A controversial law limiting new restaurant openings has pitted business owners against those who believe they are fighting for Canada’s ‘culture capital’
This article titled “The one-in-six rule: can Montreal fight gentrification by banning restaurants?” was written by Matthew Hays in Montreal, for theguardian.com on Wednesday 16th November 2016 12.30 UTC
In Montreal’s Saint-Henri neighbourhood, the hallmarks of gentrification shout loud and clear. Beautiful old brick buildings have been refurbished as funky shops, niche food markets and hipster cafes. Most notably, there are plenty of high-end restaurants. More than plenty, say some local residents – many of whom can’t afford to eat in any of them.