The news of Mr. Puffs coming to Verdun was first announced on November 18 on the company's Facebook page with a photo of the new owners.
The new spot will open in early 2022 on boulevard LaSalle, Mr. Puffs media representative confirmed to Narcity.
Without having to go all the way to LaSalle, you'll be able to enjoy the pastries with one of the 10 classic toppings including chocolate hazelnut, salted caramel and sugar cinnamon, or try one of the new flavours, Bueno and cappuccino.
And of course, you can always add a drink to your order for some additional sweetness. Mr. Puffs makes some seriously decadent milkshakes, with flavours like Oreo, Smarties and strawberry. Prepare for a brain freeze, though!
If you're not the type to sip on cold drinks when it's freezing outside, Mr. Puffs also has tasty hot drinks to keep you warm during the cold months, such as its iconic Mr. Puffs Moka.
Hours of operation will be Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Uber Eats and DoorDash ordering will also be available, so you can get stuffed without even having to leave your house.
On Sunday, November 14, a 16-year-old boy, Thomas Trudel, died after being shot in Montreal's Saint-Michel neighbourhood. Now, a march and sit-in titled "Non à la violence et aux armes," translated to English as "No to violence and weapons," is being held on Saturday, November 20, in his honour and in the honour of all the victims of violence in Montreal.
MTL Blog spoke with Forum Jeunesse de Saint-Michel, the group organizing the march, about the importance of the event. The group responded saying they've seen "a series of shootings" near their premises recently.
The group explained that when violent acts like Sunday's shooting occur, "the neighbourhood is affected, classmates and schoolmates are impacted. Parents, young people and social workers become angry and question themselves. The teens begin to talk about revenge and about arming themselves."
"We couldn't just stand by and watch, we have to send a message to the authorities, to the parents, to the youth and to the workers. We have to do something together. We have to reassure the community," they continued.
Forum Jeunesse de Saint-Michel believes "we have left our children in front of screens too much, without any instructions, without warning them about the traps of the networks and the false and misappropriated contents."
"Our young people are only attracted by money and power. They all want to succeed quickly regardless of the means. There is a moral fragility that has been instilled that portrays the use of weapons as a banal thing."
The group hopes this march creates "a connection between parents, schools, communities and youth."
"We need a home and a space to intervene and accompany our youth through these difficult teenage years," they concluded.
Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante wrote a message to the public about Trudel's death, offering her deepest condolences and saying "Thomas was 16 years old when he was unjustly taken from us earlier this week."
Plante promised that the Montreal police are working hard to find the person who killed Trudel.
The march is taking place near where the shooting occurred last Sunday, at Parc François-Perrault.
While the full segment is no longer available online, the clip shows the man, who's identified as police response analyst Daniel Cléroux, saying, "He doesn't have the background of a potential gang member at all, firstly because of his nationality." Internet users say Cléroux was on the show to discuss the fatal shooting of a Saint-Michel teenager, who is white.
Even Montreal's police service (the SPVM) took to social media to say, "The #SPVM wants to dissociate itself from the unacceptable remarks made during this interview. This person does not speak on our behalf and has never been employed by the Service."
Comedian and activist Renzel Dashington posted the clip on Instagram with the caption "He's the same one who will ask you if you're a Quebecer... but what nationality? [...] Racism at its best!"
Dashington's post has over 2,000 "likes."
Ce matin,une personne a accord\u00e9 une entrevue \u00e0 Salut Bonjour en lien avec le 31e homicide survenu \u00e0 Mtl en 2021.\n\nLe #SPVM tient \u00e0 se dissocier des propos inacceptables tenus lors de cette entrevue. Cette personne ne parle pas en notre nom et n\u2019a jamais \u00e9t\u00e9 \u00e0 l\u2019emploi du Service.
Meanwhile, the Twitterverse is full of reactions from people condemning the comment.
"Disgusting to imply that someone's nationality is indicative of criminality. It says a lot about our justice system when racist ideas like this are conveyed by "experts" in the field. @salutbonjour aren't you ashamed?" wrote @lo_psd.
"Will Minister [Benoit] Charette firmly denounce this video excerpt from Salut Bonjour and, above all, will he end up recognizing systemic racism in Quebec and taking action to put an end to it?" tweeted @_QueenOfFluff.
Dashington is asking for "a real apology" from Salut Bonjour.
In another post, he highlights an apparent Salut Bonjour direct message that says: "Our show is live and we don't always have control over what our guests say. Rest assured, however, that we will do the appropriate follow-up."
Dashington wrote that the show being live "is not an absolution from being a responsible content producer."
He continued, "This morning 1 point for the normalization of racism in Quebec."
MTL Blog reached out to Salut Bonjour but did not receive an immediate response.
Montreal is getting another beach. On Sunday, Mayor Valérie Plante announced a commitment to open the shore of the Promenade-Bellerive, a riverside park in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, to swimming.
On its website, the city says the park "is the only physical and visual access point to the Saint Lawrence River" in the borough.
"Montreal is an island. And we want to take advantage of that," the mayor wrote on Facebook.
"The goal is to make our shorelines ever more accessible, keep our shorelines healthy, and celebrate our insularity."
She said a years-long water quality testing process has proven the site is safe for swimming.
At a press conference, the mayor and local city councillors said the beach would include supervised swimming hours.
The mayor aims to open the beach to swimming in 2022.
Residents of Montreal's east end have long pushed for more access to the river. Port activity and train tracks largely cut off neighbourhoods east of the Jacques Cartier Bridge from the Saint Lawrence.
Plante pointed out that her administration has already delivered Verdun Beach and increased access to the Vague à Guy, a popular surfing spot in LaSalle.