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Shish taouk[edit]

Curiously, the Montreal article has disappeared...

Perhaps someone should write a Shish taouk (Montreal) and restore the old content? (talk) 04:32, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Indeed if the rest of the world has the term "Shish taouk" referring to something else, then that's what the main article on shish taouk should be about. But the way the change was done violates Wikipedia's license. Please allow me a few minutes to fix the issue. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 17:00, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Done. I copied this revision of the Shish taouk article into a new, completely devoted article. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 17:14, 11 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for that. BTW, I fixed up your version on French Wikipedia with the portail projet and ebauche typical of . Also added it to English Wiktionary (but not the French one, since I'm not very familiar with how their templates work) (talk) 05:45, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Montreal Oil Refining Center[edit]

Montreal Oil Refining Center has been nominated for renaming, see Talk:Montreal Oil Refining Center (talk) 05:17, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

File:Parc Labatt Montreal.JPG[edit]

File:Parc Labatt Montreal.JPG has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 05:06, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

Rachel Street article proposed for deletion[edit]

Rachel Street has been proposed for deletion because it apparently has "no indication of notability. Hasn't even qualified as notable enough for the Streets in Montreal template." Your input is welcome on the article's talk page. --MTLskyline (talk) 02:11, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

I can't think of anything notable about it... thrift shops do not make a street notable. (talk) 12:02, 13 February 2010 (UTC)

Concordia University[edit]

Someone stealthily moved Concordia University again, without listing it at WP:RM, even though it has had a few WP:RM discussions in the past.

It was previously noted that the one in Montreal is the most prominent, in past discussions. (talk) 03:56, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Colin Ferguson[edit]

Hello! I was just looking at the article on actor Colin Ferguson and noticed it was tagged as part of WikiProject Chicago, but I seem to be missing the reason for that. I did notice, however, that he is from Montreal, and so thought it might be more appropriate here. Since I know little about the various WikiProjects, and what constitutes an appropriate article for each, I thought I'd just suggest it here and let those who know more decide. Jedikaiti (talk) 06:17, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Montreal Metro[edit]

In comment about the length of the Montreal Metro System,about 5 months ago, I read an article about the system which said the system length was 65. something kilometers long. Now I read that the system's length is 71 kms. Was there a recent expansion of the system and if not how does the system grow by 6 kms out of thin air. Either the earlier article I read stating the system was 65 kms long was incorrect or the fact that it is 71 kms is incorrect. Could someone clarify what is the actual true length of the Montreal Metro.

Posted by John from Vancouver BC —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:35, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Merging with WikiProject Canada template?[edit]

I have made it possible to add an article to the Canada and Montreal articles at once using {{WikiProject Canada |montreal=yes}}. It can be used along with other Canada projects, for example {{{{WikiProject Canada |montreal=yes |music=yes |nl=yes | class=start |importance=low}} for a band that moved from Newfoundland to Montreal. You can still use the existing {{WikiProject Montreal}} template if you want to use a unique importance rating or use the map= or photo= parameters, but in general it's useful to share the work between projects. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 03:10, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

This is not useful, since it makes a hash of Montreal importance ratings. We had a discussion on this talk page, that did not support adding Montreal to WPCANADA banner. (talk) 10:26, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Straw poll[edit]

Hi, WikiProject Montreal. I'd like to do a straw poll to see if and how you would like to allow tagging of your articles using a merged template. The Canada template is kind of a top-level catchall template that allows all Canadian WikiProjects to be added to talk pages at once with a standardized setup.

If the option is allowed, it would let users add articles to both this project and WikiProject Canada using {{WikiProject Canada |Montreal=yes}}. This is also how articles from projects like Canada Sports and Canada Roads are done, so you would be able to add articles to multiple projects using something like {{WikiProject Canada |montreal=yes |music=yes}}.

The projects would share a class rating, but WPMontreal would have it's own importance rating using |montreal-importance=. Optionally, it could be set to default to WPCanada's importance if there is no Montreal importance and put the article into the additional category Category:Montreal articles with inherited importance. It would also show the Montreal portal on the template, though we're still looking into exactly how that would look.

My questions to you are:

  1. Do you want to allow users the option of tagging WPMontreal articles using the WPCanada template?
  2. If it is allowed, would you want it to default to the WPCanada importance rating when there is no Montreal importance rating (assuming that you can track which articles have inherited importance)?

