Every two weeks, a personality presents us with his ideas for ending the weekend in style.
He is passionate about renovation, loves spending hours in his garage and appreciates beautiful design objects. After living in the Laurentians, he’s back in Montreal, and if you want to spend your Sunday with Lou-Pascal Tremblay, the young Dr Faubert from the STAT series, you have to love motorcycling! The actor offers us a motorcycle tour through Montreal, with his best addresses in the four corners of the city. Hang on!
“We just moved into a house in Villeray that we renovated and we are finally starting to enjoy it. On Sundays, I hop on my motorbike and head into Old Montreal to Café Olimpico. It opens at 6 a.m., notice to those interested! I love this place, I have a good coffee with a croissant after riding my motorcycle through the deserted streets of the area early in the morning. I love motorcycling, I must have been on it for seven years. It’s a real way of life, especially on a sunny Sunday, it’s therapeutic. There is a real feeling of freedom, you can feel the engine purring, I love the mechanics. I always dreamed, from an early age, of riding a motorcycle. I thought I was sitting on a rocket! »
“Maison Pépin is a store that I love on rue Saint-Paul Ouest. I love all things designer, and I love shopping for home decor and kitchen accessories, vases, placemats, plates. My mother is an interior designer and my father an architect, it certainly comes from there. I am sensitive to beautiful things, furniture, lamps, and I have an eye for detail. I’m also going to take a detour to the S16 Art Gallery. Comedian and actor Stéphane Rousseau passed on to me the love of visual art and I am starting to create a mini-collection of paintings! It changes everything to have a beautiful painting in a room, so I like to discover new artists. It’s always nice to drop by Gallery S16. »
“From Old Montreal, we go back to downtown and take a quick trip to the Redpath Museum. I have a feeling not many people know about this little gem of a museum that is attached to the Faculty of Science at McGill University and is well worth a visit. It exhibits prehistoric animals, dinosaurs, mummies, it’s amazing! I love going there once in a while. Rue Crescent, I recommend Boutique Tozzi, which is a real cabinet of curiosities, there are beautiful clothes, but also accessories, glasses, cups, bowls, design objects and also Tozzi coffee! I love walking the streets of Montreal, discovering new addresses and shops. I walk, I shop, I rest, guilt-free, because Sunday is a day of happiness and well-being! »
“One of my favorite routes on a motorcycle is to start from the bottom of Atwater Street, turn onto Doctor-Penfield Avenue, and go to Park Avenue in front of Mount Royal. Then it will be towards Outremont, because Laurier Avenue is one of my favorite streets, from east to west. I lived for two years on rue Querbes at the corner of Laurier, in Outremont, and I must admit that I love the tranquility of this neighborhood. The greenery, the parks, it’s beautiful and very pleasant. Often, when I lived there, I ordered a take-out lunch from the Japanese restaurant Mikado and settled in one of the neighborhood parks, Beaubien Park or Outremont Park. Going through this neighborhood fits into my ideal Sunday route because I would like my next home to be in Outremont! »
“I then head to Espace Thomas rue Saint-Denis, a sports club which is a really nice place. There’s a cold tub on the patio, and that’s where, in the hot sun last summer, I learned my STAT texts! Dr. Faubert is a very good role, a good doctor with a small dose of arrogance. STAT is incredible visibility and doing this series is adrenaline. I love it and have a blast playing with Suzanne Clément! After the sport, I’m going to go back home to Villeray, put the bike back in the garage, and I’m going to end my Sunday in a good restaurant. At the moment, I really like Le Bivouac in the Quartier des Spectacles. The terrace overlooks the Place des Festivals, there are cushions and a DJ, it’s very pleasant. There is also Place Carmin, rue William. We’ve been celebrating three birthdays here with friends and we can’t get enough of it! »