AGORA: A Neighbourhood Turned Destination

Published on December 8 2022 - Updated on April 26 2023

Located in the heart of the Plateau in Gatineau, AGORA is a neighbourhood for all occasions, whether you want to relax at the spa, share a gourmet meal with your significant other, have fun at a family event or go shopping with friends. Discover all of AGORA’s possibilities!

Time for self-care

For a whole day or just a few hours, Huma Spa is the ideal place to relax while enjoying a beautiful view of the neighbourhood. Follow one of the three therapeutic paths according to your needs and desires of the moment; breathe in the fragrance of the essential oils and drink a healthy smoothie. You won’t feel like you’re in the middle of the city. Renew your energy in an inspiring environment. Discover the experience for yourself.

Find your balance or improve your flexibility with a yoga session at Aura Studio Yoga. Try hot yoga or temperate yoga in a relaxing and welcoming environment, and enjoy a cup of local tea while you’re there. The studio hosts various events: check the schedule for full details. Children’s classes are also available.

Step out of your comfort zone and take a class at KLIQ MMA. A women’s self-defence course is available; there are also parent–child classes, and options for MMA intermediates and professionals. Learn about the world of martial arts while increasing your self-confidence!

Great places to grab a bite to eat

Start your day with an Italian breakfast at Spritz. In a lounge atmosphere, enjoy gourmet dishes with a contemporary twist, made with seasonal ingredients. Try the tiramisu crepes or the breakfast pizza.

For lunch, head to Les Moulins La Fayette for sandwiches made with fresh bread, authentic quiches, gourmet pastries and, above all, calzones, one of their specialities. Don’t forget to pick up a few treats for the next morning!

Le Rétro Casse-croûte is another option, with snack bar classics like poutine, hot dogs, burgers and grilled cheese sandwiches. Be sure to try the breaded pickles with aioli. Comfort on a plate!

Stop by Chatime Gatineau–Agora for a delicious bubble tea. Choose from a wide range of drinks, including fruit teas, juices, traditional black teas and more. There’s something for everyone and the drinks are customizable.

If you’d rather eat at home, stop by the Sushi à la maison counter for decadent takeout sushi. You can also eat there, or have a chef come to your home and take care of everything. What a great evening that would be!

For a romantic dinner, book a table at Café Cognac and enjoy a romantic evening in a warm and chic atmosphere. Thursdays are all-you-can-eat mussels and fries nights. Choose from a selection of 14 different flavours. A delightful treat!

End the evening with a drink at the Pêle-Mêle pub. Share a plate of nachos over a hockey game, and try one of the many sangria recipes during a night out with friends. Book your spot now!

Perfect places to shop

Pick up a game at L’As des Jeux. Thanks to the invaluable advice of the game lovers who work there, find the perfect game for you and your family, from board games and educational games to paint-by-number kits and jigsaw puzzles. Check out the new releases or take a trip down memory lane by rediscovering childhood classics.

Boutique Planète bébé & cie is a must when it comes to locally made, eco-friendly baby and children’s products. Demystify cloth diapers or breastfeeding, try out many baby carriers, stock up on bulk products and fall in love with bola (harmony ball) necklaces. The shop also sells a good range of zero-waste products.

With all these options, AGORA is definitely a place to discover. As well, there are often events organized on the public square. Consult their program for all the details.


After your visit to AGORA, discover new places to sip cocktails in the Outaouais.

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