The Impulsive Traveler: Details, Montreal

May 6, 2011

Want to take a spur-of-the-moment trip to Montreal? Here’s what you need to know for the weekend of May 13-16:

GETTING THERE

American Airlines offers one-stop flights from BWI Marshall with fares starting at about $589 round-trip.

WHERE TO STAY

Hotel Gault

449 Rue Sainte-Helene

866-904-1616

hotelgault.com

One of Old Montreal’s first boutique hotels, in a beautifully converted 19th-century warehouse. Loft rooms from $340.

Le Germain

2050 Rue Mansfield

877-333-2050

germainmontreal.com

Montreal fashion doyenne Marie Saint Pierre helped design this cool but cozy downtown property. Rooms from $210.

WHERE TO EAT

Tuck Shop

4662 Rue Notre-Dame Ouest

514-439-7432

tuckshop.ca

Uptown meets downtown at this informal St.-Henri newcomer. Try jerk hen/black bean/crispy okra ($12) and arctic char with bacon vinaigrette ($25). Entrees $21-$30.

Depanneur Le Pick-Up

7032 Waverly

514-271-8011

depanneurlepickup.com

A smart repurposed corner store — “depanneur” in local slang — where local creatives chow down on burgers, sandwiches and salads. Entrees $4-$8.

Cluny Artbar

257 Rue Prince

514-866-1213

cluny.info

Artists and ad types shmooze at this bright cafe inside Darling Foundry. Entrees, $8-$14.

WHAT TO DO

Articule

262 Rue Fairmount Ouest

514-842-9686

articule.org

Atelier Punkt

5333 Av. Casgrain, Suite 205 A

514-458-7960

atelierpunkt.com

DHC Art

451 Rue St-Jean

514-849-3742

dhc-art.org

Darling Foundry

745 Rue Ottawa

514-392-1554

fonderiedarling.org

La Centrale Gallery Powerhouse

4296 Blvd. St.-Laurent

514-871-0268

lacentrale.org

Silver Flag Projects

6803 Waverly

514-839-8540

silverflag.org

Parisian Laundry

3550 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest

514-989-1056

parisianlaundry.com

INFORMATION

Local art collective Pavilion Projects publishes a downloadable quarterly gallery map: www.pavilionprojects.com/map.

Alt-weekly Montreal Mirror offers up-to-date listings: montrealmirror.com.

All flight and lodging info valid as of press time Thursday.

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