Auberge de la Fontaine Inn Montreal
1301 Rachel Est Street
Montreal Qc H2J 2K1
1(800) 597-0597


 From December 2 to 22, Montreal hosts le Salon des métiers d'art du Québec. More Than 400 exibitors will display their latest creations at the most important exibition/sale by professional craftsperson in Canada. Sine 1955, this annual event proposes to its many visitors various fashion shows, demonstrations and entertainment. More than 200 000 visitors will be there for ot catch the rare

More than 200.000 visitors will be there for to catch a unique work of art


Free admission

Location : Place Bonaventure,

West Exibition Hall, 800 De La Gauchetière St,

Montreal (Quebec)

Tel.: (514) 861-2787


Situated a few minutes from downtown Montreal, Auberge de la Fontaine bed and breakfast hotel is an excellent choice for your stay during this event.

To plan your accommodation in Montreal during Le Salon des métiers d'art du Québec, please contact:

  – By phone: (514) 597-0166 or toll free at 1 (800) 597-0597

 - By email at                  

 - Or book online  

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New on Mont-Royal Avenue:  three restaurants which are worth a visit.
Renard Artisan Bistro:  Opened last June 15th.  Already rated 142 of 1 393 restaurants in Montreal on Tripadvisor.  The chief owner, Jason Nelsons, visit every week-ends various Quebec farms to choose fresh products to work with.  Open Wednesday to Sunday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
330 Mont-Royal East
Flocon Espresso:  Alongside their bright blue and green bags you will notice the brown paper bags simply marked Stumptown, don’t let the simpleness of the bags fool you,what lies inside is pure black gold, originally hailing from Portland, Stumptown recently opened a roasting facility in Brooklyn NY, the home away from home of the owner.  The Hairbender blend which they have been serving at their shop is an exceptionally well rounded and full bodied blend that has been giving them great results from their espresso machine as both straight shots or married with milk.  781, Mont-Royal East
Bistro-grocery L'Autarcie:  More east on Mont-Royal ave, plan a good walk from the Auberge.  Fresh food directly from the producer.  Their grocery offfers fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and food produced in Québec. Enjoy, at the restaurant, meals that they prepare with these products while discorvering local musical and artistic talents.  Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 10pm.  2 440, Mont-Royal East

Montreal’s Arcade Fire have just announced that they’ll be playing a free show at the Quartier des Spectacles‘ Place des Festivals on September 22, 2011. The show, part of Pop Montreal’s 10th anniversary festival, is a tip of the cap to their hometown. “Our band couldn’t exist without Montreal,” says the band’s Régine Chassagne. “After having had the chance to tour extensively around the world, we’re very excited to finally come home. And to do so the Montreal way, we hoped to play a free outside show, on the very last day of summer as a big ‘Thank you’ to the beautiful city we love so much…”

“We’re happy to be a part of the 10th anniversary of POP Montreal,” continues Chassagne. “And we’re proud to play a role in the French release of Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains (Soulever les montagnes)- a book that has influenced our lives and our careers. Hoping to see you at the show… we’re crossing our fingers for great weather.”  Montreal’s Karkwa will be opening things up.
I’m not sure that it’s possible to have a better year than Arcade Fire did, winning album of the year awards at The Junos, The Brits and The Grammys for their latest release, The Suburbs. They’ve also continued to prove that they are a band determined to use their success to make a real difference. To accompany the French version of Mountains Beyond Mountains (Soulever les montagnes), which profiles one of the founders of Partners In Health, Paul Farmer, the band is offering this deal: the first 100 people to make a $200+ donation to KANPE (a Montreal-based partner of PIH) will receive 2 passes to the show’s VIP area and a copy of the book. (You can also get VIP access to the show by purchasing a Pop Montreal Super Pass).
Another totally cool part of this event is that it is happening during In Town, Without my Car, which is a celebration of all manners of public transportation, something Montrealers do all year. And, honestly, driving to a concert attended by thousands of other people in the middle of downtown Montreal is a fool’s erand. But you can say you did it for a good cause.
While this is bound to be one of the biggest events of the year in Montreal, the connection to Pop Montreal should not be lost here. Like Arcade Fire, this is a festival with an international reputation that continues to thrive because it is run by great, forward-thinking people with a goal of representing the real Montreal in the most wonderful of ways. Come for the Arcade Fire, but stay for the Pop MTL.

August 4 to 13, 24 of the Top 25 women will compete in Montreal.  Courier and Hingis will be inducted on Centre Court in Montreal during Legends Night on Monday, August 6 where they will also participate along with Andre Agassi and Martina Navratilova in an exhibition match. Since 1881, the best players in the world have showcased their skills on Canadian courts. Only Wimbledon and the U.S. Open have longer histories than this major Canadian stop, which is acknowledged by the tennis world.

