I live in Quebec, but my favorite restaurants in Montreal are Yuan (vegetarian, mostly vegan quality Asian all-you-can-eat), Aux Vivres (vegan, I like the weekend brunch most, they also have bowls, sandwiches, chili, etc.), Su Shian Yuang (I love the dim sum and the weird sweet squash tea), Vegan Rapide (pizza, fries, soft-serve ice cream) and La Banquise (omni restaurant, for fatty poutine with Daiya). I like bakeries Sophie sucrée (the ice cream sandwiches are the best!) and Petit Lapin. I like Panthère verte (falafel, pitas, desserts) and Copper Branch (burgers, chili, breakfasts, etc.), but not overmuch.
I enjoyed visiting the botanical garden very much, but I don't like that it is also an insectarium. I also liked the small Chinatown and the open-air market marché Jean-Talon. And I like visiting big natural-food or ethnic-food stores. Being a used-book addict, I enjoy browsing in the many bookstores on avenue du Mont-Royal (Colisée du livre, etc.). I also like Dix Mille Villages, a fair-trade chain of stores selling ceramic, bags, jewelry, decoration, gifts, food, etc. from around the world. The Parc du Mont-Royal is nice for taking walks.
My favorite attraction is the vegan festival, but it takes place in November.
I have pictures here from the botanical garden and Aux Vivres: http://chateauimaginaire.e-monsite.com/ ... our-2.html
Pictures from Su Shian Yuang, Sophie Sucrée, Banquise and Yuan: http://chateauimaginaire.e-monsite.com/ ... enade.html
Pictures from Aux Vivres, Yuan and Sophie Sucrée: http://chateauimaginaire.e-monsite.com/ ... mande.html