A statement from the city says that, as of tomorrow, nearly 2,200 snow removal vehicles will start "loading operations" on Montreal's 10,000 km of streets, sidewalks and bike paths, in all its boroughs. Spreading and clearing operations are set to take "as long as necessary to ensure safe travel."
"I invite pedestrians, cyclists and motorists to exercise caution and to plan their movements in order to facilitate operations," says Mayor Valérie Plante.
The city says, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, snow removal operations are full steam ahead "while respecting health regulations to protect our employees and offer the best possible level of service to citizens."
Hospitals, access to public transit systems and major arteries will be prioritized, according to the statement.
How will I know where to park?
The city says that because a large part of the population is working-from-home right now, it is "pay[ing] special attention to parking management."
Jean-François Parenteau, the city councillor responsible for citizen services, advises drivers to carefully respect street signs when parking.
The city says it has added over 3,000 spaces for a total of 8,400 free parking spaces available during snow removal.
Montrealers can use this map to find available spaces or refer to this list of 12 designated parking lots in five boroughs that offer free parking overnight during snow removal.
You can also download the Info-Neige MTL app on Apple or on Google Play. It tells drivers where off-street parking is available nearby. It also visually shows the progress of snow removal services.
The city notes that signs always take precedence over information on maps or apps.
What should I do if my car gets towed?
If the worst-case-scenario happens, and your car gets towed, the Towing INFO System can help you locate your vehicle — either by license plate or by the location where you parked.
Is there an easy way to report problems to the city?
The Montréal - Service aux citoyens app allows citizens to report issues, such as poorly plowed roads and sidewalks, signs with errors, slippery streets near schools, hospitals and bus stops as well as potholes.
You can also set the app to send you notices and alerts on emergency situations and unforeseen events, as well as on snow removal and traffic.
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Expedia also shared data on Canadians' interest in visiting Quebec destinations. After Quebec City and Mont-Tremblant, Canadians seem to want to travel to La Malbaie, Tadoussac, Montreal and Gaspésie — in that order.
The results were based on searches for trips that would take place between July 7 and September 30.
Right now, you could book a work desk at Burgundy Lion in Little Burgundy, 212 Montreal in Old Montreal, Knox Taverne in Pointe-Saint-Charles, and Riverside, which is in Saint-Henri, along the canal.
You can even bring your dog to work with you at Riverside and 212.
It costs $9.99 to reserve a Workden space for eight hours, which includes a work desk, unlimited gourmet coffee, tea, and water, professional-grade Wi-Fi and access to community events — as well as a Community Manager who will greet you at the door when you arrive for your session.
Five-day passes, monthly passes and group passes are also available.
More Workden locations are expected soon in the Plateau Mont-Royal, the West Island, Brossard, the Mile End and downtown. The collective is also accepting suggestions for workspace locations via email.
By evaluating six metrics — "transparency in government," "transparency in society," "transparency in economy," "civic honesty," "perception of theft" and "car dealer reviews" — the company put our fine city in 54th place out of 350 cities included in the study.
Team Canada has just announced its roster for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and 58 Quebecers are heading to the Games to make the country proud, according to a press release from the Canadian Olympic Committee.
From experienced medal winners to first-time Olympians, the Quebec athletes on Team Canada have every chance to bring home some gold.