Montreal, Quebec

Smart Growth C'est Bon!

Compact infill development can create affordable, inclusive and attractive cities, like Montreal, "plus belle ville au monde."

December 31, 2020 - Todd Litman

Commercial and Retail Uses

Analysis: Parking Won't Save Struggling Commercial Corridors

Research suggests that more and more parking won't solve the woes of struggling commercial corridors, even if it's difficult for business owners located on those corridors to believe.

February 12, 2020 - Local Logic

St-Denis Street Montreal

Montreal Vacancies Leave Commercial Corridors Struggling

Areas like St-Denis Street used to be bustling shopping destinations, but a shift in recent years has resulted in many empty storefronts.

January 27, 2020 - Montreal Gazette

Montreal, Quebec

SUVs Pay More to Park in Montreal

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.

November 13, 2019 - CBC News

Toronto GO Transit

In Canada, Suburban Transit-Oriented Development on the Rise

Transit expansions are providing incentives to companies to locate outside of city centers, upending traditional housing, work, and commute patterns.

August 6, 2019 - The Globe and Mail

Société de transport de Montréal

Montreal and Quebec Work Together to Build Tramway and Pink Line

City officials from Quebec's two biggest cities have reached an agreement to try to improve transit across the region.

July 6, 2019 - CBC


Montreal Rolling Out Ambitious Expansion of its Bicycle Lane Network

Five new bike lanes will create the new Express Bicycle Network in Montreal.

June 14, 2019 - CTV News Montreal

City of Montreal

Montreal Plan to Ban Cars From Major Park Doesn't Stick

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.

April 19, 2019 - CityLab

Montreal, Quebec

Montreal Street Reconfiguration Could Remove Parking, and Businesses Aren't Happy

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.

November 22, 2018 - Montreal Gazette

Tar Sands Oil Just Lost Another Outlet, For Now

It was viewed as a "David vs. Goliath" pipeline fight: the city of South Portland, Maine against a pipeline company backed by Big Oil. The city had passed a zoning ordinance preventing the export of oil which would have impacted public health.

August 29, 2018 - InsideClimate News

Montreal, Quebec

A 'Rental Renaissance' in Montreal

A city known for relatively low rents is gaining an influx of market rate and luxury rental units.

July 11, 2018 - Montreal Gazette

Société de transport de Montréal

Subway Cars Become Art Spaces in Montreal

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.

March 20, 2018 - Next City

When the Residents of Phase I Fight the Developments of Phase II

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.

March 19, 2018 - The Globe and Mail

Photo of Calgary skyline from Edworthy Park

Comparing Canadian Density to the Rest of the World

Canadian cities are expensive, but, according to a new report from the Fraser Institute in Toronto, they have room to spare for more housing .

January 25, 2018 - The Fraser Institute

Montreal Transit

Montreal's New Mayor Could Mean Big Changes for Transit

Valérie Plante campaigned on a platform that included many improvements for transit riders and bikers.

November 13, 2017 - MLT Blog

Biki Bikeshare Montreal

Montreal Wants to Lead North America in Biking Infrastructure

Montreal has a five-year plan to become an "international bike metropolis and cycling leader in North America."

September 20, 2017 - Daily Hive Montreal

Olympic Stadium

Quebec Olympic Stadium Now a Shelter for Asylum Seekers from the U.S.

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.

August 3, 2017 - The Globe and Mail

Miami Bus

Research: Bus Riders Safer Than Car Drivers

Taking the bus might not feel as comfortable as going by car, but according to this research from Montreal, it's safer.

February 2, 2017 - CityLab

Montreal Gets Creative to Mitigate Construction Impacts

Concerned about the economic impacts of a four-year construction projects on the streets of Montreal, the city has solicited ideas for ways to keep people shopping.

October 11, 2016 - CTV News Montreal

Montreal Train Art

Train Connection from Boston to Montreal Leaves the Station

An early approval from the Federal Railroad Administration has set the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative in motion.

July 22, 2016 - Hartford Business Journal

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