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.  

Boutique Vestibule

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.

Boutique Vestibule, MTL

Boutique Vestibule

Shop at Boutique Vestibule

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.

Storefront Boucle & Papier

Inside Boucle & Papier

Wall hangings in Boucle and Papier

Dragon Flowers

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.  

Outside of Dragon Flowers

Arrangements at Dragon Flowers

Bike full of flowers in front of Dragon Flowers\Hanging birdcages at Dragon Flowers

Guillaume Bakery

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.

Guillaume Bakery

Freshly baked goods at Guillaume Bakery

Baked goods at Guillaume Bakery