Montr?al has a unique underground labyrinth of shopping concourses, designed in the 1960s as a refuge from the city's notoriously harsh winters and muggy summers. Called the Underground City, the network of tunnels officially begins at the Place Ville Marie, at Dorchester Square, and spreads for 34 kilometers in every direction, linking hotels, metro stations, apartments, cinemas, and many, many restaurants. It's worth a trip.
In the Gay Village, one-stop gay shopping can be found at Priape (1311 rue Sainte-Catherine Est; 514-521-8451). Also, check out the men's clothing at Un Autre Monde (1302 rue Sainte-Catherine; 514/521-0101). Women should check out lesbian-owned Mad-Ame (1q276 rue Amherst; 514-396-7000), which features clothes by many lesbian designers, as well as tailoring services to make sure the clothes fit every girl.
Les Cours Mont Royal (1455 Peel Street between rue Sainte-Catherine Est and boulevard Maisonneurve; 514-842-7777) is a big mall with some good shopping, including Harry Rosen's Menswear and DKNY, as is Eaton Centre (705 rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest).
Club LaCit? (3575 Avenue du Parc; 514-288-8221) in the LaCit? Shopping Center, is gay popular and also features an all year round heated outdoor pool, where you can swim in the winter while the snowflakes drop on your head, or sunbathe in the summer. Nautilus Plus (1439 rue Saint-Andr?; 514-905-9999) is conveniently located near Place Dupuis in the Village and a member of Quebec's gay chamber of commerce.
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