Sutton, Quebec spokesperson Isabelle Capmas confirmed to MTL Blog that Bill and Hillary Clinton were spotted in at least one store, kitchen accessory boutique Atelier Bouffe, in the Estrie town's centre on Wednesday.
Capmas said it was possible they visited other stores, too.
A photo of the power couple was posted to the City of Sutton's Facebook page according to Global News reporter Michael Armstrong but had to be taken down, Capmas said, due to an "outburst of abusive and defamatory comments," though a majority of commenters expressed enthusiasm.
The Clintons seem to have a fondness for the scenic Eastern Townships. Reports in 2017 documented the Clintons' visit to the town of North Hatley.
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It's time to start planning those leaf-peeping adventures because it appears fall foliage is arriving a bit early and we're just weeks away from the bare-tree greyness of the long winter season. At the top of our fall hikes list is Quebec's Mont-Orford.
The Estrie mountain, situated in a Quebec national park of the same name, features eight hiking trails, each offering an immersive adventure in the brilliant, fiery colours of the fall foliage.
From the park's multiple peaks, hikers can take in the great blanket of bright reds, oranges and yellows that covers the region's hills and valleys in the fall.
But you don't have to work too hard to yield some big rewards.
Sépaq describes the shortest and easiest hike, the 3.5-kilometre Étang-Fer-de-Lance, as "a pleasant walk in a maple forest [leading] to a superb panoramic view."
Those looking for a bit more difficulty might try the Mont-Chauve hike, a 10.6-kilometre intermediate-level loop that crosses the peak's summit.
Get all the details on visiting Mont-Orford below.
Mont-Orford Fall Foliage Hike
Price: $9/adult for a day pass; tickets must be purchased online
Where: 200, Chemin du Camping, Orford, QC (visitor centre address)
When: Seasonal closure dates vary by trail
Why You Need To Go: For maybe the best views of the fall foliage in Quebec
"You will, of course, be able to enjoy what downtown businesses have to offer you : an umissable shopping experience! But you will also be amazed by several surprises that we have in store for you and something new for this edition!" reads Montréal centre-ville's announcement.
Past events have featured hundreds of boutiques and restaurants, musicians, DJs, graffiti artists, acrobats and exclusive deals as Sainte-Catherine shopfronts move forward onto the pedestrian-only street.
According to Montréal centre-ville, more information about programming will be released soon via its Facebook and Instagram pages. Stay tuned for details!
La Sainte-Catherine Célèbre
Price: Free entry
When: September 10 to 12, 2021
Address: Rue Sainte-Catherine (pedestrianized between Rue de Bleury and Rue Chomedey)
Why You Need To Go: Make the most of September by getting outside for a well-loved activity: shopping! Sainte-Catherine shopfronts move onto the street to become what's billed as Canada's largest sidewalk sale.
Most apartments in Montreal have a certain reputation. Charming spiral staircases in spring become ice-covered treks by winter. Once-amusing wonky floors make you feel seasick, and your landlord still hasn't replied about the hot water problem.
If you're a longtime Montrealer or someone who is calling the city home for the first time, consider this an intervention. It doesn't have to be this way!
Conveniently located in downtown Montreal is an apartment building that's super well thought out and loaded with amenities. It's a place where they do something when your dishwasher breaks.
Called LaCité, this residence has everything you could need (and maybe a few things you didn't know you needed) all in one place. Essentials like 24-hour security, on-site laundry and storage lockers are part of the community here, of course, but what makes this building that much more impressive are the added bonuses.
LaCité is pretty much a city unto itself, and one of the few places in Montreal that takes all-in living to the next level. We're talking access to a full-service health and wellness facility complete with a fitted-out gym, tennis court and even a heated outdoor pool with a swim-up bar for relaxing all summer long.
LaCité also connects directly to underground shopping at Les Galeries Du Parc. That's a plus in any season, but especially during winter when other folks have to battle the snow to access the shops from outside.
You can literally take the elevator, do your grocery shopping at Metro, grab your toiletries from Uniprix, stop at the SAQ for a bottle of vino and be back in your apartment, all without even having to put on a coat.
You're also just a few steps away from Marché Eden's organic grocery store, Cinéma du Parc and a whole bunch of delicious restaurants like Le Restaurant Dumpling Shop, Farrouj and Tipsy Cow for classic bar food.
Each unit includes plenty of windows for natural light and air conditioning. Heating, hydro and hot water are also included in the rent, as are your appliances. Tenants cover their internet and furniture - that's it.
And now that Rover has a lovely place to call home, there are some of the city's more iconic areas to explore all within walking distance, like Parc Jeanne Mance, the Plateau, Quartier des Spectacles and Montreal's downtown.
If you're a student, living at LaCité could probably add a lot of convenience to your busy schedule, especially since it’s just a five-minute walk from McGill. With all the amenities included, knowing it's all taken care of back home can help you focus on other things and enjoy your free time.
Just think of shopping on Ste-Catherine, strolling through Place des Arts or taking time to spot street art on St-Laurent. Add to that an outdoor picnic at the foot of Mont-Royal and this, friends, is what it means to be living life to the fullest.
Units range from neat studio apartments to four-bedroom suites perfect for sharing with three of your closest friends (and your two cats). And if you have family visiting (when we're all allowed to see each other again), LaCité offers fully-furnished, short-term stays available for a minimum of one month.
Plus, whenever you might need help with something, LaCité has a 24-hour customer-care system that can be accessed by phone or the web. Just call up the 100% bilingual team to have your problem fixed within 24 hours.
If how you live is just as important to you as where you live, there are a few reasons you may want to look to LaCité for your next Montreal apartment.