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  1. Petit jeu : quelle est cette ville?

    Here's one to keep it rolling!
  2. Petit jeu : quelle est cette ville?

    Raleigh, NC
  3. Humaniti - 39 étages

    Ca sera 40 étages et 128m
  4. Projet du Groupe Brivia (Guy/René-Lévesque)

    Il me semble que ces deux groupes sont liés à YUL:
  5. Montréal, 3 é Centre Financier en Amérique du Nord

    Good showing in this ranking. I feel as if it's more of a measure of momentum, and especially reputation (rankings are partially based on a survey which anyone can fill out). I don't think anyone would claim that Montreal is a larger or more significant financial centre than Chicago, Paris, San Francisco. That being said, reputation certainly counts for something and given that we have climbed to #12 in 2017 from #30 in 2008, this can only enhance our profile.
  6. 975 Lucien-L'Allier - 50 étages

    I feel that Toronto is living it's moment right now, but I also believe in ebbs and flows and I don't think Toronto is well equipped for the future. It's currently attracting 120,000 people/year to its metropolitan region, but hasn't substantially improved its public transportation. This just amounts to more cars on the road in what is already a very congested city. The YUS subway extension slated to open in December and the Eglinton Crosstown coming online in a few years are all fine and good, but they don't address the situation in the core city, I would argue they make it worse by bringing more suburban commuters to the core where transportation options are limited. Combined with the ridiculous cost of living and I think you have a recipe for a slowdown. This growth is not sustainable.
  7. 975 Lucien-L'Allier - 50 étages

    The reasons why Toronto surpassed Montreal in size and global importance are well-documented, including on this forum. Toronto didn't surpass Montreal because it was/is willing to build taller skyscrapers. Been walking around downtown Toronto lately? The place is a mess. I am currently working in Toronto (did not move for political/economic reasons) and can personally attest to situation on the ground, especially in the Southcore. Numerous 200+ meter skyscrapers with absolutely zero ground level interaction. Suburbs in the sky. Wind tunnels. Buildings that are a copy/paste function of one another. I am an architect and an urbanist and a skyscraper enthusiast, but height for the sake of height (read profit) is ruining Toronto. While I would be happy to see taller skyscrapers in Montreal, I value a more methodical approach to development. Let Toronto play the short game and continue to stress its already overburdened system in its goal for global recognition. It may lead to its downfall.
  8. More anglos in Quebec

    Cutting through the media, some raw numbers concerning anglophone Quebec from the revision: English as only mother tongue: 601,000 (+2k since 2011) English as mother tongue including other mother tongues (English only, English + French, English + other): 719,000 (+19k since 2011)
  9. Petit jeu : quelle est cette ville?

    Fort Worth, TX!
  10. Petit jeu : quelle est cette ville?

    Très bien Rocco!
  11. Petit jeu : quelle est cette ville?

    Ce n'est pas Buffalo!
  12. Petit jeu : quelle est cette ville?

  13. More anglos in Quebec

    It's nice to see the community have a demographic rebound. It's also nice to see that more and more Quebec anglos are speaking french on a regular basis.
  14. Petit jeu : quelle est cette ville?

    Sunny Tampa, Florida!
  15. Montréal en pôle position

    "Among Canada’s 10 largest metropolitan areas, only Calgary and Edmonton have higher unemployment rates than Montreal." I think the author forgot Toronto.... so much for that infallible title? Vancouver is certainly Canada's Pacific metropolis. The fact that it's the clear heavy weight of the West certainly bolsters its importance in the Canadian urban hierarchy. That said, it isn't much of a head office city (15k jobs vs. 40k jobs for Montreal, 35k Calgary etc.). It's a 2nd office city. Hard to see it as Canada's second metropolis even if it's more "present" in the minds of English Canadians.