Neighbourhood Feature: Montréal’s Mile-End
Located north of the Plateau area and south of Little Italy, Mile-End is most notable for its funky boutiques, restaurants, cafés and multicultural appeal. It’s actually one of the oldest parts of the city, which many refer to as being home to some of the best bakeries in the world.
Besides the wide spectrum of art galleries and a thriving arts scene, there is so much more to explore in this happening neighbourhood. Here’s a round up some of the spots definitely worth making a stop at during your next trip to Montréal.
5170 St-Laurent, boutiquevestibule.com
Be prepared to find some of the trendiest home decor in this beautifully-designed boutique. It’s a true haven for those looking for the perfect handcrafted houseware and decorative pieces for every room of the house.
Photo provided by Boutique Vestibule
Boucle et Papier
5183 St Laurent Blvd, boucleetpapier.com
Far from the traditional stationary store, Boucle et Papier is a pretty, one-of-a-kind stationery shop and studio specializing in charming, cards, notebooks, prints and desk accessories. Be sure to check out their workshops schedule and their online shop.
159 Rue Bernard Ouest
What makes this floral shop so unique is the dreamy store façade adorned with hanging white birdcages and flower arrangements. The store owner, Tamey Lau, has a deep-rooted passion for flowers and is the only employee of the store, which opened its doors over 25 years ago. Stop by anytime to find Tamey building flower arrangements in her shop.
5134 St Laurent Blvd
Walk into this place and you will be delighted to find a wide-open area overflowing with a variety of freshly baked bread and other mouthwatering goodies. If the smell alone doesn’t excite you, the staff are friendly and are more than happy to help you pick out a flaky and delicious treat.