Place Oscar-Peterson will be located at the centre of avenue McGill College between Sainte-Catherine and de Maisonneuve.
"Oscar Peterson was a remarkable jazz musician who brought honour to his native Montreal, and we are proud to offer him the tribute he deserves with this square that will bear his name and be worthy of his talent," Mayor Valérie Plante said in a press release.
Born in Montreal in 1925, Peterson went on to become one of the most influential and notable jazz pianists in history. During his life, Peterson won eight Grammy awards and played on the albums of legends such as Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong.
"This choice is also a step in the right direction in terms of inclusion, knowing that cultural diversities are under-represented in the public space and that Mr. Peterson faced racism throughout his life," the mayor added.
The "responsible landlord" certification will only apply to owners of buildings with eight units or more. The certification will be mandatory for these landlords and will cost $10 per unit, renewable every five years.
The certification will make it possible for the city to "monitor the state of the housing offered in the rental market [...] but also the price of rent," the mayor explained.
"It's both for how clean and healthy the space is [...] but also the price attached to those units."
Plante is planning to implement this measure by the "end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023."
You might have noticed that the height of buildings in Montreal is shorter than those in other North American cities. That's by design. And now, Mayor Valérie Plante's party, Projet Montréal, is committing to keep it that way.
"Since 1992, a consensus has existed in Montreal regarding the maximum height of buildings," the party wrote on Facebook. "According to this agreement, Montreal's constructions must not obscure the views of Mount Royal — and therefore must not peak higher than the mountain's highest level, which is more than 232 metres above sea level."
The party criticized former mayor Denis Coderre's claim that taller buildings could help to increase the housing offer in the city.
"Mr. Coderre seems to believe that Montreal's highest peaks should belong to the owners of downtown penthouses [...] Let's be honest. Who will really benefit from taller skyscrapers? A handful of wealthy people and a few real estate developers... And so would begin the privatization of the views of our Mount Royal," Projet Montréal warned.
"I look forward to continuing to work with the government to advance Montreal's priorities such as a green & inclusive recovery, the fight against arms trafficking and the fight against climate change."
Plante pushed for stronger federal gun control laws in the weeks leading up to the election, joining the mayors of Quebec's four other largest cities to call on all parties to take action on the issue.
She warned that, in her view, Canada could become an "American-style society" with normalized gun violence if the federal government didn't pass tougher legislation.
Plante listed a green economic relaunch and the fight against climate change as two other priorities for the city.
Quebec Premier François Legault also congratulated Trudeau on Tuesday, saying he would collaborate with the prime minister on "Quebec's interests."
If you're seeking some chill and lucrative part-time employment, look no further than Élections Montréal.
The agency is hiring for a wide range of poll worker positions for the upcoming municipal election this November.
If you want to be a part of the electoral staff during the mayoral elections, all you have to do is send in an application. While there are many positions available, most will only require you to be 16 or older and have a social insurance number.
There are entry-level positions from sanitation officers to polling officers and even more advanced positions.
If you work for Élections Montreal, you'll need to be available during the advance polling days on October 30 and 31 or the actual election days on November 6 and 7.
To apply for a job, you'll need to send in your availability and specify which position you want.