The Festival international Nuits d’Afrique offers a record number of 91 shows and workshops, given by more than 500 artists from 32 countries. Five concert series presented in seven different indoor venues, with two Nuits d’Afrique Passport packages, lets you experience the greatest number of shows. The Village Nuits d’Afrique on the Parterre du Quartier des spectacles will provide four days of free festivities with 28 concerts on the LOTO-QUÉ-BEC Stage and eight open-air workshops as well as 25 activities at the Agor’Afrique, four on site parade activities, the Children’s Village and the famous Timbuktu Market with its 44 craftspeople. Every evening, starting at 8 p.m., there will be projections of live sets on the façade of the Maison Symphonique de Montréal! The mega-concert event with Tiken Jah Fakoly will take place on Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 9:30 p.m. at the Parterre du Quartier des spectacles. This Ivoirian reggaeman, an international megastar recognized for his integrity and his positions in favour of democracy and peace, will close the 26th edition of the Festival international Nuits d’Afrique, which will be held in Montreal from July 10 to 22, 2012. This free closing concert is likely to be not just a high point in music and dance but also in significance – a concert that is sure to be thronged!


Situated a few minutes from downtown Montreal, Auberge de la Fontaine bed and breakfast hotel is an excellent choice for your stay during this event.

To plan your accommodation in Montreal during the Festival Internaional Nuits d'Afrique, please contact:

  – By phone: (514) 597-0166 or toll free at 1 (800) 597-0597

 - By email at                  

 - Or book online  


Just For Laughs has a huge, and they mean HUGE line-up of the very best artists, shows and comedy the world has to offer, all in one festival. The indoor shows are epic. The outdoor shows are spectacular.  Ending on July 28th for this 30th edition.

The VIDEOTRON Just for Laughs GALAS:

  • The Muppets All Star Comedy Gala
  • John Pinette Gala, hosted by John Pinette
  • Bill Hader Gala, hosted by Bill Hader
  • The American Dream? Gala, hosted by Lewis Black
  • JFL XXX, hosted by Bob Saget
  • Howie Mandel Gala, hosted by Howie Mandel
  • Joel McHale Gala, hosted by Joel McHale


  • Hannibal Buress
  • Jim Jefferies
  • Talk of the Fest hosted by Jeremy Hotz
  • Wayne Brady
  • Mario Cantone
  • JFL Late Night with Leon Black
  • New Faces of Comedy
  • New Faces Characters
  • The Nasty Show
  • The Ethnic Show
  • Homegrown Comic Competition
  • Marc Maron
  • Key and Peele
  • WTF w/ Marc Maron
  • Arturo Brachetti fait son cinéma (bilingual)

Winner of the “Music and Broadcast Industry the Montreal International Jazz Festival (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal) is one of Canada's most important musical event. This year’s 32nd Jazz fest is from June 28th to July 7th 2012.

Every year a part of downtown itself to make room for Montreal's International Jazz Festival. During eleven days more than 600 concerts are placed throughout the designated site: 450 free open air concerts and 150 ticketed indoor performances.  Book your Jazz package to enhance your stay with us.

Of the four contemporary creations offered for free to the public during the Montreal Festival TransAmeriques, the favorite of the Auberge de La Fontaine is undoubtedly "The door of no return", a photos exhibition referring to monuments on the west coast of  Africa erected in memory of the millions of slaves deported from Africa to America.

An international event celebrating new works in contemporary dance and theatre, the Festival TransAmériques combines disciplines and artistic trends under cohesive programming. The Festival presents exciting forms of the art of our era, featuring works by choreographers, writers and directors. . It will present 31 performances and events from May 26 to June 11, 2011. It is the selection of the most impressive contemporary works in its history.

Centaur Theatre Company has announced seven new performances to the soon-to-be legendary Schwartz's:  The Musical.  The show will be presented every day from Wednesday July 20 to Sunday August 7, 2011 at 8PM (except Monday July 25 and Monday August 1). Matinees will be held on Saturdays (July 23, 30 and August 6) at 2PM and on Sunday July 24, 2011 at 2PM.

Inspired by Bill Brownstein’s popular book, “Schwartz's Hebrew Delicatessen: The Story”, comedy duo extraordinaire Bowser & Blue bring the colourful story to life on stage with a full cast of larger-than-life characters who call Schwartz's "home," and some of the many customers who pass through its doors. Schwartz's: The Musical celebrates the eccentric side of Schwartz’s and what makes us Montrealers with lots of humour, wit and heart, while grappling with such issues as the smoked meat and pastrami debate, the food police, the measure of success in tumultuous times and the dreaded F-word: franchise!

If you’re not a fan of musicals or smoked meat, by no means should you go see Schwartz’s The Musical at the Centaur Theatre. If you do, however, like one or the other, or preferably both, then you’ll likely have a great time at the theatre.

"I believe the problems of the world could be resolved over a smoke meat sandwich"

- Ben, the Head Waiter

Centaur Theatre

453 Saint-François-Xavier st
Montréal, QC H2Y 2T2, Canada
(514) 288-1229

The restaurant Schwartz is located on St-Laurent blvd, at only 1,4 km from Auberge de La Fontaine, approximately 20-minutes walking distance.

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