What’s Old is New


While many in Montreal flock to Chinatown near St-Laurent street and De la Gauchetière when in the mood for all things Chinese, the enlightened know better.

A few CLC teachers and students checked out the ‘new’ Chinatown, downtown between the Guy-Concordia and Atwater metros. While there’s been Asian restaurants in this area for years (which, many say, boasts better food than the official Chinatown) there’s been a revitalization of sorts with many of the closed and boarded up places now housing all kinds of new businesses. From Middle Eastern takeouts to shisha hangouts, Indian restaurants to French cafés.  How about a Polish Ponki or Korean Taco? Have some bubble tea or shop at the Korean épicerie. Students were surprised at the cultural variety as they explored the neighborhood and dug the lower prices. A quick zip by the Museum of Architecture and visit to the Architecture museum park ended their day.



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