Politicians debate building heights

Denis Coderre thinks the city should allow buildings higher than Mount Royal, while the mayor does not. It’s entirely typical of Coderre that what he wants it for is to have a “world class downtown” and, only on second thoughts, to help with the housing crunch. His first thought is always to boost Montreal to make himself more of a big shot – and that’s if he gets to be mayor again.

Will adding to the stock of tiny downtown condos actually help the housing crisis? Is that what and where we need to build?