The city has just announced that all Montreal festivals, sports events, and public gatherings are cancelled until July 2, 2020. In the face of the ongoing health crisis, Montreal public health officials thought it was best and most prudent to cancel all events. Over the next few days, Mayor Valérie Plante and her team will consult with the various partners and organizers of the city's major May-June events and offer assistance.\nAlso on Tuesday, the Canadian Formula 1 Grand Prix set to happen on June 14 was postponed indefinitely.\nLast month, a flurry of event cancellations were announced, including the Montreal Jazz Fest, the Francos de Montréal, the Tour de l'Île, the Metro Metro Festival, and the Santa Teresa Festival.\nThe Just for Laughs Festival also postponed its events to the end of September.\nAs the health crisis will persist for at least the next month and maybe more, Montrealers should prepare for a summer like no other.\n"It is not an easy decision because Montreal lives to the rhythm of its summer events," said Mayor Plante on Twitter.\nIn a press release, the city said that it "analyzes the situation as it evolves." Public health officials recommend that the public continues to follow social distancing rules.\nOn Tuesday afternoon, provincial officials are expected to release their projections for the outbreak, including when residents could expect it to peak.\nLa Ville annule ses événements culturels et sportifs sur son territoire jusqu’au 2 juillet, afin de limiter les occasions de rassemblement. Ce n’est pas une décision facile car Montréal vit au rythme de ses événements estivaux. Nous serons là pour accompagner nos partenaires. pic.twitter.com/5MaUiTIGPg— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) April 7, 2020\nFor the first time, Quebecers will see scenarios projecting the length and intensity of the crisis.\nFor Montrealers, this will be the first glimpse at an eventual return to normal life and, hopefully, the resumption of the city's busy summer schedule.\nIn the meantime, all gatherings, indoor and outdoor, are banned and punishable with fines of between $1,000 and $6,000.\nRestrictions could get even more severe if some residents continue to disregard social distancing guidelines, Mayor Plante has said.\n#COVID19: As of today, the parc du Mont-Royal parking areas, Île Notre-Dame and the Lachine Canal crossing are closed to the public. With yesterday’s fine weather, we noticed a high number of visitors, which prevented people from complying with public health guidelines. #polmtl— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) April 5, 2020\nAfter reports circulated on social media of weekend gatherings at some of the city's major parks, she threatened to close them and ordered an increase in police presence to enforce a two-metre distance between individuals from different households.\nMême par une belle journée, la distanciation physique reste importante. Le #SPVM est très présent dans les parcs municipaux et partout sur l’île afin de s’assurer qu’aucun rassemblement n’ait lieu et que les directives soient respectées.Merci de votre collaboration.#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/t15yAoxCBW— Police Montréal (@SPVM) April 4, 2020\nStay tuned for more news.