This is just an outline of the events that forever altered the course of Montreal history.\nFrom student protests to big anniversaries to the election of Valérie Plante, these were the moments that defined the 2010s and that will shape the decade to come.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIt's been an eventful 10 years in Montreal, hasn't it? From protests to music festivals to political movements and construction scandals, Montreal has been the epicentre of incredible events that shook the city's culture all decade long. Looking back, there are far too many events to keep track of and too few words to adequately describe them! We'll do our best! From the shocking to the beautiful, Quebec's metropolis has seen a lot of action in the past 10 years. Without a doubt, the events of this decade have forever shaped Montreal's history.\nWhat are your favourite Montreal moments from this decade With another on the horizon, we can look forward to another 10 years of incredible, shocking, and hilarious Montreal moments.\nIt's hard to put into words but the love I personally have for this city is bar-none. I'm blessed to live here and to work this job that allows me to always talk about it.\nMTL Blog will be right here with you all, through the good, the bad, and the even the ugly. Cheers to 2020!\nMontreal's 375th Birthday\nView this post on Instagram S’arrêter, quelque part entre le km1 et le km13 ✌🏻🥳 • cette lumière 🤩 • #MTL #montreal #mtlblog #HoMa #livemontreal #mtlmoments #explorecanada #VSCO #iphone8plus A post shared by Bertrand Exertier (@bertexertier) on Aug 31, 2019 at 3:36pm PDT\nIn 2017, Montreal celebrated its 375th anniversary. There was a whole lot to celebrate. Festivities were ongoing throughout the year and featured everything from the opening of a new Ferris wheel in the Old Port, an urban rodeo, and even a Formula-E race.\nFormer mayor Denis Coderre planned countless more attractions, intending them to be yearly events, but many never returned to the city. Montreal375 is fondly remembered by tourists and locals alike, despite some silly situations.\nConstruction, Corruption & the Charbonneau Commission\nThe Charbonneau Commission is releasing its report tomorrow. Here's what we know so far. https://t.co/SFT2x3HzBx pic.twitter.com/H1DjPqE25Z— Montreal Gazette (@mtlgazette) November 23, 2015\nThe Charbonneau Commission was a public inquiry into corruption and contract rigging in Montreal's construction industry. The Commission began in October 2011 and dominated headlines for years.\nIts revelations were astounding. Witness testimonies revealed a systemic network of bid-rigging and bribery within Montreal's construction companies, where firms would obtain public contracts in exchange for political donations.\nWhat was called "the biggest corruption fraud in Canadian history" caused a long-time Montreal mayor to resign and saw a Montreal and Laval mayor arrested for fraud and conspiracy. As of 2018, Quebec's Unité permanente anti-corruption has convicted 114 people related to the Commission.\nPrintemps Érable\nView this post on Instagram Le 2 juin 2012 manifestation de la CLASSE - Ceci n'est pas une grève étudiante: c'est une société qui s'éveille. #2012 #printempserable #printempsérable #polqc #assnat #politique #montréal #montreal #québec #quebec #manifestation #casserole A post shared by André Querry (@andrequerry) on Jun 1, 2019 at 6:29pm PDT\nWho can ever forget 2012s historic student protests in Montreal? The Printemps Érable saw close to half of Quebec's student population protest against a proposed tuition hike, which would've raised university tuition from $2,168 to $3,793 per semester over 7 years.\nProtests lasted throughout the year and eventually died down, but the resulting displeasure with the Liberal government at the time saw the Parti Québécois get elected on a promise to halt the tuition hikes — a promise they kept.\n2012 wasn't the last time students took to the streets. The "Maple Spring" perhaps inspired the 2015 student protests against austerity measures.\nFestival City\nView this post on Instagram #OSHEAGA2019 🤚💙 Photo: Claude Dufresne A post shared by Osheaga (@osheaga) on Aug 14, 2019 at 11:16am PDT\nMost of Montreal's large festivals like the Jazz Fest and Just for Laughs have been around for decades. Newer festivals like Osheaga and Piknic Electronique since the mid-aughts.\nThe fact that Montreal is a festival town isn't a new thing, but this decade saw festival culture reach a fever pitch. And it doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. Historic attendance numbers and seeing big-name artists are now regular things at Montreal's numerous festivals.\nTrudeaumania\nView this post on Instagram Forward. Avançons. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Oct 22, 2019 at 6:24am PDT\nMontreal's own Justin Trudeau won his first campaign for Prime Minister of Canada in 2015. Trudeaumania swept the globe and the world fell in love with the charming politician who calls Montreal home.\nSince then, the shine has kinda worn off Justin Trudeau after recent controversies like a blackface photo and his involvement in the SNC-Lavalin Affair.\nThough his popularity is at an all-time low, Trudeaumania was a real thing this decade and it helped him win a second term (though now with a minority government) in 2019.