"Restaurants will finally be able to reopen [...] their dining rooms," said Legault, adding that there will be "no more regions in the red zone in Quebec."
Not only will restaurants' indoor dining rooms be able to reopen, but so will gyms — all with some restrictions. Indoor gatherings will continue to be prohibited for people from different households.
While the premier was optimistic, he issued a word of caution to Montrealers.
"We have to stay very careful," he said. "Don't be surprised if we see an increase in cases over the next few weeks."
What else is reopening in Montreal this month?
Along with restaurant dining rooms and gyms, several other services and businesses are set to benefit or reopen.
On June 11, only a few short days after Montreal becomes an orange zone, bar terrasses will be allowed to welcome back customers "provided they seat a maximum of two adults per table from different addresses."
"The occupants of a single private dwelling may be seated together at the same table," however.
Also on June 11 in orange zones, outdoor activities "involving brief physical contact may be carried out in groups of no more than 25 individuals."
For you sports fans, outdoor tournaments and competitions will be permitted, and other sporting events will be able to have spectators as of June 25.
And finally, outdoor festivals are back! As of June 25, "festivals and other events presenting outdoor performances during which spectators are standing or sitting without assigned seats can be held throughout Québec, subject to compliance with the basic health measures and other specific measures."
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