AGORA: A Neighbourhood Turned Destination

Published on December 8 2022 - Updated on March 19 2024

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.

Find your balance or improve your flexibility with a yoga session at Aura Yoga & Fitness. Try hot yoga or temperate yoga in a relaxing and welcoming environment, and enjoy a cup of local tea while you’re there. A sports center is also available for training. 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 breakfast at Café Cognac. In a warm atmosphere, succumb to the smell of coffee and bacon, sweet waffles and morning classics. Discover a varied and flavorful menu. A guaranteed treat!

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!

La Casbah transports you to local Middle Eastern cuisine. Try grilled meats and the authentic flavors of shawarma. As a bite, a sandwich or a full meal, you’ll enjoy a satiating gourmet experience.

Come and celebrate the Mexican fiesta at AZTA taquéria by trying a wide selection of sixty tequilas and mezcals! Original cocktails and tastings are on the menu for the evening.

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.

Enjoy an aperitif or dinner at Spritz. In a lounge atmosphere, feast on gourmet dishes revisiting Italian cuisine concocted from seasonal ingredients. Try our pizza margherita and affogato for dessert!

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!

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.

During the summer months, the Marché du Plateau takes up residence at the AGORA to introduce you to an array of local products. Discover artisanal finds, fresh fruits and vegetables, and much more. Stay tuned, the public market is the perfect opportunity to encourage local producers and artisans.

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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