Thanks for your input! --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 16:06, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

  • I am Opposed to WPCANADA importance ratings, since they will almost always rate any city article as "low importance" and that's just wrong. I see no advantage in using the WPCANADA banner, since it will delete the city portal from the banner linkage. This inherited importance, being usually wrong, is worse than useless (being as it would be wrong), and should not be implemented even were Montreal be flagged onto the WPCANADA template. (talk) 04:52, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • For the record, the current setup allows, but does not require, Montreal articles to be tagged jointly with WPCANADA, but always uses separate importance scales for the two projects. --Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 17:54, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Sorry I just saw this. I strongly support the idea of a merged template with WikiProject Canada. I believe I raised this very question with Mtlskyline (or someone) when I first saw the WikiProject Montreal banner. It made no sense to me that Montreal's banner -- and those of other Canadian cities with their own projects -- would somehow exist independently of WikiProject Canada. The national banner has provincial sub-projects; yet cities are a vital part of provinces. This all must be merged, I feel. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 20:22, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Opposed. It would make more sense to me (and be more in line with the constitution of Canada) that Montreal and other Quebec municipalities be directly tied to the Quebec Wikiproject/portal. The same goes for all other provinces : municipal government is 100% provincial jurisdiction. That the wikiprojects of the provinces (and territories) be directly tied to the Wikiproject Canada makes more sense. Also, not in direct connection with this vote but related to the subject, the French Wikipedia is (oddly enough) ahead of English Wikipedia on regions of Quebec portals (see Portails des régions du Québec. ) Anyone wants to help me create corresponding English portals? -- Mathieugp (talk) 21:58, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
The Quebec Wikiproject does all of its assessments through the Canada template, so there is no provincial assessment template for Montreal to go through. —Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 22:54, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
That's because there is no body to maintain the Quebec wikiproject a the moment... It has been like that for a long time as far as I can tell. Hey, want to volunteer for the task? ;-) -- Mathieugp (talk) 23:05, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
The fact that "municipal government is 100% provincial jurisdiction" is irrelevant to the average reader. We don't organize Wikiprojects according to our constitutional peculiarities, surely. Shawn in Montreal (talk) 15:17, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

Quebec English[edit]

See WT:CANADA for further discussion on whether Quebec English should be used on Quebec articles, or should Canadian English be used on Quebec articles instead of Quebec English. (talk) 04:54, 28 April 2010 (UTC)

Template:Quebec English[edit]

FYI, {{Quebec English}} has been nominated for deletion. IT is an WP:ENGVAR template. (talk) 04:29, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Zero-Knowledge Systems[edit]

Radialpoint was G11 deleted today (15 May)... seems like someone rewrote it as an advert? But it existed for years as Zero-Knowledge Systems, so I don't see why a revert couldn't have been done. [1][2][3]

The firm has quite a few Reliable Sources ... (talk) 10:29, 15 May 2010 (UTC)

Streets, avenues, boulevards[edit]

There are numerous inconsistencies in the naming of streets, avenues, and boulevards of Montreal. I propose we fix this by following the precedents of most other toponyms in Quebec, which is also that of the first French-language city in the world just before Montreal (Paris). Regarding Paris, you can have a look here:

Following this most suited precedent, the full French name of the street, avenue or boulevard is used, but only for the article title and the infobox title. The rue particle (the only one that is different from English really) need not to be used later in the article. So this would give something like: "Rue Saint-Denis is a street located blablabla. The street is blablabla."

What do you think? -- Mathieugp (talk) 15:32, 1 June 2010 (UTC)

