Saint-Henri by designer Markantoine

Le Saint-Henri du designer Markantoine

Montreal fashion designer Markantoine is on the third season of the reality show “Making the Cut”.

Markantoine Lynch-Boisvert, designer behind the MRKNTN brand and one of the ten finalists for the third season of the fashion competition reality show Making the Cut, has notably settled in the Plateau Mont-Royal and downtown, but it is in Saint-Henri that he lives today, with his two dogs. Here are his neighborhood must-haves.

I love being close to the water. It's something that brings me back to earth. And here, everyone has dogs. It is a living neighborhood. It is very close to everything, being like a city in its own right.

Markantoine, designer from Shawinigan, in Mauricie

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Designer Markantoine's Saint-Henri

The Lachine Canal, in the Saint-Henri sector

City dwellers from all over Montreal converge on the Lachine Canal to relax, contemplating the passing boats, quietly. Markantoine is one of them, he who loves to walk there with his dog. “It looks like people are very happy on the edge of the canal.” As for the curious eager for heritage and historical discoveries testifying to the industrial past of the Southwest, venture on the 14.5 km course along the banks of the Old Port at Lake Saint-Louis, in the west of the island. 

The Atwater Market 

Designer Markantoine's Saint-Henri

The Atwater Market

Another place where the creator and his canine companion love to hang out? The Atwater market, listed among the most beautiful buildings in the metropolis with its Art Deco style, which has stood in the neighborhood since 1933. We stop there of course to stock up on fresh and fine products from all over the world – fruits, vegetables , meats, fish, cheeses, etc. —, but also to eat on the go, outside. And why not on the edge of the canal, a stone's throw away?  

138, avenue Atwater 


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The designer and his friends frequent this Italian wine bar, where his dog can even eat alongside them on the terrace. The mission of the square? Celebrating the simple pleasures of everyday life, from coffee and morning pastries to fresh pasta and nighttime antipasti. And we make sure to open good bottles! 

4450, rue Notre-Dame Ouest 

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The heterogeneous and atypical decorations enchant you? And you love second-hand objects, from another era? Maybe you'll be as thrilled as Markantoine on this mini-store of furniture, accessories and other vintage finds. “It's a flea market where I go almost every week. This group of junk dealers comes with some super interesting pieces. Nor did they fall into overpriced resale. You can find super affordable cool stuff. They also have clothes from other generations.” 

3731, rue Notre-Dame Ouest  

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It is with joy that the vegetarian designer saw this brand new wine bar and vegan restaurant just a few steps from his home. And he can already say that the Conceria, which he strongly invites you to discover — “it’s super good!” —, will become one of his favorite places to feast on Italian dishes. Moreover, the pasta with creamy sauces is already making us look sweet.  

3580 Notre-Dame Street West 

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