Best of MTL 2018: Goods & Services


Jeans Jeans Jeans, #3 Best Clothing Store (New)

A number of you seem to get your lolz by voting for Pharmaprix as Best Drug Paraphernalia Store, though maybe you know something we don’t about administering mind-altering substances or making bathtub crank.

In the Internet Service Provider category, we’re not surprised to see Bell at #4, and the clientele of smaller companies expressing their satisfaction with the underdogs with loads of votes. Most notable in this category, however, is the love/hate split among Vidéotron customers — enough of them endorsed the company to keep it in the #1 spot, but an almost equal number of respondents wrote in “anyone but Vidéotron.”

As for where our readers get their hair did, Queen of the World continues to dominate all three hair categories, though it’s also nice to see broad support for smaller salons and even private studios.

Best Clothing Store (New)
1 Simons
977 Ste-Catherine W.
2 Frank and Oak
Various locations
3 Jeans Jeans Jeans
5575 Casgrain
4 1861
3670 St-Laurent
5 Lustre
4068 St-Laurent
6 H&M
Various locations
7 Ibiki
4357 St-Laurent
8 General 54
5145 St-Laurent
9 Zara
Various locations
10 Off the Hook
Various locations

Best Vintage Clothing Store
1 Eva B
2015 St-Laurent
2 Citizen Vintage
4059 & 5330 St-Laurent
3 Fripe-Prix Renaissance
Various locations
4 Empire Exchange
5225 St-Laurent, 51 Bernard W.
5 Village des Valeurs
Various locations
6 Kitsch n Swell
4065 St-Laurent
7 Annex Vintage
56 St-Viateur W.
8 Ex-Voto
6534 St-Laurent
9 Ruse
5141 St-Laurent
10 Local 23
23 Bernard W.

Best Hair Salon
1 Helmet
163 Mont-Royal E.
2 Queen of the World
6754 St-Laurent
3 Two Horses
170 Jean-Talon W.
4 Salon Identité
10 des Pins W., #B112
5 Salon Sweet William
5337 St-Laurent, #201
6 Au Premier
5487 Monkland
7 Danny’s Unisex Coiffure
3960 St-Laurent
8 Bizarde
4051 St-Laurent
9 Unlistd
3648A St-Laurent
10 Haircuts for Anyone
390 St-Zotique E.

Best Hair Stylist
1 Eric Charpentier (les Brossés)
2 Mike Chacko (Helmet)
3 Julie Matson (Identité)
4 David Devico (Queen of the World)
5 Louise Olsen (Private studio)
6 Maral Poladian Marin (Danny’s Coiffure)
7 Isobel Mulder (Two Horses)
8 Lily Julie Bédard (Au Premier)
9 Marco di Biasio (Queen of the World)
10 Adrian Fynch (The Lock and Chop Shop)

Best Barber
1 Mike Chacko (Helmet)
2 Dave Dumay, aka Dave the Barber (Queen of the World)
3 Dan Marin (Blue Dog)
4 David Devico (Queen of the World)
5 Marco di Biasio (Queen of the World)
6 JJ Levine (Haircuts for Anyone)
7 Guillaume Cheny (Helmet)
8 Willy Phaneufsky (Blue Dog)
9 MJ Deziel (Unlistd)
10 Andies Barbershop

Best Tattoo Parlour
1 DFA TAttoos
328 Ste-Catherine E.
2 Adrenaline
1541 Sherbrooke W.
3 Two Horses
170 Jean-Talon W.
4 Bait & Schlang
4929 Notre-Dame W.
5 Tatouage Royal
4424 St-Denis
6 Tattoo Box
155 des Pins E.
7 Minuit Dix
5445 de Gaspé, #416
8 Imago
4097 St-Laurent
9 Saving Grace
5629 Sherbrooke W.
10 MTL Tattoo
3933 & 4525 St-Denis

