Located in the cultural and tourism heart of Old Montreal, this neoclassic building dates from the mid-18th Century. It has been home to a city hall, a reception center, and public markets. In fact, following an 1849 fire in the Parliament Building, it became the seat of the United Canada Government. Today, following two restorations, the silver-domed building is used as an exhibition hall. It teems with sidewalk cafes, boutiques, souvenir shops and fine arts galleries. You will find everything from maps to fashion accessories and First People's art.
Named after the now-defunct Eaton's, once one of Canada's most recognizable trademarks, this bright and airy complex still attracts shoppers in search of renowned brands, under one roof. Though not as big or famous as Toronto's landmark shopping center, Montreal's version boasts dozens of stores, two food courts and a multi-screen cinema. Shoppers will find every significant North American shopping chain, and many American visitors flock to Montreal Eaton Centre for the discounts offered by Canadian currency conversion. A day-long shopping-spree is bound to happen!
Drawn & Quarterly, one of the world's premiere publishers of graphic novels as well as many other book gems, now has their flagship store sailing in Montreal. Framed by its brick walls, Drawn & Quarterly showcases local publishing houses, independent comics and small-run presses. It's like a well-curated art gallery with hand-picked objects, but the great thing is you can open these works of art and thumb through them. They also have book launches galore with the likes of Gaiman and McKean, as well as spiffy workshops on multifarious metiers. Check website to know more.
Place Rosemère is a large shopping mall in Rosemère. With over 200 retail outlets, the mall offers specialty products like clothing for men and women, fashion accessories, shoes, cosmetics, pharmacy among others. Take a break from all the shopping by having a quick meal in one of their restaurants from their food court. Check their website for sales and discounts.
An entertainment and shopping center on the outskirts of Montreal, Quartier DIX30 is an expansive shopping and entertainment district. The center features over 300 retail boutiques, dining and recreational spots including cinemas, spas, and restaurants. This lifestyle hub is a shopper's paradise and a great place to spend an afternoon of retail therapy. Cinema Cineplex, Hotel Alt, Breakout, and Spin Skatepark are a few of the top destinations here.
Bordered by Jeanne Mance Street, Saint Catherine, René Lévesque Boulevard and Saint-Urbain, Complexe Desjardins is a multi-functional arena that houses a shopping mall, corporate offices, and hotels in Montreal. Various commercial companies and government offices are located in this complex. Besides the commercial use, the complex is a great place to spend a day with its boutiques, restaurants, food courts and fitness center as well as the regular events that are hosted here.
Located in Bonsecours Market, part of the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec, Boutique des Métiers d'art du Québec presents the craftsmanship of the city's skilled artisans. Showcased pottery, glassware and wooden items reflect the creativity and intricacy involved in these creations. The eye-catching home decorative are perfect for any interiors. But you cannot miss the alluring jewelery collection displayed here. Step into this one-of-a-kind store and you would definitely not leave empty handed.
Diffusion Griff'3000 Quebec fashion offers trendy collection for both adults and children. Located in the Bonsecours Market, the boutique showcases stylish clothing and funky accessories for the fashion conscious men and women. If you like fur and leather coats, then you will find lots of options. The store also offers ready-to-wear clothes that your little ones. Being versatile and comfortable, the collection out here definitely adds spunk to your attire.
Located in Bonsecours Market, METO Bastien-Tremblay Jewelers offers the finest and fabulous jewelry. Designed by Jacques Bastien, the creations are a symbol of ethereal beauty. The classic decor adds to the splendid display of glittering jewelry. Crafted with great finesse for the youthful and elegant woman, these collections can be adorned by all.
Enter Boutique Arts en Mouvement in Bonsecours Market and you are sure to be lured by the captivating stuff offered here. If you have an eye for skilled craftsmanship, then this place offers the best of it through tastefully presented pieces of art. Chic and classic home decorative will redefine your interiors. Mystic articles, handcrafted gems and unique items on offer are the most ideal gifts for any occasion. If not as a gift, you are sure to buy these to spoil yourself. An essential stop, this place surely guarantees a visit again.
Steve's is a legend in Canada among professional and amateur musicians, guitarists especially. Stocking all things musical, from amplifiers to clarinets and sheet music (Mozart to Zeppelin), and employing a staff of genuine professionals, this store and its Toronto and Ottawa cousins are truly the source for anyone looking to buy (or rent) an instrument. They are unusually open to test drives, and some people spend all day trying out electric guitars and posing for the other customers.