The Commerce Plan will provide $40.5 million to help improve storefronts and infrastructure.
While cosmetic improvements will help, there are other concerns from the commercial sector, including high rents and taxes and absentee landlords.
The Montreal Gazette
reports that Project Montreal wants the city to force landlords to maintain their properties as is the case in many U.S. cities such as Chicago.
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The City of Montreal has announced a multimillion dollar program to boost commercial retailers.