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Please tell me about Montreal. I have just booked a trip there for Memorial Day weekend and would love suggestions on what to do/see/eat etc. The last time I was there I was 8 so I don't really remember much!

ENBB, Friday, 23 March 2007 13:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

hey, i live here :)
there is also this thread something something montreal

it will be different this time b/c you are not 8. and end of May (that's mem day wkend right?) is a pretty lovely time to come

rrrobyn, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

(i am busy googling 'why we procrastinate' but will come back to thred later)

rrrobyn, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

what do you like to do

s1ocki, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:07 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oooh, thank you for the links! I tried searching but am obviously inept. ;-) I'll have a look at those and see if I have any questions.

R - You're right, Mem w/e is the last one in May. I'm really excited as I've been wanting to go for a while now.

ENBB, Friday, 23 March 2007 14:18 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

any advice on places to eat, things to do, ppl to see &c??? will be there for a ~5 days for work starting friday so i wont have a lot of time. on my list which is basically a cop from nyt btw:

toqué
au pied du cochon
liverpool house

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

do u like beer?

swedes put dill on fields of salmon (fields of salmon), Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:24 (ten years ago) Permalink

toqué is really expensive, esp compared to APDC - latter is dfeinitely a better bet.

liverpool house yes, or joe beef. either one.

s1ocki, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

ummm, so much though that im not really sure where to start in terms of recs. tell me what you like!

s1ocki, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like beer but i do not LOVE beer toqué is paid for by work so $$$$ not an issue + it seems like a place to at least try - or is it really not worth it?

also any word on garde manager? mostly looking for places that serve something i cant eat in nyc which is why im into places that focus on locally-sourced stuff which is why my big must is apcd so... maybe more stuff like that? also breakfast places would be good

Lamp, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

DIEU DU CIEL for beer. The name is no exaggeration.

Sundar, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like beer but i do not LOVE beer toqué is paid for by work so $$$$ not an issue + it seems like a place to at least try - or is it really not worth it?

also any word on garde manager? mostly looking for places that serve something i cant eat in nyc which is why im into places that focus on locally-sourced stuff which is why my big must is apcd so... maybe more stuff like that? also breakfast places would be good

― Lamp, Wednesday, March 25, 2009 7:36 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

ok def check toqué if you can afford it! def.

garde-manger i wouldn't recommend, more of a scene place than a food place imo. but APDC = def. joe beef/liverpool = def. hmm what else... maybe salle à manger?

s1ocki, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

club de chasse et peche def worth checking out.

for brunch try my friends' new place, sparrow, or have the brunch at lemeac which is fantastic. dinner there is great too.

s1ocki, Wednesday, 25 March 2009 19:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh man I cannot wait to go to The Sparrow. I know I'm going to love it because it fills a big Sparrow-shaped gap in Montreal's food scene. A big, depressing gap. Next step: maybe some enterprising or foolish soul will make the connection between batter, fish, and hot oil and then, you know, try selling it to people. Sigh.

swedes put dill on fields of salmon (fields of salmon), Thursday, 26 March 2009 20:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

Do they have a liquor license? I'm actually so excited that I'm thinking of printing out their menus from the Facebook group so I can carry them around with me and glance at them longingly.

swedes put dill on fields of salmon (fields of salmon), Thursday, 26 March 2009 20:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Hello good peoples. Will be in your city June 19th to 21st, eating your bagels.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 3 May 2010 21:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

heh.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Monday, 3 May 2010 21:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

And I'll be in Toronto a couple of days before that but that's another thread to revive.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 3 May 2010 21:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

cool!!

and in also cool news:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/Plateau+close+streets/2982434/story.html#ixzz0n3oNVWbp

sir gaga (s1ocki), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 13:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

(that first one is a few blocks from my house)

sir gaga (s1ocki), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 13:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

I live on that first one, albeit several blocks south, where people basically barrel down it at 100km/h because they're just looking for parking on St-Laurent or whatever. Pedestrianize our street too!

