The city of Montreal is known for so many different things: our music scene, bagels, fashion, potholes, and of course, construction (which never seems to be the answer to fixing those potholes , but alas, here we are).
Now, when visitors find themselves in 514, they are sure to be immersed in the range of festivals the city hosts, the stellar food scene and, lamentably, a sea of orange building cones.
Many of us have come to accept the city for what it is — so when I came across a flooded construction site in Saint-Laurent, my first thought wasn’t “Oh my god , what is happening? Should someone take care of this?” It was actually “Oh, I must love Montreal” followed by a good laugh and the quick movement of my hand to reach for my phone to take some pictures.
The hilarious but painful scene took place directly outside the Saint-Laurent metro on Saint-Laurent and de Maisonneuve Boulevard East where a flooded construction site looked more like an orange cone geyser, and best of all. ? No one batted an eyelid, which proves once again that many of us have come to simply accept the city for what it is.
The reason for the construction? Uncertain. The cause of the flood? Also uncertain. But nonetheless, the site of orange construction cones drowning in water as cars rolled through the flooded street made for what can only be described as the most Montreal thing ever.
When does the construction holiday end again? Ask a friend.