Things to do in the Mile-End

The Mile-End, a neighbourhood making up part of the Plateau Mont-Royal borough, is synonymous with eclecticism and multiculturalism. The artistic life and cultural diversity are highly developed there; they set the tone for independent shops, small cafes, gourmet restaurants and newly revealed works of art. Discover what to do in this hip, metropolis neighbourhood!

Le Dépanneur Café

206 rue Bernard O, Montréal, QC H2T 2K4

Looking for a cozy, simple place to sip your latte in the heart of the Mile-End? Le Dépanneur café offers food, coffee and local bands in a friendly atmosphere amid rustic decor. Check out the temporary exhibits that line the walls.

St-Viateur Bagel

263, rue Saint-Viateur O, Montréal, QC H2V 1Y1

The legendary Saint-Viateur Bagel Bakery needs no introduction; its homemade bagels baked in a wood-burning oven have been setting the standard since 1957. Its famous recipes and techniques come from Eastern Europe. Emblematic of the metropolis, the place attracts many tourists and even celebrities.

Local Montreal Tours

555 local 200 rue de Gaspé, Montréal, QC H2T 2A3

Local Montreal Tours’ guided "La visite gourmande du Mile-End” (Gourmet tour of Mile-End) brings together culture and gastronomy with great success. This adventure allows you to visit five unique and diverse neighbourhood locations. Just like a local, you’ll enjoy vegan falafel, local meats, raw milk cheeses, handmade Italian gnocchi and much more.

Theatre Rialto

5723, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H2

The Théâtre Rialto, initially designed as a neighbourhood cinema, presents various evening musical shows. The historical monument plays host to exhibitions by Mile-End artists, but is well worth a visit in its own right for its beautiful façade modeled after the Paris Opera and its richly decorated neo-baroque interior.

Buvette Chez Simone

4869, av du parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E7

Looking for a really good bottle of wine? You’ll find it at the French-inspired La Buvette chez Simone. This neighbourhood establishment draws people with its bold wine menu and delicious appetizers (cold cuts, cheeses, etc.). During the summer, you can enjoy all it has to offer on its pleasant terrace.

Empire Exchange

5364 Boul Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2T 1S1

This vintage clothing store for women and men is full of unique finds. With its large inventory, the shop offers clothing, leather bags, boots, shoes, jewellery and various accessories from the 1950s to the 1980s. Yours to discover!

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