Posted by: Leslie | August 12, 2010

ParcoDon #13

Like many cities, Montreal has recently stopped using traditional parking meters in favour of a “Pay and Go” system. Denver and San Francisco use their old parking meters as a way to collect funds for charities that benefit the homeless (to discourage panhandling while still helping out those in need, though the idea has its critics). Montreal does the same though it recently took it a step further.

To draw attention to the ParcoDon meters, the city called on celebrities and well-known organizations to “adopt” and decorate a meter. Scattered mostly around the downtown area, there are 70 colourful meters that are fun to spot. Last weekend I found MLB commentator Roger Brulotte’s meter, south of the Bonaventure metro:

The image of Youppi commemorates the departure of the Expos in 2004–I’d rather watch baseball than any other sport, so I’m clearly in the wrong country:

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