"You will, of course, be able to enjoy what downtown businesses have to offer you : an umissable shopping experience! But you will also be amazed by several surprises that we have in store for you and something new for this edition!" reads Montréal centre-ville's announcement.
Past events have featured hundreds of boutiques and restaurants, musicians, DJs, graffiti artists, acrobats and exclusive deals as Sainte-Catherine shopfronts move forward onto the pedestrian-only street.
According to Montréal centre-ville, more information about programming will be released soon via its Facebook and Instagram pages. Stay tuned for details!
La Sainte-Catherine Célèbre
Price: Free entry
When: September 10 to 12, 2021
Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine (pedestrianized between Rue de Bleury and Rue Chomedey)
Why You Need To Go: Make the most of September by getting outside for a well-loved activity: shopping! Sainte-Catherine shopfronts move onto the street to become what's billed as Canada's largest sidewalk sale.
Address: 21, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: La Graine Brûléelée is hands down one of the best study spots in Montreal, considering it's open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday (and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday), giving you plenty of time to get your sh*t done.
Why You Need To Go: If you're a McGill student, this cafe is conveniently close to campus — in case you need to run to class the second you finish an essay. It's also open 24/7, so this spot has you covered no matter what time of day you choose to be productive.
Why You Need To Go: Café Bazin is the perfect spot to spend the day doing work because you'll feel like you're sipping coffee in Paris rather than Montreal. A little mental travel helps the day go by faster!
"Around 10:15 a.m. a call was placed to 9-1-1 concerning a person who was injured by a knife, on rue Sainte-Catherine, near rue du Fort, in the Ville-Marie borough," SPVM spokesperson Véronique Comtois confirmed.
According to Montreal police, a conflict escalated between the suspect, a 33-year-old man and the victim, a 65-year-old man, which resulted in the victim being injured "in the upper body with a sharp object."
The victim was brought to the hospital and is said to currently be in "critical condition."
"Regarding the suspect, a 33-year-old man was arrested not far from the scene and transported to the detention centre. He will meet investigators in the next few hours," Comtois said.
Montreal's Le Boulevard shopping centre can stay in business after all. The news comes following an April announcement that Le Boulevard would be closing its doors after 68 years in operation, as the city of Montreal prepared to take over the property rights for the extension of the Société de transport de Montreal (STM)'s blue line.
According to a news release by Quebec's Ministry of Transport, the iconic shopping centre can remain open past December 1 when the STM officially becomes the owner of the property.
"One of the goals of the work was to limit the project's impact on the shopping centre and the activities of merchants," reads the ministry's statement.
The task force proposed revising the size of the terminal, the parking area and the centre's storage space for construction materials in order to preserve the building as a solution so that merchants could have the opportunity to continue to sell goods and services to shoppers, the news release says.
According to the ministry, the Quebec government's acquisition of the shopping centre was a decision made by the Tribunal administratif du Québec and was not foreseen by the STM.
At the time this was written, Le Boulevard's Facebook page was no longer active.
Most apartments in Montreal have a certain reputation. Charming spiral staircases in spring become ice-covered treks by winter. Once-amusing wonky floors make you feel seasick, and your landlord still hasn't replied about the hot water problem.
If you're a longtime Montrealer or someone who is calling the city home for the first time, consider this an intervention. It doesn't have to be this way!
Conveniently located in downtown Montreal is an apartment building that's super well thought out and loaded with amenities. It's a place where they do something when your dishwasher breaks.
Called LaCité, this residence has everything you could need (and maybe a few things you didn't know you needed) all in one place. Essentials like 24-hour security, on-site laundry and storage lockers are part of the community here, of course, but what makes this building that much more impressive are the added bonuses.
LaCité is pretty much a city unto itself, and one of the few places in Montreal that takes all-in living to the next level. We're talking access to a full-service health and wellness facility complete with a fitted-out gym, tennis court and even a heated outdoor pool with a swim-up bar for relaxing all summer long.
LaCité also connects directly to underground shopping at Les Galeries Du Parc. That's a plus in any season, but especially during winter when other folks have to battle the snow to access the shops from outside.
You can literally take the elevator, do your grocery shopping at Metro, grab your toiletries from Uniprix, stop at the SAQ for a bottle of vino and be back in your apartment, all without even having to put on a coat.
You're also just a few steps away from Marché Eden's organic grocery store, Cinéma du Parc and a whole bunch of delicious restaurants like Le Restaurant Dumpling Shop, Farrouj and Tipsy Cow for classic bar food.
Each unit includes plenty of windows for natural light and air conditioning. Heating, hydro and hot water are also included in the rent, as are your appliances. Tenants cover their internet and furniture - that's it.
And now that Rover has a lovely place to call home, there are some of the city's more iconic areas to explore all within walking distance, like Parc Jeanne Mance, the Plateau, Quartier des Spectacles and Montreal's downtown.
If you're a student, living at LaCité could probably add a lot of convenience to your busy schedule, especially since it’s just a five-minute walk from McGill. With all the amenities included, knowing it's all taken care of back home can help you focus on other things and enjoy your free time.
Just think of shopping on Ste-Catherine, strolling through Place des Arts or taking time to spot street art on St-Laurent. Add to that an outdoor picnic at the foot of Mont-Royal and this, friends, is what it means to be living life to the fullest.
Units range from neat studio apartments to four-bedroom suites perfect for sharing with three of your closest friends (and your two cats). And if you have family visiting (when we're all allowed to see each other again), LaCité offers fully-furnished, short-term stays available for a minimum of one month.
Plus, whenever you might need help with something, LaCité has a 24-hour customer-care system that can be accessed by phone or the web. Just call up the 100% bilingual team to have your problem fixed within 24 hours.
If how you live is just as important to you as where you live, there are a few reasons you may want to look to LaCité for your next Montreal apartment.