Montreal - Post Report Question and Answers

Would someone with physical disabilities have difficulties living in this city?

Metros don’t seem handicapped accessible but the strrets aren’t bad, except for the road construction which is neverending. - Aug 2020


I think it is on par with most U.S. cities, generally speaking. A big exception that I'm aware of is that the otherwise great metro system does not have any easy access. - Aug 2012


It's really a walking city and not very friendly for disabled people. There are few metro stations with elevators, and the whole city slopes from Mt. Royal down to the river, so there are a lot of steep streets. - Dec 2009


It's a nightmare. As anyone with a stroller can attest, there is no such thing as handicap access for wheelchairs for places like the metro, museums, major buildings, etc., or rather, its very well hidden if its there. The famous underground city is a fire trap for anyone having difficulty walking. And those few places that do accommodate seem to have done it half heartedly - elevators are constantly broken, etc. Sadly, this is not -at all - the place for those who need assistance. - Sep 2009


There are elevators and curb ramps everywhere, but some sidewalks are very narrow. Otherwise it's just like any major North American city. - Jan 2009


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