There's a difference here that needs to be taken under consideration. Montreal has a significant English-speaking community, which Paris does not have. If you listen to English radio stations in Montreal, they will refer to some streets with the English particle and to other with the French particle. Thus, you are more likely to hear about Sherbrooke Street, and even Park Avenue (not Avenue du Parc) So whatever name is used by Montreal's English-speaking community is the more likely search string here in the English Wikipedia, and that's what should be used as the article title. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 23:40, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Paris has a sizeable minority of every major language group, including English. In my opinion, the issue is not the English-speaking minority in Montreal, but Montreal's past. Montreal was basically an English-speaking city with a lot of French speakers in it for close to a full century. The streets were once officially named in English in some parts of today's territory of Montreal. Out of habit probably, some English speakers (not all) talk of Ste Catherine Street as if it has not been called rue Ste-Catherine for the past several decades. Naturally, I am perfectly aware of this fact, but it seems to me that the younger English speakers and those who arrived in Quebec in the last 30 years, are more likely to be perfectly comfortable with acknowledging the present toponymic reality of Montreal (and Quebec) since the late 1970s, as opposed to ignoring/combating it.
The wikipedia guideline on naming convention which says that the anglicized name of places should be preferred makes sense, and as far as I can understand (by the examples given) was intended mainly for places whose official name is unintelligible to English speakers, because of its use of a non-Latin alphabet or because it cannot be read easily. Also, the convention speaks of "the name of the subject which is most common in the English language, as you would find it in reliable sources (for example other encyclopedias and reference works)." While it is certainly true that in informal conversation people will tend to say "St-Denis Street" (I've heard it), this is not the case in written sources which would be judged reliable by Wikipedia's standards. Radio and what people say on the street do not fall in that category. -- Mathieugp (talk) 02:45, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Paris is not applicable. And WP:COMMONNAME is policy, since many Montreal streets have a common English name, the French version mandated by government is often not the same. Park Avenue is still Park Avenue; you can find reliable sources for many of these things; and radio is a usable source, I've asked before about that, in relation various events. (talk) 05:31, 7 July 2010 (UTC)
I have to agree more with the first post. While some streets in Montréal still do carry English names (albeit with 'rue' rather than 'street'), the majority are in all official sense named in French, and therefore the reality that some older citizens anglicise the names is not really relevant. Furthermore, some pages such as that of Mountain Street for rue de la Montagne, are entirely incorrect as it is a complete translation and living in Montréal for several years I have never heard this usage. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deanbere (talkcontribs) 18:55, 12 June 2011 (UTC)


I noticed that Sydney has a Climate of Sydney; as does Vancouver (Climate of Vancouver) ... seems like we should probably try for such an article (talk) 21:57, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Toronto's geography article is almost entirely about climate (Geography of Toronto) . (talk) 21:59, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Montreal articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

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Two Solitudes (Canadian society)[edit]

FYI, Two Solitudes (Canadian society) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 05:47, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

two sports centers[edit]

Bonjour, I make a new page for Soccerplexe Catalogna and Centre Sportif Bois-de-Boulogne. Only verify if everything is correct because I am new member on wikipedia. merci Beaucoup --Charlesquebec (talk) 19:33, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

I've done some copyediting, using Canadian English instead of British English or American English. (talk) 10:37, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Nortel article marked low priority in Montreal?[edit]


I just visited the Nortel page and found out that PKT put in a tag that Nortel is low priority in Montreal. Since I don't understand how these projects work and who makes such decisions about the rank of articles I thought I would drop by and investigate. Can someone please explain to me how it is possible that a company that used to employ many in Montrteal is now considered low-priority in Wikipedia?

TIA Ottawahitech (talk) 22:53, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Good question. And Ottawa is unrated in importance... I would think it should rate as mid-importance. It was rated by user:PKT, who's from Windsor, Ontario; and not a member of WPMontreal, on 2010 November 4. That's very strange. I'll rerate it as mid. (talk) 10:28, 11 November 2010 (UTC)
I went ahead and changed the Ottawa rating, and so far no one has objected... Ottawahitech (talk) 04:20, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Nicolo Rizzuto[edit]

As Nick Rizzuto just died, I think it's a good time to improve his article, considering that alot more information in reliable sources should be showing up now, in the news. (talk) 10:02, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Rizzuto crime family could also due with some revision. (talk) 10:42, 11 November 2010 (UTC)

Battle of Quebec (sports)[edit]

We seem to be missing the "Battle of Quebec" in sport. There are articles on it for Battle of Alberta and Battle of Ontario. (Battle of Quebec is a disambiguation page)

The Serie Quebec-Montreal would probably be covered under it as well. (talk) 14:02, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Name of Montreal[edit]

FYI, Name of Montreal has been suggested to be merged away... to Montreal or History of Montreal (talk) 05:33, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Canada takeover of banners[edit]

WikiProject Canada replaced our instructions with their own on our WikiProject page, even though our discussion on this talk page has a majority opinion against the usage they implemented. (talk) 07:23, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

WPCanada appears to be implicitly wanting people to replace your banner per Wikipedia:WikiProject Canada/Assessment ; where your banner is listed under sections of other banners with  Done to indicate total replacement of other banners. (talk) 06:12, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

I would hardly say that there is a majority opinion against the usage given that in the last discussion the two members of the project voted 1-1. I agree that the  Done template implies that it should be switched, so I'll reword that page given the lack of a replacement drive. That said, most projects that are in WP:Montreal are also relevant to WP:Canada, and should have its banner added as well. In my humble opinion, I think it would be better to have one large banner if there is going to be 100% overlap between the two. —Arctic Gnome (talkcontribs) 08:20, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Wow i did not see this talk...I have made it so both are seen again. Would be nice if Canada one was seen to so it can be placed on the ones that also involve the country as a whole.Moxy (talk) 19:56, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Complexe Desjardins[edit]

