What better way to celebrate this July 1st than with a delicious slice of hot pizza and an ice-cold, refreshing can of Coca-Cola? For lucky movers in Montreal, Pizza Pizza and Coca Cola are teaming up to deliver just that this Canada Day, as they join forces to give out over 3,000 hot slices of free pizza on July 1 in Montreal. To make it even sweeter they are giving out thousands of refreshing drinks too.

The two companies will be rallying the streets of Montreal between the hours of 11a.m. and 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1st to hand out the tasty, free goodies. The teams will be particularly active in the following neighbourhoods: Verdun, Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Cote-des-Neiges, Outremont, Parc-Extension, and Ahuntsic.

The promotion is part of a decade-long tradition between Pizza Pizza and Coca-Cola, who want to help the people of Montreal have a stress-free July 1st. 

In most of the country, this is simply Canada Day, but in Montreal, July 1 is traditionally known as ‘moving day’ or ‘jour du déménagement’, as it is the date in which the majority of residential leases both begin and end. This means that on this one day in the year, tens of thousands of people across the city will collectively move houses. In fact, according to the Montreal Gazette, it is estimated that 130,000 people will move on July 1 this year, which, as you can imagine, makes for a pretty hectic day in the city.

According to the Pizza Pizza website, the tradition of the two companies helping movers has been in place for years. The website says “Pizza Pizza will rally all of its Montreal locations and staff to offer free pizza to Montrealers who will be taking on the task of moving on July 1 as part of the city’s annual Moving Day ritual. Throughout the day, Pizza Pizza-branded vehicles will patrol city streets, on the lookout for hungry and thirsty movers.”

As a final boost to tired movers and their friends and families, and to celebrate “pizza on moving day, one of Montreal’s greatest traditions,” Pizza Pizza will also have a special offer on throughout the day. The ‘Moving Day Deal’ includes 2 medium pizzas with 4 toppings combined, 6 Coca-Cola drinks and 2 dipping sauces, all for just $20.29!

On moving day in 2016, movers in Montreal were able to follow the company on Twitter and mention @PizzaPizzaLtd and #PizzaPizzaMovingDay with their location, to increase their chances of receiving free pizza. It is not clear yet whether this also applies to 2019 moving day, but it is definitely worth a shot!

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