Montreal Monday: smart card facelift, snowplough tragedy, and a windowless wall


Each Monday, we bring you some of the popular posts from our sister blog, Spacing Montréal. We’ll keep an eye open for topics and discussions that are pertinent to current public space issues in Toronto.

• A website has launched to aid Montreal transit users who want to personalize and beautify the city’s new Opus smart cards. Alannah Heffez writes of the initiative: “Perhaps DIY transit cards capture the creative spirit of Montreal better than a design competition ever could.”

• Jacob Larsen took a minute to reflect and ask a tough question after three people were killed in snow-clearing accidents last Tuesday.

• A post highlighting the lack of windows on one side of the Quebec Superior Court building prompted a flurry of comments. (Not to brag or anything, but we have a way windowlesser building here in Toronto.)

One comment

  1. I remember back in ’02 or ’03 when Toronto announced that it would transition to Smart Card technology by 2006; Montrealers lamented that they’d be getting theirs by 2008. The rest, as they say, is history.

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