Montreal’s Very Hip Outdoor Spaces
Outdoor Spaces: How to make the most of the beautiful weather?
With the raging heat wave hopefully coming to an end, what would be the most perfect way to enjoy the best season in Montreal? We came up with a list of a few cool spots to work, relax, and have fun in the summer.
Ideally located in the Mile End, Aire Commune is an urban oasis in a sea of modern businesses established in hostile buildings. A working/networking space that also hosts conventions, party events, and outdoor activities; what more could you wish for? Enjoy one of the best terraces in the city for a working session, a meeting or an after-work cold one.
Why we love it? Free Wi-Fi, working/meeting spaces, beers/cocktails, snacks, DJs, pet-friendly.
Dates: mid-May through Mid-September
Address: St-Viateur/Gaspe Ave
Lachine Canal’s newest addition Station F-MR is a public, fleeting space opened from May to September in the Quartier de l’Innovation. Four old metro trucks have been revamped and serve now as an art exhibit, a design boutique, a coffee, a stage, a studio, and a chill area. This very hip new spot is dedicated to discovering local artists and offers a multidisciplinary line-up. Stay tuned, as this trial project should become a permanent location called MR-63 by 2020.
Why we love it? Art exhibits, film screenings, creative workshops, concerts, shows, farmer’s markets.
Dates: May to September
Address: Allée des Barges
Created by La Pépinière, Les Jardineries is a collective space set up at the foot of the Olympic Stadium. Identified as an urban garden, it is both a Café / Biergarten, a venue for the local cultural scene, and a friendly, dynamic place committed to developing a sense of community. A haven of peace to discover with family or friends.
Why we love it? Bar/terrace, fun/cultural activities, craft beers, pétanque strip, henhouse, wood pizza oven.
Dates: from June 8th to October 12th
Address: 2705 Boulevard Pie-IX
While you are out and about, check out BestKeptMontreal’s Le Weekend Guide–– Free things to do in Montreal!
Photo Credits: Steven Porotto