With so many terrorist attacks happening around the world lately, it's no surprise that the city of Montreal is a little nervous considering how many large public events are taking place in the city this summer.
That's why the Montreal Police has issued a document with recommendations and preventative measures to make the city's outdoor venues safer.
Last year in Nice a terrorist crashed a 19 tonne cargo truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 86 peopleand injuring 434 others. Since then, there have been similar attack in London, Berlin, and Stockholm.
The police want the city to install large concrete blocks to protect pedestrian areas, which would eventually be replaced with retractable hydraulic poles.
The rest of the recommendations include avoiding metal fencing, implementing emergency evacuation plans, and installing some infrastructure to secure the sites.
While there are a million and one spots to enjoy a 5 à 7 in the city, not everywhere does happy hour quite like this Montreal restaurant in the Village.
Resto Keela serves $6 drinks from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., including house draft beer, house red or white wine, and speed rail mixed drinks, which is a choice of vodka, rye, rum, or gin — a pretty hard drink deal to beat.
As for food, you can go every week and try a different $6 dish at happy hour. "The $6 bites change from week to week but we always offer 3-5 options," owners Kristin Murphy and Johnny Hamilton told MTL Blog.
I went on September 10 and got to try green beans with a cashew romesco sauce and feta crumble, chorizo sausage, chicken Kaarage with kimchi cucumbers, and organic cherry tomato salad with blue cheese. And I kid you not when I say these dishes all take your taste buds on a culinary trip to heaven.
Keela's full menu is also filled with tons of unique dishes for you to try. The celery root carpaccio is hands down my favourite.
Every Friday night, you can hear the sweet voice of Bud Rice sing live at the restaurant.