St-Viateur Bagel is a cultural staple of Montreal known around the world for its quality bagels. The chain has produced thousands of bagels a day in mason-built ovens since founder Myer Lewkowicz brought his secret recipe over with him from Eastern Europe in 1957. Recently though, St-Viateur opened a new location in Dollard-des-Ormeaux in which they installed their first-ever Wood Stone Fire Deck 90112. Despite the new gas-fired oven’s deviation from a long tradition of wood-fire, the much loved quality and taste of the St-Viateur bagel will not be compromised. As an article from the Montreal Gazette says, “…even though the oven is primarily fired by gas, the owners say, their new bagel shop on Tecumseh St. at Brunswick Blvd. will carry on the storied Montreal tradition that dates back to 1957, when…the city’s first St. Viateur Bagel [opened] at 263 St-Viateur St. West.” The article goes on to describe how the founders are “satisfied with the oven they found… the bagels made at the Dollard shop will pass the test with West Islanders who now travel downtown to get their bagel fix — or bagel lovers out-of-province.” For the full scoop on the oven switch read more here, and for more information on St-Viateur Bagels visit here!