Montreal has had several issues with separation and mergers throughout its history. Dividing up the territory in this city is no easy task. Each "town" has its own history and even though some borough are near each other, they sometimes have nothing common.
It's amazing to see how much things can change in 60 years. Even the classification has changed, boroughs used to be known as "wards" which seems fitting considering all the insanity that takes place here on regular basis. Might as well call the "psych wards" and get it over with.
But either way you look at it, wards sounds way better than boroughs.Wards makes us sound official, boroughs makes us sound like a bunch of badgers.
Okay, enough dwelling on insignificant details, check out how Montreal used to be divided in 1947.
Click on the little arrow icon in the top left of the map to view the menu and toggle between individual transit projects.
Note that all routes are approximate. Moreover, because the REM de l'Est, tram to Lachine and western extension of the orange line are either still in their early planning stages or just preliminary proposals, their courses on this map do not represent finalized concepts.
Rather, they're meant to give you a general idea of the neighbourhoods they're intended to serve.
The REM de l'Est is still undergoing consultation and there's debate about what course it should take. The route on this map is roughly based on a map that can be found online.
In January 2021, the borough of Lachine released a number of route proposals for the tram that would link it to the Sud-Ouest. This map's pink line is just one such proposal.
The City of Montreal began advocating for this two-station extension of the orange line to Bois-Franc in February 2020.
The city's Magnolia trees tend to bloom in May. However, Dr. David Wees, who teaches plant science at McGill University, told us that due to Montreal's recent streak of warm weather, he suspects "most flowers will bloom at least a week earlier than usual" this year.
Current listings are displayed in real-time and stretch across a map of the entire city. No matter where you're looking to live in Montreal, you can skip browsing hundreds of Kijiji pages and find your dream home with one convenient resource.
"About a year ago I spent months searching for the perfect apartment [...] Kijiji was my main source of listings, with over 1,000 new posts a day," Rossy told MTL Blog.
"I knew where I wanted to live but the Kijiji user experience wasn't very helpful at narrowing down the results. So I decided to build a website to solve that problem."
When you click a dot on the map, you'll find the unit's description, photos, listing link, pricing and availability date. Users can also filter the map by price range, number of bedrooms and number of bathrooms for easier viewing.
This summer in Montreal is going to be more delicious than ever, as several boroughs will be allowing even more food truck locations.
In collaboration with the Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec, the boroughs of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Ville-Marie, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, and Rosemont–La-Petite-Patrie are introducing new authorized food truck spots.
In total, the city anticipates there will be at least 24 such locations — "more than double the number of last year."
And, according to the city, there's a chance that more boroughs might join in on the fun.
Food trucks will be able to start setting up in these select locations starting in mid-April.
"We are very pleased to see a new way of enjoying green spaces through street food in different neighbourhoods, which gives us hope for a prosperous year that will help to stimulate a more secure industry," Gaelle Cerf, vice-president of the Association des restaurateurs de rue du Québec, said in a statement.
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