Springtime is here! Discover Côte-des-Neiges this season

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Another winter overcome; congratulations, and sorry to the winter sports lovers! As far as we are concerned, we are particularly excited every year when spring arrives, because good weather = terrace season.

We can’t talk about eating outside or sipping a cold beer without mentioning Côte-Des-Neiges. A neighbourhood that is just waiting for the sun to fully open its many terraces, and this time at 100% capacity!

From terraces, to green spaces, to cuisine from across the globe

Côte-Des-Neiges is a wonderful place to live, study, work, and play. Even more, it is an area where one can fully enjoy spring. In fact, the extended territory is full of terraces, including the main thoroughfares Côte-des-Neiges, Lacombe, Swail, Gatineau and Jean-Brillant. Speaking of Jean-Brillant, the Outdoor Market will reopen on March 28 to the delight of local residents and visitors.

The charming neighbourhood is known for its many green spaces, including the beautiful slopes of Mount Royal—which is also home to the Université de Montréal. A stop at St. Joseph’s Oratory is a must. However, what we appreciate most is its culinary universe!

The word universe is carefully chosen here; there is no limit to the type of food one can find in Côte-des-Neiges! The magnificent multi-ethnic character of the area is reflected in the diversity of its food and commercial offerings. There is something for every taste; Vietnamese, Haitian, North African, French, and more!

To name a few, I Am Pho, Caravane Café, Saint-Houblon, Posher, McCarold’s, and La Retenue caught our attention.

The Local Spring Guide

Visit the SDC Côte-Des-Neiges website to learn more about the businesses and activities offered in the neighbourhood, as well as the Local Spring Guide, an initiative of the SDC Côte-Des-Neiges, developed by Tastet, and produced with the support of the City of Montreal.

Each season has its own guide, and this tool is used to promote the gems of the neighbourhood. You can take a look at it here.

Wishing you a lovely spring and good weather in the beautiful neighbourhood that is Côte-Des-Neiges.

Photography by Carole Perron

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