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25 Standout Terrasses in Montreal

Here’s where to sit outside and catch some rays

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Whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch, drinks, or dinner, Montreal provides a bevy of outdoor options — “terrasse” for Montrealers, or “patio” to our anglophone neighbours. And this year, with restrictions on indoor dining still in effect, the number of terrasses popping up around town has only multiplied.

With an eye to a mix of bars and restaurants, both fancy and casual, here are our picks for where to lounge outdoors during the summer of 2021. Looking specifically for a rooftop terrasse? There’s a separate map for that over here.

Please note that Montreal’s restaurant terrasses are gradually reopening as of May 28, and bars are only permitted to reopen their terrasses as of June 11. Before heading out to one of the spots listed on this map, call for up-to-date information regarding opening times and reservations.

Can’t find what you are looking for on this map? Check out this running list of Montreal establishments opening their terrasses.

Did we miss a standout terrasse? Send us a tip at montreal@eater.com

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Verdun Beach

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4816 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1X4, Canada
(514) 370-2391
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This new Wellington Street natural wine bar has a wooden terrasse out back offering up some beachy, boardwalk vibes. Its wine list features over 100 options (largely Western European), and its smoked mackerel and roasted chicken with ranch dressing are musts.

2. Terrasse St-Ambroise

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5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal
QC H4C 2G1, Canada
(514) 939-3060
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Located right on the Lachine Canal at the McAuslan Brewery, this spacious terrasse is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon in Montreal — complete with requisite bar food (hot dogs, burgers, nachos and the like) and a lively atmosphere.

3. Hello 123

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5700 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4A 1E4, Canada
(514) 483-1123
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This vegan import from Toronto has a charming terrasse on its raised front porch (it’s covered too, making it enticing even on an intensely sunny day). Expect approachable options from coffee and cocktails through to fun vegan food from pulled pineapple sliders to almond butter-banana French toast.

4. Riverside St-Henri

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5020 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal
QC H4C 2G1, Canada
(514) 935-2335
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An ideal place to convene for some day drinking with a large group — once that’s allowed again. In the meantime, stop by with a friend (two- or four-legged are both welcome) to catch some rays by the canal. A new addition to the scene, Café Malté, built in a storage container, is serving up everything from cold brew Nitro coffee to pastries on-site. Soft-serve ice cream also on tap.

5. Palco

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4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G, Canada
(514) 303-1345
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Verdun's bar scene has seen a resurgence thanks to the arrival of characters like Palco in 2015. With a long, shifting list of cocktails to try and snacks to sup, consider visiting their terrasse after a long walk by the marina.

6. Grinder

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1708 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H3J 1M3, Canada
(514) 439-1130
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Designer Zébulon Perron's showstopper of a terrasse is where Griffintown's cool kids come to play — a little pricy, yes, but a lovely spot.

7. Candide

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551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal
QC H3J 2L6, Canada
(514) 447-2717
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Come summer, Chef John Winter Russell’s sleek and seasonal tasting menus can be enjoyed just outside the old Little Burgundy church his restaurant Candide calls home. On offer for the month of June are dishes like herby asparagus, pork served with garlic scapes and bok choy, and a creation that pairs rhubarb, wild rice, and cream for dessert.

8. Marcus

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1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z5, Canada
(514) 843-2525
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American chef Marcus Samuelsson landed in Montreal in 2019 with a seafood-centric restaurant at the chic new Four Seasons hotel downtown, and with it comes a seductive outdoor dining space. Perched a few levels above the street, it’s covered yet open, making it a great, not-too-hot daytime option.

9. Terrasse Nelligan

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106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada
(514) 788-4021
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Resting atop Hotel Nelligan in Old Montreal, this iconic terrasse offers up formidable views of a neighbourhood now uncharacteristically light on tourists.

10. Alma

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1231 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont
QC H2V 1P2, Canada
(514) 543-1363
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Part of what makes dining outdoors at Alma so appealing is its location on a relatively serene Outremont street, complete with towering trees and locals strolling by. That’s only elevated by the restaurant’s ability to simultaneously transport diners to the Catalan coast with a pristine collection of natural wines and an unfaltering menu of seafaring sharing plates.

11. Damas

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1201 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1K4, Canada
(514) 439-5435
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There is no denying that snagging a table on the terrasse of Montreal’s preeminent Syrian restaurant will be a feat, but when/if you do, it’ll be a night to remember, with every splendid dish somehow outshining the last.

12. La Buvette Chez Simone

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4869 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E7, Canada
(514) 750-6577
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This Avenue du Parc wine bar with an enviable 5 à 7 scene bustles well after dark — it’s open from 3 p.m. to 11:00, Monday to Saturday.

