Why is there such ugliness outside Montreal?
Various groups have won prizes for suggesting innovative ways of presenting the access points to our city instead of the existing kilometers of strip malls and concrete, but the Turcot looks like being rebuilt in the spirit of the 1950s despite these exercises. The UNESCO YUL-MTL winners are described here with videos presenting the ideas. Quel Avenir asks readers to suggest their own ideas.
Connected to this, Le Devoir also asks why most modern Quebec architecture is so bad. Frédérique Doyon ends the article with a list of not-so-terrible structures built here in recent years.
The Journal simply looks at the impending calvaire des automobilistes as the Turcot is tweaked and patched to hold up its creaking structure before the reconstruction.