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Whether at Soubois, Flyjin or King Crab, Thomas H. gets Montrealers dancing to his frenzied beats at the city’s hottest nightclubs, events and galas. This summer is bound to be a pivotal moment in the DJ’s career, as he debuts his new persona Tommy La Croix †. We sat down

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In Quebec, 15% of the population lives in low-income, and on the island of Montréal this figure rises to 21%. Some neighbourhoods, like Côte-des-Neiges, Peter McGill and Parc-Extension are particularly affected, but even Plateau-Mont-Royal has its share of poverty. Centraide of Greater Montreal is an organization that has implemented a range

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LUXE magazine owner and Editor in Chief Samia El explains why she chose to devote a full issue to the subject of creativity. She also shares her long-term vision for the magazine and describes the goals she is hoping to achieve. Why did you choose to devote this issue to the

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Founded in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork is a workspace sharing network that spans the globe. Designed for the individual freelancer right up to companies with over 500 employees, WeWork takes the stress and guesswork out of running an office. Joining WeWork is much more than accessing

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For 30 years now, Claude Marcotte has worked in large consulting engineering and architecture companies. In his busy career, he has participated in the planning of theGriffintown neighbourhood and in the implementation of the Tour des Canadiens and the Bois-Franc project, among others. He is now a Partner at Carbonleo,

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LUXE magazine readers are familiar with Lauren Berger Collection, as Ms. Berger has been active in the real estate and hospitality business for a few decades. Her superb properties have been reviewed by LUXE magazine and expert travel guides, and the consensus is unanimous: luxury in the hands of Lauren

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Event producer and promoter evenko creates and produces large-scale festivals and events. This year, Pollstar, America’s most respected entertainment industry magazine, ranked evenko as the largest independent promoter in Canada and the 10th largest in North America. Each year, the independent Quebec company produces more than 1,200 musical, family and

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Founded in 1984 in Baie-Saint-Paul by two former street artists, Guy Laliberté and Daniel Gauthier, Cirque du Soleil is now a multinational company with operations on all continents. Since 2015, TPG Capital has majority ownership of the company, while the Chinese company Fosum Capital Group and the Caisse de dépôt

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Private Banking 1859 opened its doors in 2009, the year National Bank celebrated its 150th anniversary. Éric Bujold, a team player whose passion and vision helped to establish this landmark institution, became its president. This Gaspé native knows a thing or two about success. Before joining the top ranks of

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Founded in 1986, Cinélande is one of Quebec’s largest production companies specialising in television commercials. For over thirty years now, its outstanding directors, highlyexperienced associate producers, teamwork, stable workforce and complete infrastructure have allowed the group to secure a prominent place in the industry. An interview with Alex Sliman, President

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Her full name does not appear in my address book. For the first couple of years after we met, in fact, I had no idea she even had a family name. When she comes up in conversation in my circles, which happens with alarming regularity, people tend to know immediately

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Since 1997, Bertrand Cesvet has been CEO and senior partner of Sid Lee, builder of brands. At the head of the global strategy group, he counsels clients on how to transform their businesses and brands. Under his leadership, Sid Lee has become one of the most renowned agencies in the

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The Lemay architectural firm, whose notable designs include the Bell Centre, celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. For the occasion, we sat down with President and Excellence Facilitator Louis T. Lemay. YOUR COMPANY IS TURNING 60 THIS YEAR. TELL US ABOUT HOW IT HAS DEVELOPED SINCE ITS START. The firm was founded

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La Boum, Event Planners A few years ago, Josée Dufresne was organizing unforgettable birthday parties for her two young children and receiving a host of compliments after each one. What was at the time simply a pleasure for her as a mother ended up turning into an actualcompany. Today, Josée

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Montblanc, founded in 1906, has earned an unparalleled reputation thanks to its timeless designs, the quality of its materials, and its master craftspeople’s unique expertise. We sat down with Montblanc North America President Sylvain Costof to learn more about this famous Maison. PLEASE GIVE US A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE MONTBLANC PRODUCTS. The Montblanc story began more

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Niminimi Scarves partners with Friends of UNICEF to raise awareness and funds for UNICEF Canada. Niminimi Scarves has collaborateur with South African artist Katherine Ambrose to design a scarf, the proceeds from the sale of which will be donated to UNICEF.   Ambrose is known for her depictions of rural and township life

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Respected Montreal entrepreneur Andrew Lutfy has always been passionate about real estate. With his vision for the unprecedented development of a luxury ecosystem combining a hotel, private residences and a retail and food and beverage complex, this business leader was able to satisfy his taste for avant-garde projects in a

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Founded in 1992, SIRCO is now a leading fraud, drug and corruption investigator and top provider of private protection services. The company is very active in Canada while also being involved in major complex cases across the globe. We interviewed Claude Sarrazin, Founding President of SIRCO. What is SIRCO’s mission? In a

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The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is a true economic generator not only in Montreal, but also in Quebec and throughout Canada. It draws in large crowds, including a wealthy clientele from all over the world. LUXE met with its head, François Dumontier, in the lead-up to the event’s

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Vincent Chiara founded Groupe Mach in 2000. Specializing in the development and rental of commercial office spaces and industrial premises, the Groupe now owns about 125 buildings and a number of properties throughout the province. Among these are the Stock Exchange Tower and CIBC Tower in Montréal. LUXE met with

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After a career in modeling, Ruby Brown had the bright idea of launching a business creating made-to-measure perfumes. Today, the SME that bears its founder’s name offers a range of scented candles, perfume creation workshops and a range of services to professionals. Encounter with a young woman who is passionate

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The CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation as we know it today resulted from the 1987 merger of the Fondation Justine-Lacoste-Beaubien and the Fondation Sainte-Justine. For twenty years, thanks to the generosity of the business community and the general public, not to mention the expertise of its staff, it has actively fulfilled its

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In the heart of the Var region 25 kilometres from Fréjus in France, the magnificent Château d’Esclans estate covers 267 hectares, including 44 hectares of vineyards. Owner Sacha Lichine is a visionary who has been passionate about wine since childhood. He has established a range of exceptional rosés in collaboration with oenologist Patrick

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Midtown Le Sanctuaire is definitely becoming the hippest club in Montréal. Why? Because the Midtown Group focuses on innovation, creativity, change, and most especially, the attention that staff pays to members. Richard Earney, the new General Manager, brings with him a solid experience in the most prestigious private clubs of Europe.    The

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Mitch Garber, the CEO of Caesars Acquisition Company and of Caesars Interactive Entertainment – one of the largest gaming companies in the world of hotel-casinos and the Internet – is the new dragon on Dans l’œil du dragon, the French-language version of Dragons’ Den playing on Radio-Canada, and was recently

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Exclusive report: an incursion into the universe of Montréal’s DAC Jet Internationale, a subsidiary of Groupe DAC Aviation International, which offers an experience unique in North America and Europe.   Imagine the feeling. A Rolls Royce is waiting at your door and drops you off two metres from an elegant jet –

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Since last January, Carlos Ferreira, owner of renowned restaurants Ferreira Café, Taverne F and Café Vasco da Gama, has handed over the daily running of the Groupe to his daughter Sandra, the new Director of Operations. He is still very much on the scene to manage the transition. Sandra is

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