Many Montreal companies faced a simple choice when the pandemic hit: get busy closing or get busy quacking.\nPam Petropoulos chose the latter with her small business, Le Petit Duck Shoppe, a novelty store in Old Montreal that sells rubber ducks and rubber duck accessories.\nEditor's Choice: This Restaurant On Montreal's North Shore Has A Terrasse With A Pool To Dip Your Feet\n\nFrom Harry Ponder to Ziggy Starduck, Le Petit Duck Shoppe is said to have Canada’s largest collection of rubber ducks, some of whom resemble our favourite celebrities.\n\n \n \n \n \n \n Courtesy of Pam Petropoulos\n \n \n \nAfter working in the corporate world for over 20 years, Petropoulos hatched the idea for Le Petit Duck Shoppe when she saw a similar store while on vacation in Europe.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tash Brunetti-Charitonuk (@_tashmygosh)\n\n"I had such a visceral reaction to the ducks," she told MTL Blog. \n"I immediately fell in love with them. It was a rainy afternoon when I stumbled upon the store and that discovery just made my day. I ended up buying a bunch of ducks for friends and family and I thought to myself, I’m going to open a duckie store in Montreal."\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Le Petit Duck Shoppe (@lepetitduckshoppe)\nAfter opening in late spring 2020, Petropoulos thought her shop would be mostly popular with tourists, but with limited visitors to the city thanks to the pandemic, local Montrealers have become her best customers.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Le Petit Duck Shoppe (@lepetitduckshoppe)\n"I have been delighted and overwhelmed with the local support and enthusiasm for the shop and am very appreciative of how Montrealers have come, shopped local, and supported a small business like mine."\n\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Le Petit Duck Shoppe (@lepetitduckshoppe)\n"The best part of owning the shop is watching people’s reactions as they come into the store," she said. "The smiles are huge (even behind those masks) and the excitement is contagious."\nGet the details below.\n\n\n\nLe Petit Duck Shoppe\nWhen:\nWednesday to Friday:* 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.\nAddress: 398, rue Marie-Morin, Montreal, QC\nWhy You Need To Go: To surround yourself with rubber ducks in what might be the most joyful spot in the city.\n View this post on Instagram A post shared by Le Petit Duck Shoppe (@lepetitduckshoppe)\nWebsite\n\n*This article has been updated.