December 6, 2022

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Non-Stop 24/24: Montreal Announces Pilot Project to Restore Nightlife

Non-Stop 24/24: Montreal Announces Pilot Project to Restore Nightlife

The Society for the Arts and Technology is the first in the country to offer alcohol 24 hours a day for three days in May as part of a pilot project by Montreal City.

“Nights are full of opportunities for economic, cultural, social and regional development. This pilot project is part of the revival and revival perspective of overnight economic activity. We look forward to supporting this project and this collaboration with MTL 24/24, ”said Plateau-Mont-Royal Mayor Luke Robouin, who is also responsible for economic and commercial development, knowledge, innovation and design.

This is the first time in Canada that such a permit has been granted to an establishment serving alcoholic beverages. Innovative measures to reduce nuisance and minimize the harmful effects of consumption are planned from May 21 to 23 to ensure a safe process and harmonious coexistence between participants and Faborg Saint-Laurent residents.

“The Society for the Arts and Technology (SAT) team is delighted to welcome this pilot project and thus become the first hall in Quebec to benefit from this exclusive right. This is a file that has been challenging us for many years and our team has all the skills needed to make this event a real success, ”added Jenny Thibault, Executive Director of the Society for Technological Arts.

City gives new life to restaurants

Montreal on Thursday announced a $ 2 million recovery fund for restaurants and bars in support of traffic in the city center.

Each establishment can receive assistance of up to $ 15,000. Projects that support interior or exterior layouts to provide a secure sanitary environment, event promotion, communication of commercial offer and digital marketing of commercial offer.

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“This recovery fund, in line with the financial assistance granted by the city of Montreal and the Quebec government, will allow entrepreneurs to have some peace of mind in resuming their operations,” said Luke Robouin.

This envelope is accessible to restaurants and bars located in downtown Montreal and has an immediate area of ​​impact, i.e. around the perimeter from River and Bonaventure Highway to Avenue Rosemont / Van Horn and Highway. Décarie at Iberville Street.