• The Hochelaga sidewalk sale will be one of the last of the summer!
  • To make it even more special, there will be a beer garden and live wrestling match!

The end of season sales are coming fast. This is one of the last sidewalk sales of the summer where you can celebrate the end of long, hot days filled with shopping, beer and in this case, wrestling. 

Hochelaga is hosting its traditional sidewalk sale for four days over the long Labour Day weekend. Starting today, August 29 and ending September 1, over 80 exhibitors will line a kilometer of rue Ontario E. between Darling and Pie-IX for all your summer sale needs. 

This year they are changing things up a little with the opening of their very first beer garden, L'Amour et la Mousse. Ten brewers will be offering tastings at Place Simon-Valois, just enough to take the edge off of all that shopping. It officially opens tomorrow, Friday, night at 5 p.m., so you can have the chance to taste some local brewing talent. 

And if the introduction of a beer garden didn't already place this sidewalk sale in our top five, this next tidbit will: there will also be an outdoor wrestling gala with ICW wrestling on Saturday afternoon. And it will be held right next to the beer at Place Simon-Valois! Two heavenly worlds collide!

Putting the beer and wrestling aside for a moment, the sidewalk sale has over 250 creators, a changing room in case you need to try on some of your purchases, a mini-golf setup and a relax zone for when you need to take a little break and chill out along with a bunch of other surprises. 

If you want to sample some of the beer, reusable glasses will be on site but attendees are encouraged to bring their own beer mugs. There are so many great local brewers that will be there, you will want to taste them all. The brewers attending are: 

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Of course, there will be food on hand. And what's a beer garden without hot dogs? And these aren't just any dogs, they will be supplied by saucissier, William J. Walter Hochelaga.

Just a note, the wrestling Gala is scheduled for Saturday, August 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. but will be rescheduled for Sunday if there's rain (I already checked, it's supposed to be nice day with little chance of rain, phew).  

Even if you're over sidewalk sales, there is so much going on with Hochelaga's, you're sure to be entertained one way or another. 

Hochelaga Sidewalk Sale & Beer Garden 


August 29 & 30;  9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

August 31 & September 1; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Rue Ontario E. between Darling and Pie-IX 

Cost: Free


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