With COVID-19 restrictions leading to the temporary closure of Montreal-area restaurants and some shops, supporting our merchants will help them sustain their businesses through this unprecedented time. Stores and restaurants are creating safe, and even easier, ways to shop — whether it’s through new e-stores, takeout counters, free or inexpensive delivery, and curbside pickup.
If you have a list of people to shop for this season, or are simply looking to treat yourself, have a look at our list of local places where you can get personalized service. And of course, there’s no extra charge for that feel-good feeling knowing you’re helping your neighbours make it through a tough year.
Sports activities and stores
Centre Équestre Notre-Dame (on-site classes)
2653 Perrot Blvd., Île-Perrot, J7V 8P4
Do you have a young horse-lover at home? This stable is offering initiation classes geared towards children 7 and under, or older kids who may be shy around horses. Children spend 30 minutes learning how to safely handle and brush ponies, walk alongside them, and familiarize themselves with horses until they are old enough for riding lessons. For more information or to register your kids, call 514-714-3436 or email@example.com.
SnowPass (ski & snowboard passes)
Kids in grades 4 & 5 can enjoy a season of skiing or snowboarding with the Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass. The pass is available for a $29.99 administration fee, and includes two lift tickets at each of the 125 participating ski areas across the country. A great gift to help kids stay active all winter long. Read more about the pass here.
Empire (Snowboard & skate shop)
Various locations in Quebec including Montreal, Brossard, and Vaudreuil-Dorion.
My tween loves browsing the aisles at Empire in search of new skate gear, boards, apparel, and footwear. They also carry everything you need for snowboarding in men, women, and kid sizes. Shop in-store and online. Free Shipping on orders over $98.
4486 Coloniale Ave., Montreal, H2W 2C7
Revolution 514 is located just down the street from the Van Horne Skatepark and has everything you need for skateboarding including decks, hardware, safety gear, clothing, and accessories. The staff is also happy to answer any skateboard-related questions. Shop in-store or online. Purchased items can be shipped or picked up at the store.
Versus Pro Shop at Le Taz (skateboards, scooters, BMX)
8931 Papineau Ave., Montreal, H2M 0A5
Located beside Le TAZ Skatepark, this store sells BMX, skate, and scooter products, and has a repair centre on site. You can also find apparel, stickers, shoes, finger skates, safety gear, and more. Shop in-store or online. Free shipping on orders over $50.
5706 Monkland Ave., Montreal, H4A 1E6
Get geared up for the season at this store where you can find 80 different ski models from nine brands, clothing ranging in size from 2 years to XXL, as well as a great level of service and knowledgeable staff. Shop in-store.
8278 St Laurent Blvd., Montreal, H2P 2L8
You can find a large inventory of downhill and cross-country skis, snowboards, clothing, and accessories at this long-established store. You can also rent new or used equipment for kids and adults — including, skates, downhill skis, hockey equipment and more. In-store shopping is by appointment only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycle Paul (cycling)
44 Ste. Anne, Pointe-Claire, H9S 4P8
3681 Cité-des-Jeunes, Vaudreuil-Dorion, J7V 8P2
This family business can equip your youngest with their first bicycle, help you rent an ebike, or find you the best equipment for your needs. It also offers precision tune-ups, great service and expertise. Shop in-store.
Giant by Teal Sport (cycling)
90 Morgan Road, Baie-d’Urfé, QC H9X 3A3
In business since 1988, this store in Baie-D’urfé carries the full line of Giant bicycles and gear and its service shop can handle all your needs and service all brands of bikes. They also sharpen skates, tune up skis, and restring tennis rackets. Shop in-store or online.
Unique and creative gifts
Royal Blush Apparel (online)
This Montreal-based store has something for everyone on your list. They’ve got ornaments, Christmas apparel, stockings, gift sets, face masks, sweaters, hoodies, tees, tanks, custom apparel, and promo items. Free local pick-up for Montreal & surrounding areas. Select the option “free local pick-up” at checkout. They also offer shipping for a $10 flat rate.
Cordial offers curated gift boxes & custom gifts. It focuses on small makers and artisan products and source distinctive goods throughout Canada. Proceeds from gift collections will be donated to organizations supporting social, cultural, and environmental issues. Cordial offers a $10 local delivery charge within Montreal and the Greater Montreal areas or can arrange free pick-up in the West Island. Specify at checkout.
2054 Saint-Denis Street, Montreal, H2K 3X8
Due to COVID restrictions, this Latin Quarter Café has changed to selling artisan goods, with two-thirds of the profits going directly to the artists who supply their hand-made products. Grab a latté to-go while browsing for your friends and family. Shop in-store.
123 Donegani Ave., Pointe-Claire, H9R 2W3
Located in Pointe-Claire’s Valois Village, Crèmerie Valois offers ice cream, desserts, and premium coffees all year long. This season they’ve also created a miniature Christmas Market, which runs 11-5 on Fridays, and 9-5 on weekends until Christmas. Get into the festive spirit, pick up a coffee or treat, and shop while listening to some festive tunes.
