Show of hands - who here has ventured into Laval? I hope everyone's hand is up, because Laval is awesome. But in case you're one of those people who hasn't ever visited our brothers to the (very slight) north, fear not. I've got some motivation for you. And for those of you lucky enough to live in Laval? Well, friends, you've got these morsels of motivation right in your back yard. Read on for the Best Laval Sushi Restaurants.
Is it possible to fall in love with a sushi roll? Don't tell me no. It's happened to me. And it'll definitely happen to you, too, once you try the delicious, fresh sushi at Koto. Protip: try their salmon tartare, and prepare for a serious case of heart eyes.
Question time: what in the whole world could possibly be better than sushi? Answer time: sushi and wine. And at Sushi Do, not only do you get amazing sushi in an awesome atmosphere, but you get to bring your own wine, too. I know, friends. I know.
You know that magic moment when price, quality, taste, and ambiance all merge together to create one awesome dining experience? Wait. Don't answer that until you've visited Okia. Onwards to your next magical food experience, friends. Onwards.
Mikasa is the epitome of an awesome sushi place. It's got unique sushi rolls, awesome ambiance, and a drink list that just won't quit. But the best thing about Mikasa? There are a good number of them throughout the city. So you can be craving your favourite Laval spot in Montreal, and they've still got you covered.
Kamani is an asian fusion and sushi restaurant, so no matter what you're down for, they got you. This literally means they give you the best of both worlds, since their food is so on point. Honestly, there is an indescribable joy in getting to indulge in amazing General Tao chicken and amazing sushi at the same time.
Hey, remember when I said it was possible to fall in love with sushi rolls? Apparently it's also possible to fall in love with sushi restaurants. Fuki is an all-you-can eat sushi place with fresh and awesome sushi, great service, and more than fair prices. Amazing? Amazing. *FYI: Fuki is currently closed for renovations, but don't let that stop you from running there when it opens.
Is there such a thing as a sushi pizza award? Because if there were, Kazoku would win. Hands down. Not to say their other food isn't pretty on point, as well - special S/O to their "tentation" roll that changed my life. So I guess what I'm saying is, if you're searching for amazing sushi - you can stop searching.
Sushi on point, life on point. And the sushi at Torii is totally on point. They've got your standard sushi fare, they've got your unique sushi fare, they've got your crispy and delicious tempura dishes - they've got everything here. Sushi heaven, my friends. Sushi heaven.
Awesome quality, awesome prices, awesome location. In a word, Thai Delice & Sushi is awesome. There's no going wrong when you pick this place for your next sushi feast - so get yourself there pronto. And thank me later.
If "fresh and delicious sushi" got compacted into one word, it would be: Itamea. The sushi here is seriously high on the awesome scale - and the best part? They deliver. So you can get yourself some legit sushi, whenever you want. Win, win.
Tennis Canada asked Fernandez what motivates her and her answers shed light on the source of her work ethic and character.
In one interview, Fernandez says, "Through the years, my dad and my mom [...] taught me to work hard and to fight for what you want. Nothing will come easy. Same thing with life. I've seen them going through hardship and I like to take that as motivation for a tennis match."
What motivates @leylahfernandez? The success of her compatriots, of course.
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In another interview, Fernandez names fellow Canadian tennis players as sources of inspiration.
"Felix [Auger Aliassime], Denis [Shapovalov], Bianca [Andreescu], Milos [Raonic] — everybody doing great things on the tour. It's another great motivation. They're progressing, they're also winning, they're also attacking so watching them succeed [...] give[s] me motivation during practices and matches to be the best I can," she says.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante, accompanied by the mayors of Quebec's other four major cities, put out a statement on Tuesday imploring the Federal government to make a "firm commitment" to fight gun violence and gun trafficking.
"What we want is a clear plan [...] either we head towards an American-style society where the use of guns becomes banal and tragedies happen daily or the federal [government] takes responsibility" and acts on the issue, Plante said at a press conference.
"Cities are taking responsibility and continuing to do everything in their power to prevent violence, fight organized crime and keep our communities safe," the mayors said in a joint statement shared with MTL Blog.
"But we cannot do it all alone. We need a concerted, comprehensive, pan-Canadian effort."
The mayors cited the need to give more resources and funding to policing efforts like the border services or local law enforcement to fight against a surge of gun violence and gun trafficking.
Median condo prices in the Montreal area are up 20% compared to last August, according to a report by the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB). But some areas saw even bigger price increases.
The report looked at several general areas within the greater metro area, including Montreal Island, the North and South Shore, Laval, and the MRC of Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Of these, the report shows the North Shore saw the biggest increase in median condo prices between August 2020 and August 2021 with a 27% jump.
The QPAREB used data from Centris for the report and calculated median prices by dividing "all transactions into two equal parts: 50 percent of transactions concluded at a lower price than the median price and 50 percent concluded at a higher price."
The association noted that "some transactions may be excluded from the calculation to obtain a more meaningful median price."
The eight points are a mix of outside perspective, questions and advice for born-and-raised Montrealers. Among the advice: "it's a bagel, chill the f*** out." According to Parys, Montreal's Haitian cuisine and poutine take precedence over the much-discussed dough holes.
The Winnipegger also picked up on Montrealers' humility when it comes to their English proficiency. Often, as he points out, francophone Montrealers' English is much better than their anglophone counterparts' French.
All Montrealers might appreciate two of Parys's pieces of insight: that "you guys aren't crazy drivers, your rules just suck" (see it's not our fault!) and that "Quebeckers being rude is propaganda."
His other points include five archetypes of Montreal residents (shoutout to the ubiquitous "young men with chest fanny-packs") and, most importantly, the fact that "Celine Dion is a treasure."
We also thank Parys for bringing some much-needed attention to the revelation that is French fries with mayonnaise.
He concluded his post by thanking the city's residents.
"This is the first time I have lived outside of Winnipeg and I feel really welcomed," he wrote.
"This city strikes a perfect balance of enjoying life, economic opportunity, culture, great architecture, and friendly people."