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Montreal's Ville-Marie borough is putting the brakes on car traffic in residential areas, closing some streets and making others one-way. The new measures will affect streets near the downtown core, around Berri-UQAM, and extend further east as part of a 2023 plan to improve mobility in certain neighbourhoods.

One major change will be the complete closure of rue Larivière to cars between avenue De Lorimier and rue Parthenais. Temporary furniture and plants will be introduced to the pedestrian-friendly street this summer.

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The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

Living in Montreal is an experience of extremes: extreme cold and extreme heat, high levels of festival excitement and high levels of annoying stairs. Each Montreal resident will come to a point, though, when the pressures of city life begin to crush your spirit, and you wonder whether it's time to move on — or just take a break.

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One of the oldest music stores in downtown Montreal, known for its iconic sign at the corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine, will shut its doors for good this summer. Archambault announced the decision not to renew its lease on January 27, citing loss of business and deterioration of the surrounding area during the pandemic.

Music lovers will have until June 30 to visit the store that faces an exit of the Berri-UQAM metro station. Founded in 1896, the retailer originally carried sheet music and musical instruments, adding books and other goods to its inventory in recent years, following a change in ownership.

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You may have noticed a lot of colourful STM signage up around the intersection of rue Berri and rue Sainte-Catherine, and ignored it. But if you're one of the many Montrealers who's used to entering the Berri-UQAM metro station via rue Sainte-Catherine, you're going to have to replan your route. As of the beginning of November, the main entrance at the corner of Place Émilie-Gamelin will be closed until next spring.

The STM announced the closure on Nov. 1, sharing that the station entrance is undergoing renovations that will prevent metro users from taking the long, winding underground tunnel to access the transit network.

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Since the pandemic began, the STM has faced significant decreases in ridership as events were moved online and unnecessary travel was discouraged. In 2019, the most visited station was understandably Berri-UQAM, a downtown hub and key transfer station. That year, Berri-UQAM saw over 12.6 million visitors, according to the STM's annual report. But in 2020, that number shrank to just under 4.4 million travellers.

This shockingly large decrease has lasted through 2021, where three out of five of the most used stations reported slightly fewer riders than the previous year, with the exception of Atwater and Vendôme, both of which saw ridership increases of less than 500,000.

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Seven Montreal metro stations will be free to enter on weekends between June 24 and September 5 this summer as part of an effort by the city to promote public transit use.

They are: Berri-UQAM, Champ-de-Mars, McGill, Peel, Place-d'Armes, Place-des-Arts and Saint-Laurent.

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Calling all musicians who missed out on metro busking during the pandemic — your time has finally arrived. The STM has announced that it will finally allow the gradual return of musicians to serenade you on your commute on the Montreal metro.

While there will be "special measures adapted to the public health situation," according to the STM, metro musicians can look forward to a gradual return to form.

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A gas leak has led the STM to shut down a busy stretch of the green line on Tuesday. Service is expected to resume at 2 p.m. between Angrignon and Berri-UQAM stations.

An STM spokesperson tells MTL Blog that the gas leak was caused by an issue related to a construction site outside the STM.

Emergency responders are currently on-site and evaluating the situation. 

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Unless you are lucky enough to live in a chalet somewhere out in the woods, you probably don't have much opportunity to play with axes. But if you're like me, and are always on the lookout for new bad-ass activities to try in the city, then we've got just the thing for you!

From the same masters of excitement that brought us the extremely popular A/maze escape game, Montreal's Rage Academy is a brand-new 3,700 sq. ft. entertainment center located on 1436 Amherst near Berri-Uqam, where you and your friends can develop your Viking instincts and compete in the oh-so-fun ancient art of axe-throwing.

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What started off as a joke by a New York comedy troop has now evolved into an annual event in several major cities.

This past Sunday, Montrealers proudly took their pants off to ride the metro half naked. And if you're wondering what cause or charity they're supporting, don't bother. There's no hidden message, no awareness to raise and no cause to support, the No Pants Metro Ride is all about taking your pants off just for the fuck of it.

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Every Montrealer had to take a few times the metro during their time in the city. We've all been stuck in there a few minutes per day at least if we don't actually drive, which can be a total mess in the middle of downtown.

Let's see which metro stations every Montrealer hates with a passion -

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Say what you want about the STM, but you can't say they're not trying. In an attempt to make our commute at least a little less boring, the Montreal's transport society have been slowly but methodically rolling out wireless service on its metro lines.

We were thrilled back in November when we could finally stalk our Facebook feeds and Youtube our favourite kitten compilations without interruption on the Green line, and now we are overjoyed to announce that metro users will now have access to leading-edge 3G, 4G and 4G LTE technology when travelling on the Yellow line. Yep, you can stop being forced to stare at strangers between Berri-UQÀM and Longueuil stations, and get back to staring at your phone.

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