One of Montreal’s favourite museums, the Musée d’art contemporain (MAC) will be suspending activities for five months beginning June 28 to make way for extensive renovations. The museum building at Place des Arts, meanwhile, is set to close until 2025.
In the interim, beginning in November 2021, the museum will relocate just a short jaunt down rue Sainte-Catherine in an 11,000-square-foot space in Place Ville-Marie, complete with "an exhibit space, a projection room and a creative workshop for [educational] programs."
"To our great regret, the magnitude of the transformation project for the MAC, at the heart of Place des Arts, is entering a phase that is incompatible with welcoming visitors," John Zeppetelli, director and curator of the MAC, said in a press release.
Zeppetelli added that transferring the MAC to Place Ville-Marie "is a gigantic and extremely complex project, which requires rigorous planning, but which also marks the beginning of a particularly exciting new chapter in the history of the museum, namely the beginning of the expansion project."
The new MAC space at Place Ville-Marie will open at the corner of Mansfield and Cathcart in downtown Montreal.
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Whenever the sun gets a little less strong, I begin to crave comforting foods that stick to my bones and keep me warm, especially on those nights I'm eating solo. And, luckily for us, Montreal restaurants know how to serve proper comfort food.
Comfort food to me is not a specific cuisine, it is, however, warm, filing, and a lot of the times full of cheese and carbs. And our city is full of any food you could ever dream of.
It's that comfort food time of the year. You know, when all you want to do is stay cozy inside and have a heaping plate of your favourite food at a delicious Montreal restaurant. For many of us, that's favourite is an oldie, but a goodie: mac n' cheese.
In fact, did you know that Canadians eat more mac n' cheese per capita than anywhere else in the world.
And even a few that take it to the absolute extreme.
Montrealers don't mess around. Then again, do we ever when it comes to food?
Next time you've got a craving for a taste of nostalgia or are in need of some serious comfort food, check out these seven spots for mac n' cheese in the city.
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L'Gros Luxe is one of those places that makes you feel at home and like you're in the trendiest spot in town all at the same time. Next time you're craving mac n' cheese, you definitely have to try one of its three versions: classic, vegan and ribs.
If you're vegan and looking for an option to have some of everyone's favourite comfort food, head over to LOV. This version uses vegan mozzarella and cheese sauce and, as always, it's Local, Organic and Vegan (hence, LOV).
If it's called Le Cheese Truck, you know it's gotta have good one. Here, you can get a gorgeous bowl of mac n' cheese, served with green sugar peas, roasted cauliflower, homemade cheese sauce and caramelized cheese.
This may not be mac n' cheese per se, but to be fair, it's mac n' cheese on a burger and the puns, themselves are made of mac n' cheese. So, we'll let it slide! You can also get some as a side if you're looking for more.