Mayor Valérie Plante collaborated on an Instagram live with Montreal influencer Vanessa Grimaldi to discuss important matters about the city's current situation.\nThe best part had to be when Grimaldi convinced Plante to do a TikTok with her.\nWatch the TikTok below!\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIt seems as though everyone is finding creative ways of staying busy, and many of them include using social media platforms to do so. From Instagram lives and at-home workouts to TikToks and binge-watching television, we have all been doing what we can to stay safe and sane during this isolation period — including Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante.\nMany Montreal influencers have been doing their part in keeping us entertained, including Vanessa Grimaldi, who became known around the city after winning The Bachelor a few years ago.\nShe has been hosting live dance parties, taking us on journeys to bring onions to her grandparents, but her latest live video is what really blew me away.\nGrimaldi hosted an Instagram live with Mayor Plante on April 7 and it was by far one of the best things I have seen in a while.\nAlthough Grimaldi's Bachelor engagement didn't work out, she now uses her fame for good, including reaching many Montreal locals about things she's passionate about.\nVanessa still lives in Montreal, and her connection and love for our awesome city are undeniable.\nFor those of you who missed the Instagram live, she and the mayor discussed a slew of topics.\nView this post on Instagram Montreal!! What an honour it was hosting a LIVE with our Mayor @val_plante 🌈 Her warm energy was what we all needed last night. She even agreed to do a TikTok video with me! Here are some important points in case you missed it: 💙BIXI: The city is hoping for BIXI bikes to be available as of April 15th. The bikes will be cleaned every day, however, please be responsible and wash your hands! 💙Fines: To ensure everyone is following the law, there will be an increased Police presence in Montreal and fines for not following physical distancing directives can range from $1-6K. 💙Forced LockDown: The city is working really hard to not make that happen. Many healthcare workers live in off-island suburbs and need to get commute into Montreal daily. However, if the Government of Quebec suggests it, the city will follow orders. But, for now it is not moving in that direction. Stay home. Stay in your neighbourhood. And practice physical distancing! 💙Panier Bleu: This is Quebec government initiative. A platform for local businesses to promote their products and encourage people in the province to buy LOCAL. You can get products delivered to your door! You can register your business to be listed and customers can buy locally online directly through the website @lepanierbleu.qc 💙Schools/Hospitals: Health and Education do not fall under municipal jurisdiction but rather belong to the provincial government. 💙Hospital parking for workers: The city is taking some of the meters out and a permit sticker for healthcare workers is being issued for their car to park near the hospitals for free. 💙1 km perimeter from home rule: No such rule has been implemented. 💙Do the essentials ONLY: Avoid making multiple trips to the grocery store and pharmacy. 💙July 1st - Moving Day: Right now they are planning for people to be moving on the 1st. 💙Parks: dog parks, kids playground, sport areas in parks are closed. Greenery and places to walk around are still open. 💙Summer activity/festival season: All major gatherings have been cancelled through July 2nd. #Montreal #cavabienaller A post shared by Vanessa Grimaldi | MTL (@vanessagrimaldi30) on Apr 7, 2020 at 4:01pm PDT\nNot only did the pair discuss these important issues that relate to our city, but Grimaldi even got the Mayor of Montreal to do a TikTok with her, which you can watch above.\nLet's say that they... can really dance!\nGrimaldi told her Instagram followers that Plante's "warm energy was what we all needed last night."\nView this post on Instagram #COVID19: plus que jamais, nous devons privilégier l’achat local. C’est pourquoi, dans la même veine que le Panier Bleu lancé hier par Québec, Montréal déploie aujourd’hui une série d’outils et de mesures, dont un service de livraison urbain et de l’accompagnement en ligne gratuit, pour soutenir les commerces montréalais! . . . La Ville, avec Jalon Montréal, les SDC, l’ASDC, et d’autres partenaires, met en place un système de livraison sécuritaire, abordable et accessible, pour soutenir les commerçant•es de la métropole et répondre aux besoins de la population. Les commerçant•es qui souhaitent participer au projet peuvent cliquer sur le lien en bio! . . . La Ville prend aussi des mesures pour soutenir les commerces qui veulent passer au numérique ou améliorer leurs pratiques de commerce en ligne. Les commerçant•es peuvent déposer une demande d'accompagnement gratuit d’ici le 17 avril. . . . Nous continuerons de multiplier les efforts visant à soutenir les commerces qui font battre le coeur de nos quartiers, et qui ont + que jamais besoin de nous. Pour + d'info sur toutes les mesures déployées par la Ville et ses partenaires, incluant notre nouvelle ligne d’information pour les PME (514 394-1793) et le report du paiement des comptes de taxes: montreal.ca . . . We must prioritize local purchasing. After the Panier Bleu was launched yesterday, Montréal is today deploying a series of measures, including a free urban delivery and online support service for Montreal merchants! . . . Our administration, in collaboration with Jalon Montréal, the SDC’s and other partners, is to offer a safe, affordable and accessible delivery system to support merchants in the metropolis and meet the needs of the population. The City is also taking measures to support businesses that want to go digital or improve their online business practices. . . . We will continue to increase our efforts to support local businesses that make up the heart of our neighborhoods and who need us more than ever. For more info on all the measures deployed by the City and its partners: montreal.ca . . . #çavabienaller🌈 #covidquebec #pme #acheterlocal #achatlocal #buylocal #stayathome #montreal #mtl A post shared by Valérie Plante (@val_plante) on Apr 6, 2020 at 12:48pm PDT\nDuring the live video, the Mayor of Montreal discussed BIXI bikes, which will be available again as of April 15. According to Grimadi's post, "the bikes will be cleaned every day."\nThe two women also touched on subjects such as fines, school shutdowns, "Le Panier Bleu," hospital parking, sporting events, and so much more.\nYou can read about it all in Vanessa's Instagram post!\nAs you can tell from the video, Plante's contagious smile lit up the screens of many. And we're so grateful that Grimaldi was able to get her to do this.\nI also must say that Mayor Plante seemed to be really enjoying her TikTok experience. Maybe she'll start her own TikTok account!