Best Tattoo Artist
1 Charline Bataille (Minuit Dix)
2 Angus Byers (DFA Tattoo)
3 Janice Beattie (Tattoo Box)
4 Nick Oaks (Bait & Schlag)
5 Sam Robert Goodfriend (Slick Styled Steel)
6 Eric Martinello (Adrenaline)
7 Melissa Valiquette (DFA Tattoos)
8 Hilary Jane (Tatouage Royal)
9 Arno Schultz (Electric Avenue)
10 Jessi Preston (Two Horses)

Best New CD/Vinyl Store
1 Aux 33 Tours
1373 Mont-Royal E.
2 Phonopolis
207 Bernard W.
3 Archambault
Various locations
4 Cheap Thrills
2044 Metcalfe
5 Atom Heart
364 Sherbrooke E.
6 La Rama
77 Bernard W.
7 L’Oblique
4333 Rivard
8 Sunrise Records
Various locations
9 Sound Central
4486 Coloniale
10 180g
5866 de Lorimier

Best Used CD/Vinyl Store
1 Cheap Thrills
2044 Metcalfe
2 Phonopolis
207 Bernard W.
3 Aux 33 Tours
1373 Mont-Royal E.
4 Death of Vinyl
6307 St-Laurent
5 Sound Central
4486 Coloniale
6 Beatnick
3770 St-Denis
7 BBAM! Gallery
808 Atwater
8 Venus Lounge
1905 Papineau
9 Encore Books & Records
5670 Sherbrooke W.
10 Paul’s Boutique
112 Mont-Royal E.


Moog Audio, #2 Best Musical Instrument Store, #3 Best Electronics Store

Best Musical Instrument Store
1 Steve’s Music
150 Ste-Catherine E.
2 Moog Audio
3828 St-Laurent
3 Archambault
Various locations
4 Jimi’s Music Store
5776 Sherbrooke W.
5 Twigg Musique
1230 St-Hubert
6 Centre de Musique Diplomate
311 Beaubien E.
7 Kitts Music
5350 Jean-Talon E.
8 Long & McQuade
Various locations
9 Nantel Musique
4590 St-Laurent

Best Internet Service Provider
1 Vidéotron
2 TekSavvy
3 Ebox (fka Electronic Box)
4 Bell
5 Virgin Mobile
6 Distributel
7 B2B2C
8 CoopTel

Best App
1 Transit
2 Instagram
3 Uber
4 P$ Montreal Parking
5 Tinder
6 Facebook
7 Spotify
8 Bumble
9 STM (RIP)
10 INFO-Neige

Best Electronics Store
1 Best Buy
Various locations
2 Addison Électronique
8018 20th
3 Apple
1321 Ste-Catherine W.
3 Moog
3828 St-Laurent

Best Movie Theatre
1 Cinéma du Parc
3575 Parc
2 Cinéma Banque Scotia
977 Ste-Catherine W.
3 Cinéma Beaubien
2396 Beaubien E.
4 Dollar Cinema
6900 Decarie
5 Cineplex Forum
2313 Ste-Catherine W.
6 Guzzo Cinema
Various locations
7 Cinéstarz Côte-des-Neiges
6700 Côte-des-Neiges
8 Cinéplex Odeon Quartier Latin
350 Émery
9 Cinéma L’Amour
4015 St-Laurent
10 Starcité
4825 Pierre-de Coubertin

Best Bicycle Shop
1 C & L Cycle
Various locations
2 Bikurious
169 Ontario E.
3 La Bicycletterie JR
201 Rachel E.
4 Bicycles McW (fka McWhinnies)
6010 Sherbrooke W.
5 Recycle Cycle
5501 de Maisonneuve W.
6 Ma Bicyclette
2985 St-Patrick
7 Atelier Wellington
4136 Wellington
8 Cycles Campus Verdun
3901 Wellington
9 Dumoulin Bicyclettes
173 Jean-Talon E.
10 Santropol Roulant
111 Roy E.