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 13:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

That's damn cool news indeed!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 23:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

I miss you deeply, my beloved Sin City.

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 5 May 2010 23:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

my girlfriend lives on st dominique woohoo!

ayo for dyao (samosa gibreel), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 23:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

So anyway, FAP etc.? Maybe some relaxed Sunday afternoon thing?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 6 May 2010 00:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Show some love. I've got new shoes.

fields of salmon, Saturday, 15 May 2010 02:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

At Footlocker.

fields of salmon, Saturday, 15 May 2010 03:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Thirty minutes and counting down.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 19 June 2010 20:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

welcome to my city ned raggett.

hey whatsup (marc iv), Sunday, 20 June 2010 23:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

just went to TO and I am so fucking glad to be back in MTL.

Simon H., Sunday, 20 June 2010 23:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

biked 35 miles around the East Island today. The Quebecoise are indeed a 'distinct society'. Love my city.

sofatruck, Monday, 21 June 2010 01:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

Xpost: rather than give you a snark filled piece of mind, I'll just link to this

Tonight I Dine on Turtle Soup (EDB), Monday, 21 June 2010 01:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

I dunno, me and TO just do not jibe, mostly seems to be a people issue. but then again I might feel the same way as you had I spent the last six+ years in TO instead.

Simon H., Monday, 21 June 2010 02:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

> biked 35 miles around the East Island today. The Quebecoise are indeed a 'distinct society'. Love my city.

would you mind telling me where this East Island is, cause I've never heard of it in my 30-someodd years here. "The Quebecoise?"

Charlesburg, Monday, 21 June 2010 03:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

East Montreal... semantics. Sorry for the typo.

sofatruck, Monday, 21 June 2010 04:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/magnificent-montreal/1

good article that sort of sums up nicely what i <3 about this town

my friend is the guy leading the writer around

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha. yeah it's a great piece. but i want to know more about adam sachs, not adam gollner! :)

sean gramophone, Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

what do you want to know

(i dont know anything)

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Can I move there? Do they like foreign people?

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

yes and yes

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

Spent a week in Montreal (and three days in Quebec City) for our honeymoon. Such a great place.

da croupier, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

nice, what did u do?

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

I dunno, Canadian immigration people have always been the biggest hardasses to me. Sometimes I fly home with Air Canada and have a layover in Toronto and always get GRILLED. Why am I here? Well, I have a flight to catch and will be leaving in 45 minutes, so I don't really think I'm a danger to your country.

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

It is a VERY great place, and I only really spent something like a day and a half there. Everyone should visit.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

well maybe I think you're a danger to my country adam

al-goreda (s1ocki), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well I am a bit messy sometimes.

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Still, I like the idea of living in Canada. You never know.

European Bob (admrl), Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

You have to watch out for him, he likes to film things. (Wait, who am I warning against who?)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Stayed at one of those boutique hotels by the water (one with awesome fucking room service), went to a ton of restaurants, bought a ton of records, hit that Miles Davis exhibit at the art museum, saw some sights and witnessed some of the glory that was Canada Day and the boiling heat wave that followed (if it had been any other type of vacation I would have dropped you a line, Slock). Don't recognize most of the places in that article but oddly enough I ordered all three things (foie gras poutine, duck-in-a-can, and seafood platters) mentioned being at Restaurant au Pied de Cochon. Even splitting the poutine and the seafood, this was in hindsight a bit too ambitious.

My only complaint was that I couldn't seem to get the right kind of iced latte and wound up hitting starbucks more than I wanted to.

da croupier, Thursday, 22 July 2010 17:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Cool

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSGL8YoW4AEaZT5.jpg

flopson, Thursday, 28 December 2017 01:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Extreme Cold Warning for Quebec
Active for next 11 hours · Environment Canada
This alert has been updated.
Posted 5 hours ago
Cold Arctic air has arrived over the province of Quebec. This very cold air mass combined with brisk winds will give extreme wind chill of minus 38 to minus 44 over western and Central Quebec tonight and Thursday morning.

