Serge Andres was walking around downtown minding his own business when he noticed something unusual.
He looked up at the new tower being built between between The Bell Center and Windsor station he noticed an usual figure and decided to take a picture of it.
Yes, that is a construction worker walking up the top of the tower! Even if he is attached, he's clearly not holding onto anything, which means he's up there balancing himself on a frozen steel girder barely 12 inches wide and sitting at a 35 degree angle. Not only that, on February 17th at 8am the temperature was -23 ... on the ground! So just imagine how much colder and windier it was up there. This construction worker is clearly the most bad-ass Montrealer we've seen in awhile.
Clock Tower Beach in Old Montreal is reopening this weekend for the summer season, with free entry every day until September 6.
True to its name, the beach in Montreal — located in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal — is situated at the base of a clock tower, providing sunbathers with a quaint view of the Saint Lawrence River.
🏖️ Bonne nouvelle! La plage de l'Horloge ouvre ce samedi et vous accueillera gratuitement tout l'été jusqu'au 6 sep… https://t.co/wxZaVvsDtQ
— Vieux-Port Montréal - Old Port of Montréal (@Vieux-Port Montréal - Old Port of Montréal)1623780912.0
Of course, the beach's iconic blue-toned parasols and lounge chairs will be back this year.
Swimming in the water isn't allowed.
However, the Old Port has set up mist stations along the beach to cool off on a hot summer day, accompanied by a bistro for beach snacks.
Vaping and smoking aren't allowed anywhere on the beach site. Alcohol purchased off-site can't be brought to the beach or consumed on-site, and while drinks bought in the refreshment area can be consumed on-site, drinkers are limited to the triangular area at the end of the beach's quay.
Old Montreal's Clock Tower Beach
When: June 19 to September 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Address: 1, rue Quai de l'Horloge (Vieux-Port de Montréal), Montreal, QC
To celebrate the Canadiens becoming "Kings of the North," as they go on to represent Canada in the Stanley Cup semifinals, Toronto's CN Tower lit up in red, blue, and white on June 8 — and Leafs fans took to Twitter to express their displeasure.
"As an honest Leafs fan, I'm vomiting watching this. My life is literally ruined and makes no sense anymore after you've done this," reads a tweet by @AbsCoverage. It had racked up 533 "likes" at the time this article was published.
"Seriously someone should get fired for even thinking this up let alone ACTUALLY DOING IT," tweeted @SerioCM.
"Did you lose a bet CN Tower? There's no such thing as Canada's team. I wouldn't expect Montreal to light up Notre Dame in blue and white," tweeted @DylanHoulihan4.
Some Twitter users came to the CN Tower's — and the Habs' — defense, like @Leenerrr who wrote, "I’m happy someone is still in!! [...] Grow up already. It’s called the Canadian National Tower, not the Toronto City Tower."
Clearly unbothered by the haters, the official Canadiens Montréal Twitter account had a perfectly nonchalant response, simply writing, "Merci!" followed by three circles in blue, white and red.
Guess there's no time for drama when you're too busy winning.
Access Info: Swimming is allowed in designated areas, such as at the supervised beach
Address: Saint-Anicet Beach in Jules-Léger Park - 1582, 61e Rue, Saint-Anicet, QC
Why You Need To Go: An hour southwest of Montreal in Saint-Anicet, Quebec, is a little beach where the waters are so clear you'll feel like you've left the country. Enjoy the beach, picnic area and gorgeous views. There are also some really cute Airbnbs nearby.
Access Info: Swimming and watercraft are not permitted
Address: Gatineau Park - 33, ch. Scott, Chelsea, QC
Why You Need To Go: Even though it's green and not actually pink, as the name suggests, Pink Lake is known as one of Gatineau Park's most breathtaking sights. Hike the 2.3-kilometre loop around the lake to catch it from all angles.
Why You Need To Go: "Explore the majestic Lac Sacacomie whose shore extends over 42 km," reads the Hotel Sacacomie website. Whether you take a canoe, kayak, pedal boat or motorboat, the magnificent landscapes will not disappoint.
Why You Need To Go: It may not be a lake, but we couldn't leave a body of dazzling crystal-clear water off the list. Bonaventure River is a must-see in the Gaspe. You can canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP), snorkel, or tube.
Why You Need To Go: Located in the Chaudière-Appalaches region, you can swim or do other aquatic activities in the "nautical basin," next to the Domaine hotel, which includes a 15,000-square-foot beach.
Adopting Lulu means adopting her sister Lola as well, and the SPCA says they sing to one another. How cute? If you've always wanted a little birdy by your side, you could get two for the adoption fee of only one.
The SPCA says "Angelo is very friendly and companionable. If you are currently working from home, he will hang out in the room with you, dozing in a cozy spot." Sounds like he'd make a great companion.