This video shows Montreal street names being changed to New York ones. MTL Blog reporter Alex Melki was able to have an individual confirm that it was allegedly part of the filming for Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts.
And from what the following photos show, it's looking like there are all kinds of different cars in whichever film is being shot at the moment, which is very on-brand for a Transformers movie.
More Transformers Rise of The Beasts photos from Montreal today.
More Mirage and MYSTERY BEETLE / NOT GYLPH https://t.co/nEuznGwaAO
— Daniel Arseneault "Protoman" (@Daniel Arseneault "Protoman")
Dorchester Square is seemingly one of the main locations for this current movie shoot.
Quand Montréal se donne des airs de New York en 1990. Tournage du 7e film de la franchise ‘’Transformers’’, ‘’Rise… https://t.co/juPpl9NcDh
We know Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts is for sure being filmed in Montreal, we simply cannot confirm this movie set is for the film — although it's highly likely to be. And if that's true, then that means Anthony Ramos, one of the main actors in the new movie, could be in Montreal. Keep your eyes peeled!
Aujourd'hui 12 et 13 juillet 2021, début à 9h00 pm du tournage de Transformers Rise Of The Beasts au parc Square Do… https://t.co/Tw1X9Z1SC0
— Les Transformers - Québec et France (@Les Transformers - Québec et France)
In one of the photos, according to an April 7 UQAM press release, Boudreau was partially revealing her breasts while holding her UQAM diploma in hand. In another, she appeared partially naked raising a "middle finger" in front of the UQAM logo and the institution's 50th anniversary visual.
"UQAM had no choice but to go to court because, despite three formal requests to the student, she continued to associate the university's name and logo with her intimate photos, and to market some of them to promote paid access to her website," the press release says, calling the photos "damaging [to] the institution's image and reputation as well as its official brand."
According to the release, the settlement was reached around one month after the photos first surfaced on Boudreau's social media accounts.
UQAM said it waived "all claims for damages and punitive damages against the student" — including a reported $125,000.
It also said Boudreau agreed not to publish, broadcast or share the photos, as well as any other photo of the same nature that uses a name, logo or reference to the university on her social network accounts or any other platform.
MTL Blog was unable to confirm the address of the rental unit. But this apartment listing includes an address that appears to be the point where the line in Vallée's photos begins.
The Regroupement des comités logement et associations de locataires du Québec, a renters' advocacy group, shared Vallée's post on its own Facebook page along with a call for Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Andrée Laforest, to address the housing crisis.
Does this happen often in Montreal?
"It happens occasionally," explained Maxime Roy-Allard, spokesperson for the RCLALQ to Narcity Quebec.
"Especially when there is a shortage of affordable housing, as has been the case for several years in Montreal."
Allard estimates that this phenomenon could happen more and more often in Montreal and that it could take hours waiting in line to visit an apartment in the city.
How can your rent application stand out?
Some landlords might accept security deposits or you can even bid on an apartment similar to how you would a house.
"But that's still a problem, because if everyone starts to increase [their bids], the price of rents will just increase more quickly and there will be people who will suffer because it's not everyone who can afford to offer homeowners an additional $ 100 or $ 200 per month," said Roy-Allard.
"There is a lack of affordable housing and there is no mechanism to really control the price of rents in the end."
Will this get worse in the future?
"We fear the worst for July 1," said Roy-Allard.
Last year was a difficult time for renters in Montreal and with the average price of both homes and apartments exploding across the city, more and more people might be unable to afford to live in Montreal.