The city of Montreal has cancelled public gatherings until July 2 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday.
Montréal has cancelled all cultural and sporting events on its territory until July 2, in order to limit public gatherings. It is a difficult decision because Montreal is a known destination for world class events and festivals. And we will be there to support our partners.
— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) April 7, 2020
The Montreal Alouettes were scheduled to host the Toronto Argonauts for a pre-season game on Saturday, June 6 and the Als’ regular season home opener was slated for July 2 versus the Ottawa Redblacks.
The Alouettes support Plante:
The organization supports Mayor Valérie Plante’s decision,” Alouettes president Mario Cecchini said in a statement “The most important thing right now for everyone’s health and safety is to take measures to stop COVID-19 from spreading.”
The cities of Toronto and Calgary took similar measures recently. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie cancelled the CFL combines in March, postponed training camps and delayed the start of the regular season amid the COVID-19 crisis. The CFL is planning for contingencies.