Est. January 2012

At the heart of every city is The Main: the central artery, where people connect and culture thrives. Taking our name from this historic stretch, The Main is here to make sure that our readers really know their city. No matter what section of our publication, our goals are to provide you with the city’s most engaging narratives, and to help you better navigate your life in Montreal. Whether it’s a local hidden gem, the history behind an urban landmark, or the people who are shaping our city’s culture, we aim to be a trusted source for the unique stories of Montreal.

We live in an amazing city. Don’t let it pass you by.

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Founder / Editor-in-Chief

Philip Tabah


Executive Editor

Leah Concepcion-Vanderbyl

Senior Staff Writers 

Courtney Baird-Lew
Max Libman

Editorial Assistant

Sijia Li

News Reporters

Alexandra Sakellariou
Jin Lee

Staff Writers

Catherine Lamendola
Melanie Guilbault
Sean Carlin
Kelli Sturkenboom
Ashley Yue
Natalie Coffen
Malak Qaoud
Naomi Hiller
Natalie Vineberg
Samantha Rudolph
Hannah Liddle
Matthieu Guilbault
Liz Willcock

Staff Photographers

Charlotte Guirestante Ghomeshi
Sonia Primerano
Ginga Takeshima
Daniel Wooden
Kalden Dhatsenpa
Elizabeth McLellan