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12 Things to Eat, See and Do This September, from Vancouver to Montreal

From Canada's first-ever all-avocado eatery and juice bar to the Pop Montreal International Music Festival, here's what's new and noteworthy.

Montréal - YUL

Culture

World Press Photo

Photo: Ami Vitale, for National Geographic, Title: Pandas Gone Wild

World Press Photo

Among the guests at this winners’ display of the world’s most prestigious photojournalism competition is Burhan Ozbilici, whose shot of Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov’s assassin won Photo of the Year. Three additional exhibits complement the prize-winning photographs (like this one, from Ami Vitale’s Pandas Gone Wild), including a series by Syrian teenagers on their personal experiences with integration during their first year in Canada.

August 30–October 1, Marché Bonsecours
325, rue de la Commune E., worldpressphotomontreal.ca

Entertainment

Pop Montreal

Dead Obies (Photo: Rococo)

BOP

With performances by the Dears, Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Dead Obies, Hurray for the Riff Raff and DJ Lady Kier in the mix, the soundtrack for Pop Montréal’s Sweet 16 party is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

September 13–17
popmontreal.com

 

Puces Pop

Photo: Yanissa Grand-Pierre

Shop

From African wax-print accessories to cheeky embroideries, up your gift-giving when Puces Pop’s 100-plus vendors take over Église Saint-Denis.

September 15–17
5075, rue Rivard

 

Quickie Art Tours

Photo: Alex Blouin

Gallery Hop

Art Pop curator Robb Jamieson and other guest Art Pop experts lead daily Quickie Art Tours through the festival’s extensive programming, including an interactive exhibition by local art residency and research space Céline Bureau.

September 14–17 at 5:30 p.m., Pop Quarters, Artist Lounge
3450, rue St-Urbain

Shopping

Bouquet

Bouquet

If the chic proportions and adjustable handles of this Mile End boutique-slash-atelier’s Muguet tote don’t already make it the perfect fall carry-all, ask them to customize any of their handmade leather goods to your specs.

174, rue Bernard Ouest, facebook.com/bouquetmtl

Hamilton - YHM

Culture

Supercrawl

Photo: Harry Gils, Lampstand Digital

Supercrawl

Hamilton pulls out all the hipster stops during the annual supersize version of James Street North’s popular monthly art crawl. It will be a walk to remember thanks to a musical lineup headlined by Tanya Tagaq, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, and Sam Roberts Band, as well as local fashion shows, fine-art installations, craft and food vendors, circus performances and some serious after-parties.

September 8–10
James St. N., supercrawl.ca

Shopping

The Wild

The Wild

From illustrating the Wild’s menagerie of characters to silk-screening them onto onesies, tees and more, Hamiltonians Adriane and Billy are entirely hands-on with their minimalist (but still playful!) children’s line.

Available at Len
257 James St. N., and at thewildkidsapparel.com

Coffee

Brown Dog Coffee Shoppe

Photo: courtesy of Tourism and Culture, city of Hamilton

Brown Dog Coffee Shoppe

What to order A house-roasted caramel latte and a homemade apple fritter.

211 Locke St. S., 289-389-3111, facebook.com/browndoglocke

 

Dundurn Market

Photo: Stephen Grubb

Dundurn Market

What to order A double-shot cortado with Relay beans and a classic shakshuka.

46 Dundurn St. S., 289-799-4112, dundurnmarket.com

 

Ark + Anchor Espresso Bar

Photo: courtesy of Tourism and Culture, city of Hamilton

Ark + Anchor Espresso Bar

What to order Two ounces of Clean Coffee espresso, plus Donut Monster’s latest decadent invention, like a cherry bourbon fritter.

300 King St. W., 905-751-9345, arkandanchor.ca

Vancouver - YVR

Food

Avocado Bay

Photo: Alison Boulier

Avocado Bay

Canada’s first-ever all-avocado eatery and juice bar boldly pits itself against millennial avo-toast admonitions, dishing up the contentious fruit as ceviche, burger bun stand-ins, guacamole heaped on top of jicama-shell tacos, margaritas – even vegan cheesecake. Now that’s hardcore.

1184 Denman St., avocadobay.com

Shopping

Gastown’s New Threads

Left to right: James Faulkner (FaulknerandCo); courtesy of Cos (Cos)

Gastown’s New Threads

From heritage-Americana brand Filson’s first Canadian outpost to British-styled vintage at Faulknerandco (pictured at left) on Push Pull Café’s mezzanine to Cos (pictured at right), his-and-hers outfitters are cropping up across Gastown. And Vancouver’s own Herschel Supply Co. will join in next year, with a 5,000-square-foot company-owned flagship store.

Cos 18 Water St., cosstores.com
Filson 47 Water St., filson.com
Faulknerandco 136 E. Hastings St., faulknerandcoapparel.com
Herschel Supply Co. 347-349 Water St., herschel.ca, (opening 2018)

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