13. Boxermans

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1041 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1J4, Canada
(514) 495-4000
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Natural wines, oysters, burrata, smoked char, and fresh salads make up the vibrant new menu at this Outremont neighbourhood bistro, whose terrasse now mercifully stretches into a nearby parking lot.

14. L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel

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426 rue St-Gabriel, Montreal
QC H2Y 2Z9, Canada
(514) 878-3561
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The owners of this historic restaurant, Marc Bolay, Guy Laliberté, and Quebecois rock star Garou, dug deep to revamp what is now one of the best terrasses in Old Montreal.

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15. SAT Foodlab

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1201, boul. Saint-Laurent / 3e étage, Montreal
QC H2X 2S6, Canada
(514) 844-2033
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Sometimes referred to as Labo Culinaire, the rooftop vibe at SAT is unlike any other in Montreal. When the winter yurt is down, chef Timothée Vielajus shifts to summer mode, and makes the most of it with playful dining options.

16. Terrasse Perché

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153 Rue Saint-Amable, Montréal
QC H2Y 1E7, Canada
(514) 379-2010
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Never was there a terrasse more suitably named. Perched four storeys above Place Jacques-Cartier, Perché serves up a menu that leans fresh and raw with options like guacamole, peach salad, and salmon tartare, in a space stacked with plant life and beach vibes.

17. Café Santropol

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3990 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal
QC H2W 1K2, Canada
(514) 842-3110
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Plateau coffee and sandwich mainstay Santropol features a rambling, oasis-like backyard that has ample space for social distancing — and is possibly the most affordable option on this map.

18. Icehouse

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51 Rue Roy E, Montréal
QC H2W 2S3, Canada
(514) 439-6691
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The terrasse at chef Nick Hodge’s Tex-Mex mainstay Icehouse may by the smallest on this map (and rendered even smaller with capacity restrictions), but the trifecta of tacos, Bourbon lemonade, and sun rays is just too hard to beat. If it’s still lobster season, get a guédille.

19. Le Sainte-Élisabeth

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1412 Rue Sainte-Elisabeth, Montréal
QC H2X 1L4, Canada
(514) 286-4302
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Boisterous watering hole Le Sainte-Élisabeth is a surefire spot to lean back with a pint and look up to the towering, vine-coated brick walls that surround you. (Closed until restrictions surrounding bars ease.)

20. Taverne Atlantic

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6512 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H9, Canada
(514) 544-6512
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From the people behind Dominion Square Tavern, this bar boasts its own sizeable rooftop, with oddly picturesque views of the surrounding post-industrial decay. Also on offer are delectable poutines and pizza from in-house casse-croûte Chez Eddy. (Reopening on June 1.)

21. Mon Lapin

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150 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1K9, Canada
(514) 379-4550
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This lauded Little Italy wine bar soon won’t be so little anymore. As for its terrasse, it was one of the most sought-after in the city last summer, and chances are that’s unlikely to change this time around.

22. Isle de Garde Brasserie

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1039 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1T3, Canada

An expansive street-side space makes microbrewery Isle de Garde a go-to for outdoor hangs in La Petite-Patrie. There’s no going wrong with its Samuel L. Jackson Burger and a heaping pile of fries with truffle oil mayonnaise, and, of course, a crisp, cold beer.

23. Restaurant Moccione

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380 Rue Villeray, Montréal
QC H2R 1G9, Canada
(514) 270-4441
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The team at Moccione ensures that nothing is lost when the dining experience is transposed a couple steps away into the great outdoors of, um, Villeray Street. Eaten inside or outside, its pastas are always primo. (Outdoor dining slated for the beginning of June.)

24. Grenade

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1603, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC, H2L 1S5
(514) 525-4251
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The elevated section at the back of this terrasse is a spacious highlight, but the whole scene is a success, with a partly covered, inside-outside approach that few other places in town have managed to replicate. A great place to enjoy the pan-Asian menu, or pitchers of cocktails.

25. Hoogan et Beaufort

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4095 Rue Molson, Montréal
QC H1Y 3L1, Canada
(514) 903-1233
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The Technopole Angus in Rosemont, with its parking lots and burgeoning condo developments, may seem an odd choice for al fresco dining, but year upon year Hoogan & Beaufort manages to make it special. Chef-owner Marc-Andre Jetté’s always-delicious menu of locally focused fare certainly helps. (Terrasse to open on June 2.)

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1. Verdun Beach

4816 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G 1X4, Canada

This new Wellington Street natural wine bar has a wooden terrasse out back offering up some beachy, boardwalk vibes. Its wine list features over 100 options (largely Western European), and its smoked mackerel and roasted chicken with ranch dressing are musts.

