According to new data from Royal LePage.
It splits the data into six regions: Montreal Centre, Montreal East, Montreal West, Laval, Montreal North Shore and Montreal South Shore.
Here are the median real estate prices in Greater Montreal at the end of Q3, according to Royal LePage data:
Single-family detached house
Montreal Centre: $1,060,500
Montreal East: $546,500
Montreal West: $742,200
Montreal North Shore: $430,000
Montreal South Shore: $522,700
Greater Montreal Overall: $571,400
Montreal Centre: $502,200
Montreal East: $425,000
Montreal West: $410,400
Montreal North Shore: $307,900
Montreal South Shore: $330,900
Greater Montreal Overall: $410,400
Overall, the data shows that the median price of a single-family detached home increased by 2.2% compared to the three months prior (Q2 2021), and by 20% compared to the same time period last year.
The median price of a condo increased by 1.3% from Q2 and 12.2% from 2020.
In a statement, the vice-president and general manager of Royal LePage in Quebec, Dominic St-Pierre, said these are the lowest quarter-to-quarter price changes seen since the start of the pandemic, which he calls "signs of a slowdown."
Nevertheless, he said the lack of inventory will continue to put "upward pressure" on home prices, as prices continue to rise.
A stormy Saturday with no electricity... cool, cool, cool.
According to Hydro-Québec's map of ongoing outages, the bulk of the power outages were concentrated on Montreal's south shore in the areas surrounding Sainte-Julie and Boucherville.
The two major power outages began at 11:33 a.m. and 11:51 a.m.
In both cases, Hydro-Québec said crews were working on the issue and service would be restored at around 2:30 p.m or 2:45 p.m., depending on the area.
While the cause of the outages is not known, it should be noted that 20 Quebec sectors are currently under Environment Canada weather alerts due to rainfall, with some regions expecting 50 to 70 millimetres of rain and gusts of wind up to 80 km/h this weekend.
The areas affected by the power outages are not among them. However, Environment Canada has called for rainy weather with a risk of thunderstorms in these regions.
In Montreal, Environment Canada predicted around 30 millimetres of rain with gusts of wind up to 60 km/hr for October 16.
By around 1:15 p.m., a Hydro-Québec update showed that some of the power outages had been resolved, bringing the number closer to 4,000 customers without power in the Montreal area.
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"We've managed to avoid a large-scale fourth wave despite the start of the school year."
"The good news is that we are really coming through the worst of the pandemic," Legault said. He noted that more than 90% of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 85% have received two doses, which is consistent with Quebec data.
While the government was worried about the Delta variant, Legault said he's pleased today to have "managed to avoid a large-scale fourth wave despite the start of the school year."
"Slowly but surely, we are getting closer to a return to normalcy [...]. Every time a restriction comes down, it's like a weight is lifted off our shoulders," Legault said, referencing Thursday's announcement that Quebec restaurants and bars could return to maximum capacity and regular operating hours on November 1.
However, the premier did remind Quebecers to stay cautious.
"Our health care system remains fragile, but we are doing what we can to strengthen it as quickly as possible," he said. "We must not be too quick to claim victory. The virus is still there and there are still people in the hospital."
Legault launched a new session in the National Assembly of Quebec, which is set to begin on October 19. He said he plans to make an opening speech on Tuesday in the spirit of looking forward to the "post-pandemic period."
Dancing still isn't allowed in Quebec bars and clubs.
Due to COVID-19, dancing is still prohibited at Quebec bars and clubs, as well as at weddings if alcohol is served.
The digital flyer for the protest invites Montrealers to a "festive demonstration for the right to dance."
"Montreal is the last metropolis in the Western world where we still cannot dance indoors," wrote Stereo Nightclub in a Facebook post.
The protest is inspired by a similar protest in London, England where hundreds of people danced to parliament to demand an end to lockdowns.
Montreal's protest for the right to dance will take place on October 23 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., starting from the corner of Avenue du Parc and Avenue Duluth.
As of Friday afternoon, 2,400 Facebook users responded that they were "going" and 4,700 marked themselves as "interested."
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This includes hospitals.
Mandatory vaccination for health care workers may have been postponed until November 15, but there is a new measure coming into effect in Quebec on October 15: vaccine passports will now be required to enter health and social services institutions.
Anyone ages 13 and older who wants to access hospitals, CLSCs, rehab centres, long-term care centres, private seniors residences and other facilities needs to show proof of vaccination.
This includes visitors and caregivers but does not apply if you're there seeking medical care, since the vaccine passport is not used for essential services.
#COVID19 - Le passeport vaccinal obligatoire pour accéder aux établissements de santé et aux milieux de vie à parti… https://t.co/oQjyOwOBuj— Santé Québec (@Santé Québec) 1634306437.0
Here are the exceptions listed on the government's website:
- Anyone entering one of these places to receive health or social services
- Anyone accompanying a child under age 14
- Anyone accompanying someone delivering a baby
- Anyone accompanying someone incapable of consenting to the care their state of health requires
- Anyone accompanying someone who, for health or safety reasons, requires assistance that the facility cannot provide
- Anyone visiting a loved one in end-of-life care
- A parent or guardian of a child in a rehabilitation centre for troubled youth
- Anyone awarded visiting rights by the Court of Québec
Anyone else should have their vaccine passport ready to go from now on if they're visiting health and social services institutions.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.
The email, which he posted on social media, claims to be from a "proud Quebecer."
Montreal mayoral candidate Balarama Holness told MTL Blog he was "disappointed and saddened" by a racist and violently hateful email that was sent to him.
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The email, which he posted to his social media accounts, claims to be from a "proud Quebecer." It repeatedly calls Holness the N-word, refers to him as an "immigrant" and wishes violence upon him.
"It feels like an emotional concussion. You know, I wasn't expecting it," said Holness.
"There's a tremendous amount of pressure when you're running for mayor of Montreal and with everything going on, it did affect me. I get a lot of these things with the N-word, but never to this point of talking about suicide and giving someone a gun to shoot me [...] This was over the top."
"I'm not fully confident that people are ready to build a society where everyone can come as they are," he said.
"I'm taking some time to digest everything."