Single All The Way is Netflix's first gay rom-com and IMDb describes it as a movie about a guy, Peter, who — "desperate to avoid his family's judgment about his perpetual single status" — convinces his best friend, Nick, to come home with him for the holidays and pretend they're now dating.
It stars Jennifer Coolidge (Stifler's mom from American Pie) and Jennifer Robertson (Jocelyn from Schitt's Creek), both of whom spent time in Montreal while shooting the film.
If you watched the movie, did you recognize any of the locations as being in Montreal? The movie was also shot in a couple of other parts of Quebec: Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and Bromont. You can check out Netflix's interactive map of all the locations for more details. Or check out the Montreal spots in person, using the list below.
About The Scene: "McKibbin’s, a cozy Irish pub in the heart of Montreal, stands in for Lisa’s pub, where Peter and James go for a drink after the Nativity play," Netflix in Your Neighbourhood explains. The production used the rue Bishop location near Concordia University but there are four McKibbin’s locations in the Montreal area.
Scene: "Peter hints to his sister on the phone that he might be bringing a 'surprise' home for Christmas from a trendy L.A. bakery. The location used for this scene is actually the interior of Maman, a charming patisserie and restaurant," Netflix in Your Neighbourhood says. Maman, a famous bakery that's originally from New York City, opened its Montreal location in Griffintown in 2019.
Address: Île Sainte-Hélène and Île Notre-Dame Montréal, QC
Scene: "Parc Jean-Drapeau is a stunning park made up of two islands in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, and is used as the New Hampshire forest where Peter takes photos of Nicholas for his client’s marketing campaign," says Netflix in Your Neighbourhood. Of course, if you're a Montrealer, you probably already knew how gorgeous and versatile this site — home to Jean-Doré Beach, Osheaga and, now, Peter and Nicholas' photoshoot — truly is!
Scene: The West Island also makes an appearance in this holiday rom-com. "In Single All the Way, Peter shows up at Bridgewater Spin & Fit for a blind date, where he meets James for the first time. Filming for this scene took place at Custom Conditioning, a full service health & fitness studio located just outside of Montreal in Pointe-Claire, Quebec," according to Netflix in Your Neighbourhood.
The beloved sitcom Friends may have been taken off Netflix, but that doesn't mean there aren't ways to see scenes from your favourite show in action.
Besides downloading Crave and actually watching the episodes, you can also snag yourself some tickets to the Friends musical that's making its way to Montreal in February 2022.
You can see Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Joey, Ross, and Chandler at Théâtre Maisonneuve in this iconic New York City off-Broadway on Sunday, February 27, 2022.
"FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV's Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life and love in 1990s Manhattan," the description reads.
Songs you'll get to hear during the FRIENDS! The Musical Parody include:
"495 Grove Street – How Can We Afford This Place?"
"How You Doin'?" – Joey
"We Were On A Break!" – Ross
"Oh. My. God. It's Janice!" – Janice
"Will They or Won't They?" – Ross and Rachel
"The Ballad of Fat Monica"
"Could I BE Anymore...In Love with You" – Chandler
"The One Where We Make a Million Dollars an Episode"
"We'll Always Be There For You"
Tickets go on sale on October 28 at 10 a.m. on Evenko's website.
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody
Courtesy of FRIENDS! The Musical Parody
Address: Théâtre Maisonneuve — 260, boul. de Maisonneuve O. 2nd floor, Montreal, QC
When: February 27, 2022
Why You Need To Go: To see and hear Friends in a whole new light.
In a Facebook post announcing festival dates for 2022, îLESONIQ also announced that it was expanding from two days to three days. That means festival-goers get a whole extra day of DJs and dancing this August.
The popular electronic music festival is set to take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 5 to 7, 2022.
Plus, there's also an "îLESONIQ EN VILLE" event scheduled for August 4.
If you missed ÎleSoniq this past weekend and are still hoping to experience a live outdoor music festival before the cold weather hits, you're in luck. After having to cancel last year, Osheaga is finally happening again from October 1 to 3, 2021.