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    Street Changing Names, not once but twice!!!

    Took a walk to the Notre Dame Basilica to take some pics. Went down Parc, which turns into Bleury and made it to Notre Dame. Then on the way back, after not seeing my turn to Bleury, got lost. Didn't realize the fricken street changes it's name again to St. Pierre. Only in Montreal does this happen. Maybe I'm just a retard or something, but is that confusing if you don't know you're way around Old Montreal? Or is it just me?

    Where I live there are a couple streets that change names, but never seen one street with 3 diff names b4. Found my way home after I asked in the tourist help office.

    Also, one of the Metro Stations, when inside, found a underground mall, for the life of me couldn't find the subway trains! One sign pointed me down, went down, sign said up. WTF!!! Didn't ask anyone, just got some good exercise walking back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by link72 View Post
    Took a walk to the Notre Dame Basilica to take some pics. Went down Parc, which turns into Bleury and made it to Notre Dame. Then on the way back, after not seeing my turn to Bleury, got lost. Didn't realize the fricken street changes it's name again to St. Pierre. Only in Montreal does this happen. Maybe I'm just a retard or something, but is that confusing if you don't know you're way around Old Montreal? Or is it just me?

    Where I live there are a couple streets that change names, but never seen one street with 3 diff names b4. Found my way home after I asked in the tourist help office.

    Also, one of the Metro Stations, when inside, found a underground mall, for the life of me couldn't find the subway trains! One sign pointed me down, went down, sign said up. WTF!!! Didn't ask anyone, just got some good exercise walking back.

    The Montreal underground network is quite big, so if you don't know the place, you probably should get a map.

    Here's one :
    http://www.stm.info/english/info/souterrain2008.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10-4Roger View Post
    It's a way the Ciy as settle with the lobbyist for the sex-workers . No sex trade on such an such street. To keep the hot spots, the street change name so the regulation do not apply.

    For LE, it's better to control knowing where to look than looking not knowing where.
    Here's one street they were glad to change it's name.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nate-name.html

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    This is due to the pre-"Big City" era where the island of Montreal had a fair amount of smaller towns. These were mostly all merged in 2001 (?), some before but, the street names remained as in the old towns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by link72 View Post
    Only in Montreal does this happen.
    You should visit Boston sometime. Not only do they change the names of the streets, but sometimes they change the direction of one way streets, simply to confound the tourists.
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