More than 200 corgis expected in downtown Montreal

Over 200 corgis expected in downtown Montreal

UPGRADE DAY

Dog lovers will be delighted this weekend; a large gathering of corgis breed dogs is expected in downtown Montreal on Saturday at 1 p.m. Between 200 and 300 pets will strut their stuff in the Shaughnessy district, between Guy and Atwater streets. 

As part of the 2nd edition of the Shoni Market, the organizers wanted to mark the occasion: organize the largest gathering of corgis dogs in Canada. 

“I would tell you that we are not far , we should get there,” said the general manager of Montreal downtown, Glenn Castanheira, in an interview with Quebec Matin. 

Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday, always had a special affection for corgis. This sad news could attract even more visitors, according to the DG, even if the parade was not organized in this sense.

“The theme of the corgis march was back to school, so you will see many of these corgis dressed up as school children as if they were going back to school,” he adds.

An interesting culinary offer

In plus dogs, visitors will be able to take advantage of a culinary offer “that cannot be found anywhere else in Quebec”, with more than thirty kiosks on the street, and a hundred restaurants ready to welcome tourists. Fans of Asian gastronomy are invited.

Montréal downtown wanted to continue its summer program until the start of the school year, especially with the weather in September, which is currently mild. “It looks like Mother Nature has listened to us because she is really there,” he says.

The tourist season in Montreal has been “exceptional”, according to him. Figures that are close to pre-pandemic data.