Hit the road for a "One-Tank Trip" around Southern Ontario.
Adventures worth the drive from the syndicated newspaper/web column by Jim Fox
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Summer fun a la Montreal
Plant sculptures, food trucks, restaurant and bar openings, bike tours and more!
We love summer in Montréal, every single sun-drenched
day. The phenomenal plant sculptures of Mosaïcultures, the yummy food
trucks (they?re back!), the neighbourhood-themed discovery bike tours,
and the city?s first champagne bar. Get ready ? it?s going to be good,
Mosaïcultures, the perfect ticket for green-thumbs and dreamers
Get your green on at the Botanical Garden with Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 (MIM2013).
Wander through a 2.2-km circuit filled with than 40 plant sculptures
created by over 250 horticulturalists from 30 countries. These high
priests of horticultural art will compete for the Grand Honorary Jury
Award and the People?s Choice Award.
Food trucks ? food-on-the-go, Montréal-style
The Montréal food truck
famine is over! After a 66-year hiatus, our Montréal-style
meals-on-wheels is back to conquer our street food cravings. Choose from
a flotilla of trucks parked at key spots city-wide and savour signature
Montréal dishes and tasty to-go meals. The first Friday of every month,
the food trucks will be dishing out at the Olympic Park too.
Explore Montréal with Dyad Cycle
Looking for an innovative way to explore Montréal? The city's rental and sightseeing tour company, Dyad Cycle,
does just that, via entertaining cultural, architectural and historic
tours around Montréal's most vibrant neighborhoods. Visitors can opt for
regular or electric bikes, and even scooters. Are you ready for the
BarBounya treats us to a taste of Turkey
Pastirma, freshly braised artichoke, fried okra ? BarBounya,
bring it on! With Turkish and Mediterranean dishes, coupled with
mouthwatering Turkish meze on the menu, the new neighbour on Laurier
Avenue West is a delicious new go-to spot. Sidle up to a counter/table,
select a great wine and share a meal as it should be?with friends.
La Champagnerie, a bubbly spot in the old city
This Barcelona cava bar-inspired restaurant takes bubbly
to the top in a rustic-chic setting in Old Montréal. The focus is on champagne,
with DIY sabering offered, and their menu features sharing platters and
tapas, such as caviar, oysters and tartars. Its laid-back vibe is the
perfect accompaniment to its extensive champagne and sparkling wine
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE July 3 to 14, 2013
MONTRÉAL COMPLÈTEMENT CiRQUE features shows large
and small, from in-theatre performances to big-top spectacles, with
breathtaking performances from more than 100 circus artists
Just For Laughs Festival July 13 to 28, 2013
The largest comedy festival in the world invites
you to Montréal, with big headliners including like Joan Rivers and Dane
Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival August 2 to 4, 2013
A festival of music and arts, divided in three
parts: Osheaga Arts, Osheaga in the City and Osheaga on the island. The
biggest of its kind in Canada! Headliners this year including Beck, The
Cure and Phoenix.
The Omnivore Food Festival August 15 to 18, 2013
The Montréal edition of the renowned Paris food
event, the Omnivore Food Festival features the talents of leading
international chefs alongside local up-and-comers on the cutting-edge of
their craft, plus demonstrations, new trends and creativity.
In Montréal, we?ve got
108 festivals to enjoy, 365 days a year! No matter the language or your
interests, we've got something for everyone! That's what Montréal is
all about! Discover our full festival calendar.
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