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Valérie Plante is approaching the start of her fourth year in office as mayor of Montreal in circumstances dramatically different from when she marked the start to her third. The COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic crisis that has come with it, has completely upended life as we knew it…
It’s a challenge being a merchant in the Plaza Saint-Hubert and not just due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Little Italy shopping destination on St-Hubert Street is part of a $50-million construction project put in place by the city back in 2018. “It is a blessing in disguise,” said Véronique…
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many local and independent businesses are struggling to survive. To help, campaigns are emerging across the province, urging Quebecers to buy local in an effort to increase business. Read more: Coronavirus: Dorval launches campaign aiming to boost local business In Canada, 63 per cent of businesses…
After nine years running his popular Old Montreal lunch spot Pave Lunch Experts, owner Matthew Schnarch made the difficult decision to close his doors, blaming the COVID-19 pandemic for ruining his business. “It’s really sad. I think in the future, places like mine, the small, local … shop, they will…
Everywhere you turn, construction is in full force, whether it be by the Bell Centre, Peel Street or Ste-Catherine Street. As Global’s Tim Sargeant explains, if you’ve been working from home for the last few months, you’re in for a surprise when you do finally come downtown.