A DAY IN THE SHOES OF A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST
There are a lot of ways to do alternative tourism . We will retain that responsible tourism supports the values of sustainable development and respect for the community.
The world tourism organization is speaking on the subject: “ sustainable or responsible tourism takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, by meeting the needs of visitors, professionals, the environment and host communities . ”
Best of Quebec takes you to discover Montreal for a day, while respecting the history , the community and the environment of the city.
GREEN WALK IN THE GRIFFINTOWN DISTRICT
Passion Terre is an eco-responsible travel agency that offers guided tours of the Griffintown district . This former working-class neighborhood in the southwest of the Island is located on the north shore of the Lachine Canal .
This walk is a great opportunity to discover the green projects carried out by residents who invest in their neighborhood through eco-responsible actions .
At the end of the guided tour, you are invited to take a small tasting break in a microbrewery to discover organic beers brewed in Montreal.
DINNER AT ROBIN DES BOIS BY SUPPORTING A GOOD CAUSE
In this restaurant, chef Mathieu Duchamp and his team of cooks and volunteers prepare tasty dishes inspired by the community and humanist values that drive them.
Their business model is based on a non-profit operation. All profits generated from the restaurant’s sales are donated to charities that fight against loneliness, isolation and poverty.
For the record, most of the waiters and waitresses are volunteers ! If you wish to participate in this project for a service, do not hesitate to contact them. Registration is very easy.
The restaurant is open Monday to Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. The ultimate is the terrace adorned with plants during the summer period.
CLOTHING – THE DOUBLE FRIPERIE SHOP MANAGER
Fringues is ideal for women who love to dress up and find cheap small business. Located in the city center, a stone’s throw from Saint-Catherine Street , it offers clothes for professional outfits, or much more casual looks.
Inventories are made up of new or second-hand clothing donated by individuals or businesses. The renewal of parts is constant, which leaves a wide choice to customers.
By shopping at Fringues , you are choosing to consume responsibly by extending the life cycle of clothes that are always in impeccable condition. In addition, all profits generated by the store’s sales are reinvested in the Fringues & Cie employability program.
This gives women who have difficulty entering the labor market the chance to gain significant first professional experience and to receive training in sales and customer service.
The boutique is located at 1165 Crescent Street , a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Sainte-Catherine Street .
STAY INVOLVED BY SPENDING A RELAXING EVENING AT BISTROT LE STE-CATH
“Warm cuisine, high quality shows and 100% of the profits donated to the community. ” All is said !
Located in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve district , this restaurant / bar is socially involved by donating all of its profits to non-profit organizations such as Café Graffiti which helps young people have a better future through their artistic projects.
The warm atmosphere and welcoming staff make this restaurant a great place to spend the evening, whether you are planning a business dinner, a party with friends or even a wedding …
With more than 260 shows per year, you should find what you are looking for.
OR SLEEP ?
STAY ONE NIGHT AT THE Y MONTREAL *** HOTEL OR AT
THE YWCA **** HOSTEL The Y Montreal hotel and the YWCA inn are located in the heart of downtown Montreal , near Place des arts , from the museum district and the Bell Center . You will also find nearby the two large English-speaking universities, Guy Concordia and McGill , as well as many tourist activities. Among them, the famous rue Sainte-Catherine will keep you busy with its many shops and restaurants!
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The rooms are comfortable and welcoming and the bathrooms were completely renovated in 2016. You will find various services such as free internet, a computer room, a shared kitchen and a laundry room.
Good value for money and social commitment
In addition to offering excellent value for money, all profits are directly reinvested in the services and programs of the YWCA whose mission is to build a better future for women and men. girls from Greater Montreal.
Staying at the Y Montreal hotel or the YWCA hostel is more than spending the night in a comfortable and well located hotel, it is taking part in a cause and thus being socially involved !