|Downtown is the best choice
to shop brand names and chain stores.
Downtown has a good selection of shopping
centres. If you are looking for department stores, discount storesor brand name boutique,
Montreal has them all.
Atwater Market (marche Atwater) is a farmers' market located in
the Saint-Henri area of Montreal.
This market is named for Edwin Atwater (1808–1874), a municipal alderman of the district of
Saint-Antoine. Market is home to many butchers, Premiere Moisson bakery and
restaurant. Market also has many farmers stalls which sell local and imported produce, as well as
some cheese stores, a wine store selling locally produced spirits and a fish store. Arround the
market you can some small restaurants and cafes with terrace.
The Atwater Market is accessable from the Lionel-Groulx Metro Station.
|Underground City (RESO or La Ville
Montreal’s underground city is the largest underground
complex in the world. Montreal’s underground city consists of over 32 km (about 20 miles)
containing and linking to more than 200 restaurants, 1700 boutiques,30 movie theatres, halls,
museums, and hotels, all connected to 10 of the city's subway stations. Connected areas
include shopping malls, apartment buildings, hotels, condominiums, offices, banks, museums,
universities, subway stations, two commuter train stations, a regional bus terminal and the
Bell Centre Amphitheatre and arena. You can access the Underground
city from many metro stations, with the most popular station being McGill Metro. It is
estimated that 500,000 make their way through the subterranean city each day.
Most of the shopping gallery at Complexe Desjardins surrounds
the immense public plaza located right across from the Place des Arts
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art and is said to the most visited building in
Montreal. Shoppers enjoy a pleasant and relaxing setting that provides access to over 110 shops and
Le Complexe Desjardins is connected by the underground city to Place des Arts and the
Place-des-Arts metro station to the north,
and the Complexe Guy-Favreau, the Palais des congres de Montreal,
and Place-d'Armes metro station to the south.
|Jean-Talon Market (Marche Jean-Talon)
Located in the Little Italy area is one of the largest markets
in North America. Founded in 1933, the
Jean Talon Market - the name of the first
governor of NewFrance, home to dairy, fish, meat, grocery, chocolate, flowers and vegetables. Jean-Talon
Market is open year-round and great place to visit. Jean-Talon will be one of your
favorite destinations when you visit Montreal.
You always find lots of fresh fruits & veggies to choose from and
samples to taste. The open air market is surrounded by other food
businesses: meat, fish and cheese stores, bulk food
emporia, dealers in spices and imported goods, bakeries and restaurants.
During the peak summer period, between June and October, its open air
arcades are occupied by about 300 vendors, mostly farmers from the
countryside around Montreal.