Where to shop for specific products in Montréal, Québec

When you first arrive in Montréal, you may have some questions about what the best stores are to do your different types of shopping. You might have heard people mention SAQ, but don't know what they mean, or you may be wondering where to buy stationery. There are some shopping quirks specific to the [...]

Top 5 Free Food Festivals in Toronto

While most people come to Toronto to visit the events from a usual before-you-die list, like Toronto International Film Festival or St Patrick’s Day Parade, we suggest you attend the festivals with something actually worth dying for — the food. Here is the list of the top Food Festivals in Toronto you will be [...]

Pigging Out in Hogtown: The Best Restaurants of Toronto

As Canada’s biggest city, and the fifth largest city in North America, it’s well worth our time to consider the best restaurants of Toronto. But first, the title. If you’re not from around here, you may not be familiar with Toronto’s nickname (one of many, actually). The name “Hogtown” probably dates back to when [...]

Bring Your Own Wine restaurants in Canada

One of the most appreciated concepts in Canada is the 'Bring Your Own Wine' (BYOW) or 'Bring Your Own Beer' (BYOB) restaurant. As the name suggests, these restaurants allow you to bring your own bottle of wine or beer to accompany your meal. The BYOW and BYOB concept bring benefits for both you and [...]

What is La SAQ?

Congratulations on your move to Québec! Now it’s time for you to get to know your neighbours better, so why not invite them for dinner? The good old 'wine and dine' for a perfect social evening. But wait a moment...you find yourself at the supermarket shopping for the aforementioned meal, when you find that [...]

Who is that Tim Hortons you have coffee with every morning?

It is early in the morning; you just left the house, rushing to the next bus or subway station. Once you got on the public transport you realize that there are many people around you, holding red coffee mugs. Maybe there was just a coffee shop at the corner. 9am at work: coffee time! [...]

Cheers to Canadian beers

There is nothing better than a cold beer after a long day of working, traveling and unpacking. And when you relocate you will find a large assortment of Canadian beers to try! Before refrigerators were invented, Canada had the perfect climate to make beer, and this is why the European settlers and traders decided [...]

The Muslim Community and Halal Restaurants of Montréal

The Muslim community in Montréal has a population of well over 100,000 people, with strong ties to both their history and political matters. The Islamic center of Quebec is located in the St. Laurent borough of Montréal, offering services from prayer times, to marriage and burial services, while the Muslim Council of Montreal keeps people [...]

For the Vegetarians in Montréal

For vegetarians in Montréal, the options may at first seem limited, and always having to choose a salad or a meat-based meal without the meat can get old fast. Luckily, Montréal actually offers some great vegetarian restaurants and cafés that step away from the ordinary, and incorporate natural, tasty, and interesting ingredients. The Montréal [...]

Kosher Restaurants: the food of Montréal’s Jewish Community

Montréal has a Jewish community consisting of about 90,000 people, and is one of the largest in North America. Originally settling here in the late 1700s, as fur traders and merchants, the Jewish community quickly grew with families immigrating from Europe to join their relatives. Today, there are 22 Jewish day schools in Québec, [...]

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