The MTL Awards 2014 officially closed on May 14th, and last week we officially announced the winners at our inaugural MTL Awards Gala (see the photos here). We received more than 100,000 votes for over 150 local small businesses and Montreal personalities!
Today, we would like to officially announce the winners of all 24 subcategories inside the three main categories (Food, Arts, and Nightlife).
Canadians are pretty boring, at least when it comes to their Tim Hortons Timbits picks. To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the popular donut holes, the coffee chain released a regional breakdown of the most popular Timbits orders.
In Quebec, the classic Chocolate Glazed won out, followed by Honey Dip and Birthday Cake. Those choices align with the most popular orders in Ontario and Western Canada (including Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the three territories).
Atlantic Canada was the odd region out with its questionable penchant for the Old Fashioned Plain, confirming once and for all that the group of four provinces is the most boring part of Canada (kidding... mostly).
Quebec stood out from other areas of the country with its fourth most popular pick: Strawberry Filled — perhaps unsurprising given the local emphasis on the red fruit.
Old Fashioned Glazed were the fifth most consumed Timbits in the province.
As for the ridiculously popular Timbiebs, Tim Hortons' collaboration with Justin Bieber, the Chocolate White Fudge was Canada's favourite flavour.
"It was such a huge year for the Timbits platform, not only for the big 45th anniversary but with our work with Justin to collaborate on Timbiebs, which have been a massive hit!" Tim Hortons Director of Culinary Innovation — yes that's a job — Chef Tallis Voakes said in a statement.
"Justin told us the Chocolate Glazed was his favourite classic Timbit so I'm not surprised it ended up officially being Canada's favourite as well."
Tim Hortons also shared a list of past or limited-edition Timbits, many of which seem to have disappeared from the menu. Standouts include Cotton Candy, Cherry Cake, Cinnamon French Toast and Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch.
The Montreal Canadiens have been dealt another blow. The team has announced that Saturday's game against the Boston Bruins at the Bell Centre is postponed until further notice.
"Tomorrow's game in Montreal between the Canadiens and Boston Bruins has been postponed. A make-up date for the game has yet to be established," a press release on the Habs' official website reads.
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It's déja vu. The Montreal Canadiens announced that following a public health request, they will have no fans in the Bell Centre for their Thursday, December 16 game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
"Faced with the spiralling rise of COVID-19 cases in the region, late this afternoon the Montreal Canadiens organization received a request from Quebec public health officials to host tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers in a closed setting with no fans in attendance at the Bell Centre," the team said in a press release.
The announcement was made only two hours before the game against the Flyers was scheduled to begin. The team says it will directly contact fans with tickets.
"We have accepted this request in order to help ensure the safety and security of our fans and fellow citizens throughout our community," the team's statement continued. "An update on the status of Saturday's scheduled game against the Boston Bruins will be provided tomorrow."
The team confirmed that it'll be able to host fans in a "partial capacity scenario" in January after obtaining assurance from provincial health officials.
More details will be released in the coming days.
"In the interim, we would continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated, get their booster shots when possible, and be responsible with their social and family gatherings throughout the holidays," the team added.
"We hope that with rigour and a collective effort from all of us, we will be able to come together in a near future in 2022."
Calling all Montreal music fans! Osheaga, the city's world-famous three-day music festival extravaganza, finally released its festival headliners for 2022.
For the festival's upcoming 15th anniversary, organizers have lined up a star-studded set of headliners that are sure to cater to all music tastes. From literal rock legends to pop music superstars, here's who will be headlining Osheaga 2022.
Starting on Friday, July 29, the Foo Fighters will blast your eardrums with their catchy, fist-pumping rock music. The band is sure to bring their classic hits along with tracks from their latest album, Medicine at Midnight. The band was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2021.
On Saturday, July 30, hip-hop megastar A$AP Rocky will bring his signature vibes to Montreal. While he hasn't released a new album since 2018, A$AP Rocky has managed to stay at the top of the charts and frequently lends his voice for feature spots.
Finally, on Sunday, July 31, pop goddess and one of the year's most-streamed artists, Dua Lipa, will cap it all off with her silky-smooth and polished pop sounds. Her 2020 album Future Nostalgia is still one of the most played and highest-ranking albums right now.
"We have been working on this edition for almost three years, we can't wait to finally be able to celebrate our 15th with all you music lovers," Osheaga Founder and evenko Senior Vice-President Nick Farkas said in a statement sent to MTL Blog.
Are you excited for Osheaga 2022?
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