But critics have long pointed to one problem among Montreal's parks and public monuments: the distinct lack of representation.
Indeed, only one major park named after a woman comes to mind. But Parc Jeanne Mance, between the Plateau Mont-Royal and Ave. du Parc, is literally and figuratively overshadowed by its more famous neighbour, Mount Royal.
But today, officials and designers have announced the creation of a new park in the heart of the city dedicated to the women that have made Montreal what it is today.
The park will cover part of the Ville Marie Tunnel and connect the Old Port to the rest of the downtown area.
It will be called "La Place des Montréalaise," and will feature tributes to such figures as murdered slave Marie-Joseph Angelique and the victims of the Polytéchnique shooting, according to Global News.
Lemay, Angela Silver, and SNC-Lavalin, the group of designers that created the winning bid for the park, have proposed a "convergence" of topographies out of which "emerges a complex system of spatial relationships" and "places of commemoration of Montréal women."
Artistic renderings promise a truly stellar space:
Montreal's iconic Greenspot Restaurant is selling hot dogs for 74 cents this weekend, September 18 and 19, to celebrate its 74th anniversary.
On Facebook, the Saint-Henri eatery says it's converting its small parking lot on avenue Greene into a picnic area for the event.
And the wiener fun doesn't stop there. Greenspot is having a contest on its Instagram page where followers have the chance to win 74 hot dogs — a prize they can redeem at their discretion.
The restaurant invites followers to share the Instagram post and tag three friends to enter the contest.
Daily two-for-one deals have also been part of the 74th-anniversary celebrations.
Dating back to 1947, Greenspot serves American and Quebec diner classics (including a long list of hearty poutines) amid retro decor (including individual table jukeboxes — they don't work but they're super charming!).
Get the details on the 74th-anniversary hot dog deal below.
Greenspot Restaurant 74-cent Hot Dogs
When: September 18 and 19, 2021
Where: Greenspot Restaurant, 3041, rue Notre-Dame O., Montreal, QC