FREE WiFi Will Be Available In The Old Port Of Montreal

On our way to becoming a smart city.
FREE WiFi Will Be Available In The Old Port Of Montreal

Mayor Denis Coderre has been making some big claims for the past few years regarding free WiFi in Montreal. Well, now the speculation is over. Earlier this week, Denis Coderre and Ville Intelligent launched their action plan towards a "smart city".

The first step is that Old Montreal and Palais des Congrès will be getting free WiFi. These will be the first locations of many, to become connected within the next three years. You can view the grid of the city action plan on the Ville Intelligent website. Coderre says that "this initiative will contribute to boost the urban experience of citizens, to make tourism more dynamic, to boost our offerings to business travellers during their time in the metropolis and accelerate the economic development of Montreal.”

The goal is to have Montreal become a leader within the "Smart Cities" community by 2017.  This is incredibly ambitious but it looks as though the plan has really taken off. We will just have to wait and see what happens to Montreal under the action of these changes. Hopefully it will do us some good.

Check out the Ville Intelligent Action Plan here

Iconic Montreal Deli Boucherie Slovenia Is Closing Its Doors Forever

Boucherie Slovenia will soon serve its last spicy sausage.

Boucherie Slovenia, a boulevard Saint-Laurent institution for 50 years, will soon serve its last spicy sausage.

The iconic home of enormous Eastern European-style sandwiches — Slovenian sausage and towering cold-cuts were staples — will close its doors forever on January 29, said the owners, Lourdes Rodrigues and Jean Teixeira, in a Facebook post.

Keep Reading Show less

Montreal Was Ranked One Of Canada's Greenest Cities When It Comes To Transport

Montreal takes the lead as the most bicycle-friendly city in all of North America.

Montreal is certainly no stranger to a traffic jam, which makes taking public transit a more viable option to not only get around faster but do more good for the environment.

As Canadian cities take the initiative to improve their transit systems and reduce their carbon footprints, Montreal has become one of the country's greenest metropolitan areas when it comes to transport, according to one ranking.

Keep Reading Show less

With restaurants in Quebec being closed and no reopening date announced yet, we're all missing indoor dining right about now. Luckily, six Montreal restaurants have teamed up with hotels in the city and found a way to continue providing this experience starting January 14.

A press explained that four hotels in Old Montreal "are opening up their rooms to offer you an intimate culinary experience."

Keep Reading Show less

12 Free Things To Do In Montreal This December

Time to get in the holiday spirit!

The snow has officially fallen meaning it's time to make the most of the chilly season. And what better way to do so than by checking out some of the free things to do in Montreal this December?

These activities will keep us all busy as we count down the days until jolly ol' Saint Nick comes to town.

Keep Reading Show less