Montreal Monday: Bonaventure redevelopment, trolley bus misstep, mayor expectations


Photo by Fred Mahieu


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.

• Chris Erb explores the concerns about tearing down the Bonaventure Expressway that is planned to be replaced with a bus corridor, new office buildings and hotels. Although it has been talked about for years, it seems as if it will soon become a reality.

• Michael Dunkelman takes a look at the recent debate about the possibility that Laval may be establishing a network of Trolley Buses throughout its territory. He also examines how the choice could have huge ramifications for the future of the city of Montreal.

• It looks as though Louise Harel is gearing up to run for mayor. Christopher DeWolf looks into the possibility of Harel’s victory and asks what kind of mayor could people expect.