I think that we can't return to the same freedom as in the summer — [at least] not necessarily in the period we had large gatherings.
Dr. Horacio Arruda, Quebec public health director
Arruda mentioned that case numbers seem to be plateauing but that he's not "rejoicing" about this fact.
Regarding the gatherings on Mount-Royal this weekend, which forced the city to shut down the parking lot, Health Minister Christian Dubé was proud to see that people were following the rules despite the influx.
"I think we'll have a very pointed action if we see that people over the next few weeks are not following the rules — but I think we're seeing over the past few weeks that people are following the rules and I'm very satisfied," said Dubé.
On Tuesday, Quebec recorded its lowest total daily increase of COVID-19 cases in three weeks despite the fact that three more regions were put into red alert.
Montrealers, for their part, are doing what they can to discourage large gatherings as the SPVM has had to field several hundred calls related to rule-breakers over the past week.
Montreal's iconic Greenspot restaurant is selling hot dogs for $0.74 this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri institution says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Diner 74¢ Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O, Montreal, QC