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Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such as frost bite and hypothermia.

flopson, Thursday, 28 December 2017 01:34 (one year ago) Permalink

It ain't good.

fields of salmon, Thursday, 28 December 2017 02:46 (one year ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

On the origins and consequences of the destruction of architecture and urbanism, the suburban sprawl in Montreal:

https://watch.cbc.ca/media/media/absolutely-canadian/cities-held-hostage/38e815a-00ce3ab4178

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 2 August 2018 20:04 (eight months ago) Permalink

Unavailable to those outside Canada

only one solution. I've gotta go to Canada to watch it!

mh, Thursday, 2 August 2018 20:38 (eight months ago) Permalink

It’s super interesting + depressing. Definitely worth coming to Montreal to watch in a Mutek-hangover haze in yr plateau airbnb as the gentrification implodes around you.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Friday, 3 August 2018 01:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

Please don't come to Montreal. If you do, stay in a properly zoned hotel downtown. Please don't come to my local and ask for sangria by the glass or ask "do you have any sour beers." Don't go to Mutek, don't come near me, stay the fuck away from the Jean-Talon market or I'll fucking hit you.

fields of salmon, Friday, 10 August 2018 00:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

someone hasn't been reading any of my posts ever

I was the one who introduced sour beers to montreal

mh, Friday, 10 August 2018 00:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

You fucking parasite, you must leave

fields of salmon, Friday, 10 August 2018 00:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

i'm in des moines

you can sleep peacefully for now, although my recent decision to concentrate on a different destination... well, spite is a motivator, salmon person

mh, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Fields of salmon speaks for himself/herself.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

yeah heck that dude you can stay in my roommates room he's on vacation and hasn't paid me rent in 3 months

challops trap house (Will M.), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:57 (eight months ago) Permalink

I'll be visiting for Labor Day weekend!!! It's been way too long.

wayne trotsky (Simon H.), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

I thought about going for the aforementioned festival again but opted against it because, idk, I just need some unstructured time to do absolutely nothing and loaf away from town. How long's your roommate on vacay, Will? :)

mh, Friday, 10 August 2018 19:45 (eight months ago) Permalink

Unstructured time to do absolutely nothing should be guaranteed by society.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 10 August 2018 20:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

Please don't come to Montreal. If you do, stay in a properly zoned hotel downtown. Please don't come to my local and ask for sangria by the glass or ask "do you have any sour beers." Don't go to Mutek, don't come near me, stay the fuck away from the Jean-Talon market or I'll fucking hit you.

― fields of salmon, Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:39 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

uh

gbx, Saturday, 11 August 2018 19:08 (eight months ago) Permalink

spent almost 2 months in mtl this summer and had the time of my life. best city i've ever been to or lived in hands down

flopson, Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

i still like vancouver but i would give anything to move back, except for dropping out of my program lol

flopson, Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:27 (eight months ago) Permalink

You are always welcome back!

Especially right before the elections to make sure nationalist identitarian can’t win!

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:54 (eight months ago) Permalink

thanks. i'll do my best to return :)

flopson, Saturday, 11 August 2018 22:55 (eight months ago) Permalink

I thought about going for the aforementioned festival again but opted against it because, idk, I just need some unstructured time to do absolutely nothing and loaf away from town. How long's your roommate on vacay, Will? :)

― mh, Friday, August 10, 2018 3:45 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha i think until the end of august? idk he's been cagey about it (this is the thread where i complain about my roomie now apparently lol, v montreal)

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 13 August 2018 13:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

Please continue to avoid Montreal during peak times. For booking your visits, consider November, a month in which your visit will be considered respectful, rather than simply being another piece of clutter in a world already dying because of plastic that can't break down in the ocean. Don't like dolphins? Got it.

