For the time being, unheralded Notre-Dame-de-Grâce (NDG) is where the mom and pop still reigns, but the secret seems to be leaking out. Stalwart family businesses dot one of two main commercial stretches — the one along Sherbrooke Street West and that on Monkland Avenue. As you make your way further west from the Décarie Expressway, expect a no-nonsense NDG built more for neighbourhood needs than destination diners. And that’s the way people like it on quiet Somerled, westward in Loyola, and up on Fielding.
Monkland Village is where considerable upheaval is taking place. The exit of a beloved long-time St-Viateur bagel outpost rankled the locals, and growing chains have planted their flags. It’s still the most presentable part of the borough though, and the foot traffic suggests it’s the place to be.
Sister borough Côte-des-Neiges is worthy of its own map, which you can find here.
Health experts consider dining out to be a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated. For updated information and regulations, please visit the official sites of the Quebec government and Montreal’s public health authority (Santé Montréal).Read More