In Montreal this past week to begin work on a loft project for a client in Griffintown. This area of the city with it’s old factories and converted lofts boarders the beautiful Lachine Canal. We were fortunate enough to stay at the Hotel Gault in Old Montreal, a former cotton factory from the 1800′s. The interior design and finishing were completed by yh2 architects, and is a wonderful mix of heritage and modern. The city has a number of amazing restaurants, and we were lucky enough to be taken on a whirlwind culinary tour that included Chuck Hughes restaurant Le Bremner, as well as a few other local hot spots. For our daily fix (twice sometimes) we stopped in at Cafe Myriade. Started by acclaimed barista Anthony Benda – hands down the best coffee in the city. Loved Montreal – phenomenal food, fantastic shops and great people. We can’t wait to return and explore further. Some of our favourites…
449 Rue Sainte-Hélène, Montréal, QC H2Y 2K9
The Gault is a boutique hotel housed in a five storey building built in 1871. The hotel sits in the heart of Old Montreal, two steps away from downtown. Contrasting the outside landmark, inside the Gault offers a minimalist design. This contrast brings incomparable communion of old-world comfort and luxury of modern design. Loved the original stone wall that served as the backdrop to the modern designed bed.
Restaurant and Cafe
Image from The New York TImes