A spokesperson for the Marchés publics de Montréal confirmed to MTL Blog that the full offer of plants and flowers should be set up by Friday, May 7 in preparation for Mothers' Day weekend, which they explained marks the beginning of the season.
An April 28 post to the Atwater Market's Facebook page indicates some plant stands have already begun to pop up.
Whether you're going to add some colour to your apartment, plant your garden, or just snap some photos beneath the colourful bowers, the public markets' outdoor vendors are an essential part of the Montreal spring/summer experience.
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Flower & Plant Stands At Montreal Public Markets
Price: Free to visit
When: The full offer should be ready by Friday, May 7, 2021
Mayor Valérie Plante announced Thursday that Montreal will host free screenings of the Stanley Cup Final with the Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Quartier des Spectacles beginning with Game 3 on Friday, July 2.
"For several days now, we have been working hard to find solutions to offer Montrealers places to gather, while respecting the health measures in force in order to watch the matches of the Montreal Canadiens for free," the mayor said in a press release.
"In a united and unifying spirit, and in a safe environment that respects public health rules, the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership is very excited to be able to offer a free series of public screenings of the matches of the Stanley Cup Final," Monique Simard, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, added.
She suggested the games would be projected at the Place des Festivals.
Despite the government's rejection of the Habs' request to have more fans inside the Bell Centre, fans will be happy to know that they'll finally have a safe public viewing spot.
The full details regarding the screenings and gathering rules will be announced at a later time, the City said.
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Canada's statistical agency released the data on June 16 to create a "portrait" of the "demographic and social profile of Canada's diverse LGBTQ2+ communities" — however, much of the data "[focuses] on LGB Canadians (lesbian, gay, bisexual), since Statistics Canada has been collecting detailed information on these communities since 2003."
There were 72,880 same-sex couples in Canada in 2016, making up 0.9% of all couples in Canada.
StatsCan said half of those same-sex couples lived in the major cities of Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa–Gatineau.
Between 2006 and 2016, the number of same-sex couples in Canada increased by 60.7%, compared to an increase of 9.6% in "opposite-sex" couples.
StatsCan said the increase "may be reflective, at least in part, of growing awareness and acceptance of sexual diversity in Canada."
LGBTQ2S+ hate crimes are on the rise in Canada
According to StatsCan's 2018 survey, LGB+ Canadians were both more likely to report being "violently victimized" throughout their lives and more likely to have experienced "inappropriate behaviours in public and online" than non-queer Canadians.
In 2018, LGB+ Canadians were "twice as likely" as non-queer Canadians "to report experiencing inappropriate behaviours" in the 12 months prior to the survey:
in public: 57% versus 22% of non-queer Canadians
online: 37% versus 15% of non-queer Canadians
at work: 44% versus 22% of non-queer Canadians.
Violent hate crimes against LGB+ Canadians were on par with violent racially-charged hate crimes in 2018.
Of hate crimes that targeted sexual orientation, 53% were violent crimes.
In comparison, 27% of hate crimes targeting religion and 52% of hate crimes targeting race or ethnicity were violent crimes, according to the data.
Further, according to StatsCan's 2018 survey, transgender Canadians were also more likely to report poorer mental health than cisgender Canadians.
They were also more likely to have "seriously contemplated suicide in their lifetimes."
Transgender Canadians were additionally more likely "to have been diagnosed with a mood or anxiety disorder" than cisgender Canadians.
The pandemic might have had a bigger effect on LGBTQ2S+ Canadians
StatsCan said that the LGBTQ2S+ population could have been "disproportionately affected" by job loss during the pandemic since a greater share of the communities' populations are between the ages of 15 and 24 — an age group whose employment levels "remains furthest from February 2020 levels."
LGBTQ2S+ Canadians also made less than their non-queer counterparts overall.
In 2018, 41% of LGBTQ2S+ Canadians "had a total personal income of less than $20,000" yearly, compared to 26% of non-queer Canadians.
In the same year, on average, queer income-earners in Canada made about 72% — $39,000 — of the average income of non-queer Canadians, at $54,000.
However, StatsCan noted that the income difference could partly be due to the large youth population in LGBTQ2S+ communities. Being enrolled in high school, CEGEPs or universities could reduce their potential income, the agency said.
In 2018, 33% of LGBTQ2S+ Canadians "found it difficult or very difficult to meet their needs in terms of transportation, housing, food, clothing, participation in some social activities and other necessary expenses," compared with just 27% of non-queer Canadians, according to StatsCan.