So I've recently been spending a lot of time in the Montreal borough of St-Henri and I just have to tell you guys about how I have fallen in love with this place.\nALSO READ: Gorgeous Former Churches In Montreal Are Getting New Lives As Trendy Venues\nTucked between Westmount and the Lachine Canal, St-Henri has long played a vital role in the Montreal economy. Former industrial centres and workers' housing dot the neighbourhood.\nRecently, the neighbourhood has undergone major changes. As new condo developments sprout along the canal, new investment and "trendy" business have also come into the area. The main commercial street, Rue Notre Dame Ouest, has also been completed renovated to be more accessible and aesthtically pleasing.\nOf course, such developments have also led to gentrification. As prices increase, longtime St-Henri residents and institutions have been displaced. So when visiting or moving to the area, it's important to be responsible and shop locally.\nListed below are some of the restaurants, activities, and features that make St-Henri truly unique in Montreal, including both old and new institutions.\nSt-Henri is accessible by Lionel-Groulx and Place St-Henri metro stations. It's definitely worth a day trip!\nView this post on Instagram Authentique 👌🏼 #foodie #diner #1940s #foodiemtl #oldies #oldiesbutgoodies #classic A post shared by LeGreenSpot (@greenspot1947) on May 22, 2018 at 2:19pm PDT\nGreenspot Diner\nThe Greenspot is an insanely popular staple of life in St-Henri. It is a classic American-style diner founded in the 1940s with a Quebec twist. Besides diner classics like milkshakes and burgers, it also has an entire menu devoted to different kinds of poutine. The place is like a time capsule with juke boxes at every table. Though recent improvements also keep it up to twenty-first century standards. And please, if you go there, try the cheese cake!\nView this post on Instagram La saison des fleurs se poursuit au marché Atwater! Quelles sont vos fleurs et plantes préférées? 🌿🌸 #racontetonmarché . . The flower season continues in full bloom at Atwater market! What are your favorite summer flowers and plants? 🌿🌸 #racontetonmarché . . . #marcheatwater #marchespublicsmtl #publicmarket #atwatermarket #mtlmoments #mangerquebec #mangerlocal #eatlocal #supportlocal #marketplace #printemps #spring #produitsfrais #alimentsduquebec #mtlfood #mtlfoodie #mtlfoodies #fleurs #flowers #flowerslovers #flowerstagram A post shared by Marché Atwater (@marcheatwater) on Jun 11, 2018 at 3:12pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram La saison des petits fruits bat son plein! Quelle est votre recette préférée pour cuisiner et mettre en vedette les délicieux bleuets du Québec dans vos assiettes? 💙 . . . #Racontetonmarché #marcheatwater #marchespublicsmtl #publicmarket #atwatermarket #mtlmoments #mangerquebec #mangerlocal #eatlocal #supportlocal #marketplace #produitsfrais #alimentsduquebec #mtlfood #mtlfoodies #mtlfoodie #summer #summertime #été A post shared by Marché Atwater (@marcheatwater) on Jul 30, 2018 at 8:54am PDT\nAtwater Market\nThe Atwater Market is one of the city's largest. The sprawling complex is right next to the Lachine Canal and includes both indoor and outdoor shops. The main structure is an incredible piece of architecture from the 1930s with clocktower that is a symbol of the neighbourhood. Right between the canal and market is also a large deck that is a favourite hang-out spot among locals. It even has above-head mist sprinklers to keep visitors cool!\nView this post on Instagram Un petit arrêt au Pôle des Saveurs pour le lunch? 😋🧡 . . 📷 @janetchung1018 . . #racontetonmarché #marcheatwater #marchespublicsmtl #publicmarket #atwatermarket #mtlmoments #mangerquebec #mangerlocal #eatlocal #supportlocal #marketplace #été #summer #summertime #produitsfrais #alimentsduquebec #mtlfood #mtlfoodie #mtlfoodies #lucillesaumarche #lepetitsao #lepetitsaomarché A post shared by Marché Atwater (@marcheatwater) on Jul 4, 2018 at 5:07am PDT\nAtwater Market restaurants\nThe restaurants deserve their own post. At the front of the market is a food court featuring about one dozen local vendors. Everything is absolutely delicious. I've spent hours at one of the picnic tables sipping bear and eating tacos.