\nTraffic Nightmare On Turcot\nView this post on Instagram Je vous présente mon nouveaux jouet ! Merci @felixshots 🚁 . . . #agameoftones #way2ill #electic_shotz #astroworld #beautifuldestinations #moodygrams #artofvisuals #hypebeast #turcotbridge #dji #mavicpro #dronephotography #montreal #mtlblog #livemontreal #tonesbox #heatercentral #livefolk #djiglobal #flying #dronestagram #gramslayers A post shared by ABANDONED (@kev.explo) on Oct 22, 2018 at 12:49pm PDT\nIn 2012, work began to completely overhaul the Turcot Interchange and since then, Montrealers have been at the mercy of constant traffic around the area.\nWork was supposed to be done in summer 2019 and last time I checked...yep, I'm still stuck in traffic. If anything has defined Montreal this decade, it's traffic on the Turcot.\nThough the worst of it is over, the project has been delayed until the end of 2020. I believe the Turcot is the only thing from this decade that'll carry over into the next...\nValérie Plante Wins Big\nView this post on Instagram Gros dimanche! Durant cette journée chargée en événements, je prends le temps de m’arrêter pour prendre une bouchée @lacapitalmtl J’aime! A post shared by Valérie Plante (@val_plante) on Nov 11, 2018 at 9:16am PST\nValérie Plante made history in 2017 by becoming the first woman elected as Mayor of Montreal.\nIf the early 2010s were defined by the old-school mayors getting ousted for corruption scandals, the late 2010s were defined by forward-thinking mayors who've brought fresh perspectives to the city.\nThe Habs Turn 100\nView this post on Instagram La 1re ⭐ de ce soir! Tonight's 1st ⭐. #GoHabsGo A post shared by Canadiens de Montréal (@canadiensmtl) on Dec 10, 2019 at 7:00pm PST\nIn 2009, the Montreal Canadiens celebrated their 100th anniversary with a series of commemorative events. As part of the celebrations, the NHL All-Star Game and the NHL Entry Draft were hosted at the Bell Centre.\nThe oldest team in NHL history hasn't been that great this decade, all things considered, but they did almost make the Stanley Cup Final in 2014.\nPastagate\n@MassimoMTL Don't let her catch you eating PASTA!#pasta #pastagate #quebec #OQLF pic.twitter.com/QDI9zGzppH— Sa Rang Woo (@woosr82) February 21, 2013\nThe whole world remembers the infamous 'Pastagate' incident in 2013. An officer from the Office de la Langue Française visited Montreal restaurant Buonanotte and told the owner that he had to change the Italian words on the menu like 'pasta' to a French equivalent.\n'Pastagate' defined a decade of debate about language law implementation and tensions between French and English language groups as Montreal discusses how best to protect the French language amid rapid globalization.\nA Grisly Murder Shocks The World\nCONTROVERSY Netflix to release documentary series on Luka Magnotta, convicted in the 2012 murder & dismemberment of Jun Lin and mailing body parts.https://t.co/I74a5qBTbB pic.twitter.com/mOm7oAcfeX— Robert J. Hoshowsky (@TrueCrimeCanada) November 21, 2019\nIn 2012, a horrible murder occurred in Montreal that was broadcast to the entire world. Luka Magnotta committed heinous acts on a student named Lin Jun.\nMagnotta dismembered Jun's body on camera and then mailed parts of him to Conservative and Liberal Party headquarters and various schools around Canada.\nThe incident put Montreal on the map in the worst way possible.\nIf I Were Green I Would Die\nBetter transit ➡️Shorter commutes ➡️More time with your family & friends. Montrealers have been waiting for the Blue line extension for decades, and our government is making it happen. More on today’s announcement: https://t.co/fJPPtJ3yvQ pic.twitter.com/Ls4bmDblef— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 4, 2019\nSummer 2019 will go down in history as the summer Montreal finally moved forward with the long-awaited Blue Line metro extension. Prime Minister Trudeau announced that his government would pony up over $1-billion to get the work done by 2026.\nIf there's one thing that's defined the latter half of this decade in Montreal, it's public transit. Who can forget the Pink Line plans and the tramway discussions? Plus, the Azur trains made their debut in the metro.\nThis was also the decade that the Réseau Express Métropolitain began construction. By 2023, the new rapid transit line will connect the North and South Shores, West Island, and downtown.\nAnd, though the OPUS was technically introduced in late 2008, it underscored our city's commitment to providing efficient service all in one package.\nWhether dangling from a lanyard or slipped into your wallet, the OPUS was one of Montreal's hottest accessories of the decade.\nEverybody Must Get Stoned\nView this post on Instagram #weed #sqdc #420 #marijuana #legalweed #produkttest #weedend #thc #stoned #weedstagram420 #specialist #hexo #tweed #grail #dubon #sanrafael #riff #twd #edison #aurora #labatch #brokencoastcannabis #brokencoast A post shared by annie0_o (@annie0_o) on Nov 15, 2019 at 11:25am PST\nEveryone was getting stoned regardless, but Canada's Cannabis Act came into effect in October 2018, making our country one of the few in the world to legalize the devil's lettuce. In Montreal, we kinda went a little wild in the first few days and stores actually ran out of weed.