Shop keepers lost their businesses when their streets seemed to be in eternal construction mode in preparation of a party that saw them get a revised tax bill for their troubles. Many filed for bankruptcy and shut the door.
Don’t get me wrong, this city is in my blood but civic planning isn’t their strong suit and decades of mismanagement and organized crime interference are now resulting in chickens coming home to roost.
In the meantime motorists and pedestrians navigate Montreal like the minefield it has become and the next two years will continue to see more misery before all returns to some semblance of normal.
May God grant us patience.