Montrealer Yaya, aka parkourporpoise on Instagram, is at it again. This time, he's taking personal hygiene to the Saint Lawrence River... in the middle of winter. A video of the "Canadian bath" shows the stunt enthusiast lathering up and dodging sheets of ice with the city skyline in the distance.
Yaya told MTL Blog that the moments before he plunged into the water were actually the hardest part of the experience.
"I felt accomplished. I persevered and I did it and I'm proud of myself."
Montrealers will recognize Yaya from some of his other recent escapades, like the time he rode through downtown on a toy car dressed as Mario, or when he brought his work from home setup to the streets.
As for his inspiration, parkourporpoise said making videos is simply his passion. Bringing joy to Montrealers during the pandemic has been a bonus.
"If people can feel a little good because of my videos, that's unbelievable."
The City of Brossard, a municipality on Montreal's South Shore, has issued a boil water advisory "until further notice" so residents will want to skip drinking tap water or boil it for at least a minute before doing so.
"The City of Brossard is issuing a boil water advisory for its entire territory following laboratory analysis results that indicate the presence of fecal coliforms in the water system," reads a statement. If it's not clear, fecal coliforms are bacteria passed through the feces of humans and animals.
Address: At the corner of boulevards Saint-Laurent and René-Lévesque, Chinatown, Montreal
Why You Need To Go: Montreal always has a way of coming to life and night and the new installation "Place des Souhaits" simply adds to it. The wish tree part of the piece twinkles at night! It's also set up next to a patio where you can spend your day chilling.
Why You Need To Go: Seven spaces along avenue Mont-Royal will be recreating colourful urban gardens for the rest of the summer. You'll be able to find a colourful skate park, a light and shadow garden, a rose mural, and other unique spots to check out.
When: Every day until September 6 from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Address: Place des Commencements; 200, rue de la Commune O., Montréal, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can find Place des Commencements located at the end of the Grand Quai in Old Montreal, which has a lovely beautiful green terrasse where you can sit on chairs and admire Habitat 67 and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.
Remember back in elementary school when spending time in the cafeteria was the best part of your school day? Well, at Time Out Market Montreal, we get to relive that childhood love for cafeterias — just in a much classier manner.
This culinary hot spot is officially opening again on Friday, July 2 with some new restaurants. I got to go try dishes from some new places yesterday and here's what I thought!
Naturally, I started to get pretty full after these two meals. But, I still made sure to leave room to try Le Blossom's salmon poke bowl. I forgot to take a photo of it first though, which tells you how good it was since I couldn't wait.
Where: Sundaiz - 4710, rue Saint-Ambroise, Unit 130, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Check It Out: Decadent, nostalgic and gorgeous views thanks to the Lachine Canal. Step up to the window at Sundaiz first-ever location or head inside to discover a totally-90s vibe from the moment you walk in… and to celebrate their opening, they're giving away free cookies on June 25 (while supplies last).
Why You Need To Check It Out: The OPUS card is not just for getting around town. It can help you have fun around town, too, by getting you cool discounts on activities like water cruises or rides on La Grande Roue de Montréal.
Feel Like You're In The Arctic At An Immersive Exhibit
Where: Éloize Expo - 417, rue Berri, Montreal, QC
When: June 2 to October 31, 2021
Why You Need To Check It Out: Perfect for a rainy day... As MTL Blog's Teddy Elliot put it, "Sous Les Glaces (Below the Ice) will give you the experience of tagging along with filmmaker Mario Cyr as he explores the vast reaches of the Arctic."