If you’ve missed the cool tunes dished out by musicians in the metros of Montreal, then you’ll be happy to hear that these performers will be allowed to get their groove going again in the final week of November.
According to a recent announcement by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), it is already in the process of establishing a plan that aims for the “safe and gradual return of musicians” among its stations.
However, the STM pointed out in its statement that only three stations will be available for booking during the scheduled time frame, namely one at Jean-Talon, one at Guy-Concordia, and three spots Berri-UQAM.
Additionally, STM’s recent bulleting emphasized that if “goes according to plan,” more spots will be opened up for musicians in the coming weeks. It also reminded that musicians must wear masks while performing, akin to the requirement imposed on metro customers and staff. The only exception to this is if they will be playing a wind instrument.
While the agency related that it relies on “musicians for their essential cooperation,” it also instructs customers to maintain appropriate physical distancing and avoid crowding when a performance is going on.
The STM announcement stressed that singing is still prohibited for performers, despite the government loosening its directive on the matter. Moreover, the public transport agency calls on buskers to use STM’s new booking website to reserve their time slot and location starting on November 22.