The reputation of the Antique District is well established, all good reasons to visit this little corner of the city full of wonderful charm and mysterious stories.
Pushing the door of one of the many antique shops is like opening a book full of stories as unlimited as the number of objects you will find there. Enter and explore, this tour is definitely worth the detour.
The antique district is a must in the discovery of the city of Montreal. Often described as a truly urban and human adventure, the antique district is mainly located on Notre-Dame Street West (between Guy Street and Atwater Avenue) and extends over to Atwater Avenue and the Saint-Henri neighborhood with the presence of Iegor l’Hôtel des Encans. In these shops, antique dealers and lamp makers present a wide range of items from movements from the Arts and Crafts, Bauhaus, Scandinavian, Modern, Mid-Century, Rococo, Romantic, Retro, Kitsch, Industrial and more.
Pushing the door of one of these shops is literally entering a universe full of magic and history. The owners of these places are endearing and exceptional, simple, classic, eccentric and daring. As loquacious as they are mysterious, but also passionate and creative, we could listen to stories for hours. They welcome you in their shop where you feel at home. Clocks full of character, handcrafted dressers, glittering chandeliers, antique candlesticks, delicate vases and rare tableware, inhabit the space and make it so alive that one already imagines rethinking one’s interior.
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Nostalgia resurfaces when you take the time to walk on these streets and go from one antique shop to another. The smells of massive wood, squeaky floors, old suitcases, … all these objects appeal to memories that time can not forget.
Here is the list of Antique addresses by street:
Rue Notre Dame : Antiques Aunt Sadie, Weilantique, Antiquité Milord Inc, Deuxièmement, Baronne De L’Insolite, Antiquités Foley L’Ecuyer, L’Allumeur, Viva Galerie, Grand Central Inc., Zofia Antiquité, Old Times Antiques.
Avenue Atwater : Antiquités Pour La Table, Antiquités Rowntree
Rue du Couvent : Iegor-Hotel des Encans
Rue du Bassin : Atelier De Restauration V R – Rica