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Projected Changes in Griffintown

Posted 01/Feb/2008 21:20:00 by Gromco

La Presse shares some details (Fr) of the proposed transformation of Griffintown...

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2008 Recommended Rent Increases Announced

Posted 29/Jan/2008 00:06:00 by Gromco

The Quebec rental board has issued its recommended rent increases for 2008. For most apartment buildings, the increases will fall in the 0.5%-1.5% range.

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3-Year Upgrade Plan For Mile End

Posted 24/Jan/2008 12:40:00 by Gromco

The Gazette reports that the city will spend $8.8 million over the next three years improving Mile End's industrial areas...

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Montreal Island Loses 20,000 Residents in One Year

Posted 23/Jan/2008 13:30:00 by Gromco

The Gazette reports the findings of the Institut de la statistique du Québec which show a net loss of 20,000 residents for the island of Montreal from 2006 to 2007 (an internal loss of 1.29%). The data from the Régie de l'assurance maladie suggests these people moved to the surrounding regions.

500 New Cameras on the Métro

Posted 22/Jan/2008 22:10:00 by Gromco

Radio Canada is reporting that the STM is installing 500 additional cameras (Fr) in the métro, bringing the total to 1,700. The costs will be covered by federal anti-terrorism funds.

Apple Store Construction Blocks Sidewalk

Posted 21/Jan/2008 01:55:00 by Gromco

If you recently walked on the northern side St-Catherine street near Crescent, you probably noticed a massive sidewalk-blocking wooden construction shield. Pedestrians are forced on the street which is often additionally blocked by a mega-truck unloading construction parts.

It is the future Apple store, says Spacing/Montreal, so be patient and prepare to make route adjustments until this Fall (the opening date).

Bike-Sharing Coming To Montreal

Posted 18/Jan/2008 02:10:00 by Gromco

Spacing/Montreal notes that the city is readying a bike-sharing system modeled after Paris' "Velib". Eventually, the system will include 2,400 bicycles at 300 stations. Both will be designed by industrial designer Michel Dallaire.

Quat'Sous No More

Posted 18/Jan/2008 02:00:00 by Gromco

The Quat'Sous theatre on Ave des Pins is being demolished (The Gazette).

Seville Theatre Retouching: Imminent Sale?

Posted 18/Jan/2008 02:00:00 by Gromco

The Gazette is reporting that work is being done on the façade of the half-collapsed Seville Theatre (St-Catherine Ouest at De La Montagne) which suggests that the owners (Claridge Properties Ltd) may be preparing to sell.

The Starbucks Stimulus

Posted 16/Jan/2008 01:30:00 by Gromco

Spacing/Montreal looks at the positive effects of Starbuckization of the city, namely the repopulated ground floor of a residential building on the corner of Guy and Maisonneuve.

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