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One of Montréal’s most iconic spots, Saint-Laurent Boulevard offers up an effusive, eclectic and multicultural mix of things to see and do, indoors and out, any time of the day. Which is exactly why everyone loves “The Main”!
People of all stripes and colours converge at this buzzy hub—a north-south stretch that divides the city into east and west, to be exact—to shop, eat, drink and mingle, and check out some of the city’s hottest new trends.
A go-to for designer and vintage fashions, contemporary furniture, cool jewelry and unique décor items, it never ceases to surprise with its panoply of choices. Foodies love the boulevard’s exciting and accessible culinary scene, with choices ranging from budget-friendly eateries to arty cafés to upscale restaurants offering flavours from the four corners of the earth.
Its nightlife is legendary too, with crowds converging in laid-back brewpubs, trendy clubs, cheeky cabarets, karaoke bars, dance halls and divebars until the wee hours of the morning. The unique venues here are also choice picks for catching hot artists and up-and-coming acts: just think, you might be lucky enough to see the next big thing!
In warmer weather, the strip is also host to colourful festivals, weekend-long sidewalk sales and art on a major scale with the incredibly popular MURAL Festival, the most important urban art festival in North America.
One thing’s for sure when you step out onto Saint-Laurent Boulevard—whether you’re going out a leisurely brunch, window shopping or meeting friends for a fun night out—, you get a slice of the real Montréal here.