our new blog series.

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Couch Talk: Who has inspired you the most?

Cindy Charles invites some of Montreal’s most talented, passionate and inspirational women to share their stories on her couch. All of them are powerful women with character, who have been motivated by someone in their life to achieve what they are doing. During the filming of Season 2, we asked all guests to tell us about a woman who has inspired them the most in their life and why. Watch the video here.

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#mtlurbanrace : Meet the teams

Montreal Urban Race is a citywide treasure hunt filled with puzzles and challenges. The teams must compete in order to win the grand prize. Who will beat the clock and finish 1st? For which team you want to cheer for?

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Couch Talk S2: Cindy Charles, all about women empowerment!

Cindy Charles invites some of Montreal’s most talented, passionate and inspirational women to share their stories on her couch. In addition of being the host of the show, Cindy has also her own platform; Collectively Beautiful, where the world can meet influential women, be inspired by them and join a sorority-like social support. We sat down with her to discuss her mission, her motivation and what drives her in life.

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Montreal Street Signs: Meet Michael Leo Donovan

Micheal Leo Donovan is the creator and host of Montreal Street Signs. As a script writing professor, he wanted to challenge himself by creating a show that would do two things: educate and entertain. We sat down with him to ask a couple of questions about the show’s concept and about his love for our beautiful city, Montreal.

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Montreal Underground

Did you know that Montreal is one of the few places in the world where you can walk several km underground without having to step outside.

Welcome to la ville souterraine, or the underground city that spans 32 km. TV1 journalism intern Yasmine Hassan, brings us this story.

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Ste-Catherine street through the eyes of TV1

St- Catherine Street has many faces and personalities and it prides itself on being diverse and bringing together many of Montreal’s communities.

Some parts of the street never sleep while others are quiet and full of greenspace. It's a street full of life and colour as you can often stumble onto free concerts, local artists and street vendors. Our intern Amie Watson gives you a virtual tour of one of the most popular streets in Montreal.

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Guest Blogger | Toronto Youth Shorts Festival Director, Henry Wong

Toronto Youth Shorts announced their 2015 festival program, featuring award winning and star-studded content from young filmmakers in the Greater Toronto and Southern Ontario area. Now in its 7th year, Toronto Youth Shorts will screen 30 short films on August 8, 2015 at Innis Town Hall.

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Guest Blogger | Sound and Vision Director: Azed Majeed

Azed Majeed tells us everything about the making of his show: Sound And Vision; how he got his idea to the actual production with TV1.

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Guest Blogger | Hope Heights Director - Marc Magnusson

Director Marc Magnusson realized that the residents of Lawrence Heights are fiercely proud of their community and wanted to give them a voice to be heard. Read his thoughts here.

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Guest Blogger | Tiny Toronto Director: Facundo Rodrigo Campos

They thought it couldn’t be done, but director Facundo Rodrigo Campos found a way to create a documentary series of the tiniest mom and pop shops in Toronto.

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Guest Blogger | City of Makers Director: Scott Abraham

How did the idea of a TV show come to director Scott Abraham? By visiting a store… but not just any kind of store! Read the article to learn more about his creative process and how the show changed his mind on buying things.

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Lovers and Fighters | A special invitation by Kelli Kieley

Calling all Lovers & Fighters in Toronto, you’re invited to the launch party on May 1, 2015 at the one and only SUPER WONDER GALLERY.

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Guest blogger | Toronto Song Project: Maddie Cristiano

Maddie was trying to put closure to a painful childhood experience. Steve Diguer and his team gave her the opportunity to tell her story and to sing again.

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Guest blogger | Toronto Song Project: Russell “Russella” David

Steve Diguer is searching all over Toronto for talented singers with stories to tell. Encouraging individuals to share their lives and open up their hearts about their experiences. Meet Russell David as he shares his experience on the Toronto Song project.

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Guest blogger | Toronto Song Project: Martha Wiliams

Talking was never easy for Martha because of a health condition, and she was nervous to take part in a television show. Steve wrote a gospel song especially for her about her life struggles and connection with a higher power. She shares with us her experience and why she loves singing so much.

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Guest blogger | Toronto Song Project host and director: Steve Diguer

Steve Diguer is searching all over Toronto for talented singers with stories to tell. Encouraging individuals to share their lives and open up their hearts about their experiences, challenges, and successes. He shares his journey at TV1 with us, from pitching his project to the last day of filming.

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Guest blogger | Pique Toronto Artist: Christina G. Cheng

When I was first contacted by Imad Elsheikh to be 1 out of 100 candidates to share my story for PIQUE Toronto, I was honoured, humbled and ecstatic. As a freelance journalist, blogger, stylist and creative contributor to various lifestyle brands and media outlets, it’s hard to express exactly what I do as a multifaceted individual.

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Guest blogger | Pique Toronto Artist: HeartBeats T.O.

HeartBeats T.O. is a clothing line designed by two sisters who were born and raised in Toronto. It started as a hobby in 2010 and quickly expanded as a business, which is now selling online and at the CN Tower Gift Shop.

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Guest blogger | Pique Toronto Artist: Peter Chan

My name is Peter Chan and I am one of the artists featured in the PIQUE project. Its been an absolute pleasure to be a part of this project which promotes artists of all disciplines in Toronto.

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Local hero solves Toronto’s Snake Plague!

Before we get to the good news, Touring T.O. would like to make a statement. No one has been affected by the city’s snake invasion more than the tourism industry and Touring T.O. is no exception!

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Guest blogger | Pique Toronto founder: Imad Elsheikh

Social media has shortened our attention spans throughout the years. It can be difficult to keep the audience engaged for an extended period of time. PIQUE Toronto's focus is to pique the audience's interest using short teasers. By doing so, I was able to introduce one artist in 15 seconds or 100 artists in less than 25 minutes.

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TV1’s Neville in My Backyard wins Golden Sheaf!

Established in 1947, the Yorkton Film Festival is one of the most respected and longest running film festivals in Canada, awarding international and domestic productions directed by Canadians, and focusing on films that are under 60 minutes long.

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How to shoot great videos

Shooting videos has become easier than ever with today’s technology but capturing great footage that’s interesting and easy to watch needs a little training. The following tips can help you film beautiful scenes and tell your story in a creative way.

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