Everything closed Friday, June 24?
Being new to Montreal, I am told that Friday is John the Baptist Day in Montreal, a holiday of all things for a saint?(thought nobody attends church anymore in Quebec??) I have first time visitors to Montreal coming on that day!! I know I can call restaurants, but offhand, does anyone know if it's really a holiday that would shut down most things??
Yes, it's a major statutory holiday that shuts down most businesses. Chinatown restaurants will probably be open but it's best to call anywhere you'd like to go first to avoid disappointment.
If you check the availability on www.opentable.com , you'll see that over 100 restaurants in Montreal are open for dinner on the 24th, including several often mentioned/ often recommended restaurants such as Milos, Europea, Ferreira, Toque, DNA and Laloux.
1227, rue de la Montagne, Montreal, QC H3G1Z2, CA
I'd like to know whether supermarkets and other food shops will be open. I believe Loblaws is closed (big stores) though I think some of the smaller supermarkets might be open. I've been unable to find this info by googling.
One thing definitely closed is the SAQ so if you want wine stock up, or you will be stuck with grocery /dépanneur wine!