The Greenhound Canada Foundation, an ecological advocacy group, will be hosting this free-to-attend market at Leaves House Café McGill from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on September 18.
This series of markets is "part of Greenhound Foundation's campaign to support mental wellness and community connectedness through plants and nature," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The funds raised from the market will go towards supporting community projects and the development of a "healing garden" in Montreal.
The market this weekend will host creators such as Les Filles Plantées, Ivkaforest, MTL Creation Boutique, MTLA Studio, Soft Earth Forest Therapy, and desputeaux+aubin (creators of Caillou). There will be something for everyone!
Croissant shop Hazukido has opened its first Montreal location, serving up mouth-watering flakey rolls in 15 different styles and flavours.
Among them, croissants stuffed with salted egg yolk, raspberry panna cotta, and "mochi and oolong tea flavored custard."
But the crab-studded croissant is particularly tantalizing. It's topped with parmesan and a truffle cream sauce. There's also a cod egg croissant whose flavour is described as sweet and fresh "with a hint of spiciness."
A butter garlic croissant and cheese croissant round out the savoury options.
Those who prefer their treats sweet will also find classic honeycomb, hazelnut chocolate, caramel almond, caramel pudding, custard and lemon-glazed croissants.
Hazukido is open at 1629, rue Sainte-Catherine O.
Get the details below.
Hazukido Japanese Croissants
Where: 1629, rue Sainte-Catherine O., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Try It: To try a Japanese-inspired take on the classic French snack.
To get your free burger, head to Winneburger at Jean-Talon Market on Saturday or Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The earlier the better, though, because they're only giving out burgers while supplies last.
According to an email from Winneburger, each burger will contain a secret ingredient. But you won't find out what it is until you get there.
"The FREE burger is a burger with a secret ingredient. People who stop by [this] Food Truck will find out on the spot!" the email says.
Winneburger is located in a converted '80s RV that's been transformed into a commercial kitchen. It belongs to the folks at Nouveau Palais so — not only will your burger be free — you know it'll be damn good, too.
Free Burgers For Le Burger Week
When: Saturday, September 11 and Sunday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or while supplies last)
Address: Nouveau Palais Winneburger at Jean-Talon Market - Allée Verte, 7070, ave. Henri Julien, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: When free burgers are involved, do you really need a reason?
Located at the corner of Chemin de la Côte-Saint-Antoine and Avenue Harvard, the flowers average about 7 feet tall, with the tallest ones reaching close to 10 feet, according to Jérôme Lussier, who planted them.
Lussier told MTL Blog he has been growing flowers and vegetables in the curb extension near his house — with permission from the borough — since last summer, turning the space into a community garden.
The Flowers Get The Boot
Lussier said he was alerted to an August 3 Facebook post by Peter McQueen, city councillor for Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, stating that the flowers exceed a three-foot height limit. According to the post, the sunflowers had to be replanted within six days or the city would cut them down.
"I'm all for planting, beautifying [...] residents doing their own thing," McQueen told MTL Blog. "But they are right where a car coming up Harvard [would be] looking to see if a car is coming down Côte-Saint-Antoine, blocking their view of that car. And that is no question a dangerous situation."
Residents React To The News
Lussier told MTL Blog he understands why he needs to take down the sunflowers — especially since the seeds came from a kit and he didn't know which variety they were or how high they'd grow. But other neighbourhood residents criticized the city's decision on an NDG Facebook group.
"Beware the killer sunflowers!" wrote Tanya Maria. "My point is that a compromise could've been found instead of just ripping them up."
"People need to see beauty now, colour and feel good again especially after the long haul of Covid," wrote Missy M. "Let it grow it's a special magical site that brings people joy, sunflowers have amazing energy."
Missy, who referred to the situation as "Sunflowermagedden," also questioned why the borough wasn't more concerned with bigger issues, such as renovictions and malfunctioning street lights, instead of focusing on the sunflowers.
Meanwhile, other commenters agreed with the city's decision.
"No way you'd be able to see me crossing the street in my wheelchair with these in the way. Safety first," wrote Alison Levine.
Montrealers Can Adopt A Sunflower
People have already begun reaching out to Lussier, he said, expressing interest in adopting the plants in an attempt to replant them.
Lussier said he plans to remove the plants Friday morning at 9:30 a.m.
If you're interested in taking some home, he asks you to show up to the corner of Côte-Saint-Antoine and Avenue with appropriate containers.
"I can totally understand why people have become attached to them. I have become attached to them in a way. You know, they're flowers with big personalities. And they are an unusual sight," Lussier said.
For now, there are a number of other plants still thriving in the community garden, including cucumber and basil. Lussier said he may plant sunflowers in the same spot next year — but "a smaller variety."