- The potential for the spread of COVID-19 in Montreal has left a myriad of spaces and events to be closed, cancelled, or postponed.
- So, we've made a list of all the things in our city that are being affected.
- This list will continuously be updated as more establishments release their coronavirus prevention measure updates.
As the reality of the presence of COVID-19 in Montreal truly begins to set in, many establishments have begun to take protective measures to help stop the potential spread of the virus. Such measures are being taken as the Government of Quebec encourages everyone to stay home unless absolutely necessary. "It's not time to panic, but time to act," Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec's Director of Public Health stated in a press conference on March 15, 2020.
Nearly all sports leagues or events have been temporarily suspended or completely cancelled. Restaurants have been asked to only let 50% of their usual amount of customers in, while most other public spaces have been closed until further notice.
If you were hoping to be attending an event in the near future, it's very likely that it has been either cancelled or postponed. While this may seem upsetting at first, such interruptions are in the best interest of everyone.
As the Premier of Quebec reminds us, we should be practicing social distance throughout the next few weeks.
While MTL Blog will actively be updating this list as more events get cancelled or postponed, make sure to check the official websites or event pages before going to things for the next few weeks.
All Public Spaces
#COVID19: the @GouvQc has ordered the closure of all recreational gathering places, including bars, gyms and librar… https://t.co/xANEQKDoxc— Valérie Plante (@Valérie Plante) 1584304519.0
You can read more about the announcement of such closures here.
Sports Seasons, Games & Championships
La LNH interrompt sa saison 2019-20 https://t.co/u0Lw86e0Ff— LNH (@LNH) 1584034959.0
Montreal Canadiens Season (Postponed)
World Figure Skating Championship (Cancelled)
Montreal Impact Season (Suspended)
All Evenko events in Montreal — Postponed
Cats Musical — Postponed
Elton John Yellowbrick Road Tour — Postponed
Bazar Vintage Montréal — Cancelled
Saint Patrick's Day Parade — Postponed
Festival International du Film sur l'Art — films will be available online
All Place des Arts events — Suspended
All concerts of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal — until April 5
Time Out Market Montréal (confirmed in an email with MTL Blog)
St-Hubert dining rooms
KYO Bar Japonais
Starbucks — dining areas closed, "to go" format restaurants for now
Tim Hortons – now only drive-thru and delivery are possible (MTL Blog confirmed this in an email with Restaurant Brands Inc.)
Restaurant Gia Ba – dining space close, still open for take out and delivery
Primo & Second
Fiorellino Snack Bar
In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Apple will be temporari… https://t.co/OfhWUQms0i— Tim Cook (@Tim Cook) 1584168215.0
All Apple stores
Suivant les indications de la direction de la santé publique, par mesure préventive,le @CasinoMontreal fermera ses… https://t.co/11fmO5jFXP— Casino de Montréal (@Casino de Montréal) 1584062525.0
Casino de Montréal — closed until further notice
National Assembly — closed until April 21
All Sepaq services — suspended until further notice
All schools, CEGEPs and universities – for two weeks, starting on March 16
All dentist offices have been asked to take only emergency appointments by the Ordre des dentistes du Québec (ODQ)
If you know of any other events or establishments that have been closed or cancelled, for the time being, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any pertinent information.
Stay safe, Montreal.
Information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the Government of Canada's website here.
This article has been updated.