"Originally from Cambodia, the two owners have operated the family business almost single-handedly for the past two decades [...] This kind of accessible, local business is essential in a neighbourhood like Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, especially on Sainte-Catherine Street," said Leduc.
Leduc said the couple decided to retire after the building's owner did not renew the lease due to "real estate speculation." In other words, an opportunity to buy low and sell high.
Oun told MTL Blog she plans to "put the keys in the door" in one month, around mid-September.
Closing Sale At Dollar Ronald
Discount: 25% off food and 50% of everything else
When: August 9 until close (approximately mid-September)
Address: 4787, rue Sainte-Catherine E., Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: Wish the family-run Dollar Ronald farewell while saving on discounted goods, such as items for your home, parties, crafts, DIY, canvas, stationery, and more.
He added that he has "many good memories" of the city from a year he spent here studying.
Pesquet's pics show downtown Montreal, the green heart that is Mount Royal Park, and the surrounding boroughs, as well as a bit of Longueuil.
He specifically highlighted the Olympic Stadium, visible at the top right of the first photo, and the Canadian Space Agency campus, the barely perceivable ellipse-shaped patch at the bottom right of the second photo, just below the runway of the Saint-Hubert Airport.
Courtesy of BLUSH: Lesbian Party MTL Courtesy of BLUSH: Lesbian Party MTL
Montreal has all kinds of different bars, but these changemakers say many of them fall short in making space for LGBTQIA2+ women. For this reason, Avery Burrow, event organizer, and Resto Keela teamed up to create 5 à 7s for LGBTQIA2+ women that take place twice a month.
The events were created for members of the LGBTQ2S+ community to connect. According to Burrow, "queer women can actually have a reoccurring space where they can meet each other, flirt, make friends, and feel safe," at these new 5 à 7s.
Keela has a cute wooden terrasse located on rue Atateken with a beautiful spacious interior. These events are set to take place every first and third Wednesday of the month for the entirety of the summer and all LGBTQIA2+ women are welcome.
"[It was] better than I ever could have imagined! [...] And the wildest part about it was that I knew almost no one there (insert joke about how the queer community is super small and we've all dated)," Burrow said when asked how the first event went.
"Also the age range was awesome — from 18-year-olds attending their first queer event to women in their 70s catching up with old friends. This is how a lesbian space should feel; welcoming to all ages, gender expressions, and ethnicities."
During the events, you can get a pint of beer for $5 and any speed rail drink for $6.
5 à 7 For LGBTQIA2+ Women At Keela
Address: Resto Keela; 1237, rue Atateken, Montreal, QC
When: Every first and third Wednesday of the month throughout the summer, starting at 5 p.m.