‘round "Zenith condos" in six stops

9 h 42 - Breaky on Amherst

After enjoying a lazy morning, she leaves her abode headed for work. Even though it’s not directly on the way, she likes to detour for breakfast at Marché Saint-Jacques, well worth the extra 10-minute walk. This morning the Crêperie catches her eye, but there is certainly no shortage of options: cheese shops, bakeries, fruit stores, and more!

10 h 55 – Getting to work

OK, enough detouring. She makes her way to the École préparatoire de musique de l’UQAM where her students will soon arrive for a guitar lesson. Ah, to be a music teacher and to work five minutes from home... this is the definition of living the good life!

14 h 45 – Clearing her head

After three hours of music, though her passion, she is more than happy to enjoy the silence at the BAnQ, her ideal peace haven. Comfortably settled in, she leisurely explores her latest finds: music pieces, unearthed at Archambault on Sainte Catherine Street, that she’d like to use in upcoming lessons.

17 h 04 – Daydreaming on the way home

Going home via Sainte-Catherine Street is her favourite part of the day. She crosses Place Émilie-Gamelin, a park that she particularly loves because of its cultural character; it is transformed daily thanks to new activities, original landscape and art exhibits. She anticipates spending lots of time here in the summer as this green space hosts numerous festivals and events.

Continuing along Sainte-Catherine, she crosses the stretch that is a pedestrian walkway most of the year: the famous 1-kilometre long ribbon made up of hundreds of thousands of rainbow-coloured balls floating over the Gay Village.

Her phone vibrates. It’s her boyfriend. He is wondering if she forgot their date tonight; Thursday night is date night. She thinks, “It’s way too easy to get caught up in this new neighbourhood’s gems,” and she hurries home to the Zenith condo project.

19 h 18 – An evening at the theatre

This week’s activity is the theatre. As she and her boyfriend make their way to Théâtre St-Denis, she takes in the street art along the way, she seems to rediscover this route every time she walks it… sort of like her new neighbourhood that she explores a little more every day.

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