|"Le métro : un peu, beaucoup, passionnément..."|
20 November 2001, p. 9
(reprinted 27 July 2003)
"About a year ago,...he decided to begin a website on the Montreal metro.... He finds Montreal's metro a marvel for its architecture, artwork, and technology, and he believes most people underestimate it. Through his site, he hopes to make it better known."
|Interview with Susan Bell|
Daybreak, CBC Radio One
26 November 2001
"It gets so many thousands of us to work and to school and back home again every day. It gets us all over downtown, all over this city. It's called the metro, and most of the time we use it without much thought or appreciation. A McGill student is trying to change that."
|"Le métro de Montréal"|
Le Journal de Montréal
28 November 2001, p. 54
"Much more than just a map, Montreal by Metro is a true guided tour to this huge tangle of stations and works of art."
|"His true passion is underground"|
2 December 2001, p. A12
"Some people complain about the cost of building metros.... But with freeways, besides the environmental cost of polluting the air and water, there's the social cost of dealing with roadway accidents [and] of ripping up the urban fabric...once you add everything up, urban mass transit is a heck of a lot cheaper than cars."
|"Notes from the underground"|
13 December 2001, p. 3
"[His] website dedicated to our horses of steel...tells you everything you want to know about our metro but didn't think to ask - history, public art, trivia - with loads of photos and links to other metrophile sites."
|"Bouche de métro"|
Le Point (France)
25 January 2002
"Matt McLauchlin has created a site on the Montreal metro, which in addition to being enjoyable to consult, is complete and well documented. Montreal's sixty-five stations... are described with minute precision."
|"Le métro de Montréal va loin"|
14 February 2002, p. 9
"A book [by Benoît Clairoux] and a website, both on the Montreal metro, appeared last October. Barely three months later, they have been internationally recognized for their quality."
Montréal Express, Radio-Canada première chaine
22 February 2002
"We use [the metro] so often that we end up forgetting its little treasures... But there are metrophiles in Montreal to help us rediscover its beauty... Matthew McLauchlin moved to Montreal in 1995 and since then it's been true love. He photographs the metro, documents the metro, to the point that he's become a real metro scholar."
|"Metrospotting: Subway system a source of endless fascination for Webmaster"|
4 September 2003, p. 6
"Frustrated by the lack of literary material available regarding the history, architecture and art that exists within the Montreal metro, the teenage Matt went about compiling his own research, and, after a lot of serious hard work, eventually launched www.metrodemontreal.com, a Web site celebrating the metro that contains more information on the subject than 99.9 percent of the population could possibly ever care about."
|"Tales of the underground"|
8 January 2004, p. D8
"[T]he best stuff is not obvious to the untrained observer. So to find out more about the metro, I enlisted the service of a native guide: Matthew McLauchlin, metro enthusiast and creator of www.metrodemontreal.com, an exhaustive resource for the metro curious."
|Interview with Ric Peterson|
Ric Peterson Show, CJAD 800
9 January 2004
|Interview with Brent Bambury|
Go, CBC Radio One
1 May 2004
"Your website is an obsessive tribute to the Montreal subway. There are hundreds of photographs and essays, trivia, and the history of each individual station."
|"Election 2004: A view from the streets"|
4 June 2004
" 'Flabbergastingly nonchalant.' That's how Matt McLauchlin, former Montreal candidate for the NDP, transit know-it-all and Webmaster of metrodemontreal.com, describes the federal and provincial governments' attitude toward public transport."
|"Le métro dans la peau"|
20 March 2005, section Plus, p. 6
"This McGill translation student has run the discussion group for more than three years, and has built a magnificent website... full of photos and essays. His passion for the metro, he explains wryly, is 'genetic.'"
|"Rencontre avec un métrophile"|
"L'explorateur urbain," Le 17 heures, TVA
23 May 2005
"At first glance, [Steve-Randy Forget — Lunik on the forum] looks like any other metro passenger. But he's hiding a secret: he's a metrophile.... The most fanatic metrophiles meet up daily on the website metrodemontreal.com, where they swap information on the discussion forum."
|Interview with Fiona Downey|
All In a Weekend, CBC Radio One
26 June 2004
"The metro system hosts one of the most complete surveys of Quebec art and architecture, and you'll find one of the best guides to the artwork of this underground on a website. It's the creation of a young man who has a long-standing love of the metro."