Casino to reopen in August

The Montreal casino is set to reopen only in August, with restrictions. Loto‑Quebec has laid off a lot of workers.

The Time Out food hall will reopen next week with distancing limits, plexiglas partitions and everything set to make it an unpleasant experience instead of the relaxed convivial open space it was designed to be.

The Grande Bibliothèque will reopen but not as a place to linger or browse. As with the city libraries, you’ll need to reserve an item in advance and pick it up at a counter. Returned items will be put in quarantine for three days.