fields of salmon, Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

Someone other than fields of salmon : what's the earliest in the year I can go to Montreal and it be pleasant out? Wikipedia seems to suggest June

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 25 August 2018 06:13 (seven months ago) Permalink

The end of May is usually quite pleasant, though two years ago it snowed on May 6 so June makes sense as an absolutely safe bet.

rob, Saturday, 25 August 2018 13:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

yeah june is the safe bet

sean gramophone, Saturday, 25 August 2018 23:54 (seven months ago) Permalink

Thank you

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 26 August 2018 09:07 (seven months ago) Permalink

Have you tried a sour beer? Have you trieeeed a soooooour beeeer? You should look for them. They're apparently really critical recently, so you should ask people who are working to earn university degrees that you already have or are earning about sour beers! Good luck!

fields of salmon, Saturday, 1 September 2018 02:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

Do you have any sour beers

fields of salmon, Saturday, 1 September 2018 02:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

I'm more a natural wine guy

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Saturday, 1 September 2018 03:53 (seven months ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

Where to stay in Montreal if I probably want to be in mile end plateau little italy, dont really want to airbnb, dont have high standards?

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:34 (one week ago) Permalink

https://casadelpopolo.com/pensione-popolo/
https://hotelcastleruins.com/
there's also an apartment owned by/above the restaurant La Khaima (on airbnb i think) that seems ok

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:46 (one week ago) Permalink

also heard good things about Chez Maggie Maguire, a b and b that doesn't have a website (though i wonder if it's closed?)

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:50 (one week ago) Permalink

there’s a p nice auberge on carré st louis

flopson, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 02:16 (one week ago) Permalink

just get an airbnb in milend tho

flopson, Tuesday, 9 April 2019 02:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks for the suggestions

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 03:34 (one week ago) Permalink

i believe there are a few (earth, not air) bnbs on st hubert btwn maisonneuve and ontario, which are supposed to be quite nice, it's south of plateau and mile end and etc, but also a short walk to the metro

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 14:57 (one week ago) Permalink

I will be monitoring all of your IP addresses. If any of you use keywords that indicate you might come north of the tracks I will dispatch a bunch of angry bees and wasps I have been hiding in a tent-like structure in my back garden.

fields of salmon, Sunday, 14 April 2019 21:14 (one week ago) Permalink

you want people to avoid coming to your city with all of the fervor of someone who has lived here for approximately 4 years. it is impressive

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:24 (one week ago) Permalink

can't believe people are now building their own artisan-quality tent-like structures instead of just buying tents

mh, Monday, 15 April 2019 21:31 (one week ago) Permalink

googling "north of the tracks" "montreal", looking for airbnbs in villeray

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:34 (one week ago) Permalink

thinking about sour beers

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:34 (one week ago) Permalink

the best part is that fields of salmon posts like an angry old man and we’re youth wandering around doing youthful distasteful things and he’s like a year older than me at most

mh, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 00:36 (six days ago) Permalink

Fields, which part of Montreal you from?

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 04:38 (six days ago) Permalink

I have never heard anyone refering to any place as ‘north of the train tracks’ in my 20 years here. Which train tracks? There are 3 tracks that go east-west across the island.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 04:42 (six days ago) Permalink

Maybe this whole time Fields was a senior living in VMR who sure hates the sight of youngsters hanging around Canora station.

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 04:44 (six days ago) Permalink

I assume he's referring to Mile Ex.

xp

pomenitul, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 07:00 (six days ago) Permalink

"do you have any sour beers" is usually my first question on entering any soi-disant craft beer pub. i won't come to montreal

imago, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 07:41 (six days ago) Permalink

Ask if they have 'de la bière sûre' and fields of salmon will have no choice but to relent.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 07:53 (six days ago) Permalink

having read his posts itt i'm genuinely concerned fields of salmon might be a member of gy!be

imago, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:08 (six days ago) Permalink

I doubt a member of gy!be would live in the plateau during the peak horribleness years.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:37 (five days ago) Permalink


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