Montreal's summer 2021 just got even better! Starting June 13, you'll be able to see sheep roaming around Parc Maisonneuve from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.
It is forbidden to pet or feed the sheep, as they are solely in the park for "eco-grazing," according to Biquette, a non-profit organization who, "through the presence of animals in the city..., wish to contribute to the education of the general public on environmental and societal issues."
But I can't imagine anything making your typical park hang cuter than getting to see these woolly faces around you.
Biquette will be holding workshops on Saturdays at Parc Maisonneuve, including "mini shepherd workshops for children" and yoga with the sheep.
If you're eager to see these precious animals before June 13, you can already find them at Cheval-Blanc and St-Joseph parks (corner of Gouin and 68th avenue). They've been there for the last few weeks grazing the grass.
Sheep At The Park
Address: Park Maisonneuve; 4365, rue Sherbrooke E., Montreal, QC
When: Starting June 13 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day
Place Oscar-Peterson will be located at the centre of avenue McGill College between Sainte-Catherine and de Maisonneuve.
"Oscar Peterson was a remarkable jazz musician who brought honour to his native Montreal, and we are proud to offer him the tribute he deserves with this square that will bear his name and be worthy of his talent," Mayor Valérie Plante said in a press release.
Born in Montreal in 1925, Peterson went on to become one of the most influential and notable jazz pianists in history. During his life, Peterson won eight Grammy awards and played on the albums of legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong.
"This choice is also a step in the right direction in terms of inclusion, knowing that cultural diversities are under-represented in the public space and that Mr. Peterson faced racism throughout his life," the mayor added.
This video shows Montreal street names being changed to New York ones. MTL Blog reporter Alex Melki was able to have an individual confirm that it was allegedly part of the filming for Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts.
And from what the following photos show, it's looking like there are all kinds of different cars in whichever film is being shot at the moment, which is very on-brand for a Transformers movie.
More Transformers Rise of The Beasts photos from Montreal today.
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Dorchester Square is seemingly one of the main locations for this current movie shoot.
Quand Montréal se donne des airs de New York en 1990. Tournage du 7e film de la franchise ‘’Transformers’’, ‘’Rise… https://t.co/juPpl9NcDh
We know Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts is for sure being filmed in Montreal, we simply cannot confirm this movie set is for the film — although it's highly likely to be. And if that's true, then that means Anthony Ramos, one of the main actors in the new movie, could be in Montreal. Keep your eyes peeled!
Aujourd'hui 12 et 13 juillet 2021, début à 9h00 pm du tournage de Transformers Rise Of The Beasts au parc Square Do… https://t.co/Tw1X9Z1SC0
— Les Transformers - Québec et France (@Les Transformers - Québec et France)1626160244.0
MTLàTABLE is back with set menus at your favourite eateries!
MTLàTABLE is back this year, and around 100 Montreal restaurants are participating in the city-wide food festival between June and October. You can get three-course meals at some of the city's best eateries starting at $20.
MTLàTABLE has revamped its format for 2021 complete with table d'hôte menus, fresh local produce and prizes you can win for simply dining out.
You can filter your preferences by neighbourhood, price, cuisine and more.
Contests & weekly draws
Each meal you buy at the festival's participating restaurants makes you eligible to win one of five weekly draw prizes like a $50 SAQ gift card and a $75 pre-paid VISA card to spend at the participating restaurants.
There are also eight 'Food & Fun Packages' to be won throughout the event, which include two nights in a Montreal hotel.
All you have to do is scan a restaurant's QR code every time you visit to earn a 'fork' and participate in the weekly draw.
Quebec-grown produce & food products
This year's edition of the festival will also focus on fresh seasonal harvests in Quebec, with recipes tailored to in-season produce.
In June and July, restaurants will serve dishes with beets from the Montérégie region, strawberries from Île d’Orléans and raspberries from the Eastern Townships, as well as broccoli from the Capitale-Nationale region, zucchini from the Laurentians and other green vegetables from Quebec.
In August, field tomatoes, leeks, blueberries, and green beans from across the province — from Bas-Saint-Laurent to Lanaudière — will adorn restaurant plates across Montreal.
In September and October, the fall harvest begins, and restaurants will serve soups and stews that include Quebec carrots, morels, oyster mushrooms, eggplants and acorn squash.
Autumn brings the return of apples to Quebec orchards, and restaurants will make use of locally-grown apples on their dishes toward the end of the festival.
The organization is urging Montrealers and Lavalois.es to "[remain] vigilant when near the water" — and to learn CPR.
"Survival can hinge on how quickly CPR is performed as the survival rate of a person who goes into cardiac arrest decreases by up to 10% for every minute without treatment," Urgences-santé wrote in a press release.
It also said its "medical dispatchers can instruct callers on how to perform a cardiac massage until the responders' arrival."
Urgences-santé further recommends that swimming parties appoint a "dedicated watcher."
In a summer 2020 interview with MTL Blog, a spokesperson for the Société de Sauvetage also advised Quebecers to wear life jackets when in the water, research potential dangers at every swimming location, swim with other people and limit alcohol consumption.
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