Photo Proves Montreal Construction Workers Are Completely Insane

In Montreal we have a very special relationship with our construction workers. It's not the most loving relationship, but that's understandable considering the kind of situations we've had to deal with over the years. 

READ ALSO: It's Official, Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes Will Be Available In Canada Next Week

First of all, our lives are constantly being affected by construction and if you take a look at his map that shows you all the construction sites in Montreal, you'll see there's no escaping it. 

Via ville.montreal

But what's really changed the way we perceive construction workers, is that we've seen them do some pretty crazy things.

They've used the wrong paint to draw the lines on the street, which basically just washed away when it rained. 

They were too lazy to tow a car, so they actually paved around a parked car. Then a few weeks later they did it again!

The ol' pave-around-the-car manoeuvre makes a comeback.

This time in #MHM (rue Émile Legrand). #polmtl
Crédit: M. Goulet.

September 21, 2017

They opened up a giant hole on Sainte-Catherine Street and forced pedestrian to risk their lives to make their way across. 

But this photo takes the cake. The photo was posted on reddit a few days ago and had since gone viral.  It shows a crane using a metal platform to lift up a small excavator to destroy the facade of a building. 

Via reddiT

The photo was so alarming that the construction site was shut down by the Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)

According to JDM the promoter of the construction site said he doesn't think there are any safety problems related to this work technique. 


Here's What's Open & What's Closed On Labour Day In Montreal

There are still a ton of things to do this Monday holiday!
  • Here's a short list of what's open and what's closed on Labour Day in Montreal.
  • If you're heading out, make sure to call ahead to your destination to inquire about reduced hours.

Yes, it's a long weekend! Three uninterrupted days to relax, have fun, and not think for two seconds about things like school or work, or other responsibilities until Tuesday morning. Not to be too depressing but it will be six weeks before we get another official long weekend. 

But let's focus on the positive! This is usually one of the summer weekends that people are trying to pack in their last days of camping or chalet time. But if you're planning to stay in the city it's good to know what's open and what's closed so you can plan out your Labour Day weekend.  

Keep Reading Show less

Announcing Montreal's First Ever Pothole Beauty Pageant

Which is the city's most beautiful pothole?

What we love about potholes here at MTL Blog is that they provide us with an endless number of stories to share. Readers are constantly sending us photos of their favourite holes in the road. Not only that but we've become friends with many potholes around the city.

We see them every day doing their very best to make us late to work and to destroy our wheels so it's about time we give them some love! 

Keep Reading Show less

Montreal's Largest Vintage Pop-Up Shop Is Coming This Weekend

Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups is hosting their biggest event ever!

Fashion can transcend time and space. No one knows this better than vintage clothing aficionados. Vintage lovers rejoice because Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups is hosting the biggest vintage pop-up shop Montreal has ever seen!

With Flohmarkt Vintage Pop-Ups, you never have to worry about finding the perfect piece because they have everything! Since March 2018, this independently operated pop-up boutique is one of the best vintage clothing markets in the city. You simply can't miss this Flohmarkt event happening at the former Urban Outfitters on St-Denis! 

Keep Reading Show less

A video shared with MTLBlog by Instagram user @21blocks this afternoon shows a massive car fire two blocks from Lionel-Groulx metro station at the Petro-Canada gas station in the Montreal neighbourhood of St-Henri.

Details of the fire are few, but it's clear several police vehicles were on scene.

Keep Reading Show less