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Welcome to the Hotel Le St-James

We are pleased to welcome you to your home away from home. From planning city tours to culinary adventures, we are here to ensure you a most memorable experience.Your wish is our command so please feel free to call on our Clefs d’Or concierge team to personally cater to any of your wishes.
Enjoy your stay!

Happening in Montréal this month:

Orchestre Synphonique de Montréal (2014-2015)

November 01, 04, 06, 09, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 26, 27 & 29, 2014 – Place Des Arts/Maison Symphonique

The Maison Symphonique de Montréal is the new home of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. This hall was inaugurated on September 7, 2011, by the OSM under Music Director Kent Nagano. The 2014-2015 season will be dazzling and richly diversified - a season that promises deep emotions! The 2014-2015 season offers a number of sensational programs built around major works of the repertoire, some of them large in scale and some of them discoveries. Classicism and modernity rub shoulders throughout the season.

Opéra de Montréal (Saison 2014-2015) – The Barber of Seville (Rossini)

November 08, 11, 13, & 15, 2014 – Place des Arts/Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

Opera lets its hair down! After having shone in the title role on the European stage, homegrown baritone Etienne Dupuis returns to give us all a shave! Setting the stage for this sparkling music imbued with humour and love is director Oriol Tomas, who brought us last year’s Die fledermaus.

Beautiful Rosina is betrothed to the much older Bartolo. But young Almaviva, who is in love with her, swears to prevent the union from having to take place. Only one man can help them: the crafty Figaro!

Orchestre Métropolitain (2014-2015)

November 30, 2014 – Various Location

The moment you first experience the Orchestre Métropolitain, you feel a special connection. The Orchestre Métropolitain is more than a space where impassioned musicians transport the audience to other lands: it is an exhilarating rendezvous that inspires each listener in a unique way. I invite you to join us for an exceptionally rich and colourful adventure, full of exclusive discoveries for the senses.

RIDM – Montreal International Documentary Festival

November 12 to 23, 2014 - Various Locations

Founded in 1998, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM) presents a selection of the year’s best documentaries from Canada and around the world for general and professional audiences. Documentary film has a unique place in Quebec culture. The historic backbone of Quebec cinema, the documentary sector produced a large number of major filmmakers who embraced a demanding, innovative vision of reality-based cinema, and their influence is still being felt. Above all, RIDM’s mission is to carry on the vision of those pioneering filmmakers by promoting the best local productions and presenting the year’s most important and ambitious international works.

Belles Soeurs (The Musical)

October 19 to November 09, 2014 – Segal Centre for Performing Arts



MUSIC BY Daniel Bélanger

When a Plateau Mont-Royal housewife wins one million trading stamps from a department store, her life is turned upside down. Michel Tremblay’s landmark piece of Quebec theatre has been translated into over 25 languages and performed across the world. His timeless tale of working class struggle takes on a whole new dimension in this outrageously fun musical celebration performed in English by a stellar all-female cast.

Akram Khan Company - Danse Danse (Contemporary Dance)

October 30, 31 & November 01, 2014 – Place des Arts/Théâtre Maisonneuve

The charismatic choreographer Akram Khan celebrates the centennial of Sacre du printemps, using as his inspiration the whimsical personality of Stravinsky to create iTMOi (in the mind of igor), a Dantean epic brilliantly performed by 11 phenomenal dancers. Diverging radically from the original work, the British artist and international star joins forces with three major composers, adding love and faith to the theme of sacrifice. Of the mythical musical score he retains only the essence and the rhythmic structures, which he has applied to the emphatic gestures of kathak and raw, hybrid contemporary dance. By mingling cultures and eras in a series of eclectic tableaux that captivate the eye and stimulate the imagination, he conjures beauty from chaos. From the creator of ma, In-I (with Juliette Binoche) and Vertical Road.



