As with every trip to Montréal, and this is my tenth, I’m pretty low key about planning activities. The general framework for a day is breakfast, some kind of tourist kind of activity, an invigorating workout, coffee at a café, cocktails, and then dinner. Next day, repeat.
This is a change from the original plan. I’ve wanted to drop in on Le Filet. Lesley Chesterman gave it a mixed review in the Gazette in 2011, but it had only been open for a couple months and it has some great names behind it (Claude Pelletier and Hubert Marsolais). And it popped up on some 2011 year-ender lists, including Marie-Claude Lortie’s in La Presse.
Tourist type activities? I want to go to the McCord Museum, which I’ve not been to. It’s a great city museum and there’s a good permanent exhibition on the history of Montréal that I’d like to see. What else? Nothing planned, but I can imagine I’ll spend a lot of time outdoors, since this is the first time in seven years that I’ve been to Montréal when the temperature was warmer than 40 degrees!