Someone created spinout articles for each tower. There's a merger discussion underway. (talk) 04:10, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

I have prodded them for deletion, since they don't have notability independent of the complex as a whole, and they have not additional info apart from what's in the main article. (talk) 04:15, 3 February 2011 (UTC)

Montefiore Club[edit]

Looking for an image of the front. If anyone lives in the area and likes Bar-b-Barn ribs, it's right next door. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 16:36, 3 February 2011 (UTC)  Done Anna Frodesiak (talk) 10:02, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Looking for images[edit]

Sandwich ☑Y
Interior ☑Y
Meat in the window stacked up
Menu on wall
  • Montefiore Club: whole building from across street, interior if possible, close up of plaque reading: "In memory of Sir Moses Montefiore for his lifelong philanthropy and service to world Jewry”."
  • St-Viateur Bagel: interior ☑Y
  • Fairmount Bagel: decent exterior shot ☑Y

Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:07, 11 February 2011 (UTC) Updated with ticks - Anna Frodesiak (talk) 19:55, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Centre Eaton[edit]

There is a discussion about Centre Eaton at WT:CANADA. (talk) 06:39, 10 April 2011 (UTC)

Proposed merge[edit]

It is suggested that this article Winter Stadium (Montreal) be merged into CEPSUM Stadium . It is my feeling: I know very well the CEPSUM and the campus of Université de Montréal. The Winter Stadium (Montreal) probably does not merit his own article, and such content as is appropriate should probably be merged into the CEPSUM Stadium article. I invite discussion, --Charlesquebec (talk) 13:02, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

I agree, it should probably be merged into the CEPSUM Stadium article, perhaps in its own section.--MTLskyline (talk) 07:38, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

Rubber-tyred metro[edit]

Rubber-tyred metro has been requested to be renamed. (talk) 04:15, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Toronto-Montreal rivalry[edit]

Toronto-Montreal rivalry was nominated for deletion. Seems as though this should be a substantial article, considering the press harping on it from time to time. (talk) 05:16, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

Mountain Street[edit]

The following Wiki article ( should be named "Rue de la Montagne", even for its English version. It is a factual error to write "Mountain Street" since this street never had that name and was always named "Rue de la Montagne". The current article is misleading and not historically correct. The French version clearly mentions that it is a false belief to think it was named after a Mr. Mountain, while the English version is unclear in its statement about Mr. Mountain. I propose that WikiProject_Montreal corrects this page and names it as Rue de la Montagne. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:43, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Done. And the article has been tagged for cleanup. -- Blanchardb -MeMyEarsMyMouth- timed 14:35, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
I swapped in the French name where applicable. Not sure about the capital R in Rue within sentences. I'll leave that to others as I must go to bed, lest I faint. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 14:47, 13 June 2011 (UTC)
This is inappropriate per WP:OFFICIALNAME and WP:COMMONNAME. The common name in Montreal English is "Mountain Street". At the very least, a requested move should have been filed. (talk) 05:37, 10 July 2011 (UTC)
The move is not inappropriate or controversial. The English name of rue de la Montagne is not "Mountain Street". I have never heard this usage in Montreal or anywhere else. If you can find verified, contemporary sources pointing to common usage of that name, I would encourage that they be noted in a "Mountain Street" subheading in the full "rue de la Montagne" article. --Nenuphar11 (talk) 17:55, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Montreal[edit]

Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes Montreal is about, Sunday 28 August 2011. (talk) 05:37, 10 July 2011 (UTC)


Just added a new article Mercier-Ouest Moreover, I cleared up Mercier which is not an actual neighborhood in Montreal. On that point, I would like to suggest we change the info on the urban agglomeration tab. Instead of Mercier we should add two tabs, one for Mercier-Est and one for Mercier-Ouest which are actual, distinct neighborhoods. Let me know what you think Mars2mogwai (talk) 15:59, 14 July 2011 (UTC)

Désolé je parle pas très bien la langue anglaise. Ce que je peux comprendre c'est que les deux quartiers sont séparés par la barrière physique de l'autoroute Louis H. Lafontaine ( la transcanadienne qui conduit au tunnel sous le fleuve). Ce sont deux quartiers distincts par les paroisses, les CLSC, les organismes communautaires et les comtés électoraux (municipaux, provinciaux, fédéraux). --Vieux supporteur de hockey féminin (talk) 19:12, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Photo requests[edit]

Hi! Is anybody in Montreal interested in doing some photo requests? I have a few:

Also better pictures of the Air Canada headquarters at 7373 Côte-Vertu West, Saint-Laurent (Montreal) - a more frontal view, would be nice too :)

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 09:46, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

SNC Lavalin[edit]

For those interested, discussion is ongoing at: Wikipedia_talk: Canadian_Wikipedians'_notice_board # SNC_Lavalin_scandal Ottawahitech (talk) 13:00, 28 March 2012 (UTC)


I just found this: -- it's in English, though Wikia supports multiple languages (you'd just need to set up and, and it's missing almost all content (just one very stubby article on the PdA). Perhaps we should copy all our Montreal articles over, and all the merged/redirected ones also (from their most voluminous state) (talk) 14:54, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

Concordia University[edit]

seems like another person had renamed Concordia University (in January), despite previous RFC and RM discussions establishing the primarity of the one in Montreal... it was moved back in March, and fixed just yesterday (contributions got messed up). As Concordia and Mount Royal have had this happen multiple times, with people ignoring previous RMs and RFCs, so it might be good if some people from this project have these two on their watchlists. (talk) 04:29, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

CFCF CTV Montreal Pulse News[edit]

CTV Montreal News is under discussion at WT:CANADA. (talk) 05:04, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Montreal Flood of 2012[edit]

Is there a Montreal Flood of 2012 article? We have one for Montreal Flood of 1987, and the Tuesday 29 May 2012 rain event was an extreme rain event and flash flood, being only the second time the Metro's been shut down due to rain, major innundations, and many floodings. (talk) 08:32, 2 June 2012 (UTC)


FYI, there's an issue at Kirkland, Quebec, see the talk page Talk:Kirkland, Quebec; this issue was sent to WP:QUEBEC, but since it's a Montreal topic, I informed you. -- (talk) 03:44, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Montreal SPCA[edit]

Apparently Quadriga Art (Quadriga Art, Inc.) scammed the Montreal SPCA (actual name: Canadian SPCA), raising $13 million, but leaving a $4million debt to pay for the ad campaign, so no net monies flowed in, and the shelter building was liened on the debt. As this is being covered by CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, it might be a good idea to write articles on these entities, from the elevated notability derived from this coverage. -- (talk) 05:44, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Clearing up the place names/language issue[edit]

The Gazette ran an article in July 2012 on the topic of place naming among anglophone Montrealers. Their article indicates that it is now standard to use French toponyms in Montreal itself, even by anglophones. Wikipedia's place names should reflect this contemporary usage instead of using place names that are no longer standard. (talk) 22:58, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Except it isn't; listen to English language Montreal radio. -- (talk) 05:56, 25 August 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I have made a reference template for the website The website has some basic information about buildings and locations in Montreal and can be used as a reference. Just follow the instructions that I left in the documentation, and it should be fairly straight forward to use.--MTLskyline (talk) 23:31, 17 August 2012 (UTC)

Concordia University[edit]

Someone has unilaterally moved Concordia again, this time to Concordia University (Quebec), despite the existence of a discussion still on the talk page. -- (talk) 09:18, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

I think Concordia University should be move protected, what do you think? -- (talk) 03:46, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Well... it looks like someone opened a requested move, when the unilateral move didn't work. See Talk:Concordia University -- (talk) 01:12, 30 August 2012 (UTC)


I was thinking that an interesting idea might be to add the distance from a central, downtown location such as Central Station, much in the same way that distances from Central London are measured from Charing Cross. See the second sentence in this article as an example. I think it would give a good sense of where places are located in relation to downtown. What do you think?--MTLskyline (talk) 02:57, 22 October 2012 (UTC)

Early use of "prairie"[edit]

The term "prairie" translates to "meadow" in English. The word "prairie" is originally French. Its use to describe western grasslands derives from its use by the French. In Montreal "Rivieres des Prairies" and La Prairie" among other "prairies" should be translated as "meadow" NOT the modern "prairie" which now defines a different type of ecosystem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:46, 10 November 2012 (UTC)

Montreal municipal parties[edit]

NOTE, there's a query at WT:CANADA about Montreal political parties. -- (talk) 06:30, 17 December 2012 (UTC)


Someone may want to tweak the wikivoyage:Montreal page -- (talk) 02:49, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Montreal cuisine[edit]