\nView this post on Instagram Canal weekends. . . . #lachine #canal #Channel #dam #Montreal #Mill #River #stlawrence #skyporn #hangars #port #oldport #water #picnic #sailing A post shared by Guy (@itsguyts) on Aug 5, 2018 at 2:49pm PDT\nLachine Canal\nThe Lachine Canal forms the south-eastern boundary of the neighbourhood. This water passage enabled ships to bypass the Lachine rapids and led to an economic boom that first put Montreal on the world map. Today, it features dozens of parks and a bike path that stretches all the way from the Old Port to the neighbourhood of lachine. The ride is as beautiful as it is educational. Posters provide information on the many nineteenth-century industrial buildings that line the waterway. Just across from the Atwater Market in Poine-St-Charles you can also rent a paddle boat!\nView this post on Instagram Clouds and sunshine ⛅️ Cocktails and friends 🍹 Life is good on canal lounge! Nuages et soleil⛅️Cocktails et amis🍹La vie est bonne au Canal Lounge⚓️#canallounge #summer2018 #canallachine #marcheatwater #montreal A post shared by Canal Lounge (@canallounge) on Aug 2, 2018 at 11:47am PDT\nThere's a bar on the canal\nThe Canal Lounge is an actual boat on the canal! If you're lucky you can sit right at the bow and get sweeping views of the waterway and people enjoying its many recreational activities.\nView this post on Instagram Scarlet Cocktail #foiegwa A post shared by Foiegwa French Diner (@foiegwa) on Jul 25, 2018 at 10:21am PDT\nFoiegwa\nThe Foiegwa has quickly become one of the most popular brunch spots in the entire city. At the corner of Ave. Atwater and Rue Notre-Dame, the restaurant is a chic take on classic American diners.\nVia Marmite su'l feu\nMarmite Su'l Feu\nThis charming little restaurnt serves classic cuisine from the French island of Réunion. Let me tell you: my life has never been the same since dining there. Its cheery bright atmosphere complements the bursts of flavour in its food.\nView this post on Instagram Still up. Still true #ftp A post shared by Jessica Sabogal (@jessicasabogal) on Jul 31, 2018 at 11:13am PDT\nMurals and graffiti\nSt-Henri is quickly becoming a destination for street artists. It not only features dozens of murals, including a brand new one by Samira and Andreas von Chrzanowski, but also gorgeous graffiti on vacant industrial factories. The mural pictured above by indigenous artist Jessica Sabogal has received a lot of attention because of the recurrent vandalism that has defaced it. You can check out the artist's instagram account here.\nView this post on Instagram Welcome back old friend! 🌴 #keylimepie #summertime #Rustique A post shared by Rustique (@rustiquepies) on Jun 2, 2018 at 9:32am PDT\nThere's a store entirely devoted to pie\nThe Rustique Pie Kitchen and café is a must-visit for Montrealers with a sweet tooth. It's a lot of fun just to gaze upon the cute little store's wide selection. There are even miniature pies for those who only want a snack.\nView this post on Instagram Canada 🇨🇦 day long weekend!! Hope it’s as sweet as my hubby’s pancakes ! Xoxo #brunchlife #jewsihfood #quebecoriginal #montrealfood 📷 @karolinajezphotography A post shared by Arthurs (@arthursmtl) on Jul 2, 2018 at 5:56am PDT\nArthur's\nArthur's is a delicious jewish nosh bar that serves all kinds of incredible baked and breakfast treats. There's also bagel and lox on top of caesars. And you have to check out the restaurant instagram account.\n@sataybrothersembedded via\nSatay Brothers\nAsk any resident of St-Henri for food recommendations and they'll insist you go to Satay Brothers. What began as a stand at the Atwater Market is now a famous restaurant serving Singaporean street-food cuisine to a wider audience! Check out the website here!\nVia McAuslan\nMcAuslan Brewery Terrace\nThe McAuslan brewery is tucked away among abandoned industrial buildings. But its terrace is one of the neighbourhood's best-kept secrets. It's the perfect shady spot to enjoy some beers with friends.\nVia Ville de Montreal\nThe architecture\nSt-Henri has an architectural variety that might be greater than any other area in the city. With several art-deco buildings, workers' row houses, and merchants' mansions, the neighbourhood offers much visual interest to the common pedestrian.