At last, and Apple store will open in Montreal. Itr's opening in the Carrefour Laval, a shopping plaza far from downtown, but at least there will be one around here. The best Apple stire around here were the BMac chain, which closed in about 2004. In the last year or two Apple specialty stores have been hard to find in Montreal with the best options being the university computer stores (McGill, Concordia), which may not sell to the general public, or a new store downtown (near the big Future shop). The awful selection of products at Compusmart and Microserv have been a frustration for a long time.
The store opening rumor seems to be definite because Apple itself has a job posting as follows:
Title: Directeur de boutique
Req. ID: 2566148
Location: Montreal Carrefour Laval-R207, Quebec
Req Date: 09-Feb-2006