This is the list of recent news from all categories.
La Presse shares some details (Fr) of the proposed transformation of Griffintown...
Continue reading: » Projected Changes in Griffintown
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.
Continue reading: » 2008 Recommended Rent Increases Announced
The Gazette reports that the city will spend $8.8 million over the next three years improving Mile End's industrial areas...
Continue reading: » 3-Year Upgrade Plan For Mile End
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.
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.
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).
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.
The Quat'Sous theatre on Ave des Pins is being demolished (The Gazette).
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.
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.