An orange cone cast in asphalt in downtown Montreal

In a scene representative of the mess in the city center, an orange cone cast in the asphalt, and now snow, welcomes visitors in front of one of the most prestigious hotels in Montreal.

– To read also: Downtown Montreal: the quarter of the orange cones are useless

” I imagine the tourists who arrive in Montreal seeing that, and I find that a bit unacceptable. It’s not good for the image of downtown or for the Ritz-Carlton,” laments Serge Sasseville, local councilor for the Peter-McGill district.

The latter published on Twitter on Friday an image of this “extremely ugly” cone planted on a sidewalk on Sherbrooke Street, which could illustrate their omnipresence in Montreal.

An orange cone over which bitumen has been freshly laid on the sidewalk in front of the @RitzCa rlton from Montreal in the Peter-McGill district of @CentrevilleMTL Although I am their City Councilor and being asked when he will be removed, I cannot answer them

— J.Serge Sasseville (he/him-he/him) (@SergeSasseville) January 20 , 2023

Three other large cones and a white and orange barrier surround it. Questioned by the Journal, the City justified the use of this setup in

while waiting for the installation of a new lamp post.

The cone is thus used to protect the base of the lamp post already installed underground, “for lack of more adequate materials currently on order”, writes the publicist Camille Bégin.

Un cône orange coulé dans le bitume au centre-ville de Montréal Un cône orange coulé dans le bitume au centre-ville de Montréal Un cône orange coulé dans le bitume au centre-ville de Montréal

As for the asphalt, it was poured to make the sidewalk safer for pedestrians. “I think we should have done it at the same temperatures, believes Mr. Sasseville, however. If we can dig a

fire hydrant, let’s make sure we position the lamppost at the same time!”

If the cone made boy phantom last Wednesday, we neglect when it will be removed. Just yesterday, the Chamber of Commerce of Montreal unveiled a study according to which a quarter of the cones of the metropolis were useless.

“This is a case that illustrates the problem well. It does not make our city center attractive to developers, while we are trying to bring workers back”, summarizes he.


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