Usually paired with the now ubiquitous rainbows that decorate windows, housefronts, and chalk drawings on sidewalks and buildings, "Ça va bien aller" or "It's going to be okay" has become the 2020 rallying call. Some buildings around Quebec are taking the rainbow trend to another level of support with flashing light shows adorning some of the most popular and well-known spots.
The rainbow light symbols of hope, solidarity, and strength have been seen across the province lighting up everything from iconic buildings and hotels to marinas and even the Champlain Bridge.
Residents have been showing their appreciation by posting pictures and thanks on social media with the hashtag #cavabienaller.
With the latest news that three of Montreal's most popular festivals won't take place this summer, it's nice to see a city, a province, continue to come together for a few moments of cheer and beauty. And spirit is one thing Montreal never seems to be in shortage of, whether it's a rainbow-clad man roaming the streets, firefighters blasting, "Don't Worry Be Happy," or a DJ teddy bear driving the town.
Keep reading below to see 11 of the places around our province that are lighting up in rainbows once the sun has gone down.
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.