Fire hydrant-fountains were kinda cool while they lasted, but it looks like the Plateau's BORNÉO urban water source system may get the axe much sooner than anyone expected.
Not even two weeks after being announced/installed, Montreal's service de sécurité incendie/fire department requested the hydrant-fountains be removed so as to make "additional validations" on the system.
According to La Presse, the SIM collaborated on the installation of the hydrant-fountains, so why they waited 'til after the launch to preform more tests seems a little strange. Still, safety comes first, and if firemen/women are worried, we probably should be too.
Plateau Mont-Royal made the announcement on Facebook, with the post also stating that an official decision on keeping/removing the hydrant-fountains will be made on Friday, July 25th. Hope still remains for the BORNÉO urban water system, which is good to know, because we didn't even get to try them out!
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Montreal's iconic Greenspot Restaurant is selling hot dogs for 74 cents this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri eatery 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 Restaurant 74-cent Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot Restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC