The 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."
Individiuals can visit any of the following places to access free Wi-Fi:
- Centre communautaire Multi-ethnique de Montréal-Nord; 11 121, ave. Salk Suite 103, Bureau 5A
- Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord; 12 004, boul. Rolland
- Mairie d'arrondissement; 4 555, rue de Verdun
- Centre communautaire Elgar; 260, rue Elgar
- Centre communautaire Marcel-Giroux; 4 501, ave. Bannantyne
- Quai 5160 - Maison de la culture de Verdun; 5 160, boul. LaSalle
- Chalet de parc Toussaint-Louverture; 127, boul. De Maisonneuve Est
- Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d'Alexandrie; 1 700, rue Atateken
- Centre Jean-Claude-Malépart; 2 633, rue Ontario Est
Mayor 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."