Sushi lovers, it's time to celebrate. While it's true that Montreal has many, many fantastic places to go beast on as much sushi as you want - and even an awesome place to go if you're a vegan sushi lover - variety is the spice of life. It's always fun to check out new places - especially when they serve your all time favourite food in an all-you-can-eat capacity. And now, Montreal has a fresh, new place to do just that.
Takumi Fusion Asiatique Sushi (405 Rue Sherbrooke E) is set to open up on April 12th, 2016 and, as you might have guessed, is one of Montreal's newest all-you-can-eat sushi spots. Located right in the Plateau, Takumi's menu features both sushi and Asian fusion dishes. A sample of their mouthwatering selections? Tropical sushi pizza, featuring mango and crab; grilled tilapia; and lamb yakitori.
If Takumi sounds like your newest fave sushi place (and you know it does), then don't forget to follow keep up with them on their Facebook page.
A 17-year-old young man has died following gunfire in the Plateau-Mont-Royal Thursday evening, Montreal police confirmed Friday morning. It was the city's first homicide of 2022.
SPVM spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant told MTL Blog that authorities received a 911 call about gunshots heard on rue Roy near rue Rivard at around 7:00 p.m. Officers found the teenager with a gunshot wound to the upper body when they arrived.
Brabant said the 17-year-old was conscious while en route to the hospital but was later declared dead. He was not known to police.
The SPVM major crimes unit is investigating and officers have gathered statements from witnesses. As of 9:00 a.m. Brabant said it was still unclear how many shooters there were. Investigators are reviewing local surveillance footage. There have been no arrests so far.
Crime scene technicians had been collecting information and photos within a perimeter at the scene of the crime, but Brabant confirmed the SPVM lifted the perimeter Friday morning.
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The pressure on La Tulipe has potentially eased off a little bit after the venue's court date for a dispute involving a neighbouring residential complex was moved to March 2022. Plateau-Mont-Royal borough mayor Luc Rabouin announced the news on Facebook, detailing that the venue and the real estate company have agreed to a sit-down to find a possible solution out of court.
"The court hearing that was scheduled for next Monday has been postponed until March, allowing the parties involved to sit down and discuss solutions," Rabouin said.
On December 14, La Tulipe posted a plea for help in its conflict with a real estate company that built residential units nearby. After a series of noise complaints and fines, the real estate agency filed an injunction against the music venue, a move La Tulipe said could potentially force it to shut its doors.
Intense public outcry followed, with Montrealers bemoaning the potential loss of yet another cultural institution thanks to real estate development. The city's administration got publicly involved shortly after La Tulipe's post went viral.
At a press conference, Rabouin admitted that the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough made a mistake by issuing a residential building permit near La Tulipe and claimed his team had already been involved in talks with both parties. He has promised the city will do everything it can to protect the venue.
"The cultural vitality of the metropolis and the Plateau is an asset that must be preserved, and we are clearly committed to this path," Rabouin wrote on December 20.
"Our administration attaches great importance to the quality of life of every citizen who chooses to live in our neighbourhoods. Of course, we believe that this must be done by making them attractive for their residents and viable for those who promote and present culture there."
A new skirmish in the war for the cultural soul of Montreal has pitted the historic La Tulipe music venue on one side and a real estate company on the other. Stuck in the middle is the city's administration, which promised that the storied La Tulipe is "here to stay."
In a widely-shared social media post, the owners of La Tulipe claimed that the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough mistakenly allowed residential development across the road from the venue and that now the tenants in that building keep making noise complaints about living next to a music venue.
The residential building, which is owned by a real estate company, filed an injunction against La Tulipe that could force it to close forever. The company and the venue's owners are going to court the week of December 21.
La Tulipe argued that the city is doing nothing to protect its building, which has housed various music venues and cabarets since 1913. Its owners say that as a cultural institution in Montreal, the city must do more to protect it.
After La Tulipe's post went viral, Luc Rabouin, mayor of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, took to social media to promise that the "La Tulipe theatre is here to stay."
"The cultural vitality of the Plateau is an asset to be preserved. We have had several discussions with the owners, and are closely monitoring the legal proceedings underway between the two private parties. A solution will emerge."
At a press conference on Wednesday, the borough mayor admitted that the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough mistakenly issued a residential building permit to the current owners of the building near the venue. Rabouin said that the city is exploring how to rectify this error.
"The city is taking administrative steps to correct the situation," said Rabouin. "[But] we need to be very careful in our declarations," explained the mayor, since both parties are embroiled in a legal dispute.
At around 3:15 a.m. on Friday morning, Montreal police received a call about an unconscious person in an apartment building on rue Saint-Urbain and avenue Fairmount. When officers arrived, they found two people dead.
According to SPVM spokesperson Véronique Comtois, the individuals exhibited signs of violence.
Police located one of the victims and found the other while "securing the apartment," Comtois said.
Major crimes investigators were dispatched to the scene and will work to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.
As of 4:30 a.m., police had established a perimeter for the investigation.