Take a tour of summer 2022’s seasonal installations

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard has been written for over 10 years. She specializes in lifestyle, tourism, travel and food, she writes as much for the media as for companies, agencies, freelancers or associations. Always in search of innovative concepts and good addresses, she is also constantly preparing her next trip.

This article was updated on April 1, 2022.

Gourmet food under the open sky, cool public spaces and beaches, reinvented parks and activities for the whole family await you this summer. Discover the best of what Montréal has to offer!

Marché des Éclusiers: 5 à 7 by the water and Québec’s finest terroir products

How about a gourmet bite in a simply gorgeous décor? The Old Port’s Marché des Éclusiers is home to a seasonal restaurant, coffee bar, farmer’s market, (every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and fine food store teeming with delicious artisanal products from local producers. Enjoy small dishes on site or load up your picnic basket and bring your checkered blanket to the bucolic banks of the canal.

400 De la Commune Street West
Starting May 15, 2022

 

Village au Pied-du-Courant: your waterfront getaway

The Village au Pied-du-Courant the one-of-a-kind riverside (i.e. the fabulous St. Lawrence) retreat in the heart of Montréal is back better than ever post-pandemic. With its fun and beachy ambiance, this is an excellent spot to meet friends for cocktails.

2100 Notre-Dame Street East, along the St. Lawrence River, at the foot of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
Thursday to Sunday
2022 dates to come

 

The Jardin de La Pépinière: your new backyard

This space located on the lots of the Studios Giovanelli in Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is like a giant family terrasse/garden with lush planters, vegetable and decorative plants and fruit tree. Open year-long, you can bring the kids here to play, have a snack on the large terrasse and inhale the aromatic scents of the kitchen garden and urban orchard. You can also telework in the shade of the trees, play petanque, take a yoga and dance class or attend an urban agriculture, zero waste or gardening workshop. Come check out this inspiring and verdant retreat!

3081 Ontario Street East (Studios Giovanelli)
From June to September 2022

Montréal’s Asian market: a spotlight on Chinatown

Montréal’s very populaire Asian market is back for a second year with a massive outdoor Asian food market, with half a dozen permanent kiosks, a bar and occasional weekend nights with many pop-up kiosks all summer long!

Oasis | Place des souhaits, on the corner of Saint-Laurent and René-Lévesque
From June to September 2022

Marché Angus: don’t miss it!

Looking for a place to enjoy that sweet sunny vibe, cool down and have a snack? Head to the Marché Angus, back for another summer season. Buy fresh local foods that come in a kaleidoscope of colours and flavours, and support local producers and artisans with your purchases. Fruit, vegetables, jams, herbs, cheeses, charcuteries: everything you need to create a diverse and delicious menu. Getting hot? You can always stop off at the terrasse and beer counter to quaff a cold one!

William-Tremblay Street, facing Parc Jean-Duceppe
Every Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., May 20 to October 28, 2022

 

Les Marchés Fermiers du Plateau: unleash your inner locavore

An initiative by the Maison de l’amitié community centre, this market is the ideal spot to do your grocery shopping. Stock up on Québec products such as bread, pastries, flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, maple syrup, honey and meat. Seriously, all these fresh and fabulous markets throughout the Plateau make you feel like you’re been transported somewhere else!

 

Marché Laurier, Place du Coteau-Saint-Louis, 475 Laurier Avenue East (Laurier métro station, north exit) // May 19 to November 20, 2022 // Thursday – 3 to 7 p.m. // Sunday – 12 to 4 p.m.  

Marché Saint-Louis, Square Saint-Louis (Sherbrooke métro station on the side of Saint-Denis Street) // June 14 to October 25, 2022 // Tuesday – 3 to 7 p.m.

Marché Baldwin, Terrasse Mercure, Parc Baldwin (corner Rachel and Fullum, 29 bus) // June 15 to October 26, 2022 // Wednesday – 3 to 7 p.m.

Le réseau îlots d’été d’Aire Commune: a different way of working

Aire commune is back for its second year with a network of outdoor workspaces with 30 streamlined designs that feature free WiFi and electricity, no reservations needed. Whether you’re on the banks of the Lachine Canal, in the heart of Little Italy or in downtown Montréal, you can settle in comfortably with your computer in more than nine Montréal boroughs.

2022 dates to come

La Bronzette: the perfect spot to catch some rays

Located in the heart of La Brise du Large's new waterfront park in Lachine, la Bronzette is a relaxation area designed by the Aire Commune team. Enjoy amazing cultural activities, a refreshment service and lazing around: the ideal place to enjoy the summer and meet great people!

1800 Chemin des Iroquois in Lachine
2022 dates to come

Nouvelle Vague: co-work under the sun

This open-air co-working space, created by the Îlot84 team, has dropped anchor on the quays of the Old Port. At the edge of the water, Nouvelle vague offers you an inviting place to work, relax and meet up with fellow teleworkers in the neighbourhood. Meeting rooms fitted out in containers, free WiFi, workspaces with electrical outlets, a café, bar and restaurant are sure to get your creative juices flowing this summer!

2 rue de la Commune West
2022 dates to come

Laure Juilliard

Laure Juilliard has been written for over 10 years. She specializes in lifestyle, tourism, travel and food, she writes as much for the media as for companies, agencies, freelancers or associations. Always in search of innovative concepts and good addresses, she is also constantly preparing her next trip.

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