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Thali Cuisine Indienne
1409 St. Marc Street | Montreal, Qc., H3H 2G4 | 514.989.9048 | Est. 2009

Thali Cuisine Indienne's Guide to Montreal

Welcome to Thali's guide to everything to do and see in Montreal. Don't forget wherever you are in the city, Thali is not far away. We are conveniently located downtown in the Shaughnessy Village neighbourhood one block from Guy-Concordia Metro also known as the Concordia-Ghetto.

Getting Around

Horse drawn tramway on St Denis Street Circa 1877.

Bixi ~ Bike stands are everywhere (including in front of us). You can drop off at any stand.

Métro ~ Montreal offers one of the best metro systems in North America hands down. We affectionately refer to it as BMW (Bus, Metro, Walk). It is very easy to get to any tourist destination in the city by the subway.

Car ~ Yes you can order an Uber however it is quite easy to catch a cab. They drive around and you can hail one usually from anywhere. Champlain, Atlas, COOP

Driving Around ~ You may find it more convenient at times to just use your own car. Just be warned that Montreal is a city that has a lot of construction which will cause more traffic. Regardless, here are steps on how to use a parking meter (pay station). You may also consult Québec 511 before heading out on your journey.

Festivals, Events, & Shows

Place des Arts

Piknic Electronik ~ Hosted in only 4 other cities Melbourne, Santiago, Austin and Paris. Held every Sunday with DJ's and events to chill to.

Folk Fest sur le canal ~ Big folk singer names performing by the historic canal.

Montréal Complètement Cirque ~ Ever wanted to be apart of a circus act, here's your chance. Fun for the whole family.

Montreal Fringe Festival ~ Montreal's no-holds-barred, uncensored, plays, acts and music.

Montreal Jazz Festival ~ World renowned jazz & international music festival held at Place des Arts site.

Fantasia ~ International film and anime festival held at Concordia U

Nuits d'Afrique ~ African & world music festival.

Just for Laughs ~ #1 comedy festival with indoor and out venues. Big names of comedy got their start here.

Francofolies ~ North America's only french music festival.

Montreal Grand-Prix ~ F1 Canadian Grand Prix.

Beer Festival ~ Sample the world's greatest brews.

International Fire Works Festival ~ Master fire-worker's from around the world competing for the best ooooh and ahhhh. At the Old Port.

Fierté Montréal ~ Massive LGBTQ pride in the city.

Cirque du Soleil ~ Originated in Quebec. All global shows premiere under the Big-Top in Old Montreal.

Montreal Fashion Week ~ Montreal is the runway, work it!

Montréal en Lumière ~ Winter festival celebrations with various lit art installations (Nuit Blanche).

Guitar Grand Prix ~ Displaying the finest Quebec guitar players.

Auto Show ~ Annual auto show.

St. Patrick's Day Parade ~ Longest running Irish parade in North America.

Carifesta ~ Montreal Caribbean parade.

Art Tattoo Show ~ Global tattoo artists meet at Gare Windsor.

Montreal Comic-Con ~ The next best thing after SD Comic Con. Hometown of Captain James T. Kirk.

Otakuthon ~ Fun and lively Anime fest.

Heavy Montreal ~ We are officially the number one Heavy Metal City in the world!. Metal acts classic and present including Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, Pennywise and more. Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Ile Soniq ~ Parc Jean-Drapeau once again will be turned into a rave with world renowned Dj's such as Tiesto, Tyga, Juicy J...

Osheaga ~ Parc Jean-Drapeau will be invaded with the best pop musical acts.

'77 ~ Largest punk rock fest also outdoors at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

'Mutek ~ "Audiovisual performances, live electronic music and a full theatre of experiences".

'Festival Quartiers Danses ~ Indoor and out modern dance performances with workshops.


Cross on Mont-Royal Quebec.

Old Montreal ~ Where it all began.

Downtown Montreal (Centre-Ville) ~ Metro's Atwater, Guy, Peel, McGill, Place des Arts. Shopping, night life, and fun.

Mount Royal (Mont-Royale) ~ Work off your meal at Thali or when you get hungry hike back down to us ;) (Bus 165 from Guy-Concordia)

Olympic Village ~ Site of the 1976 Summer Olympics. Visit the Botanical Gardens, Biodome, Insectarium, and stadium. Great day for the kids.

Parc Jean-Drapeau (formerly Île Sainte-Hélène) ~ There's the Six Flags theme park LaRonde, The Stewart Museum, and the track for the Grand-Prix. Former site of the 1967 Expo. A great island to explore. Accessible by Jean-Drapeau metro station on the Yellow metro line.

Casino de Montréal ~ Vegas in the 514.

Old Montreal Marina.


Montreal Museum of Fine Art.

Montreal Museum Day ~ Free museum day. 1 day only in the year.

Canadian Centre for Architecture ~ Just down the street from us. Great team of people work there. They eat at our place ;).

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts ~ This is where you will find Picasso and Di Vinci. Walking distance from Thali.

Pointe-à-Callière ~ Discover Montreal's ruins from 500 years ago. Old port.

Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art ~ Modern.

Montreal Science Centre ~ Great for the kids. In old Montreal.

Chateau Ramezay ~ Back in the day.

The Arts

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.

Opera de Montreal ~ Figaro, figaro, figaro!

Montreal Symphony Orchestra ~ Conducted by Kent Nagano.

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal ~ Classics like the Nutcracker & Carmina Burana.

Place des Arts ~ Get your show on. In the quartier des spectacles.

Montreal Baroque Festival ~ "Sinful composers, criminals, libertines and drunkards."

Montreal Pop Festival ~ Music, art, film & kids stuff... Dirty pop!

World Film Festival of Montreal: ~ International film festival.

Cinemania ~ Cinémathèque Québécoise subtitled in English.


St Joseph's Oratory

"Can’t throw a brick without breaking a church window" - Mark Twain

Notre Dame Basilica ~ Gorgeous church where Celine Dion got married.

Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral ~ Nestled among busy office buildings in Montreal's downtown core. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Montreal.

St Joseph's Oratory ~ Astonishing church on the mountain and former home to canonized Brother Saint André.

Marguerite Bourgeoys' Historic Chapel ~ Built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel.


Jackie Robinson, Montreal Royals Baseball.

Expos ~ Baseball. Formerly the Royals. Where Jackie Robinson got his start.

Alouettes ~ CFL Canadian football.

Canadiens ~ "Da Habs, da Bears".

Laval Rocket ~ The Hab's awesome farm team.

Royal Montreal Curling Club ~ Proud to be on the same block as them. The oldest curling club in North America, period.

Royal Montreal Curling Club.

Impact ~ Our premier soccer ... I mean ... football team.

Rogers Cup ~ ATP Masters 1000 US Open Series Tennis world tour. Toronto and Montreal alternate mens' and womens' tournaments.

Royal ~ High flying frisbee action. AUDL East Division ... don't mess.


Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.

Drive a couple of hours in any direction of Montreal and you'll find more to discover.

Quebec City ~ A UNESCO historic city and our provincial capital.

Eastern Townships ~ Just take highway 10 and discover wineries, ski mountains, lakes, spas, Magog, and Sherbrooke City.

Mont Tremblant ~ Head an hour north of the city and discover great ski hills. Beautiful in the summer.

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu ~ International Balloon Festival.