The City of Montreal publishes open data related to municipal contract awards

Date: 23rd October 2015

In 2015, the City of Montreal began publishing open data related to municipal contract awards. The files are pulled from municipal financial systems and published on the open data portal of the city (http://donnees.ville.montreal.qc.ca/). In addition, the city launched a public portal: http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/vuesurlescontrats/ as a visualization tool to view the contracts and grants awarded by the City of Montreal since 2012 in a simple and user friendly way.

The system has an API that automates queries for citizens who want to conduct their own analysis with the data (http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/vuesurlescontrats/api/). The API documentation is also available in the Open Data Portal (http://donnees.ville.montreal.qc.ca/dataset/contrats-et-subventions-api/).

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