Vancouver isn’t the only metropolis north of the border buzzing with tech.
Quebec’s largest city is becoming internationally renowned as a research hub for artificial intelligence. Google (GOOGL, -0.55%) last November established a new A.I. research group in its Montreal office, pledging to invest $4.5 million over three years in the Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms, an A.I. research lab at the University of Montreal. And earlier this year, Microsoft doubled the size of its local A.I. research group. The tech giant also pledged $6 million to the University of Montreal and $1 million to McGill University over the next five years. Outside of A.I., Amazon (AMZN, +1.02%) houses massive cloud data centers nearby.Read more
Montreal wants to know how you hop from one mode of transportation to another this summer.
Transport officials are hoping you will download a smartphone app and, for seven days, allow it to track your movements around the city, the purpose of your trips and whether you walked, cycled, drove or took a taxi or public transit.Read more
Montreal will host mayors from some of the world’s biggest city on Monday for the 12th Metropolis World Congress. Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre is the group’s president.
More than 140 mayors and 1,000 international and local delegates, including elected officials, experts, city planners, business leaders, private and public corporations, and NGOS, are expected to attend the event, which will be held at the Palais des congrès from June 19 to 22.Read more
Helping homeless people in Montreal reintegrate into society by teaching them to care for bees may seem like an unusual approach, but organizers of the Accueil Bonneau honey program say it's been a real success story.
"When they get to be hands on, they see that it's all about being confident and being at peace with the bees," said Geneviève Kieffer Després, director of communications and special projects.Read more
Collaborative upstarts are bringing Montréalers together in new ways, fueling neighborhood renewal and an influential political movement.
In the heart of a historically working-class neighborhood just southwest of downtown Montréal, a 90,000-square-foot abandoned railroad warehouse has become an unlikely symbol of the city’s future.Read more
Visitors to Montreal's Olympic Park could, in the near future, be shuttled around its attractions in a driverless, electric bus.
Two French companies, Transdev and Keolis Canada, have been testing driverless buses around the Olympic Stadium ahead of the World Summit on Public Transit taking place at the Palais des congrès starting Monday.Read more
Montreal’s mayor has declared a state of emergency and about 1,200 military troops have been deployed to the city after rising floodwater forced people from their homes. The state of emergency will last for 48 hours, though it could be extended because there are several dikes at risk and the rain is not likely to let up soon.Read more
MONTRÉAL, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - Quebec's global leadership in digital industries, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and clean technology will drive economic growth and create the well-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow.
That was the message delivered by David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains. Mr. Lametti delivered his remarks today at a conference hosted by TechnoMontréal, Greater Montréal's information and communications technologies cluster.Read more
Contraception is accessible and we’re tolerant of immigrants, friendly toward the LGBTQ+ community and we have a vibrant nightlife and an abundance of music festivals.
Those five attributes helped Montreal rank 15th in a comparison of the 100 “best cities for millennials,” made public Wednesday by Nestpick, a German-based apartment-rental company.Read more
The city of Montreal is spending $3.6 million over two years on a new institute to study electrification and intelligent transportation, Mayor Denis Coderre announced Wednesday.Read more