5 things to do in Montreal today: Tuesday, September 6

Sep 6 2016, 1:03 pm

From the delicious dishes at Burger Week to the gorgeous display at the Gardens of Light, here is everything you need on your social calendar today.

Le Burger Week

What: Returning in Montreal for its fifth edition from September 1st to September 7th, Le Burger Week 2016 will also be taking place, simultaneously, in Quebec City, Toronto, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Vancouver and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Some of the star burgers you can expect in Montreal include Jukebox Burgers’ “The Georgia Burger”, Burger Royal’s “Legend of the fall”, Art:brgr’s F… Burger!”, and Blackstrap BBQ’s “Le Pig Mac” to name but a few.
When: Until September 7
Where: Various locations

Bacon Week

What: The second edition of Montreal’s Bacon Week is back and kicks off this week. From September 2nd until September 9th, Quartier DIX30 in Brossard will become a mecca for all things bacon. Seriously, if you love the taste of this salty treat (and really, who doesn’t?), then this week-long festival is for you. Montreal’s Bacon Week 2016 will feature 22 restaurants, all of which have created exclusive bacon dishes for the festival.
When: Until September 9
Where: Quartier DIX30, 6000 Boulevard Rome, Brossard

Gardens of Light

What: Gardens of Light is back by popular demand at the Montreal Botanical Garden. As of September 2nd, the gardens will be lit up at dusk, inviting Montrealers to stroll along the paths guided by stunning multi-coloured lanterns. Inspired by Chinese and Japanese gardens, this year’s Gardens of Light will tell the story of the Son of Heaven, the Chinese Emperor.
When: Until October 31, every day from 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Montreal Botanical Garden, 4101 Rue Sherbrooke Est

Elegenza: Italian Fashion Since 1945

What: This extensive exhibition celebrates the work of the most important Italian fashion designers post-WWII. Organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in collaboration with Holt Renfrew, it’s safe to say that this is one of the best art exhibits in Montreal this summer. The exhibit features clothing, accessories, photographs, magazines, drawing, and film clips on a multitude of designers and their creations, and you have three weeks left to see it.
When: Any day of the week, until September 25
Where: McCord Museum, 690 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest

Take your best Instagram pics of fall in Montreal

What: There’s no denying the Montreal is unbelievable gorgeous in the fall. Mont Royal becomes a sea of yellow, orange, and red, the temperature is perfect for jeans and a sweater, and cafes start serving pumpkin-infused drinks. If you’re still a little sad that summer is over, why not pump yourself up by venturing outdoors and taking a few fall-tastic Instagram photos. Go for a walk up Mont Royal or just head to your local Starbucks and enjoy a pumpkin spiced latte. You’ll quickly realize that fall in Montreal is pretty damn awesome.
When: Anytime
Where: Anywhere