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Time In: The best things to do at home

Stuck inside? Use this collection of ideas, tips, tricks and news for Montreal about the best things to do at home

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Spending time indoors during the coronavirus outbreak in Montreal limits our time exploring the city, so we may as well enjoy the best things to do at home, from the best culture to food and drink in Montreal. We've been putting together all the guides and latest news to help you get through these troubled times and make the most of them: Here, you'll find the details on things like the latest developments in town, how to get your hands on the best delivery and takeout in Montreal, opportunities for education and self-improvement, how to stay sane throughout this crisis, and—most importantly for maintaining hope in the face of it all—some inspo to help plan for that sweet moment when you can go back outside. Read on for everything Time In, curated by Time Out editors, has to offer.   

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The essentials for spending Time In

7 ways to stay sane during the outbreak

7 ways to stay sane during the outbreak

Whether it be through food and exercise, or social support and mindfulness, these tips can help you to stay sane in spite of whatever COVID-19 throws our way.

Travel around the world with these 25 grocery stores in Montreal

Travel around the world with these 25 grocery stores in Montreal

These grocery stores in Montreal are everything you need to explore flavours and textures from around the globe.

The best delivery and takeout in Montreal for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The best delivery and takeout in Montreal for breakfast, lunch and dinner

You may need to stay home, but the best delivery and takeout in Montreal will get you through the coronavirus outbreak.

The best meal and grocery delivery in Montreal

The best meal and grocery delivery in Montreal

Use the best meal and grocery delivery in Montreal to keep your fridge full and improve your cooking skills ten-fold.

Grab groceries from Montreal restaurants turning into dépanneurs

Grab groceries from Montreal restaurants turning into dépanneurs

Why not fill your pantries and fridges with proteins, produce, ready-to-eat meals, bottles of wine and more from some of Montreal’s best restaurants?

What’s closed, cancelled and postponed in Montreal

What’s closed, cancelled and postponed in Montreal

A list of the latest Montreal events and addresses cancelled, postponed and suspended due to coronavirus.

Our latest news during Montreal's Time In

22 photos of Montreal’s busiest places show it’s a ghost town out there

22 photos of Montreal’s busiest places show it’s a ghost town out there

There’s a silver lining here: These images mean that Montrealers are taking coronavirus seriously, and we should all be proud of those efforts.

What’s it like for a top Montreal restaurateur when they close their restaurant?

What’s it like for a top Montreal restaurateur when they close their restaurant?

Some restaurateurs took a bold stand in the face of a looming crisis involving tons of cancellations, closures and postponements in Montreal.

What some of your favourite Montrealers are up to during self-isolation

What some of your favourite Montrealers are up to during self-isolation

Taking queues from some of our favourite Montrealers, Time Out—er, Time In—has polled local restaurateurs, journalists, comics, actors and musicians for their suggestions as to how to pass the time.

Watch Montreal artist Mr. Sign’s kids’ show starring Joe Beef chef Dave Macmillan

Watch Montreal artist Mr. Sign’s kids’ show starring Joe Beef chef Dave Macmillan

The pilot episode features making “duck à l’orange” with Joe Beef chef David Macmillan, drawing a dog with your foot, and a dirt biking granny.

Martha Wainwright is leading Montreal in a Leonard Cohen balcony singalong

Martha Wainwright is leading Montreal in a Leonard Cohen balcony singalong

 POP Montreal, alongside Martha Wainwright as a “virtual choirmaster”, is inviting all Montrealers to a Leonard Cohen singalong from their balconies tomorrow night.

Help restaurant and bar workers by donating to this relief fund

Help restaurant and bar workers by donating to this relief fund

A relief fund has been set up to assist Montreal's restaurant workforce during the COVID-19 crisis.

Staying In

Soak up Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirorred Room’ online
Art

Soak up Yayoi Kusama’s ‘Infinity Mirorred Room’ online

The Broad is finally letting you spend as much time with its signature piece as you’d like.

Get your steps in by virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail
Travel

Get your steps in by virtually hiking the Appalachian Trail

Virtually make your way from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine.

Virtually chill on 825 miles of pristine Florida coastline
Travel

Virtually chill on 825 miles of pristine Florida coastline

Take a soothing stroll along nearly 1,000 miles of Florida’s beaches from your couch. 

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s hilltop Hollyhock House
Things to do

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s hilltop Hollyhock House

Explore the interior and exterior (including spots inaccessible on the in-person tour) of this 1921 architectural landmark. 

You can take a virtual tour of the White House
Travel

You can take a virtual tour of the White House

The site gives you several options for taking a look around. 

Wander a boneyard of vintage neon signs with this free app
Art

Wander a boneyard of vintage neon signs with this free app

If you've always wanted to go to The Neon Museum this might be your best chance for a while. 

Live stream the Northern Lights from your couch tonight

Live stream the Northern Lights from your couch tonight

Don't miss out on some of the world's most beautiful natural wonders. 

A haunted mansion in California is offering virtual ghost tours
Things to do

A haunted mansion in California is offering virtual ghost tours

California's most famous haunted home, the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose is now offering free video tours. 

Tour these U.S. museums from the comfort of your couch
Art

Tour these U.S. museums from the comfort of your couch

 A lot of major museums offer options for seeing works in their collection online. 

Take virtual tours of America's greatest national parks
Travel

Take virtual tours of America's greatest national parks

You can now virtually tour 31 national parks across the USA. 

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