Comfort Hotel & Suites Downtown
1600 rue St-Hubert
Montreal, QC H2L 3Z3
Phone: (514) 849-3214
Fax: (514) 849-9812
1600 rue St-Hubert, Montreal, QC, CA, H2L 3Z3
- Phone: (514) 849-3214
- Fax: (514) 849-9812
Government owned corporation SAQ has a number of stores and branches spread out across Quebec. Stocking a large variety of Wines and Liquors, it's the perfect place to pick up alcohol, especially wine. This particular branch is well located close to the metro, and stocks a selection of Red, White and Sparkling wines as well as high end Whiskeys, Vodkas and other Liquors.
This relatively new candy store is run by a couple of certifiable candy fanatics, and has already attracted a loyal following. Featuring dozens of varieties of sweets in bulk (including a full array of Jelly Belly jelly beans), fudge and slush, you can easily ride an all-day sugar high after a visit. It is also noted for its large selection of PEZ candy, including one of the owner's personal stash of collectibles.
If you are a tea lover then Camellia Sinensis will win your heart over. This is an adorable tea-room located at the Rue Émery. The place is very peaceful, lit with yellow lights that accent the Asian decor around. Once you make yourself comfortable, go over the menu and order for something regular or be adventurous and try something new; neither will disappoint you. Tea arrives in cute little Asian tea pots with delicate baked goods or slices of fresh fruits. If you like something you tasted then head over to their boutique and buy the product.
Manga-Thé is an original bookstore where customers can enjoy traditional Japanese tea and pastries while reading from their selection of manga books.
Bringing his experience in the fashion world in France, Italy, Japan and Spain, Montreal designer Helmer Joseph returned to his hometown to create knit, embroidery, art and textile designs. He crafts costumes for the stage, wedding dresses and zany outfits using a blend of various styles and techniques, as well as limited edition wares under the brand name Helmer. His elegant creations are distributed in various capitols around the globe.
Retro rules the day at this landmark used record shop on Rue St-Denis. The window display is promising enough, with its collage of 1960s and '70s icons and, most impressively, a mint-condition Robie Jr robot. Inside you will find an awesome collection of more than 15,000 CD and vinyl titles, a knowledgeable staff and innumerable kitschy artifacts. Specialties include soul and techno, but Beatnick really impresses with its unpredictable stock of nostalgic French-language oddities. It is popular among serious collectors and DJs, so dabblers be warned: it isn't cheap.
Run by Louise Bouchard, one of Quebec's foremost herbalists, this upscale boutique pampers its customers with plants and herbs, essential oils, cosmetics, gifts, herbal teas and outstanding service. Aside from running one of the finest such stores in North America, Bouchard imparts her knowledge to the next generation at l'Herbolist College in Montreal. Manufactured in-house and claiming myriad restorative powers, the teas are a perfect complement to the house brand cosmetics, soaps and lotions. The beautifully decorated interior attracts throngs of rue St-Denis shoppers in search of some serenity.
One of Montreal's premier sources for French-language hardcover comics, rare books and CDs, this browser's paradise is also located in the midst of a perfect day's shopping on Rue St-Denis. Favorites like Tintin, Asterix and Obelix keep company with rare volumes of crime fiction, some first editions, posters, original drawings and a wacky assortment of used CDs. It is a great place to find a gift, and collectors with a taste for francophone literature will find few more impressive resources in the city.
This is the flagship store of Archambault Music, an entertainment-centered outlet which features a large selection of music, DVDs, books, magazines, games and toys. This is the first of the brand, which now has several outlets throughout the province, specializing in Quebec cultural products, and making it the largest music store in the province. You can also buy their products online, including sometimes hard-to-find French music. Archambault prides itself for its involvement in the cultural community and has been awarded the prestigious ADISQ record store of the year for thirteen years. Call ahead for more
For people who like delicate and beautiful pieces of art, Studio Gogo Glass is the right option. Located in the Bonsecours Market, this boutique showcases creative blown-glass designs by the duo Annie Michaud and Karine Bouchard. Citrus-reamer, mortar & pestles, vases, paperweights and kitchenware include some of their creations. Also, on offer, are light fixtures, trophies, candle holders, gifts and sculptures. This studio also accepts large custom orders. So head to this place to have a g(c)lassy experience.
Steve's is a legend in Canada among professional and amateur musicians, guitarists especially. Stocking all things musical, from amplifiers to clarinets and sheet music (Mozart to Zeppelin), and employing a staff of genuine professionals, this store and its Toronto and Ottawa cousins are truly the source for anyone looking to buy (or rent) an instrument. They are unusually open to test drives, and some people spend all day trying out electric guitars and posing for the other customers.
For those who enjoy their food, this inspiring European supermarket should be a limitless source of pleasure. Begin with a massive selection of local and imported cheeses, choose from dozens of varieties of sausages, cured meats and cold cuts, pick up a bag of coffee roasted in-house and grab a bratwurst on a bun on your way out the door. Specialty canned goods, frozen items and a small assortment of high-end cookware round out the unparalleled selection. If you can't find it anywhere else, you might just find it here.