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la cantine

Montreal Old Port waterside restaurant La Cantine is now hosting brunch every Sunday through September 25. The spot is known for pulling after-work crowds to its cool 5 à 7 events during the week with live DJs, gourmet eats and refreshing drinks by the duo behind popular Villeray café Saison des pluies.

As of July 24, it's opening earlier one day on the weekend and adding bottomless pitchers of the most popular late-morning cocktail to the menu. You can keep the mimosas flowing at your table for two hours ($35), while you enjoy a midday meal and cool off from the breeze of the Saint Lawrence River. Single glasses of the OJ/Champagne concoction go for $11 each.

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What's better than a long weekend? Back-to-back long weekends!

With so much going on in Montreal this summer, what better way to take advantage of yet another long weekend than with an array of festivities that will certainly make it one to remember.

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A new riverside cantina with a massive terrasse and breathtaking view of the Saint Lawrence is opening in Montreal's Old Port. Aire Commune's La Cantine launches on June 17 with gourmet snacks, drinks, and over a dozen wines.

The space will serve seasonal dishes, like lobster rolls from Bas Saint-Laurent ($16) and squid salad ($18), created by the duo behind popular Villeray café Saison des pluies. The menu also features shareable side dishes, including fried cauliflower and pepperoncini ($12), meatballs with tomato sauce ($12), and even salted caramel popcorn ($6). The snacks are meant to pair with the spot's wine list and selection of local beers and cocktails.

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