In what is clearly the most important vote of our time, Montreal is leading the worldwide online vote for placenames to be featured in a new Monopoly game. This is no doubt due in part to the efforts of people with lots of time on their hands who are making it their life’s mission to put this city on top.
The top 20 cities by vote will be used on the board, along with two “wildcard” cities to be voted on in another round. The top 20 currently include Vancouver and Toronto, the only Canadian cities in the pre-selected list of 68 to vote for. The “wildcard” race includes Quebec City, Winnipeg and Calgary.
I remember reading something about this a little while ago – before Montreal was anywhere to be seen on the list. Maybe that was early on in the game though.
Anyway, I love this city, but it doesn’t belong in the in the blue properties in Monopoly. It just doesn’t. That’s London-New York-Paris-Tokyo territory.
“This is no doubt due in part to the efforts of people with lots of time on their hands who are making it their life’s mission to put this city on top.”
Actually CJAD is pimping it pretty hard as well, especially Andrew Carter in the mornings. He’s great!