4816 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G 1X4, Canada

2. Terrasse St-Ambroise

5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal, QC H4C 2G1, Canada

Located right on the Lachine Canal at the McAuslan Brewery, this spacious terrasse is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon in Montreal — complete with requisite bar food (hot dogs, burgers, nachos and the like) and a lively atmosphere.

5080 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal
QC H4C 2G1, Canada

3. Hello 123

5700 Av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E4, Canada

This vegan import from Toronto has a charming terrasse on its raised front porch (it’s covered too, making it enticing even on an intensely sunny day). Expect approachable options from coffee and cocktails through to fun vegan food from pulled pineapple sliders to almond butter-banana French toast.

5700 Av de Monkland, Montréal
QC H4A 1E4, Canada

4. Riverside St-Henri

5020 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal, QC H4C 2G1, Canada

An ideal place to convene for some day drinking with a large group — once that’s allowed again. In the meantime, stop by with a friend (two- or four-legged are both welcome) to catch some rays by the canal. A new addition to the scene, Café Malté, built in a storage container, is serving up everything from cold brew Nitro coffee to pastries on-site. Soft-serve ice cream also on tap.

5020 Rue Saint-Ambroise, Montréal
QC H4C 2G1, Canada

5. Palco

4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun, QC H4G, Canada

Verdun's bar scene has seen a resurgence thanks to the arrival of characters like Palco in 2015. With a long, shifting list of cocktails to try and snacks to sup, consider visiting their terrasse after a long walk by the marina.

4019 Rue Wellington, Verdun
QC H4G, Canada

6. Grinder

1708 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal, QC H3J 1M3, Canada

Designer Zébulon Perron's showstopper of a terrasse is where Griffintown's cool kids come to play — a little pricy, yes, but a lovely spot.

1708 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal
QC H3J 1M3, Canada

7. Candide

551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal, QC H3J 2L6, Canada

Come summer, Chef John Winter Russell’s sleek and seasonal tasting menus can be enjoyed just outside the old Little Burgundy church his restaurant Candide calls home. On offer for the month of June are dishes like herby asparagus, pork served with garlic scapes and bok choy, and a creation that pairs rhubarb, wild rice, and cream for dessert.

551 Rue Saint-Martin, Montréal
QC H3J 2L6, Canada

8. Marcus

1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal, QC H3G 1Z5, Canada

American chef Marcus Samuelsson landed in Montreal in 2019 with a seafood-centric restaurant at the chic new Four Seasons hotel downtown, and with it comes a seductive outdoor dining space. Perched a few levels above the street, it’s covered yet open, making it a great, not-too-hot daytime option.

1440 Rue de la Montagne, Montréal
QC H3G 1Z5, Canada

9. Terrasse Nelligan

106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada

Resting atop Hotel Nelligan in Old Montreal, this iconic terrasse offers up formidable views of a neighbourhood now uncharacteristically light on tourists.

106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z3, Canada

10. Alma

1231 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont, QC H2V 1P2, Canada

Part of what makes dining outdoors at Alma so appealing is its location on a relatively serene Outremont street, complete with towering trees and locals strolling by. That’s only elevated by the restaurant’s ability to simultaneously transport diners to the Catalan coast with a pristine collection of natural wines and an unfaltering menu of seafaring sharing plates.

1231 Avenue Lajoie, Outremont
QC H2V 1P2, Canada

11. Damas

1201 Av. Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1K4, Canada

There is no denying that snagging a table on the terrasse of Montreal’s preeminent Syrian restaurant will be a feat, but when/if you do, it’ll be a night to remember, with every splendid dish somehow outshining the last.

1201 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1K4, Canada

12. La Buvette Chez Simone

4869 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4E7, Canada

This Avenue du Parc wine bar with an enviable 5 à 7 scene bustles well after dark — it’s open from 3 p.m. to 11:00, Monday to Saturday.

4869 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4E7, Canada

13. Boxermans

1041 Av. Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1J4, Canada

Natural wines, oysters, burrata, smoked char, and fresh salads make up the vibrant new menu at this Outremont neighbourhood bistro, whose terrasse now mercifully stretches into a nearby parking lot.

1041 Av. Van Horne, Outremont
QC H2V 1J4, Canada

14. L'Auberge Saint-Gabriel

426 rue St-Gabriel, Montreal, QC H2Y 2Z9, Canada
Emilie Iggiotti/Supplied

The owners of this historic restaurant, Marc Bolay, Guy Laliberté, and Quebecois rock star Garou, dug deep to revamp what is now one of the best terrasses in Old Montreal.

