Federal government services like Service Canada and federally regulated businesses like post offices and banks will be observing the holiday, which means they will be closed. Revenu Québec notes that it is "is extending deadlines that would normally fall on September 30 to the next business day" as a result.
Provincially regulated government buildings and services will be open and operating, as will Quebec grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, retail stores, museums, sporting events, family activities and the like.
However, individual institutions or businesses may choose to observe the holiday. You can check operating hours or call ahead if you're unsure.
In June, Quebec Premier François Legault said he was "not in favour" of instituting a statutory holiday dedicated to Indigenous people, but committed to "[coordinate] with the federal government to do the necessary research into the residential schools that are here in Quebec."
"For the postseason, we're gonna add a sign in the right-field foul territory with a very simple Tampa Bay-Montreal graphic," Silverman said.
"With the eyes of baseball on us this October, we want that visible symbol of our plan and our excitement for it."
Plans for a sister-city project with the Tampa Bay Rays have been in the works for quite some time. In 2019, the MLB reportedly granted permission to the Rays to possibly play some of their games in Montreal.
The sister-city plan will allow the team to play some games in Montreal while exploring the possibility of a new stadium, ESPN reported.
"We are making progress both here and in Montreal," Silverman added.
"I'm very encouraged by the conversations we're having. It's about a connection with Montreal. Montreal, to us, is the best city to partner with."
CF Montréal Is Investigating An Alleged Violent Incident At Saputo Stadium
An alleged violent incident at Saputo Stadium on Saturday night has prompted an investigation from CF Montréal.
In an account circulating on Twitter, a CF Montréal supporter claims that their boyfriend was attacked by a group of Ultras Montréal, a supporter's group, for wearing a CF Montreal jersey. The Ultras responded by claiming the individual was intoxicated "to the point of vomiting" and throwing beer on the pitch. They also claim he pushed a young girl.
Club statement following Saturday’s incident in section 132 at Stade Saputo.
The Ultras Montreal group, who launched a petition against CF Montreal in January, is very critical of the team's new name and branding but said that their actions on Saturday had "no connection" with the person's jersey choice.
The individual, however, said that the Ultras "insulted" their boyfriend and "demanded that he take off his jersey."
"I don't know how many people jumped him. He protected himself with his arms and received innumerable blows," the post claims.
The Ultras said it was they who alerted security.
"We remind you that CF Montreal does not accept any act of intimidation or violence at Saputo Stadium," the team wrote in a statement.
"It is crucial for our Club that fans, as well as players from the visiting team, can show up at the stadium safely and without fear of being targeted by such acts."
Event spaces and other venues, meanwhile, will get to see their attendance multiply.
Events with designated seating (which the government says includes "amateur sports and leisure events with bleachers or stands, [...] assemblies, meetings, conventions or ceremonies, including in places of worship") during which attendees remain seated can now accommodate a maximum of 500 people if they're outside and 250 people if they're inside.
In stadiums and on festival grounds, 15,000 people can attend outdoor events.
Inside, these settings can welcome as many as 7,500 people split up into sections of 500.
The government has made clear that social distancing is still required, as is mask-wearing in interior settings.