Toula Drimonis

Toula Drimonis is a Montreal based freelance writer, editor, and translator, who worked as a News Director for over a decade before deciding she wanted to strike out on her own and dabble in a variety of projects closer to her heart.
She has a love for Leonard Cohen and New Orleans that borders on the obsessive, and thinks that life without coffee, music, good books and good wine would be a questionable affair.
Her freelance written work has appeared in The Tyee, Huffington Post, PolicyMic,, J-Source, and Le Journal de Montréal. She has worked on TV, and now is a frequent collaborator on CJAD, Montreal's #1 English talk radio.
She's inquisitive, loves debating, and -- much to her mom's chagrin-- extremely foul-mouthed.
An ardent feminist and self-professed political junkie, she keeps close tabs on the news and likes to call out bullshit.
She has strong opinions. She likes to share them.


Criticizing Quebec isn’t hating Quebec

By on 27 June 1 Comment
Willie Nelson

Montreal’s Folk Fest celebrates its 10-year anniversary

If you've never been to the Folk Fest, you're missing out. It's one of the most chill summer events a city already...

By on 06 June 0 Comments

Time to get your Fringe on, Montreal!

The Fringe Festival is quirky, unpredictable, original, imaginative, free-spirited, funny, titillating,...

By on 31 May 1 Comment
Cameroonian author Imbolo Mbue, is being honoured with The Blue Metropolis Words to Change Prize ($5,000 to an author whose work upholds the values of intercultural understanding and social inclusion) for her debut novel Behold the Dreamers.

Women front and centre at this year’s Blue Metropolis Literary...

Its series Women & Words highlights women authors who continue to be under-represented and under-valued. As part of the...

By on 24 April 0 Comments
Clybourne Park

Of Property Values and Prejudice

Clybourne Park is a two-act play about racism and the politics of race, but also about integration, social structure,...

By on 11 April 0 Comments
Marc Demers, Mayor of Laval

When fighting domestic violence against women doesn’t even enjoy...

Passing a motion in support of female victims of domestic violence shouldn’t be controversial and refusing to do is...

By on 06 April 0 Comments

Bombardier execs should slash their bonuses – not defer them

There is something extremely distasteful about seeing those exorbitant salaries and bonuses of Bombardier’s top...

By on 04 April 0 Comments
Immigrants at Ellis Island. (credit:

Nobel Prize winners or not, immigrants have always given more than...

Immigration is not a benevolent and magnanimous service, it’s not charity bestowed upon inferior foreigners with...

By on 11 October 2 Comments
FMA final pic

How Joe Piazza sold himself on success

“On January 4, I woke up, put on a suit, (even though I was working out of a second bedroom in my condo, because I...

By on 19 July 0 Comments
Two-time Olympic paddler Tamas Buday Jr. taking in a practice run with his SUP board in Hudson. (Photo credit: Mony Sy)

Greater Montreal Outrigger Challenge to make a splash in local waters

Not only is the GMOC event a unique opportunity to see surf-skis, outriggers, and increasingly popular SUPs, it’s...

By on 14 July 0 Comments