According to Québec's Code de la route (Highway safety code) it is illegal to park within 5 metres of an intersection. However, this law is little enforced. This creates great danger for pedestrians (especially those "shorter" than a car, such as a child or a person using a wheelchair) and cyclists, since fast turning is practically the rule.
Verdun borough (formerly an independent city) in southwestern Mtl has taken the easy and inexpensive solution of simply painting the no-go area bright yellow (see photos).
http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/le_15_18/2013-2014/chronique.asp?id... This has greatly reduced the number of injured pedestrians and cyclists.
In some places, many sidewalks are widened at intersections as well, meaning cars have to slow down and the length of the crossing for pedestrians is shorter, important especially for the very young, the very old, and others with limited mobility.