It’s Official: Hour Magazine Changing to Hour Community

Montreal, April 12, 2011

Hour magazine, Montreal’s well-known cultural weekly since 1993, is proud to announce changes to both its editorial content and its layout beginning with the April 14th edition.

In addition to cultural news coverage, Hour Community will provide substantial space to activities, festivals and other events organized by Montreal’s various anglophone communities.

Hour Community is a paper intending to serve the anglophone communities, but really it speaks to all Montrealers interested in the different cultures that coexist in Montreal,” said Michel Fortin, Executive Vice-President of Communications VOIR Inc.

“This is a logical development for a cultural weekly that’s in step with the evolution of Montreal, a renewal that will provide a real platform with quality editorial content for a wide range of communities. Alongside the featured cultural events, artists as well as opinion leaders, merchants, restaurateurs and other members of every community can collaborate and publish their point of view,” added Michel Fortin.

Bloke Nation, a new column from Anne Lagace Dowson, featured every Thursday
Journalist, radio host at CJAD and valued contributor to several francophone and anglophone media outlets, Anne Lagace Dowson will write an opinion column in which she has free reign to address events cultural, political or otherwise. This column may also be used to encourage discussion around societal issues linked with topics covered in Hour Community.

“To balance the hyperactivity of Twitter et al., it is nice to have a printed forum, a quiet place to talk about the world, hour by hour. I am looking forward to being part of this new project,” commented Anne Lagace Dowson.

Already easily available through more than 300 distribution points on the island of Montreal, the circulation of Hour Community will also be supported through street vendors and other means, such as door-to-door distribution.

Hour Community‘s website,, will also benefit from a complete overhaul of its appearance and visuals in order to reflect the changes made to the print edition.

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