Kilgore Trout

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  1. Développement du site de la Gare Viger - 7, ~20 étages

    J'ai interviewé Claude Provencher il y a un an et je l'ai trouvé très engagé et vif d'esprit, des qualités qui se reflètent dans ses projets. Je crois que c'est un des meilleures bureaux d'architecture au Canada.
  2. Extended retail/bar hours

    Many cities have no last call, leaving it up to the bar owner to decide the hours. That effectively means that most bars still close relatively early and only a handful will go until very late. For instance, in Hong Kong there is no city-wide last call, only conditions placed on a specific liquor licence depending on its location. There are a few 24-hour bars, but the vast majority close between midnight and 2am, with some staying open until 4am or 5am if they play sports or have a party atmosphere. So basically, these things can be self-regulating, and in quiet residential areas you can impose some specific restrictions. It makes no sense to have a city-wide last call that is the same in the Latin Quarter or on Crescent Street as it is in Villeray.
  3. Le Smith - 26 étages

    Je vis actuellement à Hong Kong, mais avant ça j’étais à Outremont/Mile End, presque dans l’ombre des tours de la Côte Ste-Catherine 😉 J’aime bien ces tours des années 70. Je trouve qu’ils ajoutent un peu de diversité à la trame urbaine, une ambiance « big city » qui distingue le Plateau des autres quartiers rempli de triplex. C’est sûr qu’il ne serait guère approprié d’en mettre plus dans le cœur du quartier, mais dans sa périphérie, aux abords du chemin de fer par exemple... pourquoi pas?
  4. Le Smith - 26 étages

    To me the îlot around rue de la Concorde is a bit too much like the crummy overbuilt parts of HK. But you're right, some more towers around the Plateau/Rosemont wouldn't be a bad thing, and downtown will definitely benefit from more density.
  5. Le Smith - 26 étages

    I live in Hong Kong. The most densely built parts of the city (where it's nothing but tower blocks) are the most boring. It's the areas where you have a mix of buildings, or even just mid-rise walkup buildings with the occasional tower, that have the best streetlife.
  6. Hôtel Mile-End - 5(?) étages

    J'ai entendu dire que c'est Henri Cleinge qui a gagné le concours...
  7. Plaza Swatow - 6 étages (2009)

    cédric sam a écrit un nouveau billet sur le swatow sur son blogue. quelques photos et observations : http://commeleschinois.ca/2009/03/08/le-swatow-nouveau-fait-son-nid/
  8. 49 minutes? It's much less than that. From the AMT website: http://www.amt.qc.ca/tc/train/horaires/horaires_fs.asp?direction=centre&codejour=1&ligne=2 Beaconsfield -- 06:14 ... Vendôme -- 06:43 Lucien L'Allier -- 06:50 That's 36 minutes, only a bit longer than the time it takes to drive to Beaconsfield with no traffic.
  9. A, B ou C?

    C'est la même histoire à Toronto où chaque restaurant et épicerie doit avoir une étiquette comme ça...
  10. Habitations Laurier - 6 étages

    The lot was sold about a year ago but, since then, there has been no indication of any development. This project would be absolutely perfect.
  11. The Olf And Mckibbons Pub!!!!!

    Yara, je te comprends parfaitement et je crois qu'il est important que les francophones puissent se sentir valorisés dans leur propre ville. Cependant, si un francophone se fait acceuilli en anglais dans un endroit très anglophone, comme la partie ouest du centre-ville, mais il est quand-même servi en français, je ne vois pas pourquoi il devrait être offusqué. La bonne foi vaut mieux que la colère.
  12. The Olf And Mckibbons Pub!!!!!

    McKibbin's is clearly milking this story for all of the publicity it is worth. It's very cynical on their part. There's no reason this couldn't have been resolved without turning it into a media circus. In any case, as much as I understand the importance of being served in French, can someone explain to me why the langue d'accueil is such a big deal? If you are served in French, who cares what somebody says when you walk into a store? Most Montreal servers and store clerks don't even greet you anyway, they just wait for you to speak.
  13. Vivre au Québec ou vivre dans l'ouest ?

    Si jamais je quitte Montréal, ça serait pour quitter le Canada. Je suis originaire de l'ouest et j'ai aucune intention d'y retourner. D'ailleurs c'est possible que je vais déménager à Hong Kong dans l'avenir proche... mais je serais toujours chez moi à Montréal.
  14. Exactly! I think Marsan is completely off base. He's critiquing a project that simply has not been proposed. He also loses all credibility when he suggests that Toronto's Distillery District could serve as a model. The Distillery District is a single-use redevelopment with no fine-grained mix of uses and NO good public transportation link to the rest of Toronto.
  15. Montreal's aerospace sector skyrockets

    2.6% might be higher than the national average, but it's also the lowest growth expected for any major Canadian city, so I wouldn't consider it overly optimistic. Thanks for posting this. I didn't realize that my article had been picked up by the Financial Post.