4 CMers Share their Montréal Favourites
We asked members of the CreativeMornings/Montréal team to tell us about their favourite parts of Montréal.
Andréanne’s Tex-Mex Dream Come True
For its “dirty” burritos, its cocktails, its simplicity and its friendly staff, my favourite Montreal restaurant is Icehouse. This Tex-Mex eatery inspires me to travel to the southern U.S. and allows me to do so in the comfort of my own wonderful city.
Andréanne O’Bomsawin is a Community Manager with CreativeMornings/Montréal. To experience Andréanne’s favourite part of Montreal, head to Icehouse, 51 Roy, East.
Boyana’s Love Goes for Miles
My favorite street in Montréal is Fairmount, because of its low-key Mile-End character. It has great shops, like Kem Coba (the best ice cream in town) and Fairmount Bagel, amazing coffee shops, such as Arts Café and Larry’s, and excellent restaurants, including La Khaïma, Rumi, and Faberge. It even has a 1932 diner, Wilenski’s!
It’s a great commercial avenue with a lot of history and an awesome vibe, and I love the colourful public seating installations.
Boyana Stefanova is the General Director with CreativeMornings/Montréal. To experience Boyana’s Montréal, start at the corner of Fairmount and St-Laurent and walk west.
Sophia’s Love is Far from Leisurely
What I love about Montréal is its leisure culture. Few cities in the world take their leisure time as seriously as Montréal does. There are endless picnickers at Parc Laurier; sunbathers right, left and center at Parc Lafontaine; intense cross-fit groups running all through Parc Jean-Mance; and don’t get me started on Tam-tams and the LARPers at Parc du Mont-Royal!
Atop that, going for a 5@7 or spending your evening on a terrasse is basically obligatory. This leisure culture brings us together, sometimes gets us to turn off our phones, and builds a strong sense of community in our beautiful city.
Sophia Kapchinsky is a Content Writer and Music Curator for CreativeMornings/Montréal. To experience Sophia’s Montréal, wander any park or grab a seat on a terrace.
The City Spells it Out for Stefano
My favourite spelling of Montréal is with the accent because, to me, it represents the city’s accent on creativity.
Stefano is the Creative Director with CreativeMornings/Montréal. To experience Stefano’s Montréal, simply use the Alt-130 short key when writing it out.
These are just a few reasons we love Montréal, what are your favourite aspects of the city?
Text: Sophia Kapchinsky
Illustration: Stefano Di Lollo