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  1. Simplement un petit fil sur les projets à Toronto. Ils ont de nouveaux projets toutes les semaines là bas. Bulle immobilière ou non, c'est impressionnant! Ils ne sont pas tous beaux (loin de là), mais certains valent la peine d'être montrés! Ma signature est une excellente citation de Drapeau, mais elle ne veut pas dire que cette ville ne peut pas nous inspirer non plus!
  2. Je sais que c'est Toronto et que plusieurs ne l'aiment pas, mais regardez cette photo du Skyline the la VIlle Reine. C'est vraiment beau et très impressionant! Je dirais même que c'est hallucinant! J'aimerais voir la comparaison avec une photo du C-V de Montréal d'environs la même distance! Juste pour le fun!
  3. L’Ontario veut investir 17,5 milliards de dollars dans le transport en commun dans la région de Toronto : http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/news/Product.asp?ProductID=1383 La Colombie Britannique mets 14 milliards de dollars pour améliorer le transport collectif à Vancouver : http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=f3218ef4-c4fb-413f-bebb-cb8fea512570&k=47746 La ville de Montréal prépare un plan d’investissement en transport en commun beaucoup moins ambitieux (et concernant uniquement la ville de Montréal et non pas toute la région): http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=4577,7757563&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Et le gouvernement du Québec dit que ça ne l’intéresse pas! Maudit qu’on est cave au Québec!!!!!!!! :banghead:
  4. Flo

    Montréal dans les classements

    The world's most influential city, une étude de Joel Kotkin, Ali Modarres, Aaron Renn et Wendell Cox, positionne Montréal à la 41ème place des centres de pouvoir d'influence. Londres, New York et Paris se partagent le podium. Toronto figure dans le top 10. Article original: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkotkin/2014/08/14/the-most-influential-cities-in-the-world/ No. 1: London FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 328 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 68< Air Connectivity: 89%* Global Financial Centres Index Rank: 1 * The air connectivity score is the percentage of other global cities outside the city’s region (e.g., for London, cities outside of Europe) that can be reached nonstop a minimum of three times per week. No. 2: New York FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 143 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 82 Air Connectivity: 70% GFCI Rank: 2 No. 3: Paris FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 129 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 60 Air Connectivity: 81% GFCI Rank: 29 No. 4: Singapore FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 359 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: N/A Air Connectivity: 46% GFCI Rank: 4 No. 5: Tokyo FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 83 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 154 Air Connectivity: 59% GFCI Rank: 5 No. 6: Hong Kong FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 234 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 48 Air Connectivity: 57% GFCI Rank: 3 No. 7: Dubai FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 245 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: N/A Air Connectivity: 93% GFCI Rank: 25 No. 8 (TIE): Beijing FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 142 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 45 Air Connectivity: 65% GFCI Rank: 59 No. 8 (TIE): Sydney FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 111 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 21 Air Connectivity: 43% GFCI Rank: 15 No. 10 (TIE): Los Angeles FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 35 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: N/A Air Connectivity: 46% GFCI Rank: N/A No. 10 (TIE): San Francisco Bay Area FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 49 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 17 Air Connectivity: 38% GFCI Rank: 12 No. 10 (TIE): Toronto FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 60 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 23 Air Connectivity: 49% GFCI Rank: 11 Autre source : http://www.newgeography.com/content/004475-the-worlds-most-influential-cities Kerney classe Montréal à la 30ème place des villes globales : Source :http://www.atkearney.com
  5. I've consulted the following document: http://www.stat.gouv.qc.ca/statistiques/population-demographie/bilan2015.pdf Page. 82 in 1996/1997 Quebec recorded its worst interprovincial demographic losses. In 2013/2014, we're getting very close to historical records. Not good. Toronto is uncorking the champagne at our cost.
  6. Les effets des taxes à Toronto et Vancouver se font sentir. http://www.bnn.ca/montreal-emerges-as-luxury-real-estate-hot-spot-sotheby-s-1.860292
  7. http://affaires.lapresse.ca/economie/immobilier/201704/06/01-5085937-immobilier-residentiel-les-acquisitions-chinoises-depassent-mont-royal.php Hâte de voir l'impact à moyen-terme. La PM WYNNE est supposée mettre en place des mesures concrètes sous peu en Ontario pour ralentir la hausse fulgurante des coûts immobliers.
