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November 13, 2019, 2pm PST
The CBC News reports on a plan to charge more for sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal, following a model provided by other boroughs in the city.
CBC News
November 12, 2019, 10am PST
The city is considering a contract to purchase hydroelectricity from Quebec and might also provide funding for the energy infrastructure.
Politico
August 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Transit expansions are providing incentives to companies to locate outside of city centers, upending traditional housing, work, and commute patterns.
The Globe and Mail
July 6, 2019, 5am PDT
City officials from Quebec's two biggest cities have reached an agreement to try to improve transit across the region.
CBC
June 15, 2019, 5am PDT
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is championing a new approach to inclusionary zoning, recently released in draft form to the public.
Montreal Gazette
June 14, 2019, 8am PDT
Five new bike lanes will create the new Express Bicycle Network in Montreal.
CTV News Montreal
April 19, 2019, 8am PDT
Following a fatal collision between a motorist and a competitive cyclist, Montreal tried closing a stretch of roadway through Mount Royal Park. The pilot encountered fierce opposition.
CityLab
November 22, 2018, 7am PST
The city of Montreal will spend $123 million on the first phase of a project to revamp Ste-Catherine Street, removing 140 on-street parking locations in the process. More parking spots could follow.
Montreal Gazette
October 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
The fallout from Ontario Premier Doug Ford's decision to pull the province from the Western Climate Initiative, a cap-and-trade program linked with Quebec and California.
The Star
September 24, 2018, 8am PDT
More than one-half mile of elevated expressway was demolished in the heart of downtown Montréal to make way for a spectacular ground-level urban boulevard and over six acres of continuous public space, bookended by two monumental sculptures.
Canadian Architect magazine
July 11, 2018, 6am PDT
A city known for relatively low rents is gaining an influx of market rate and luxury rental units.
Montreal Gazette
June 20, 2018, 10am PDT
The brother of former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford decisively won the election on June 7 to be the next premier of Ontario, ousting current Premier Kathleen Wynne. His first order of business: end the province's emissions trading program.
Toronto Sun
March 24, 2018, 7am PDT
A plan for a tramline and trambus, as well as corresponding urban development, has a $3 billion (Canadian dollars) budget.
The Montreal Gazette
March 20, 2018, 1pm PDT
The MR-63 subway car is being retired but, rather than send them to the junk yard, STM is sending them to artists and engineers to repurpose them and put them to work.
Next City
March 19, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Angus Shops development is a model of urban adaptive reuse, but the residents who moved in the the initial development don't want any more housing added to the neighborhood.
The Globe and Mail
December 23, 2017, 11am PST
A new book of maps, photographs, and essays considers the rich historic legacy of land use and transportation on and around the Great Lakes.
CityLab
November 13, 2017, 5am PST
Valérie Plante campaigned on a platform that included many improvements for transit riders and bikers.
MLT Blog
November 3, 2017, 5am PDT
OK, the officer said it was "screaming" a song that got a driver near Montreal in trouble.
CTV News Montreal
September 20, 2017, 9am PDT
Montreal has a five-year plan to become an "international bike metropolis and cycling leader in North America."
Daily Hive Montreal
August 3, 2017, 5am PDT
The government of Canada is scrambling to build a policy in response to growing numbers of asylum seekers crossing the border between the United States and Canada.
The Globe and Mail