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  1. ville-marie

    Nouvel équipement est le stationnement est fermé
  2. La vente (ou revente) immobilière ne fait pas parti du calcul du PIB, seulement la contruction neuve.
  3. Vacant skyscrapers are an 'albatross' that Canada's oil capital can't shake off too soon Downtown Calgary has as much empty office space as Vancouver has in total with the oil capital left wondering how to resolve a 30% vacancy rate Naheed Nenshi was first elected mayor of Calgary in 2010 when the iconic Bow tower was rising to re-top the city’s skyline, new companies were opening their doors, established ones were expanding and luxury retailers were setting up shop. Office vacancy in the city’s bustling core was so tight, “You couldn’t get space downtown for love or money,” Nenshi recalled. To fill the gap, skyscrapers were rapidly built — 10 million square feet between 2007 and 2016 — all underpinned by confidence in the future of Alberta’s oilsands and a business-friendly climate. But the expansion of Calgary’s commercial core, home to Canada’s second-largest concentration of head offices after Toronto, came to an abrupt halt when oil prices collapsed in late 2014. The fallout worsened as new governments muscled in with policies to accelerate the transition to green energy. Massive layoffs, bankruptcies, consolidation and an efficiency drive at the oil and gas survivors reduced the downtown workforce by 40,000. Put another way, one in four Calgary office workers — and their workspaces — were no longer needed ... (long detailed article)
  4. westmount