Best Bookstore (New)
1 Drawn & Quarterly
211 Bernard W.
2 Indigo/Chapters
1500 McGill College
3 Renaud-Bray
Various locations
4 La Librairie de Verdun
4750 Wellington
5 Port de Tête
262 Mont-Royal E.
6 L’Euguélionne, librairie féministe
1426 Beaudry
7 Paragraphe Books
2220 McGill College
8 Archambault
Various locations
9 Argo Bookshop
1915 Ste-Catherine W.
10 Librairie Raffin
Various locations

Best Bookstore (Used)
1 The Word
469 Milton
2 S. W. Welch Bookseller
225 St-Viateur W.
3 Encore Books & Records
5670 Sherbrooke W.
4 Cheap Thrills
2044 Metcalfe
5 Librairie l’Échange
713 Mont-Royal E.
6 Les Bons Débarras
4646 Wellington
7 Librairie Le Port de tête
262 & 269 Mont-Royal E.
8 Renaissance Bookstore
Various locations
9 Librairie Astro
1844 Ste-Catherine W.

Best Comics Store
1 Drawn & Quarterly
Various locations
2 Crossover Comics
3560 Notre-Dame W.
3 Millenium Comics
451 Marie-Anne E.
4 Librairie Astro (soon to be RIP – by July 1)
1844 Ste-Catherine W.
5 Capitaine Québec
1837 Ste-Catherine W.
6 Planète BD
4077 St-Denis
7 1,000,000 Comix
1418 Pierce
8 Comic Hunter
9675 Papineau, #10

Best Beauty Salon
1 Barbarella
3833 St-Jacques
2 Queen of the World
6754 St-Laurent
3 Two Horses
170 Jean-Talon W.
4 Candy Nail Bar
6218 St-Hubert
5 Helmet
163 St-Laurent
6 Unlistd
3648A St-Laurent
7 Au Premier
5487 Monkland

Best Drug Paraphernalia Store
1 Prohibition (fka High Times)
Various locations
2 Psychonaut
3624A St-Laurent
3 Utopia
159 Duluth E.
4 Pharmaprix
Various locations
5 Boutique Rock
5522 Sherbrooke W.
6 Le Rock Shop
17 Ste-Catherine E.

Best Florist
1 Dragon Flowers
159 Bernard W.
2 Westmount Florist
360 Victoria
3 Florateria
90 des Pins W.
4 Lynda Fleuriste
5586 Jean-Talon E.
5 Vertuose
5409 St-Laurent
6 Pourquoi Pas?
3629 St-Laurent
7 Prune les Fleurs
186 Peel
8 Binette & Filles
7070 Henri-Julien
9 Oursin Fleurs
3081 Ontario E.
10 Sophie Dorval
156 St-Viateur W.


YMCA, #1 Best Fitness Club

Best Fitness Club
1 YMCA
Various locations
2 Éconofitness
Various locations
3 Angry Monkey MMA
5139 Verdun
4 Machina
5455 de Gaspé
5 Nautilis Plus
Various locations
6 Fit for Life
Various locations
7 Énergie Cardio
Various locations
8 Centre Père Sablon
4265 Papineau
9 Gym St-Henri
4330 St-Jacques
10 ELMNT Studio
6000 Monkland

Best Health Food Store
1 Rachelle-Béry
Various locations
2 Tau
Various locations
3 Bio Terre
201 St-Viateur W.
4 Branche d’Olivier
Various locations
5 PA Nature
5029 Parc
6 Supermarché PA
5242 Parc, 1420 Fort
7 Le Frigo Vert
1440 Mackay
8 Herbivores
3842 St-Denis
9 Frenco
3985 St-Laurent
10 À Votre Santé
5126 Sherbrooke W.

