St-Viateur (263 Rue Saint Viateur O), for example, has been in Montreal for over 50 years. Yes, guys, you read that right: this shop has been serving up fresh, hot bagels for more than half a century.
But that's not the only impressive fact about St-Viateur.
The shop was actually opened in 1957, by a man named Myer Lewkowicz.
Myer was a Jewish immigrant from Poland, who was invited to come to Canada in 1952 after being found by Jewish Immigration Aid Services of Canada. Before that, Myer spent time in a concentration camp; according to Myer, during that time, "all [he] dreamt of was a piece of bread".
In 1994, ownership passed on to Joe Morena, who had worked at the shop since he was 15. In 1974, he became part-owner of the bagel shop, and after Myer's passing, he brought in Marco Sbaino as his business partner.
Since then, St-Viatuer has been a family business, full of tradition and history.
They've expanded to tons of bagel cafes throughout the city (including in Monkland and DDO), but they're still selling fresh, hand-made bagels from their original 24/7 location in the Mile End. So, St-Viateur, keep doing you, because you're awesome.
Fall means cooler weather so you may not be spending as much time outdoors. That makes this the perfect time to stock up on plant friends to get you through the next several months, and there's a huge end-of-season sale happening at Montreal's iconic Dragon Flowers to help you do that.
According to an Instagram post from the family-run flower shop in the Mile End, all indoor houseplants are on sale, with discounts of up to 50%.
Montreal's Mile End skatepark is set to host a huge nighttime block party this September as part of MAPP_MTL's sixth edition.
The event, billed as "Montreal's projection mapping festival," is a celebration of digital art. The block party will feature monumental digital creations cast on the surrounding buildings, illuminating the skatepark as electronic music plays.
Local restaurant Nakamichi will be serving Japanese fried chicken and pastries over the course of the electric event.
In a press release, MAPP_MTL says there will also be a "small shopping area" showcasing local businesses.
Digital artworks will include work by artist Delphine Dussoubs (Dalkhafine) and minute-long projections by artists from Quebec and around the world, as well as what the festival describes as "works improvised by creators and members of the public [unfolding] in real-time."
Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
At a press conference on Thursday, Premier François Legault, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several other government representatives announced huge new investments into Canada's aerospace industry. These investments are set to create "more than 1,000" high-paying jobs in Quebec and the rest of Canada.
"The projects announced today are tangible platforms for creating exciting jobs," Aéro Montréal explained in a press release.