426 rue St-Gabriel, Montreal
QC H2Y 2Z9, Canada

15. SAT Foodlab

1201, boul. Saint-Laurent / 3e étage, Montreal, QC H2X 2S6, Canada

Sometimes referred to as Labo Culinaire, the rooftop vibe at SAT is unlike any other in Montreal. When the winter yurt is down, chef Timothée Vielajus shifts to summer mode, and makes the most of it with playful dining options.

1201, boul. Saint-Laurent / 3e étage, Montreal
QC H2X 2S6, Canada

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16. Terrasse Perché

153 Rue Saint-Amable, Montréal, QC H2Y 1E7, Canada

Never was there a terrasse more suitably named. Perched four storeys above Place Jacques-Cartier, Perché serves up a menu that leans fresh and raw with options like guacamole, peach salad, and salmon tartare, in a space stacked with plant life and beach vibes.

153 Rue Saint-Amable, Montréal
QC H2Y 1E7, Canada

17. Café Santropol

3990 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal, QC H2W 1K2, Canada

Plateau coffee and sandwich mainstay Santropol features a rambling, oasis-like backyard that has ample space for social distancing — and is possibly the most affordable option on this map.

3990 Rue Saint-Urbain, Montréal
QC H2W 1K2, Canada

18. Icehouse

51 Rue Roy E, Montréal, QC H2W 2S3, Canada

The terrasse at chef Nick Hodge’s Tex-Mex mainstay Icehouse may by the smallest on this map (and rendered even smaller with capacity restrictions), but the trifecta of tacos, Bourbon lemonade, and sun rays is just too hard to beat. If it’s still lobster season, get a guédille.

51 Rue Roy E, Montréal
QC H2W 2S3, Canada

19. Le Sainte-Élisabeth

1412 Rue Sainte-Elisabeth, Montréal, QC H2X 1L4, Canada

Boisterous watering hole Le Sainte-Élisabeth is a surefire spot to lean back with a pint and look up to the towering, vine-coated brick walls that surround you. (Closed until restrictions surrounding bars ease.)

1412 Rue Sainte-Elisabeth, Montréal
QC H2X 1L4, Canada

20. Taverne Atlantic

6512 Av du Parc, Montréal, QC H2V 4H9, Canada

From the people behind Dominion Square Tavern, this bar boasts its own sizeable rooftop, with oddly picturesque views of the surrounding post-industrial decay. Also on offer are delectable poutines and pizza from in-house casse-croûte Chez Eddy. (Reopening on June 1.)

6512 Av du Parc, Montréal
QC H2V 4H9, Canada

21. Mon Lapin

150 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal, QC H2S 1K9, Canada

This lauded Little Italy wine bar soon won’t be so little anymore. As for its terrasse, it was one of the most sought-after in the city last summer, and chances are that’s unlikely to change this time around.

150 Rue Saint-Zotique E, Montréal
QC H2S 1K9, Canada

22. Isle de Garde Brasserie

1039 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal, QC H2S 1T3, Canada

An expansive street-side space makes microbrewery Isle de Garde a go-to for outdoor hangs in La Petite-Patrie. There’s no going wrong with its Samuel L. Jackson Burger and a heaping pile of fries with truffle oil mayonnaise, and, of course, a crisp, cold beer.

1039 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1T3, Canada

23. Restaurant Moccione

380 Rue Villeray, Montréal, QC H2R 1G9, Canada

The team at Moccione ensures that nothing is lost when the dining experience is transposed a couple steps away into the great outdoors of, um, Villeray Street. Eaten inside or outside, its pastas are always primo. (Outdoor dining slated for the beginning of June.)

380 Rue Villeray, Montréal
QC H2R 1G9, Canada

24. Grenade

1603, rue Ontario Est, Montreal, QC, H2L 1S5

The elevated section at the back of this terrasse is a spacious highlight, but the whole scene is a success, with a partly covered, inside-outside approach that few other places in town have managed to replicate. A great place to enjoy the pan-Asian menu, or pitchers of cocktails.

1603, rue Ontario Est, Montreal
QC, H2L 1S5

25. Hoogan et Beaufort

4095 Rue Molson, Montréal, QC H1Y 3L1, Canada

The Technopole Angus in Rosemont, with its parking lots and burgeoning condo developments, may seem an odd choice for al fresco dining, but year upon year Hoogan & Beaufort manages to make it special. Chef-owner Marc-Andre Jetté’s always-delicious menu of locally focused fare certainly helps. (Terrasse to open on June 2.)

4095 Rue Molson, Montréal
QC H1Y 3L1, Canada

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