Montreal mayor Denis Coderre said the pilot project this summer that would extend opening hours for a select group of bars amplifies Montreal's reputation as a party city.
That's in contrast with a certain other, larger city down the 401, westward.
Coderre said "If we want to conduct ourselves as a metropolis, this is the kind of question you should ask yourself. There is a nightlife in Montreal. The only reason there is one in Toronto is because half a million Montrealers moved there in the past. That's it."
The comments were not particularly welcomed in Toronto.