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The Montrealer


An interesting art exhibit was held in the fall of 2017 at the Maison de la Culture du Plateau Mont-Royal called Le Montrealer. Several Montreal illustrators and comic artists were tasked with designing magazine covers in the same style as that of The New Yorker, which is well-known for its comic art covers since the 1920s.
This exhibit inspired us at Arcmtl to dig up at our archive centre our copies of the original The Montrealer magazine. Published from the 1920s to the late 60s or early 70s, The Montrealer was one of those now all-but-extinct local general interest magazines (think Toronto Life or New York Magazine) that is more style and fluff than substance but still indicative of what was perceived as what the mainstream Anglophone population wanted to read about that month.
Arcmtl had already posted one issue of The Montrealer online here, but very little information about this magazine is available anywhere. If you have copies of The Montrealer or know anyone who wrote or illustrated or worked for that magazine, please get in touch, we’d love to be able to share more information about this long-running but almost forgotten publication. Arcmtl can be contacted through the Contact menu item above.

Here is a selection of cover images from The Montrealer.

Le Divan Orange in posters  
 Kermesse littéraire du Plateau

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  1. Jean Pierre Madore
    Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021
    Je possède un magazine de Montréaler february 1967.
    Puis un autre de match 1967.

    Est-ce que ça de la valeur ?
    • Thursday, January 20th, 2022
      Bonjour -- pas de grande valeur monétaire, mais de la valeur patrimoinale.
  2. Hugh
    Saturday, September 17th, 2022
    We have issues from February 1958, September 1958, April 1959 and May 1959 for sale at the From Here to Infinity Gallery and Bookstore in Brockville, ON.
  3. Nan Kennedy
    Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023
    I worked for the Montrealer - and for its tourist guide Current Events - in 1955-56. Montreal spoke English the, except in the suburbs; I was from Ontario, freshly graduated from Universitty of Toronto. The Montrealer itself was produced by a young English woman, Anne LeRougetel.