The City of Montreal recently announced that it’s opening up its data for access. This is a major step for the city. Montreal Ouvert has been an advocate of opening up access to city data for some time.
The city is the first institution in Montreal to open up its data in this fashion. Currently, thirteen data sets are available, with more on the way. People can now use the data for any number of purposes – research, mashups, services for citizens, etc.
You can access the open data here: http://donnees.ville.montreal.qc.ca/
Some of the data available includes: boundaries of districts, locations of fire stations, locations of emergency shelters, ski conditions in nature parks and Info-work (which is for the location of obstacles, associated with road work, water and sewer issues.)