  8. Le marché de l'habitation montréalais plus en santé qu'à Toronto ou Vancouver Les dernières données de la Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement (SCHL) démontrent que le marché de l'habitation se porte plutôt bien à Montréal. Un texte de Marc Verreault Il n'y a pas de surévaluation des prix des habitations, contrairement à ce qui se produit à Toronto ou Vancouver. Lors du dernier trimestre de 2016, du côté des maisons unifamiliales, l'avantage était aux vendeurs sur l'île de Montréal, sur la Rive-Sud et à Laval, tandis que sur la Rive-Nord, c'était plutôt équilibré entre vendeurs et acheteurs. Par contre, la Rive-Nord est dans une situation particulière, puisque dans le marché de la copropriété, les acheteurs bénéficient d'un choix plus vaste. « Il y a eu beaucoup de constructions, ces dernières années, donc autant sur le marché de la revente que sur le marché du neuf, on voit beaucoup de stock, là », explique Marie-Claude Guillotte, analyste principale à la SCHL. Mme Guillotte observe aussi que le ralentissement des mises en chantier de copropriétés se poursuit, les promoteurs écoulant les condos invendus avant de démarrer de nouveaux projets. Pour ce qui est de l'année en cour, les conditions seront sensiblement les mêmes, estime l'analyste principale. « Du côté des mises en chantier, on s'attend à des niveaux autour de ce qu'on a eu en 2016; du côté du nombre de reventes, on s'attend à une légère augmentation, des prix aussi, il y a un peu de pression sur les prix, mais on est encore loin d'une accélération des prix », ajoute Mme Guillotte. Dans l'ensemble, les conditions de marché pour les maisons unifamiliales et les immeubles à revenus (plex) sont légèrement à l'avantage des vendeurs, contrairement à la copropriété, où les acheteurs sont favorisés. Le prix moyen des maisons dans la grande région de Montréal a augmenté d'un peu plus de 3 % en un an. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1030391/marche-habitation-montrealais-donnees-schl-societe-hypotheques-logement-sante-toronto-vancouver
  9. http://www.lapresse.ca/voyage/destinations/quebec/201608/24/01-5013543-le-point-de-vue-deuropeens-en-visite-a-montreal.php Un nombre croissant d'Européens choisissent de venir passer leurs vacances au Québec. On les croise quotidiennement dans le Vieux-Montréal et à Québec, mais aussi en Mauricie, sur la Côte-Nord, en Gaspésie, au Lac-Saint-Jean, et même dans les pourvoiries éloignées des grands centres, où ils constituent souvent plus de la moitié de la clientèle. Une promenade dans le Vieux-Montréal nous a permis d'en rencontrer quelques-uns. Famille Blancher (Julie, Emmanuel et leurs filles Anna, 10 ans, et Lilly, 6 ans) Originaire de: Limoges (France) Durée du voyage: 2 semaines Itinéraire: Toronto, chutes du Niagara, Ottawa, parc de la Mauricie, Québec, Baie-Saint-Paul, Tadoussac, fjord du Saguenay, Montréal «Notre grand coup de coeur, c'est le fjord du Saguenay, mais nous avons beaucoup aimé la nature sauvage, tous ces grands espaces, c'est magnifique! Nous avons été très étonnés par le côté américain des grandes villes - la largeur des rues, la hauteur des immeubles, etc. - et par le côté cosmopolite de Montréal. Nous avons aussi été frappés par la grande gentillesse des gens, par leur ouverture.» Hahhah Herty Originaire de: Nuremberg (Allemagne) Durée du voyage: 2 mois Itinéraire: Montréal (depuis trois semaines), Québec, Tadoussac, les parcs nationaux, éventuellement le Nouveau-Brunswick «Je suis venue suivre des cours de français, mais pour ça, j'aurais mieux fait d'aller en France parce que tout le monde est bilingue ici. Dès qu'ils voient que je bloque, les gens me parlent en anglais! dit-elle en riant. Plus sérieusement, j'aime beaucoup l'ouverture d'esprit des gens, on peut parler de tout, même de politique. J'ai eu de superbes conversations dans mes cours. L'atmosphère de Montréal me plaît beaucoup. C'est très cool!» Famille Audenino (Claire, Alain et leur fils, Guillaume, 18 ans) Originaire de: Versailles (France) Durée du voyage: 15 jours Itinéraire: Toronto, Montréal, Québec, fjord du Saguenay, Montréal «En ville, ce qui nous étonne le plus, c'est le mélange des cultures européenne et américaine. On se sent comme entre les deux, c'est très agréable», dit Alain. «Montréal est très cool, on se sent en sécurité partout, ajoute sa femme. Et évidemment, la nature, les grands espaces... tout est plus grand ici qu'en Europe!» Stéphane Binke et sa fille Marion, 17 ans Originaire de: Cannes (France) Durée du voyage: 15 jours Itinéraire: Montréal et Laurentides «C'est la troisième fois que nous venons, et chaque fois nous sommes émerveillés. Les deux premières fois, nous avons fait un grand tour (Québec, Saguenay, Tadoussac, Gaspésie, etc.). Cette fois, comme nous avons des amis à L'Estérel, nous avons choisi de rester un peu plus sur Montréal. Vous êtes bien, ici. Il y a une zénitude qu'on ne trouve plus en France. D'ailleurs, j'espère pouvoir venir m'installer. C'est un peu pour ça que nous sommes là.» Famille Bouëxel (Patrice, Béatrice et leurs enfants Théa, 16 ans, et Maxime, 20 ans) Originaire de: Paris, mais Bretons d'origine (France) Durée du voyage: 3 semaines Itinéraire: Toronto, Mille-Îles, Ottawa, Tremblant, Québec, La Malbaie, fjord du Saguenay, Lac-Saint-Jean, Montréal «Ce qui nous épate, ce sont bien sûr tous ces grands espaces, mais aussi la gentillesse des gens, leur accueil, leur ouverture. La propreté, aussi, notamment dans le métro, on ne voit pas ça chez nous!» Famille Sanchez (Michaël, Caroline et leurs enfants Kyan, 3 ans, et Arvin, 1 an) Originaire de: Paris (France) Durée du voyage: 3 semaines Itinéraire: Toronto, Montréal, Mauricie, Lac-Saint-Jean, fjord du Saguenay, Québec «Nous venons de mettre le pied à Montréal. Nous avons beaucoup aimé Toronto, c'est une ville intéressante. À Montréal, ce qui nous frappe pour l'instant, c'est qu'il y a beaucoup de travaux!»
