In recent years, Griffintown has carved out a truly unique place for itself in Montreal’s arts and culture scene; it is currently home to some of the best artistic cultural gems found in Montreal. From music, to art, to theater and performance – through both the hot summer and brisk winter months – there is no shortage of activities available in Griffintown for people of all ages and fields of interest. Seemingly off the beaten path, the area is perfectly suited to encourage vibrant communities engaged in artistic events. Galleries litter the intriguing mix of residential and commercial areas within the borough. Arsenal Contemporary Art is one gallery in particular that is exceptional in its dedication to its engagement with the community through the arts.
2020 rue William, Montreal, Qc
Built in 1933 and named after Edwin Atwater, a 19th century business man and city councillor, the architecturally beautiful market has been a pillar of Montreal life for decades. Walking through Atwater market does seem to transport you in time, as the building has largely been unchanged. A love of food permeates through generations, as many of the merchants working in the market today are direct descendants of those from nearly 100 years ago (Marché Atwater, 2017). Consequently, there is an authentically friendly and welcoming atmosphere that you simply would not get from the average supermarket.
138 Avenue Atwater, Montréal, QC H4C 2H6
The bassins du Havres is located on the Lachine canal. This building is equipped with a dock on the canal and the parking garage allows storage for canoes and kayaks.
1500 Rue Basin, Le Sud-Ouest (Montréal) H3C 0N3