Top Choice Books in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont

Drawn & Quarterly

The flagship store of this cult independent comic-book and graphic-novel publisher has become something of a local literary haven. Cool book launches take place here, and the quaint little shop sells all sorts of re…
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Quartier Latin & the Village

Camellia Sinensis

Right in front of the Cinéma Quartier Latin, this welcoming tea shop has more than 200 varieties of tea from China, Japan, India and elsewhere in Asia, plus quality teapots, tea accessories, books, and workshops suc…
Top Choice Vintage in Little Italy, Mile End & Outremont


This unclassifiable store named after a flea-market neighborhood in Athens calls itself a ‘hybrid curiosity shop/art space,’ but that doesn’t do justice to what illustrator Billy Mavreas sells: 1960s comic books, co…
Clothing in Downtown


Founded in 1866 as Canada’s first department store, Ogilvy has transformed itself into a collection of high-profile boutiques. When it was remodeled in the late 1920s the owner had a concert hall built on the 5th fl…
Art in Old Montréal

Galerie Le Chariot

This arts emporium claims to have the largest Inuit collection in Canada. Choose from First Nations art carved mainly from soapstone, as well as fur hats, mountain-goat rugs and fleecy moccasins.
Music in Downtown

Cheap Thrills

It's easy to lose track of time as you browse through this big selection of used books and music (CDs and some vinyl), both with a mainstream and offbeat bent and sold at bargain prices.
Books in Quartier Latin & the Village


Behind the art-deco portals you’ll find Montréal’s oldest and largest book and record shop, an emporium that boasts CDs and books, plus assorted musical supplies such as pianos and sheet music.
Art in Old Montréal

Galerie St-Dizier

This spacious old gallery has always been at the forefront of the avant-garde scene in Montréal. Works are split between local and heavyweight artists known abroad, including Besner, St-Pierre and Tetro. Its forte i…
Sex & Fetish in Quartier Latin & the Village


Montréal’s biggest gay sex store is well plugged into mainstream erotic wares (DVDs, mags and books), and also has high-quality clothing with a titillating edge – shrink-wrapped jeans, but also a vast choice of blac…
Art in Quartier Latin & the Village


One of several interesting shops along this stretch of Amherst, Daniel Roberge’s bright gallery focuses on contemporary art from Québec and Canadian artists such as Michel Roy and Danièle DeBlois.