With an aim to help "vulnerable populations" in the city, there are now nine new Montreal WiFi spots where locals can go to get free internet access, besides libraries. \n"Drop-in centres are safe places open to the public for free access to the internet while respecting public health rules," a press release from April 17 reads.\nEditor's Choice: These QC Exo Train Maps Show The Median 3+ Bedroom Home Price Around Each Station\n\nThe city claimed these new drop-in centres help in trying to resolve "the digital divide issues, which were present long before the pandemic" in Montreal. "Access to the Internet and computer equipment, as well as digital literacy, are now necessary to access essential services and participate fully in our democracy."\nIndividiuals can visit any of the following places to access free Wi-Fi:\n\nCentre communautaire Multi-ethnique de Montréal-Nord; 11 121, ave. Salk Suite 103, Bureau 5A\nMaison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord; 12 004, boul. Rolland\nMairie d'arrondissement; 4 555, rue de Verdun\nCentre communautaire Elgar; 260, rue Elgar\nCentre communautaire Marcel-Giroux; 4 501, ave. Bannantyne\nQuai 5160 - Maison de la culture de Verdun; 5 160, boul. LaSalle\nChalet de parc Toussaint-Louverture; 127, boul. De Maisonneuve Est\nCentre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d'Alexandrie; 1 700, rue Atateken\nCentre Jean-Claude-Malépart; 2 633, rue Ontario Est\n\nMayor Valérie Plante said, "With the drop-in centers, we are innovating to allow the most vulnerable populations to have access to the Internet to keep in touch with their support system, to work, to shop, or to educate themselves."