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Has the City of Montreal implemented a new procedure for installing parking signs in the capital?

That is the question a citizen asked himself when he noticed on Tuesday that parking signs had been erected on a small tree in Montreal’s Center Sud area.

The panels were attached to the plant at eye level with plastic ties.

The defining sight of anyone traveling on Champlain Street near Logan was impossible to miss.

This way of doing things is surprising because it is specifically forbidden to tie your bike to a tree in Montreal, a practice that damages it and harms its growth.


So why were parking signs placed this way? Is it the work of Montreal city employees?

When contacted with this matter, the city’s Department of Media Relations confirmed that this was not a compatible method for installing the signage.

“As such, as soon as we were informed, a team from the Ville Mare neighborhood was dispatched to the scene. The signs were removed and the situation was quickly corrected. Verifications are underway to try to understand what could have happened,” said Hugo Bourgoin, media relations officer via email to .

The person who took the photo wonders if it was all the work of the neighborhood residents who wanted to reinstall the posters that would have fallen off.

Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante’s cabinet reacted, “It is not at all the practice of city teams to put signs on trees, as that threatens to damage them.”

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The public is encouraged to call 311 to report any problem with the road network.