I notice that there's a cuisine of Toronto, but there's no cuisine of Montreal, considering our bagels, smoked meat, etc, there seems to be an obvious hole in our coverage. -- (talk) 07:26, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

There's already Cuisine of Quebec. What would be in cuisine of Montreal other than Montreal-style bagels and Montreal-style smoked meat. Is that enough for an article? --Cornellier (talk) 16:47, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Turcot, Quebec[edit]

I started an article on the former village of Turcot, Quebec, now a neighbourhood of Montreal. Other editors may wish to expand it. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 23:58, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

1924-25 Canadiens logo.png[edit]

file:1924-25 Canadiens logo.png has been nominated for speedy deletion -- (talk) 04:17, 4 March 2013 (UTC)

Timeline of Montreal history[edit]

Can someone split Timeline of Montreal history by century? It'd make more manageable lists.

And create a category for it Category: Timelines of Montreal history

If you don't want to do the split yourself, you could create redirects to Timeline of Montreal history from these titles, and I'll do the split myself (IP editors cannot create new pages, so I can't do that first step) -- (talk) 05:45, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

Michigan hamburger[edit]

Do you think that Chili burger and the Michigan hamburger are two different types of the same thing? -- (talk) 14:37, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

Though Chili dog and Michigan hot dog have two separate articles. -- (talk) 07:05, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

Extension Dorval - Loop ligne orange.JPG[edit]

file:Extension Dorval - Loop ligne orange.JPG has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 01:35, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Infobox Montreal Metro[edit]

{{Infobox Montreal Metro}} has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:12, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

File:Port Aerial.JPG[edit]

File:Port Aerial.JPG has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 06:06, 29 July 2013 (UTC)

Bus routes[edit]

FYI, a proposal at WT:CANADA has come up to delete all Montreal bus routes -- (talk) 06:07, 4 August 2013 (UTC)

{{Montreal Sports}}[edit]

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Is there any reason why we don't have a template?

This doesn't prevent other cities from having province and city templates. -- (talk) 10:45, 10 August 2013 (UTC)

Ethnic group articles[edit]

Does anyone want to start dedicated articles on ethnic groups in Montreal? I posted possible book sources here: Demographics_of_Montreal#Further_reading WhisperToMe (talk) 15:06, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in the Americas may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 20:53, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

war siu gai (Montreal)[edit]

We have shish taouk (Montreal), and apparently the war siu gai served in Montreal restaurants is unique (and apparently wanted by ex-Montrealers in other cities). Perhaps we should also have an article on it. [4] -- (talk) 09:22, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Dollar Cinema[edit]

Well, with [5] Dollar Cinema being the only one airing "The Interview", might be something to start an article with -- (talk) 01:32, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Move proposal: Disambiguate Burning of Parliament (British) and Burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal[edit]

There is a proposal to move Burning of Parliament to Burning of British Parliament and Burning of the Parliament Buildings in Montreal to Burning of Canadian Parliament. Please take part in the discussion at Talk:Burning of Parliament#Requested move 8 May 2015. Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 15:16, 8 May 2015 (UTC)


Could I please have a bit of feedback on whether or not this is notable?

Many thanks, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 03:40, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

Saint-Laurent—Cartierville listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Reliance Protectron Security Services listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Raimbault Creek[edit]

I started an article on Raimbault Creek. There are probably other former rivers (now underground sewers) on the island of Montreal worth writing about. Some might be shown on an old map. Eastmain (talkcontribs) 04:37, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Wikimania 2017 in Montréal[edit]

Wikimania 2017

This year, Wikimania is happening in Montréal, from August 11 to 13, and for the Hackathon and the Sourcethon, from August 9 to 10! You want to give us a hand? We need YOU as a volunteer!

Contact Antoine2711 at

Come make a difference with a great team of passionate Wiki people.

--Antoine2711 (talk) 22:58, 16 April 2017 (UTC)

This is also coincident with the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montreal -- (talk) 05:08, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Decarie Hot Dog[edit]

So I have a draft up at Draft:Decarie Hot Dog about this famous local landmark -- (talk) 05:08, 25 April 2017 (UTC)

Montreal arts[edit]

I have been writing on Montreal artists and art institutions and would be happy to help anyone on this topic or general Montreal history by either pre-reviewing or reviewing entries. I understand that there is a huge backlog of articles to be reviewed and I have several waiting review for over eighteen months if anyone would like to reciprocate. Thanks. HeatherBlack (talk) 15:22, 1 December 2017 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject[edit]

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

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On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

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