Best Zero Waste Shops in Canada

This month Canada pledged to implement a ban on single-use plastics as part of an international mission to reduce the catastrophic levels of disposable plastic that are clogging the earth's oceans and waterways. But for those of us who can't wait for the legislation to go into effect in 2021, we've put together a [...]

2019-06-23T10:54:38+00:00By |0 Comments

10 Green Stores in Montreal: Eco friendly shopping in French Canada

A cultural crossroads of North American, European and international immigrant lifestyles, Montreal really brings the whole world together in one vibrant city, on one dynamic island. So it's no surprise that Montrealers take global awareness seriously. Though they may not be quite as progressive as their West Coast compatriots in Vancouver, you can be [...]

2019-06-16T11:25:19+00:00By |0 Comments

11 Green Stores in Vancouver: Earth friendly shopping

Why are there so many health food stores and eco-boutiques in Vancouver?Well, if you know anything about North American geopolitics, then you probably know that the West Coast is sometimes referred to as the Left Coast. That's because the Pacific Coast is teeming with vegetarians, yogis, chiropractors, transvestites and tree huggers. OK, maybe that's a [...]

2019-06-16T10:17:53+00:00By |0 Comments

Green Shopping in Toronto: 11 Eco-friendly options

Notorious for their long, frigid winters, you might think that Canadians would look forward to a little dose of global warming. On the contrary, Canadians are among the most environmentally conscious citizens on earth. Climate change might allow them a few extra days of balmy t-shirt weather in the spring and fall, but it [...]

2019-06-16T10:13:17+00:00By |0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-11-15T20:45:24+00:00By |0 Comments

10 things to do in Montréal

Is it your first stay in Montréal? There are so many things to do in Montréal, so here is a short list of some places that you must see! Vieux-Montréal: The Vieux-Montréal is a historic district bordered by the impressive Saint Lawrence River. There are several important public places like the park Champ-de-Mars, Place [...]

2019-02-11T13:48:17+00:00By |0 Comments

Shopping in Canada: To do errands in Canada

As you can see in “Compared cost of living: Montréal versus Paris” shopping in Canada is a bit more expensive than in France. In this article we will compare supermarkets and share some advice to make your shopping in Montréal easier. First you have to know that there are plenty of supermarkets at different [...]

2018-06-01T11:23:38+00:00By |0 Comments

The Dépanneur

Looking for a shop open early in the morning and late in the evening, offering basic essential products, within walking distance? Try the dépanneur! The dépanneur, or "dép", is a convenience store, typically with a family-business atmosphere, which offers essential services to the community in the form of grocery and household items. The dépanneur [...]

2018-11-17T23:04:19+00:00By |0 Comments