When I first read that, I didn't believe it either, ok? But it's true! Starting this weekend and into Monday, the city of Montreal will enjoy its first brush with summery temperatures!
As we reported earlier this week, nice weather will creep up on us starting Saturday, where the high is projected to be hovering around 16°C. Sunday will be even better, with temperatures projected to be around 19°C.
Even though Monday is probably the least fun day of the week, at least it'll be nice, right? So this weekend put away those heavy coats and bust out the white sneakers, summer is almost here!
Here's the latest 7-day forecast, obtained from our friends over at The Weather Network.
As you can see, this weekend will be perfect for Tam Tams and terrasses. The sun will be out and a light breeze will be blowing. With absolutely no rain on the horizon, you'll be able to enjoy the outdoors carefree.
The real good news is Monday, where it'll be 20°C with a slight chance of rain. Of course, that rain might go away. And hey, if it does rain, don't be mad! It's Monday anyway, shouldn't you be at work?
One of my favourite ways to celebrate the arrival of warmer temperatures is by drinking outdoors. Yeah, I know you can drink outdoors in the winter too, but I'd rather not risk frostbite trying to pour a glass of wine, ok?
It's not like I have a problem or anything, but something about warm weather makes me want to party. We Montrealers have to profit as much as possible!
Like many, I always complain about how we seem to only have two seasons: winter and July. Though this might be true, let's enjoy it, we've only got one Montreal!
Political leaders in Quebec have spoken out about the shooting in Montreal on Monday, August 2. Three people were killed and two others were injured.
Premier François Legault and Minister of Public Security and Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault both referred to the incident as "worrying," while Mayor Valérie Plante added that "gun violence must stop."
Une enquête est en cours sur les événements d'hier à Rivière-des-Prairies. Que des fusillades surviennent chez nous… https://t.co/0DXKVMsA7B
In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Premier François Legault reacted to the shooting. He wrote, "an investigation is underway into yesterday's events in Rivière-des-Prairies. It is disturbing and worrying that shootings are happening in our area. My condolences to the relatives of the victims. We are going to protect Montrealers and Quebecers."
Geneviève Guilbault also added to the conversation in a tweet that said, "we offer our condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the shooting in Montreal yesterday. Recent events are worrying. We have invested significant sums in the fight against violence and our teams of @secpubliqueqc continue to work with our partners."
The mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, spoke out about the matter. She tweeted, "like the people of Montreal, I am shocked by yesterday's shooting in RDP. Gun violence must stop. The safety of Montrealers is an unconditional priority. Our team is fully mobilized and works with the @SPVM to find the culprits."
The investigation remains ongoing.
This article's cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.
Can't make it to the Bas Saint-Laurent this summer? No problem. The city's latest culinary catch, Pincette, is landing in Old Montreal.
Led by Chef Khelil Ben Ammar formerly of Nelligan and Su, and "inspired by Montreal's vibrant culinary scene," the new Montreal lobster bar aims to "bring the East Coast experience to Montreal," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The décor sets the scene. The dining room evokes an elevated lobster shack with a "chic Montreal-European vibe." It even has charming lobster trap light fixtures.
Among the mouthwatering menu items are lobster mac n' cheese, a lobster roll, lobster poutine and a lobster club sandwich, as well as many other seafood treats and dishes (gotta highlight the cod fritters!).