Half a million dollars. Half a fuckin' million dollars, for a roof with legs.
As you may know the city of Montreal tried for along time to find a way to honor the memory of Mordecai Richler. They debated whether they should name a street after him or maybe a park, but in the end they settle on a memorial gazebo on Mount-Royal.
This isn't a special gazebo either. It has no electricity, or wi-fi or plumbing or ... walls. It's a roof with legs on it and a floor.
And if you're thinking the money is worth it to honor a great Montrealer, consider this: His widow even believes this is a ridiculous amount to spend on a gazebo. She claims she knows a carpenter that would have done the same job for $1,500.
So is Montreal just addicted to wasting money? We think so. Why else would they have so many stupid and expensive projects in the works?