Montreal makes ‘difficult but manageable’ decision to freeze municipal taxes

Article content continued The tax freeze applies to all property taxes under the city-centre’s management, including the general property tax, the water tax, the road tax and the tax on the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain, Dorais said. Asked about the possibility of introducing a “surprise tax” in the coming months, the mayor was unequivocal. […]

Dawson College cuts ties with former teacher at the heart of sexual harassment allegations – Montreal

Former Theatre students of the Professional Theatre Programme at Dawson College are reacting to a statement by the college that says, following an investigation, a teacher will no longer work at the institution. There have been more than 10 allegations of harassment and sexual harassment by students against long-time theatre teacher Winston Sutton. The school […]

Montreal will require masks in indoor spaces: Plante

Article content The city of Montreal intends to pass a bylaw making face coverings mandatory in enclosed public places by July 27, Mayor Valérie Plante announced Monday afternoon. In a social media post, Plante said the city has come to the decision after witnessing outbreaks in surrounding suburbs in recent days, which could “undermine the […]

Montreal sets aside cash to help local retailers convert to online operations

Article content The city of Montreal announced on Friday a trio measures aimed at helping local businesses weather the economic storm created by the coronavirus outbreak. First, the city will finance a $200,000 plan in co-operation with the Conseil québécois du commerce de détail to allow 1,000 retail business owners to convert or enhance their […]

Coronavirus: Montreal postpones deadline to renew taxi permits

Article content Montreal is postponing the deadline for renewing taxi permits because of the coronavirus pandemic. The annual fee to operate a taxi will be due May 31; the former deadline was March 31. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Coronavirus: Montreal postpones deadline to renew taxi permits Back to video The […]

Montreal weather: Initially warm but temperature to drop

Don’t forget to submit your photos of Montreal via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by tagging them with #ThisMtl. We’ll feature one per day right here in the morning file. Today’s photo was posted on Instagram by @photosbylinaevangelia. Environment Canada is calling for a rain showers mixed with flurries in the afternoon and a high of […]

Montreal massacre victims’ memorial defaced with ‘misogynistic messages’

A display at an adult alternative school in Scarborough honouring the female victims killed in the Montreal Massacre 30 years ago was defaced with “misogynistic messages” earlier this week. Now Toronto Police are investigating what at best is a case of mischief and at worst is a hate crime, the Sun has learned. “At the […]

Bank of Montreal hikes dividend as profit beats expectations on strength in personal banking

Bank of Montreal beat Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Tuesday, helped by strength in its domestic personal and commercial banking unit. The bank raised its quarterly dividend 2.9 per cent to $1.06 a share. Net income rose 6 per cent to $716 million in the unit, the lender’s biggest. Personal and commercial banking […]