Ste-Catherine Street is getting a major makeover. The city wants to make it more pedestrian-friendly. That means wider sidewalks, more places to relax, and eliminating hundreds of parking spaces. But what will that mean for businesses downtown? We ask the experts if this will help revitalize the downtown core, or if it will sap the energy out of it by forcing shoppers to find easier-to-access locations.
Guest(s) : Peter Sergakis, Montreal Bar Owners' Association President Toula Drimonis, Journalist Paul Gott, Journalist and professor Émile Roux, Destination Centre-Ville Director General
CityLife examines issues that affect all anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, roadwork, the environment, the economy, immigration, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!