Montreal Geography Trivia No. 21

This one needs a diagram, so I’m gonna use my l33t ph0t0sh0p skillz:

Imagine you’re at point A, you’re trying to get to point B which is not far away, but an obstacle at X is blocking the road completely. C is the minimum detour between A and B using drivable streets.

Here is the question: For what point X on the island of Montreal is this minimum detour the longest?


Bryan gets it right below. A break along Senneville Road would be most disruptive, requiring a detour of over 16km through Ste-Marie Rd. and Anse-à-l’Orme Rd.

I guess that’s what happens when you live in a city that has only one road.

9 thoughts on “Montreal Geography Trivia No. 21

  1. Andre

    Didn’t you recently publish a story on a locked fence that protects the innocent inhabitants of Kirkland against the ravaging hordes of Pierrefonds?

  2. Fagstein Post author

    I should specify that there is an existing road directly connecting A and B.

    Cavendish at the tracks is a good guess. 5.5km detour. But it’s not the longest.

  3. Peter

    The west end of Norman street looks like it connects to the end of Boulevard Roccho Cacchioti through private roads in the train yard. The detour would be horrendous. From the end of Norman, backtrack east along Norman to Claire Crescent, then do a 180 and head west along the 20 to the 13, then north along the 13 to Courval and then Hickmore, finally another 180 onto Rocco Cacchioti and heading south, parallel to the 13 in the opposite direction all the way back down.

  4. Dominic

    The Pierrefonds-Kirkland border on Chateau Pierrefonds, which routes you all the way up Antoine Faucon to Henri Daoust. Damn Kirklanders!

  5. Bryan

    You’re sitting at the lights on Blvd Senneville just south of the 40. Suddenly the highway collapses blocking you from your intended destination of just north of the 40…. (detour via L’anse a l’orme) Yes no maybe? great question.

    PS: you’ze gotz mad photoshopz skillz


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