For a place that is filled with timeless boutiques, hotels and mesmerizing architecture, Montreal’s Golden Square Mile is slowly becoming an almost forgotten neighbourhood. Stretching from René-Levesque Boulevard all the way up to Pins Avenue and spanning from Rue Côte-des-Neiges to Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, this neighbourhood used to be known as Montreal’s wealthiest district. While gazes might be shifting towards up-and-coming areas like Griffintown, I still marvel at the idea that at some point in time, this area was bustling with ladies in horse-ridden carriages and exquisite fur coats. Spending weekends on Sherbrooke street window shopping at Holt Renfrew and enjoying an entrecote steak at L’Entrecôte St-Jean are to me, ways of truly giving Golden Square Mile the attention it deserves!
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Marveling at the Ritz-Carlton Montreal is something I do on a weekly basis. Its stunning architecture and proximity to the diverse culinary scene the Golden Square Mile has to offer are only parts of what make this boutique hotel so special. Additionally, you can stop by its adjoining restaurant, Maison Boulud, to savour an elegantly distinguished brunch or dinner.
Sherbrooke Street hosts a lineup of charming little boutiques and cafes. Épicerie Latina is a lovely little gourmet grocery store for specialty sauces, cheeses and freshly cured meats.
Stunning architecture, always.
Similar to Le Relais de l’Entrecôte in Paris, L’Entrecôte St-Jean offers a distinguished French bistro decor, modeled under the same kind of concept: a simple menu with grilled entrecote steak, a side of fries and a secret sauce. 2022 Peel St, Montreal, QC H3A 2W5.
Stop by Holt Renfrew for a weekend dose of high-end window shopping. Housing brands such as Chanel, Miu Miu, HERMÈS, Burberry and Tom Ford, it inspires elegance and sophistication. 1300 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, QC H3G 1H9.
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