1. It's showtime
The Mile End is a great place if you’re looking for an intimate evening and a low-key live performance. The neighbourhood is a linchpin in the city’s indie arts scene with venues like Ursa MTL, Casa del Popolo—which serves coffee during the day before turning into a bustling bar at night—and Sala Rossa, as well as the basement spot La Sotterenea. All of these become go-to spots when the festival Suoni Per Il Popolo starts as well. Grab a drink at any of them and watch whatever’s on stage, from improv and sketch comedy to spoken word and musical act upon musical act.