Best Home Decor Store
1 Zone
Various locations
2 V de V
5042 St-Laurent
3 Ikea
9191 Cavendish
4 HomeSense
Various locations
5 West Elm
995 Wellington #100
6 Winners
Various locations
7 Home Depot
Various locations
8 Structube
Various locations

Best Kitsch/Antique Store
1 Kitsch à l’os… ou pas
3439 Hochelaga
2 Kitsch’n Swell
4065 St-Laurent
3 Marché aux Puces St-Michel
7707 Shelley
4 Mixx Authentik/Marché Underground
3731 Notre-Dame W.
5 Monastiraki
5478 St-Laurent
6 Boutique Brock Art
4835 Wellington
7 Anticafé Hochelaga
3989 Ontario E.
8 Fripe-Prix Renaissance
Various locations
9 Harold
256 St-Zotique E.

Best Sports Store
1 Sports Experts
Various locations
2 Mountain Equipment Co-op
Various locations
3 Evangelista Sports
6821 St-Laurent
4 Play It Again Sports
Various locations

Best Massage Therapist
1 Eric Digras (Mile End Massage)
Private studio
2 Jade Salter (Happy Tree Yoga)
4812 St-Laurent
3 Allison Ryan
Private studio

Best Massage Spot
1 Espace Nomad
4660 St-Laurent
2 Bota Bota
De la Commune W. & McGill
3 Studio Bliss
3988 St-Denis
4 Ovarium
400 Beaubien E.
5 Spa Scandinave
71 de la Commune W.
6 Allison Ryan Studio
507 Rose-de-Lima
7 Spa Vert
2360 Notre Dame W.
8 Myo Clinic
760 St-Zotique E.
9 Naada Yoga
5540 Casgrain
10 Spa Diva
1455 Peel

Best Skate/Snowboard Shop
1 Empire
Various locations
2 Rollin Skateshop
3119 Hochelaga
3 Skull Central
4302 St-Laurent
4 Dime Skateshop
3632 St-Laurent
5 Poubelle du Ski
8278 St-Laurent

Best Spa
1 Bota Bota
De la Commune W. & McGill
2 Spa Scandinave
71 de la Commune W.
3 Strom Spa Nordique
1001 de la Forêt, Île-des-Sœurs
4 Ovarium
400 Beaubien E.
5 Spa St.-James
1228 Sherbrooke W.
6 Espace Nomad
4660 St-Laurent
7 Spa le Finlandais
124 Labelle, Rosemère
8 Spa Diva
1455 Peel

Best Yoga Instructor
1 Tanya Dawe (Yoga Vieux Montréal)
50 St-Jacques
2 Kimiko Fujimoto (Moksha Yoga, Temple Mile End)
Various locations
3 Jade Salter (Happy Tree Yoga)
4812 St-Laurent
4 Elizabeth Emberly (Naada Yoga)
5540 Casgrain
5 Érina Pompetti (Yoga Shak)
372 Crémazie E.
6 Will Charbonneau (Moksha Yoga)
3863 St-Laurent
7 Xavier Therrien (Naada Yoga)
5540 Casgrain
8 Jeanne Mudie (Ashtanga Yoga)
372 Ste-Catherine W., #118
9 Cindy Reason (Yoga Club)
1400 Rosemont
10 Emily Gan (Naada Yoga)
5540 Casgrain

Best Yoga Studio
1 Moksha Yoga
Various locations
2 Naada Yoga
5540 Casgrain
3 Yoga Vieux Montréal
50 St-Jacques
4 Wanderlust
Various locations
5 Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372 Ste-Catherine W., #118
6 Yoga Club
1400 rosemont
6 Happy Tree Yoga
4812 St-Laurent
7 Sangha
700 St-Antoine E.
8 Ensō Yoga
1470 Peel, #B100
9 ELMNT Studio
6000 Monkland
10 Yoga Shak
372 Crémazie E.

See the rest of the Best of MTL here:

PEOPLE & PLACES
MEDIA
NIGHTLIFE
MUSIC
FILM & ARTS
FOOD & DRINK

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