Wandering around the Mile End neighborhood in Montreal, Fougoo & I happened upon Fairmount Bagel, one the oldest bagel bakeries in town. The shop is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, churning out their hand rolled, wood oven baked bagels.
We opted to try their "all dressed" bagel, covered with onion, garlic, caraway, sesame seeds , poppy seeds and coarse salt. First off the Montreal style bagel is a bit larger than the New York City bagel. It has a less chewy texture than the NYC counterpart, and the Montreal bagel is a little sweeter as well.
Personally, I still prefer the New York bagel, but I do respect the tradition of the bagels they make up North.
74 Avenue Fairmount Ouest