This former blue-collar neighbourhood in the South-West of Montreal is in the midst of a major revitalization. Located near downtown Montreal and Old Montreal, and winding along the Lachine River, Griffintown offers an urban environment in a truly unique setting. Art galleries, green spaces, shops, markets and restaurants render a charmingly welcoming neighbourhood for its residents. Take a stroll on your bike, go antiquing, enjoy a meal in one of the area’s many restaurants … Griffintown has it all.
Le Richmond and its Market
Located on Richmond Street, this Italian restaurant features northern Italian cuisine with influences from Piedmont, Venetia and Emilia-Romagna, all in a theatrical décor nestled in an industrial-style building dating back to 1889. Tantalize your taste buds with the market’s pastiche of delectable local and seasonal products, as well as its lush exclusive imports. Make your way to the open-concept bistro where you can savour a delicious glass of wine while browsing through over 2,000 premium Italian imports.
The Bassin-à-Gravier and the Lachine Canal
Is Montreal a good place to raise a family? Located between du Séminaire and Richmond streets, the Bassin-à-Gravier is a family park designed for kids aged 12 and under. Children will have a blast in the park’s splash pad and many playground structures. Its proximity to the Lachine Canal makes it the perfect place to have a family picnic and to enjoy a bright, sunny day.
Arsenal contemporary art
Built in 1853 and located in a former shipyard, this building features over 50,000 square feet of exhibition space devoted entirely to the support, promotion and development of contemporary art. This gallery is home to a permanent collection as well as to monumental exhibitions of pieces created by local and international artists. The Arsenal is a great activity for cold, wet, autumn days.
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