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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 01, 2016
Street Eats
 From April until late fall, more than 50 food trucks rotate among 30 set locations (including Montreal East, Old Port, Downtown, Griffintown, Saint-Henri, Verdun, Montreal West and Lasalle), serving sophisticated food on the go. From May through October, the trucks also provide palate-pleasing eats at the festive Olympic Park First Friday celebrations. Among the vehicles with fare worth sampling are Mi Corazòn, Burger Truck, Pinokio, Europea Mobile (from star chef Jérôme Ferrer), King Bao and Winneburger.


MUST TRY
Enjoy the signature East cocktail at the new Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel.
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This 375-year-old city, the largest in Canada's Quebec province, is beloved for its European charm and wonderful food. A plethora of new accommodations, either recently opened or debuting this year, will add to its appeal for groups.


JUST-OPENED HOTELS 
The 142-room Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel began welcoming guests earlier this year. The 11-story property is close to the Place Ville Marie and the colorful shops of St. Catherine Street. Among the hotel's offerings are a Pan-Asian restaurant, East; a stainless-steel pool; a fitness center, and 4,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel's Air Bistro Terrace opened last month.

The 140-room Courtyard Montreal West Island/Baie D'Urfé opened in January. The hotel is the first in the borough of Baie-d'Urfé, near Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. On-site are seven meeting rooms, a restaurant and a fitness center.


COMING SOON
Scheduled to open this summer in downtown Montreal is the Hotel Mount Stephen. The property has floor-to-ceiling windows in each of its 90 guest rooms; other features include three meetings rooms, a spa and a gym.

The 130-room boutique Le St-Amable will incorporate several historic homes when it debuts later this year. Plans call for two restaurants and a ballroom.

The 127-room William Gray is slated to open in Old Montreal this summer. The boutique property is on Rue Saint Vincent, just steps from the Place Jacques-Cartier and the Old Port. The hotel will offer more than 10,000 square feet of event space, along with the Maggie Oakes restaurant, a rooftop terrace, a boutique, a café and a spa. The eight-story hotel incorporates two historic buildings, the restored Maison Edward-William-Gray and the Maison Cherrier. Guest rooms will feature local art, rich wood and floor-to-ceiling windows.

The 120-room Sixty Montreal is being built the heart of the Central Business District, near the Montreal Convention Center. Set to open by year's end, the boutique property also will have 70 apartments for long-term rentals, a rooftop pool and bar, and meeting and event space. The hotel will be the Sixty brand's first property in Canada; five Sixty hotels currently are in operation in the U.S.