Montreal has decided to cancel the holding of any festival, sporting event and other public gathering on its territory until July 2, 2020, inclusive, in a context of a pandemic of the sars coronavirus.
This means that there will be no big festivities for Saint John, on the 24th of June, nor for the Feast of Canada, on the 1st of July.
Several cultural events had already been cancelled as the Francofolies de Montréal and the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal. The Just for laughs Festival has been postponed to the autumn.
The Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada, initially planned for June, has also been postponed to a later date, with no new date specified.
More details will follow.