Montreal--unusual museums, markets etc

Old Apr 5th, 2006, 01:39 PM
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Montreal--unusual museums, markets etc

I'm planning my almost annual trip to Montreal and I'd love to find some new haunts.
Here's what I 've done many times and most enjoyed:
Museums: especially Pointe a Calliere, McCord, architecture museum.
Markets: Jean Talon is my favorite, Atwater was ok.
Walked up and down St Denis looking at housewares stores and eating at casual restaurants
Old Port area: pretty much only when a special festival is on .
So what lesser known art/architecture/foodie places are within easy car or Metro access of downtown? I've read about the Economusee system at http://www.economusees.com/
but can't figure out if these are really set up for visitors or whether I'd end up going into some storefront or workshop and finding someone at work.
Any ideas?
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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The Silophone was broke when we were ther in July 05, but it might be fixed now. Old port frontage walk by 1st lock. http://www.beconnected.org/feature1.html
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Old Apr 6th, 2006, 02:33 AM
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re: economusées; the 3 Montreal stores would have people working but they are storefronts basically;
Calico House is in a pretty village in the suburbs, 20 minutes from montreal, a lakefront area, they sell quilting supplies and give classes, I've never seen anyone working there in the store part.

St Paul street between st. laurent and st sulpice is a wonderful gallery showcase of quebec artists; there are a few new shops also, a designer clothes boutique and a home decor place.

Mt Royal metro station brings you at a spot in the city where you can stroll on st. denis or st laurent or mt royal avenue and discover cafes, shops, etc..


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Hi! There is also the Château Ramsay that is really nice. http://www.chateauramezay.qc.ca/index2.htmIn Old Montreal, there is "Olive and Gourmando" on St-Paul... DELICIOUS sandwiches and home-made brownies and pastries (351, rue Saint-Paul Ouest)

Also, a stroll in Parc Lafontaine in a must. Make sure to go near the South East entrance to see Italian men playing "pétanque" while drinking home-made wine! A great show.
Also, if you know Jean-Talon market area, no not miss "Café Italia" on St-Laurent (best coffee in town), and Petit Alep,on Jean-Talon (great ethnic food at a cheap price).

If you want to take your car for a little spin, I suggest Ste-Anne de Bellevue or Pointe-du-Moulin at Île Perrot for a picnic (about a 30 min. drive). During summer, people make bread, flour and jams the 19th century way. http://www.pointedumoulin.com/accueil.htm

Have a nice trip!
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Wow, you've already seen more of Montreal than most. Have you been up on the northwest side of the island? There is a nice shopping and dining street, I believe it's Rue Fleury. There's a very good French Cafe there, I think not far from Papineau. Also along the river, there is a park with an old mill you can tour, and some very nice walking and biking paths along the river. Sorry I can't be more specific, I haven't been there in a few years. Pick up a copy of 'Romantic Days and Nights in Montreal' for lots of off the beaten track ideas.
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I'm already adding many of your suggestions to my itinerary--thanks!

I am especially interested in different walkable neighborhoods and small unsung or unusual museums.
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Alex,

Have you been to any of the following:

Marc-Aurèle Fortin Museum 118 St-Pierre in Old Montreal

Contemporary Art Museum Ste-Catherine at Jeanne-Mance (Place des Arts)

Stewart Museum on Ile Ste-Hélène?

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JQ,
1)yes, once
2) yes--many times!
3)no, I don't think so
Good ideas!
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I forgot to mention the Redfern Museum on the McGill campus. This is a very victorian feeling natural history museum, but check the hours it's open to the public.
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