\nToday, the smell of weed permeates the air more than ever before and people are just a little more chill than usual.\nChartre des Valeurs\n#OTD, 4 Sept 2012, Pauline Marois became the first female Premier of Quebec. pic.twitter.com/JFuegWHiPW— carve her name... (@CarveHerName) September 4, 2018\nBefore Bill 21, there was the Parti Québécois's Chartre des Valeurs. The proposal would've required all public and state sector employees to hide all visible religious symbols.\nWhere the Bill was most insidious is that it seemed to specifically target the province's growing Muslim population. The public and the media decried the Charter as racist and xenophobic and the proposal was cancelled in 2014.\nSound familiar? One thing that defined politics not only in Montreal but in the whole province this decade was a hardline towards secularism and sometimes blatant Islamophobia. Unfortunately for everyone, that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.\nSo Long, Marianne\nOne of the most iconic Montrealers ever, Leonard Cohen, passed away in 2016. The whole world mourned his passing and since then, Montreal has paid countless tributes to a legend who arguably was one of the city's first international superstars.\nMontreal will never forget Leonard Cohen.\nA New Bridge\nView this post on Instagram Ce nouveau pont est vraiment magnifique! #NewChamplainBridge #Sunset #AmazingView #Montreal #ILoveThisNewBridge A post shared by Val (@waloo_b) on Jul 2, 2019 at 11:54am PDT\nLast decade, we all witnessed the old Champlain bridge slowly falling apart in front of our eyes. Worried about a potential disaster in the making, the governments of Quebec and Canada promised us a new bridge in 2011.\nIt was a long process, but dammit, they actually finished it (relatively) on time! Hopefully, it can last the promised 125 years.\nAriel, Où-Est Tu?\nAriel Kouakou: Still no trace 1 year later | CBC News https://t.co/uhcJAuZoyx— Anna Asimakopulos (@asimakoaa) March 12, 2019\nOur community was shocked and saddened by the mysterious disappearance of 10-year-old Ariel Kouakou in 2018. One year later, there's still no trace of the young boy who vanished from his Ahuntsic neighbourhood.\nThe action to find the boy was not as extensive as one would hope, especially from city authorities. Teams of volunteers tried to help in any way they could. To this day, Kouakou's mysterious disappearance has us reflecting on how we can do better to find missing children.\nHalf A Million Strong\nView this post on Instagram 500’000 in Montréal. Change is coming!! #ClimateStrike #FridayForFuture #klimatstrejk A post shared by Greta Thunberg (@gretathunberg) on Sep 27, 2019 at 12:42pm PDT\nSeptember 2019 saw the largest-ever protest in Montreal history. Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg visited our city and mobilized 500,000 people to march against climate change. The event was an unprecedented success and made international headlines.\nLarge scale protests against tuition hikes, climate change, and anti-police brutality became a summer norm in Montreal this decade. They perfectly encapsulated the tumultuous political energy of our city's youth.\nThe Rent Is Too Damn High\nToday is the public launch of OSHA condos, a massive condo project in the poorest section of Montreal's Hochelaga neighborhood. About 200 people are outside the offices chanting anti-gentrification slogans pic.twitter.com/66UMQacUlg— Jon Milton (@514jon) February 16, 2019\nYou might envy me, but I remember a time when you could rent a huge St-Henri apartment for less than $650 a month.\nThis decade in Montreal saw rampant gentrification in working-class neighbourhoods like St-Henri, Verdun, and Hochelaga. In 2011, some close to 12,000 condo projects were initiated in and around the city. The average rent in the city rose astronomically throughout the decade and will continue to rise every single year.\nBill 21\nView this post on Instagram Belle soirée hier alors que je me suis adressé aux employés de tous les cabinets ministériels. Je les ai remerciés pour leur travail. Je suis très fier de cette belle et grande équipe. A post shared by François Legault (@francoislegault.pm) on Feb 28, 2019 at 12:25pm PST\nWhat started as the Charter of Values became Bill 21 after the CAQ rose to power in a sweeping election victory. While it's a little less heavy-handed than the PQ's Charter, Bill 21 still bans visible religious symbols for public servants in positions of authority.\nThe passage of the Bill reverberated throughout the country and became a hot topic during the 2019 federal election.\nUnlike the Charter, Bill 21 is (mostly) uncontested in the National Assembly. The law will fully come into effect in 2020 and hopefully, the next decade isn't totally defined by its consequences.\nThe Orange Cone\nView this post on Instagram I'm from the city of cracked streets and crooked homes, where broken roads are married to the orange cones. A post shared by OG Chilleur (@originalchilleur) on Feb 28, 2017 at 4:33pm PST\nA Montreal decade in review list wouldn't be complete without mentioning our city's most present and frustrating symbol: the orange cone.\nLove them or hate them, they've been there every step of the way, a constant reminder that the city is always under construction.\nWe look forward to following the trends and developments in the decade to come!