THE CUT OF A GENTLEMAN: MONTREAL’S 6 BEST BARBERSHOPSby Elio R.
"Nestled away on the corner of Parc and St-Zotique, Emporium feels like a bubble community. Despite being a stone’s throw away from Parc Avenue’s hustle and flow, walking up the street to it feels like entering a separate world. The inside is small, cozy and faintly nostalgic: lined with parquet flooring and wood furnishings. With only three chairs to work in, you quickly fall into a tight-knit group. This isn’t about mass-produced cuts. It’s about giving all your attention to one person at a time and making sure your stay is the best it can be. Have a whiskey while you wait, and indulge yourself with a traditional wet-shave. The barbers take their time, paying attention to the details, the lather of the soap, the sharpness of the blade. Alex, the owner, speaks highly of the Mile-Ex neighbourhood, eager to talk about and recommend nearby spots. Within Emporium, there is a tremendous sense of camaraderie, and one is engulfed in fantastic conversation." Read full article