    Some details: Patricia Hirsch at Intella Inc. is pre-leasing a new mixed-use at St. Catherine St. West and Atwater Ave in downtown Montreal. Montreal-based residential developer BSR Group is redeveloping the 4014-4022 St. Catherine building to include 120 condominiums along with about 20,000 square feet of office space and 10,000 square feet of street front commercial space designed for restaurant and retail service uses. The project is across from Plaza Alexis Nihon and the AMC Pepsi Forum and near the Atwater Metro Station. The site is also a block from the Dawson College campus. Possession is expected for early 2019
  5. BLUCAP announces a new development in the CORE of downtown Montreal. The new 17-level “mixed use” development project will be located just steps away from the Montreal Bell Centre at 1190 Drummond. Its groundbreaking design will house upwards of 80 micro-apartments, a roof top gym and terrace, 4,000 square feet of ground floor commercial and three subterranean levels of parking. Daniel Shamir, the fund’s managing partner and visionary force has hired the young, award-winning firm ARCHITECURE-MU to give the building “LANDMARK CHARACTERISTICS” and make the building into an iconic structure that will be known for years to come.
  6. They already owned the vacant lot, its all the surrounding buildings that they purchased. It listed as a transaction in this report 150 million for 357,651 sq feet
  7. KONRAD YAKABUSKI The Globe and Mail Metro (Ontario Edition) 19 May 2017 KONRAD YAKABUSKI Ottawa’s decision to put Canada Infrastructure Bank on Bay Street adds to the rising sense of concern felt across the country. The 2,250 delegates from 80 countries who arrived in Montreal for this week’s Global Public Transport Summit landed at an airport plagued by logistical bottlenecks. They took cabs along an expressway so decrepit it is literally crumbling. Once downtown, they navigated an obstacle course of orange pylons testifying to an aging infrastructure in a chronic state of disrepair. For a city that aims to become a centre of excellence in infrastructure design and financing, Montreal doesn’t present a pretty face. » But behind those God-awful pylons, there is actually a critical mass of expertise, starting with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Canada’s two largest engineering firms, that the city aims to leverage to realize this goal of becoming an infrastructure hub. Still, Montreal can use all the help it can get if it is to save what’s left of its once-dominant financial sector. That’s why the federal government’s decision last week to locate the new Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) in Toronto felt like such a punch in the gut among Montreal’s business leaders. Coupled with Ottawa’s refusal to abandon plans to create a panCanadian securities regulator, despite a Quebec Court of Appeal decision last week striking down the plan, there is a palpable sense in Montreal business circles that the Department of Finance has a Toronto bias. That is especially true now that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are in power. With no Quebec heavyweights in his cabinet or inner circle, and his refusal to designate a lieutenant to look out for the province’s interests, Mr. Trudeau is seen as lacking Quebec antennae. Though he represents a Montreal riding, the Prime Minister is surrounded by big guns, such as Finance Minister Bill Morneau and top adviser Gerry Butts, rooted in Toronto. Last fall, a group of Montreal business leaders – including Transcontinental’s Isabelle Marcoux, Quebecor’s Pierre Dion and Metro’s Éric Richer La Flèche – wrote to Mr. Morneau to ask him to drop his plan for a Co-operative Capital Markets Authority, arguing the new entity would be “less national than the current system” of regulatory harmonization among the provinces. Not only was their plea ignored, Ottawa just rubbed salt in the wound with the CIB decision. “So who in Ottawa is defending Montreal?” Montreal Board of Trade president Michel Leblanc asked after Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi announced the CIB will set up shop in Toronto. Even the strongly federalist La Presse decried the move, declaring that, “if the Trudeau government keeps up the momentum, it could transform Toronto into a force that sucks up [all of] Montreal’s financial expertise – into a financial black hole.” That great sucking sound from Toronto also concerns Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, whose city was also a contender for the CIB. “I think it’s going to be difficult for the infrastructure bank to be creative and innovative when it’s surrounded by traditional Bay Street thinking,” he told the Calgary Herald. For the rest of the county, Quebec’s refusal to cede or share its jurisdiction over securities regulation might seem contrary to the national interest. And its bid to make Montreal home to the new CIB, an independent Crown corporation that will oversee tens of billions of dollars worth of infrastructure investments in the next decade, might have seemed like wishful thinking. But from Montreal’s perspective, it’s not in the national interest to have so much concentration of financial power in Toronto. While a pan-Canadian securities regulator might promise to operate on a consensual basis, it would inevitably become an Ontario Securities Commission by another name. Similarly, locating the CIB in Toronto will put it under Bay Street’s spell, giving local financial institutions and executives an inside track on future projects and job offers. That is, after all, how networks operate and why Bay Street restaurants do such a brisk business. It’s not all doom and gloom in Montreal’s financial sector, of course. Despite losing its independence in its 2008 takeover by TMX Group, the Montreal Exchange remains the locus of the merged group’s derivatives operations. Last year, it hired former HSBC Bank Canada executive Luc Fortin as its CEO, ensuring top management remains in francophone hands. TMX is also consolidating all of its Montreal operations in the new Deloitte Tower, signalling a commitment to maintaining a stable, if not growing, presence in the city. Meanwhile, local stalwarts National Bank and Desjardins Group are holding their own against the Toronto-based Big Five in the hotly contested retail banking market. The federal Business Development Bank, which specializes in small-business lending, remains headquartered in Montreal. And the Caisse, under Michael Sabia, remains an indefatigable Montreal booster. Still, without strong defenders in Ottawa, Team Montreal is short-handed a few players.
  8. Square footage is not the only factor, there are over a dozen in the US that are larger than Montreal, not just the 3 bigger than Boston. Jacob K Javits is smaller. Also, international implies many countries, not just one. So when 2500 people attend American College Personnel Association in Montreal, they are considered int'l, but had it been in the US, it would be local, as all or most of the delegates are from the US. Just a quick glance Dates : 6 au 9 mars 2016Organisé par : American College Personnel AssociationParticipants attendus : 2 500 Dates : 31 mars au 3 avril 2016Organisé par : American Counseling Association & Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy AssociationParticipants attendus : 2 800 Dates : 7 au 9 avril 2016Organisé par : American Bar AssociationParticipants attendus : 2 000 It's not a question about being pessimistic, it about not boosting ourselves up with alternative facts.
  9. Dreamforce has 170,000 delegates, that is seperate from the seminars that anybody can buy tickets for. They are members, resellers and agents, but either way that is not the point. The point is that 37,000 is the highest number of int'l delegates for members of the ICCA in North America. Since almost no convention center in the USA is a member, we have no idea how well that number really stacks up. Member venues in USA Hawaii Convention Center/AEG Honolulu, HI, U.S.A. Massachusetts Conv. Cen. Authority/ John B.Hynes Veterans Memorial Conv. Cen Boston, MA, U.S.A. Massachusetts Conv. Center Authority / Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA, U.S.A. MGM Grand Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A. Radisson Blu Aqua Chicago Chicago, IL, U.S.A. No McCormick Center, no Las Vegas Convention Center, no Orange County Convention Center, nothing in New York, nothing in California. We are number 1 on a list that is not serious at all.
  10. ville-marie

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  11. No, ,you don't understand. It is comparing int'l delegates for member convention centers only. Since there are only 5 members in the USA, the statistic is meaningless. Since McCormick Center in Chicago is not a member, comparing Montreal to Chicago is a falsehood. This doesn't even cover that American attendees are considered int'l in Canada. What cities care about is that non local people attend and book flights, hotels, eat in restaurants etc. Its not that I think Palais des Congres is doing a bad job, its that we are not the most popular North American destination for int'l visitors. Like I mentioned, Dreamforce has 170,000 attendees. They don't break it out, but I would surmise ~30% are international. That one event would have more than Montreal in one year. Just think of other major event that probably attract large int'l numbers - CES, Detroit Auto Show, SEMA,
  12. I don't know how stupid statistic like this makes the news. It is only comparing members of the ICCA. So for Chicago, the Palais de Congres is being compared to the Radisson Aqua Blu, not McCormick Center. There are actually only 5 venues in the USA that are members. Dreamforce alone in San Fransisco had 170,000 delegates, that is 5 times what Palais de Congres did in one year by one event.
  13. Not a lot of options Conrad Hilton Radisson Red JW Marriott Shangri-La