1966: Galactic Metropolis
In the mid-1960s, the city of Montreal carried out a series of studies that considered a variety of possibilities for the city’s form following models of other cities around the world: star-shaped, dispersed, linear, concentrated, galactic, and ring. The plans below present some of the options.
Planners ultimately chose a hybrid of these types, with a concentrated centre and a four-pointed star extending toward the periphery. As of 2011, the city had 1,649,519 residents, with 3,407,963 in its greater urban area.