Others are annoyed that the city is spending $39.9 million dollars on some glorified Christmas lights.
But perhaps now that most the work is done, the haters can at leat admit it looks really good. Last night the bridge was illuminated for the first time and the photos and videos are absolutely stunning.
Address: At the corner of boulevards Saint-Laurent and René-Lévesque, Chinatown, Montreal
Why You Need To Go: Montreal always has a way of coming to life and night and the new installation "Place des Souhaits" simply adds to it. The wish tree part of the piece twinkles at night! It's also set up next to a patio where you can spend your day chilling.
Why You Need To Go: Seven spaces along avenue Mont-Royal will be recreating colourful urban gardens for the rest of the summer. You'll be able to find a colourful skate park, a light and shadow garden, a rose mural, and other unique spots to check out.
When: Every day until September 6 from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Address: Place des Commencements; 200, rue de la Commune O., Montréal, QC
Why You Need To Go: You can find Place des Commencements located at the end of the Grand Quai in Old Montreal, which has a lovely beautiful green terrasse where you can sit on chairs and admire Habitat 67 and the Jacques-Cartier Bridge.
There are 18 fantastical universes to explore at Illumi, which is described on its website as "a magical, captivating and extraordinary nocturnal outdoor journey" that also follows social distancing measures.
The universes include a paper forest and a "garden of wonders."
The weather is looking promising for Illumi's final days — sunny and a high of 4 degrees on Friday and -3 on Saturday, according to Environment Canada.
If any year was going to end with a bang, such as a Christmas tree fire, 2020 would be it. That's why it's very important we follow the City of Montreal's tips for celebrating the holiday season safely. After all, the last thing any of us needs right now is a trip to the hospital.
Alongside a terrifying photo, the city shared its advice for not lighting your Christmas tree on fire, among other important facets of staying safe over the holidays.
"Check out our prevention tips for your tree to help you have a memorable holiday season... for the right reasons!" reads the Facebook caption.
Here's the city's official advice:
Install the Christmas tree away from heat sources (electric baseboards, heaters, fireplaces, etc.).
Turn off the lights on your tree before going to sleep and when you leave the house.
Keep the tree outside and in the shade as long as possible to prevent it from drying out.
Cut off the base of the tree by about one centimetre before placing it in a container filled with water.
Add water daily to the base of the tree.
Candles and lights
Turn off the lights of interior and exterior decorations before going to sleep and when no one is home.
Place candles in a place out of reach of children or pets and where they are not likely to be knocked over.
Protect the flames of candles with a non-combustible container.
Extinguish all candles before leaving a room or going to sleep.
The city also recommends ensuring your home has accessible emergency exits, checking your kitchen appliances, making sure your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms are working and setting a timer when cooking.
Have a happy holiday season, everyone, and stay safe!