Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen was 0.13 seconds slower, followed by Verstappen's Red Bull teammate and Monaco victor Daniel Ricciardo.
Force India pair Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon fiercely scrapped over fifth - marking the start of their sequence of mid-season clashes - while home hero Lance Stroll scored his maiden points in ninth for Williams.
Lewis Hamilton returns to his happiest stomping ground this weekend when he seeks to extend his world championship lead with a record-equalling seventh triumph at the Canadian Grand Prix.
Hamilton's supremacy at the event means there have been slim pickings for his contemporaries.
The Canadian Grand Prix weekend hasn't even begun but already Lewis Hamilton knows he faces a hard task to stop Sebastian Vettel claiming victory this Sunday.
The Brit is a six-time victor on this circuit and is looking for a fourth consecutive triumph on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to draw level with F1 and Ferrari legend Michael Schumacher as a seven-time victor in North America.
Since then Hamilton has added five more wins including a hat-trick of Mercedes triumphs in 2015, 2016 and 2017 to move within reach of becoming the first man to secure four straight pole positions - he converted pole in each of those years - and four consecutive wins.
Montreal wasn't kind to Mercedes in 2014 with Hamilton encountering brake issues that forced him to retire after 46 laps. Former champions McLaren and Williams have not won since 2012.
Either the Ultrasoft or Supersoft tyres must be run for one stint of the 70-lap Grand Prix, should dry conditions prevail.
Five-times Le Mans victor Emanuele Pirro will act as the Driver Steward.
But Sky News reported today that the firm has ended talks, putting 5,300 jobs at risk if no alternative solution is found. Department store chain House of Fraser is close to unveiling a restructuring, which could come as early as Wednesday.
Apparently, there is no French translation for Ant-Man but there is for the Wasp or should I say "La Guepe". Harris, David Dastmalchian , and Michael Douglas also return to reprise their respective roles.
But it looks like Leicester City will win the race for his signature after they agreed to meet his release clause. However, he was allowed to leave Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal three years ago, joining West Brom.
The CDC said Walmart and Kroger stores in the affected states had removed pre-cut melon linked to the outbreak from their shelves. To date, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported in five states, including 32 cases in MI .
Universal has released the first trailer for Halloween and horror icon Michael Myers is officialy back - and he means business. Following his newfound freedom, the clip teases goosebump-inducing scenes leading up to Strode getting her battle with Myers.
Larger polling stations will have an electronic database with the voter roll and ballots will be fed into a tabulator machine. Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault, a New Democrat turned Liberal, lost to the NDP's Jamie West in the Sudbury riding.
President Trump Barrels into Tense G-7 Summit
Trump also singled out tariffs on USA dairy products in yet another scathing tweet directed at Canada just before the G-7. European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and EU president Donald Tusk will also attend, the French leader said.
Suzie Bates Stars as New Zealand Women Smash Record ODI Total
New Zealand broke their own 21-year-old record women's ODI total of 455 for five, made against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1997. Bates slammed 24 boundaries and two sixes and established a 172-run partnership stand with opener Jess Watkin (62).
Sharapova hits back at Williams in book row
With Wimbledon not starting until July 2, Williams has a degree of time on her side in which to get healthy. The last time the two were scheduled to play was in Qatar in February, but Halep was forced to retire.
Trump Will Leave G-7 Early and Avoid Meeting Allies
Mr Trudeau has described the United States claim that the tariff decision was taken on national security grounds as "insulting". As I said at the beginning, we still cherish our historic connection with the American people.
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61
Bourdain, whose CNN television show " Parts Unknown " recently featured Newfoundland and Labrador, apparently took his own life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time", the statement read further.
Madison Keys vs Sloane Stephens, French Open 2018
Djokovic, a 12-times major victor , fought back in typical fashion to win the third set but his determined opponent was not done. Halep, who also lost in the 2014 final, will next face either two-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber or Caroline Garcia.