Montreal offers free parking at night – Is it enough to save downtown

Montreal offers free parking

The Montreal Mayor is offering free parking on the streets of Montreal past six o’clock every night until December 31, 2020.

Montreal Mayor Plante tweeted, ” The goal is to offer a “coup de pouce,” to merchants who have been bleeding money because of COVID-19.”

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante

Is the free parking offer enough to help downtown merchants? The cities merchants unfortunately, have been suffering long before COVID-19 hit last March. Road construction, lack of parking, high taxes are just to name a few reasons as to why the downtown merchant core is dying.

Business hours will be extended so merchants can stay open later to try and cash in on the after six free parking.

“We are sparing no effort to support our businesses during this period, and we will continue to listen to their need,” said Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante.

Montreal was offering free parking on the weekends already to try help stimulate business for the downtown core.

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