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In Montreal, summer means more than just fun in the sun. It's a season that brings people together — something many Montrealers have been missing over the past year.

There's no doubt summer 2021 is particularly special. With restrictions easing for the first time in months, the spirit of celebration is in the air, and people are ready to make this season one for the history books.

Is there any better way to kick off summer in this city than with Saint-Jean-Baptiste? As a celebration of Quebec's heritage and history, it’s one of the province's favourite holidays and with good reason. From bonfires and barbecues to fireworks and fêtes, St-Jean is when Montreal truly comes alive.

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On Sunday, March 21, locals took to the streets to denounce anti-Asian racism in Montreal — and worldwide. The protest was sparked by a mass shooting in Atlanta-area massage parlours. The shooter killed eight people, primarily Asian women.

One of the organizers, Julie Tran, told MTL Blog that "Atlanta was a wake-up call to do something," but that it wasn't the first time Asian people have been the victims of violence in the past year.

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By now, we all know the basics of living through the pandemic in Quebec, from the 8 p.m. curfew to where to stock up on sanitizer.

But if you pore over the government's reading materials, there are a bunch of surprising COVID-19 rules and facts that most Quebecers have no clue about.

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46% of Quebec respondents to one survey said they visited friends or family at least once during the holidays.

33% of Quebec respondents to the poll by Leger and the Association for Canadian Studies admitted to visiting others "rarely" — just once.

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December is generally a month spent with loved ones, wrapping up the past year while setting intentions for the new one. But with holiday gatherings cancelled in Quebec red zones, it's bound to be different this time around.

Since 2020 was a rollercoaster shitshow — complete with a global pandemic, devastating wildfires, mass protests and murder hornets — it's safe to assume the world is ready to throw this year into the trash where it belongs.

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When it comes to desserts, we can all admit that Italians definitely know how to to do it right. And one Montreal chef truly proves that.

And the Italian version of a donut, a bomboloni, is hands-down one of the world's best creations.

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Autumn in Montreal is bliss. The weather is chillier, the leaves are vibrant, and the city is in its loveliest state. But as we trek towards the long weekend, it's easy to be reminded that this year feels a little different.

Though we can't visit loved ones or gather with friends quite yet, that doesn't mean we can't have a good time. Montrealers' favourite fall activities like apple-picking, Mount-Royal hiking, experimenting in the kitchen, and coffee-shop exploring aren't off the table. 

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Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante implored Montrealers to continue to wear masks, practice hand-washing and two-metre social distancing during a Wednesday meeting with the city's executive committee, as Montreal saw 97 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. The mayor asked Montrealers to "double down" on their vigilance in response to rising concerns about anti-maskers in light of a protest in Montreal earlier this week. 

"We should disregard those who believe this virus doesn't exist or that we shouldn't take it seriously," she said. 

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As yes, the time has come where herds of students join at cafes to study for the next big exam coming up. Well, instead of all invading the closest Starbucks, I suggest checking out these insanely cute AND NEW cafes located all across Montreal! Not only are these cafes absolutely adorable, but they are perfect for that study grind.

READ ALSO: Here's How To Slay University On A Budget In Montreal

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It's officially the beginning of summer and it's time for us young, broke, or restless Montrealers to get out of the city and finally explore the rest of the province! For those broke Montrealers like me, I think we should take advantage of the amazing travel destination right in Quebec to explore. For the young ones, it's time to discover yourself and where you live. But, for the restless, it's time to let out all that energy and do the thrilling trips. 

READ ALSO: 20 Insane Places In Canada You Need To Travel To If You’re Young, Broke, And Restless

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Ah yes, the glorious first day of summer is less than 24 hours away! Tomorrow, June 21st, is going to be a spectacular Wednesday since it marks the first day of all our summer bucket lists. However, that's not the best part! Montreal is hosting some special events and FABULOUS activities that we can all participate in at a low cost or even for FREE!

You can expect nothing less than a superb day tomorrow especially i you take advantage of the sun and use your day off (or take a sick day) to enjoy some fun activities you can do, especially with your BF to start summer 2017 off with a BANG!

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