274 Lakeshore Rd., Pointe-Claire, H9S 4K9
You can find just about everything at this well-stocked store that carries more than 40,000 gourmet and gift items. There are unique candies, ornaments, jewelry, stocking stuffers, fudge, hot sauces, door mats, and even something for your furry or feathered friends. They also create impressive gift baskets for that hard to shop for family member. Shop in-store.
Viva Vida Art Gallery (jewelry & art)
278 Lakeshore Road, suite 2, Pointe-Claire, H9S 4K9
Find a stunning piece for the art lover in your life such as a sculpture, painting, card, or browse their one-of-a-kind jewelry like the #çavabienaller glass collection by Marie-Josée Berthiaume. Shop in-store or online where you can choose from shipping or gallery pickup.
3700 St. Patrick St., Suite 112, Montreal, H4E 1A2
Established in Montreal in 2015, T. Lees offers hand-poured soy candles, artisan soaps and lip balms handmade with care in small batches. For a unique-to-you candle, choose from their selection of fragrances and create your own blend in their DIY Candle Bar. Shop in-store or online where you can save on shipping costs by choosing to pickup in-store.
Food (treats, gift cards, delivery services)
Save time cooking by ordering from this prepared meal business where you can peruse from their menu of salads, and items to stock your fridge and freezer. A new menu is posted weekly, and orders placed by Wednesdays will be delivered on Sundays. Buttery delivers to clients on the island of Montreal. For off-island orders you can pick up your meals at their kitchen in Pointe-Claire. Call for more details.
Chocolate by Design (online)
Chocolate by Design specializes in handmade customized chocolates for all occasions including birthdays, holidays, corporate gifts, or perhaps just a treat for yourself! Try the chocolate covered pretzels, hot chocolate bombs, or what about chocolate covered bacon? Mmmmmm. Free delivery on orders of $25 or more in the Montreal area or pick up in LaSalle. Contact them to place an order.
1564 Herron Rd., Suite 105, Dorval, H9S 1B7
A family business since 1977, Café Gourmet carries more than 30 different coffees including its special signature blends. They also offer loose teas, gift baskets, gift cards, and its Beans for Bucks Fundraising Program is a unique fundraiser for schools, organizations, or sports programs. Order online, by phone at 514-631-1131, or email email@example.com. Café Gourmet offers curbside pickup or delivery (call for details)
133 Labrosse Ave., Pointe-Claire, H9R 1A3
Microbrasserie Labrosse is a community focused brewery in Pointe-Claire that specializes in hand-crafted beers. Numerous beer styles are available year-round, all of which can be found on its website or by stopping into the brewery and talking with their friendly and knowledgeable staff. Order online and they will prepare your selections prior to arriving at the brewery, or come into their clean and safe environment to make your picks. They also have beer and glassware gift boxes and you can add expertly paired chocolates from Chocolaterie Bonneau to your box.
3693 St. John’s Blvd., D.D.O., H9G 1X2
This charming restaurant offers delicious salad bowls, sandwiches, sweets & treats through takeout and delivery, and have created a new menu for prepared family meals. They’ve also recently opened a market inside the resto selling many of its homemade foods as well as kitchen items, glassware, and products from local artisans. Call 514-675-3773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about their catering, and baskets and boxes for individual holidays gifts or corporate gifts for companies.
88 Donegan Ave., Pointe-Claire, H9R 2V4
Though the dining room remains closed, you can still order your favourite Orchard meals with their ‘Heat and Eat’ meals. There is a Sunday Roast dinner special for two or four people the first Sunday of each month, and family meals available for pickup and delivery. Call them at 514-695-9393 for pickup or place your order through Uber Eats, Skip the Dishes, or DoorDash.
479 Beaconsfield Blvd., Beaconsfield, H9W 4C3
This Irish pub in Beaurepaire Village offers a takeout menu that includes family style meals for 4, and prepared meals for your oven, fridge or freezer. Choose from savoury dishes such as lobster mac n’ cheese, chicken curry, tuna tacos, and more. They also serve lunch specials Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Text 438-378-3791 or call 514-694-6731 to place your order. Delivery is available Thursday to Sunday.
11798 de Salaberry Blvd., D.D.O., H9B 2R8
While the dining room is currently closed, Jukebox remains open for takeout and curb-side pickup of its famous burgers, BBQ kits for four, poutines, wraps, sandwiches, and more. View the takeout menu on their website or on Uber Eats.
Multiple locations around Montreal including: Pointe-Claire, Dorval, Vaudreuil-Dorion, LaSalle, and more.
You can still enjoy the mouth-watering roast chicken, ribs, and burgers from Scores even while they are temporarily closed. Options include their take-out counter and online ordering with contactless delivery services.
To find more locally-made products and Quebec businesses, The Government of Quebec has made it easy for you. Simply search through Le Panier Bleu website for something that strikes your fancy. Happy shopping!
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