In 2016, average rents in Montreal were $835 a month compared to $1,242 in Toronto and just under $1,300 in Vancouver.
Pour un Grand Montréal plus compétitif – un assouplissement du processus réglementaire de la construction résidentielle
Entre les deux derniers recensements (2006 et 2011), la croissance de la population dans l’agglomération montréalaise a été de 5,2%, surpassant largement la moyenne provinciale de 4,7%.
William Watson: Crumbling infrastructure notwithstanding, we shouldn’t submit to more public spending
It’s true that in Montreal, our roads are chronically potholed and some of our highways, overpasses and bridges are literally crumbling. But does that come from any general reluctance to invest in public goods?
Over the years, Quebec has earned a reputation as being hostile to business due to persistent anti-business policies. As a consequence, Montreal has declined as a hub for major corporate headquarters. With a lower concentration of large corporate headquarters, the city loses out on many economic benefits.