All posts tagged: Montreal

Montreal Rediscovered

For our latest visit to Montreal, we decided to pick up a guidebook from the library. Even though I lived in Montreal for fifteen years having a guide drew my attention to things that I’ve walked past many times but accepted as part of the city backdrop. We started our walk in China Town where a friendly local suggested Lobster Cantonese for dinner at Beijing Restaurant. The Plateau is my favourite place in the city. I love the eclectic feel of the neighbourhood. Little sidewalk cafés, green spaces everywhere, art in the park and graffiti of gigantic proportions.    We stopped at Wilensky’s for a quick-lunch. This place has been around since 1932 and the interior remains unchanged. I was impressed by the speed with which the bologna sandwiches and soda drinks appeared before us. After lunch we walked west on Avenue des Pins and admired the mansions on Redpath Crescent. We stopped to rest in parks along the way. Once we got to the other side of the mountain, we set to explore Westmount. Some of …

A Perfect Day In Montréal

Food is an important part of my travels so on my recent trip to Montreal I decided to hit one of my favourite breakfast places and try some new eateries. My boyfriend and I started our morning at the French bakery La Croissanterie (5200 Rue Hutchison) in the quaint neighbourhood of Outremont. La Croissanterie has the interior of a Parisian cafe and its croissants and pains au chocolat are to die for. After breakfast we took a walk in Outremont, a charming neighbourhood with interesting architecture and home to Montreal’s Hasidic Jewish community. For lunch we ate at the MUVBOX in the Old Port, a shipping container cleverly converted into a restaurant complete with solar panels and two eating arias. The star of the show is the lobster roll. Although the big chunks of fresh lobster were delicious, I was a little taken aback by the $11 price and that the lobster was served in a hot dog bun.  Old Montreal has a great mix of architectural styles and a vibrant atmosphere animated by street performers. …