I mean, that's a little bit obvious - we have hundreds of small, medium, and huge festivals going down every summer in Montreal, from giant music fests, to smaller (but equally awesome!) cultural festivals.
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.
Love this answer from the #USOpen fina… https://t.co/PnUouSmii1
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.
If the name sounds familiar, it's because SHAY was offering a takeout menu until July when the team officially opened the doors to its dining room and coffee bar. And, if you thought the takeout menu was impressive, just wait until you step inside.
"We wanted to do a very fun, easy-going, but still super cool higher-end version of Lebanese food," owner and operator Olivier Berkani told MTL Blog. The indoor dining room radiates casual class with an air of mystery, and the terrasse is like an outdoor oasis above the busy streets of Griffintown.
If the stunning decor wasn't enough to convince you to head to Griffintown, the menu from Chef Joe Awad and his team will leave you drooling. It's filled with staples of Lebanese cuisine, like hummus, labneh and fattoush salad, but there are also some modern plot twists, like a falafel bao, one of the restaurant's most popular items.
The menu is designed for sharing multiple small plates, so don't worry if lots of dishes catch your eye — you can try them all!
And don't forget about the drink menu. SHAY's in-house mixologist has curated a list of signature cocktails that will be shaken up every season. There's also a small wine list and Arak, a traditional Arabic spirit, to really keep things authentic.
Berkani also told us that brunch is definitely in SHAY's future.
But, for now, we're just happy to be able to grab dinner and drinks at the Griffintown restaurant and keep the good times rolling all night long.
Address: 1414, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: The only thing more impressive than the decor is the dishes, themselves!
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."