In this world premiere, our heroin Maria Serrano follows her Argentine Tango dancers back to Argentina, who years earlier had returned to their homeland. Upon her arrival, her deep rooted flamenco passion is reignited and what follows is an exciting, passion filled night of Flamenco and Tango that will spark an array of emotions within you.​

Opus (by Circa)

October 28 to November 18 – La Tohu

What could be better than the Quebec circus must-see to launch the 11th season! With this world premiere show inspired by unforgettable moments spent in the kitchen, The 7 fingers brings us towards an innovative performance, appealing your five senses. Will you taste the adventure?Our story is written down in the kitchen, gathering place of choice, where the stories are told to revive all our memories: childhood flavors, the taste of chocolate on a first kiss’ lips, laughter during a family dinner, the unmatched sensation of dough mixing with your hands, night-time confessions squeezed out with the help of several Nutella spoonfuls, reciting grade-schooler classes a thousand times. Our whole legacy finds itself intensified by our most profound senses.

With their latest creation, “Cuisines & confessions”, Les 7 Doigts de la Main give birth to an innovative type of show. A work of art where smell, taste and touch nuances add up to the wonders already inhabiting our eyes and ears, pairing up with their famous acrobatic exploits.

With its humanity and its human scale circus, the quebec collective transforms the kitchen into the meeting point of all the cultures, where our every sensations become stronger and more intense.

Concerts at The Museum of Fine Arts

November 2014

Bourgie Concert Hall, at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) complex, is a 444-seat venue located in the restored Erskine and AmericanChurch (designed in 1894 in Neo-Romanesque style by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison). Designated a national historic site in 1998, the transformed setting is now graced with high-quality acoustics and an exceptional décor incorporating 20 historic Tiffany stained glass windows. Ideal for performances by chamber-music ensembles, string orchestras, and other groups, Bourgie Concert Hall offer music lovers an auditory repertoire as diverse as the MMFA collections.

I Musici of Montreal

November 14, 20, 21, 22, 2014

The Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal is a non-profit organization constituted under Part III of the Québec Companies Act. Founded in 1983 by cellist and conductor Yuli Turovsky, who served as its conductor until May 2011, the orchestra is made up of 15 musicians whose vast repertoire ranges from baroque music to contemporary music. Its chief mission is to promote and contribute to the knowledge, development, composition and execution of music, particularly chamber music.

M for Montreal

November 19 to 22, 2014 – Various Locations

Is much more than an annual event. “M” is an independent organization whose ambitious mission is to help up-and-coming artists both to become better known locally and to launch their careers outside Canada. For the last seven years, M for Montreal has carved out an enviable reputation at the heart of Montréal’s cultural life, and now occupies an undeniable role as a catalyst for the local industry, both for emerging local artists and those who are developing their careers outside Québec.

Thus, with its mission as a platform for showcasing local musicians and helping them expand their international networks, with its own ever-expanding international network, and with the artistic credibility of its brand, M for Montreal is an incomparable tool for the career development of Québec’s artists.

Taste Montreal – Presented by the SAAQ

November 1 to 11, 2014 – Various Locations

In the popular tradition of top food destinations around the world, Montréal’s Restaurant Week serves up delectable menus at fixed prices in a variety of restaurants throughout the city: 3 courses – 3 prices. From chic five-star restaurants to cozy little bistros and “Bring Your Own Wine” eateries, there’s something to inspire every craving and palate.

The Nutcracker Market

November 07 to December 27, 2014 – Palais des Congrès

For all those who love shopping, who are searching for the perfect gift of the highest quality, the Market is the place to make some fabulous discoveries. Profits from the Market go directly into Les Grands Ballets’ Nutcracker Fund for Children, which benefits youth from disadvantaged communities. What better way to capture the spirit of the season?

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal 2014

November 06, 07 & 08, 2014 – Place Bonaventure

Montréal’s wine, beer & spirits convention!

