Stories from the pandemic

The head of Tourisme Montréal says the city’s reputation is in tatters due to coronavirus, and needs a lot of help to be rebuilt.

Two organizations concerned with the fate of the downtown core are proposing various means Le Devoir calls audacious, to draw people back downtown again.

The mayor may have to ask Quebec for permission to run a deficit to offset the extra costs caused by the pandemic.

City hall’s promised new (temporary) cycling and walking paths are coalescing quickly and people are using them. Others, of course, complain.

The owner of a successful grocery store in the Plateau lays out in detail why food and other basic goods are going to be more expensive, as his costs have soared to adapt his business to new demands.