Making the Canadian F1 Grand Prix More Montreal

Although the race is ten months off, work is now being carried out on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve to bring it up to Formula 1 standards. The annual Canadian Grand Prix is an important Montreal event bringing tourists from around the world. Yes, it does tend to be loud, but the noise of the carsContinue reading “Making the Canadian F1 Grand Prix More Montreal”

Montreal’s Diabolical Detours

Montreal city hall recently announced that next year the city will host a Formula E race. This class of racing features electric cars, hence the E, and will be run on a road course instead of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. The city has earmarked several million dollars for repairs to the roads that will beContinue reading “Montreal’s Diabolical Detours”

Montreal Grand Prix Signage Help for Tourists

Should you be considering visiting my fair city this weekend to take in the Formula One Grand Prix, as many are if hotel and restaurant reservations indicate, I am suggesting to Mayor Coderre the following sign. Rather than infuriate visitors with thousands of roadwork detour signs and road closures notices, on top of our potholedContinue reading “Montreal Grand Prix Signage Help for Tourists”

If I buy a Jaguar automobile, I want it to look like a Jaguar automobile

It’s all about cars this weekend as the Formula 1 circus comes to Montreal. I am sometimes taken aback by the design of modern cars. If I were in the market for an upscale automobile (I’m not … it will take significantly more advertising on dcmontreal.wordpress.com before that happens), for instance a Jaguar, I sureContinue reading “If I buy a Jaguar automobile, I want it to look like a Jaguar automobile”

Montreal Grand Prix + Rolling Stones = Sunday traffic nightmare

What has  a quarter of a million ringing ears, big lips and lapping tongue, and goes very fast, then very slowly, if at all? Montreal on Grand Prix/Rolling Stones Sunday. Over the next few days tens of thousands of visitors will descend upon Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix.  From small Bed & Breakfast establishmentsContinue reading “Montreal Grand Prix + Rolling Stones = Sunday traffic nightmare”

Montreal Grand Prix: Not for the camera shy

Who can take your picture where, and what can they do with it? Today the annual Formula 1 circus rolls into Montreal for a weekend of extravagance.  This event belches exhaust fumes into our air and cash into our hotels, restaurants and stores. Some estimates put the revenue for the weekend at upwards of $100Continue reading “Montreal Grand Prix: Not for the camera shy”