Social Studies (Theatre)

November 04 to 30, 2014 – Centaur Theatre

A New Age single mother takes in a boarder, a lost boy of Sudan, just as her adult daughter returns home to cocoon after a failed marriage. Her other daughter, a teenager, decides to chronicle the recent immigrant's story as a class project and in the course of learning about his incredible ordeal, develops a schoolgirl crush. Cultural differences and thwarted expectations make this a charming and stingingly truthful story of four people trying to do the right thing.

Venues in Fur

October 09 to November 09, 2014 – Centaur Theatre

Venus in Fur follows a young actress (Street) determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic sadomasochistic novel, Venus in Furs. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the playwright/director (Miller) that blurs the line between fantasy and reality in an increasingly serious match of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

Audiences will have one final chance to catch Miller and Street reprising their unforgettable roles of Thomas and Vanda in the show the Toronto Star called "sexy, sophisticated and side-splittingly funny." The first run of the show generated the highest single ticket sales revenue to date under Matthew Jocelyn's tenure as artistic and general director to date and exceeded sales expectations by 40 per cent.

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch - Danse Danse

November 11 to 15, 2014 – Place des Arts

The world renowned company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch is back in Montreal at last with Vollmond, a major work by the deceased German choreographer Pina Bausch, a legendary figure acclaimed for initiating the dance theatre movement that revolutionized dance and influenced generations of dance

The Gardens of Light

September 05 to November 02, 2014 – Chinese & Japanese Gardens of the Botanical Gardens

Do not miss this must-see for your fall evenings. The Gardens of Light event is making its return to the MontréalBotanical Garden. Discover the JapaneseGarden enhanced by a fine and subtle lighting design and the ChineseGarden with The Magic of Lanterns and its emblematic traditional coloured lanterns. At dusk, beautiful pathways emerge in the Gardens of Light, pathways full of contrasts, mysterious and magical.

De Van Gogh à Kandinsky (Expressionism in Germany & France – 1900 to 1914)

October 11 to January 25, 2015 – Museum of Fine Arts

In the fall, a century after the start of the Great War in 1914, this exhibitions studies the rich dimensions of this exchange between France and Germany and the range of responses that it prompted.

More than 100 paintings, together with several documents from masters such as Cézanne, Gauguin, Derain, Delaunay, Signac, Seurat, Van Gogh, Vlaminck… on the French side and Heckel, Jawlenski, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Nolde, Pechstein, Schmidt-Rottluff… on the German side, will be seen at the MMFA.

Despite German artists' exposure to and engagement with French art, "Expressionism" has come to be considered distinctly German. However, in its early twentieth-century beginnings, Expressionism was assigned no specific nationality, and it evolved as a lively exchange between artists based in Germany and new developments in modern French art. German Expressionism and France will demonstrate the rich dimensions of this exchange and the range of responses that it prompted.

This exhibition will feature works that the Expressionists encountered in exhibitions and collections in Germany and during their travels to Paris, showcasing French masterpieces once seen at important exhibition venues like Paul Cassirer's gallery in Berlin, Emil Richter's gallery in Dresden, the Berlin Secession, and the Sonderbund in Cologne of 1912. It will also include works that once were part of important early twentieth-century German private collections of French art such as Kessler for example.

Co-organized by the Kunsthaus Zurich and the Los AngelesCountyMuseum in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Montréal Canadiens Hockey

November 02, 04, 08, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20 & 29, 2014

Attending a hockey game in Montréal is the ultimate hockey experience.


Bell Centre (

November 01, 2014 – Usher

November 05, 2014 – John Fogerty

November 20, 2014 – Gordon Lightfoot

November 22, 2104 – Brad Paisley

Place des Arts (

November 08, 2014 – Ludovico Einaudi

November 13, 2014 – China’s NationalCenter for the Performing Orchestra

November 20, 2014 – Gordon Lightfoot

November 21, 2014 – Adam Cohen

November 29, 2014 – Steve Hackett

Théâtre St-Denis (

November 15, 2014 – Sarah McLachlan (Shine on Tour 2014)


November 01, 2014 – The 1975

November 06, 2014 – The Barr Brothers