Places to Play Chess in Montreal (note that some may be closed or restricted due to Covid)

Chess Specialist/Montreal Chess Club, 3423 St-Denis (metro Sherbrooke)
Open: Mon,Tue,Wed,Sat 10-6, Thu,Fri 10-midnight. Sun 1-6.
(call in advance to check if it's open)
Regular weekend and one-day events.
Info: (514) 522-3927

Café PI (closed temporarily - maybe permanently) , 4127 St-Laurent (near Rachel)
The most popular gathering place for chess players in the city.
Open: noon-midnight. Licensed. Light meals and desserts.
No table fee, but please buy something!
About a dozen sets and boards available and some clocks.
Blitz tournaments the 1st Sunday of every month at 1:30 pm.
Other games: backgammon, go, poker, mah-jong, etc.
Info: (514) 286-4828

Lakeshore Chess Club, 310 Brookhaven, Dorval.
Open: Fri 7:30-11 (Sept-June).
Info: Stuart Corbett (514) 631-3368, (514) 234-0751

Ahuntsic Chess Club 10007 Parthenais (near Sauvé metro station)
Open Saturday afternoons. Several open (active) events annually.
Info: Pierre Hébert

Longueuil Chess Club CEGEP Edouard-Montpetit, 945 Ch. Chambly, Longueuil.
Open: Tuesday and Friday nights; Saturday afternoons.
Meets either in room B-105A or F-002. Regular "active" events.
Info: Martin Landry

La Bolduc Park (Rachel and Berri) , (weather permitting)
Most active on summer evenings.
Bring sets, boards, and clocks.

Ste-Catherine St. between St-Urbain and Clark (yellow tables), (weather permitting)
Most active on summer afternoons and evenings.
Bring sets, boards, and clocks.

Lafontaine Park, (weather permitting)
Picnic tables near school at south-east end of park, or near the snack bar.
Most active on warm, sunny weekend afternoons.
Bring sets, boards, and clocks.

Kent Park, (weather permitting)
Tables on the west side.
Bring sets, boards, and clocks.