  10. not good. http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2017/04/05/la-banque-laurentienne-se-tourne-vers-lontario
  11. The Global Financial Center Index published by the China Development Institude and Z/Yen partners in London ranks financials centers worlwide based on criterias such as business stability and environnement, technology and assessment by the financial community. Montreal ranks 14th up 1 spot since the last ranking 6 months ago, ahead of cities such as Geneva, Frankfurt or Paris. Highest ranked city in Canada is Toronto in 10th place, London tops chart ahead of New York and Singapore to round top 3. http://www.longfinance.net/images/gfci/gfci_21.pdf
  12. Toronto residents thought landlord's notice was an April Fools prank By Natalie Nanowski, CBC News (http://www.cbc.ca/news/cbc-news-online-news-staff-list-1.1294364) Posted: Apr 04, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 04, 2017 4:11 PM ET Most people expect their rent to go up each year, but not by 100 per cent. So you can imagine the shock AJ Merrick and Jon Moorhouse experienced when they got a letter from their landlord. "I thought it was an April Fools joke," said Merrick, a young marketing professional. "There's no way I'd pay that much for this apartment." But it wasn't a joke. Their two-bedroom condo located near Liberty Village was going up from $1,660 to $3,320. The notice outlined two options, either accept the rent increase or agree to vacate the unit by July 1. Wondering 'what good it would do to fight it' The letter AJ Merrick and Jon Moorhouse received about their rent increase. (Jon Moorhouse) "I just don't know what good it would do to fight it," Moorhouse said. "Realistically, they're probably trying to kick us out so they can sell the unit for the most profit." CBC Toronto tried to contact the company in charge of the rental unit, Urbancorp, which is described on its website as the "premier developer of the King West neighbourhood." The company's number is no longer in service and emails to their address listed online bounced. The company announced it had to undergo restructuring in April 2016 under the Bankruptcy Act. The lawyers handling that restructuring also didn't answer emails or calls Monday or Tuesday. A rent increase of 100 per cent is completely legal given the 1991 loophole, known formally as Bill 96. Buildings built after 1991 'the Wild West' It was introduced by the province two decades ago and allows landlords of any building constructed after 1991 to increase rent as they see fit. "This is a very shocking example of how broken the system is," said Coun. Josh Matlow, who chairs the city's tenant issues committee. "Buildings in this province built after 1991 are sort of the Wild West." Matlow, along with Coun. Ana Bailao, are pushing Ontario to change the Residential Tenancies Act (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/city-council-committees-renters-tenants-changes-residential-tenancies-act-1.4049369), especially after CBC Toronto's No Fixed Address (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/the-best-of-no-fixed-address-1.4022761) investigative series revealed that renters across the city were being priced out of their homes. Ontario is currently reviewing the legislation and Matlow says he'd like to sit down with the province when it's rewriting the rules. "Big changes need to be made as to how tenants are treated in this province, so that Toronto doesn't just become a playground for the rich. We want Toronto to be affordable and accessible." Days may be numbered for 1991 rule On Tuesday, Mayor John Tory weighed in with a similar message. "The private sector, in carrying out their own activities with respect to the rents they charge, should be very careful about what they do in instances like this because it can provoke the kind of legislative and policy reaction that is something they say would be very much against the interests of future construction of rental accommodation in the city of Toronto," said Tory. "And that would be a very bad thing for tenants and a very bad thing for the economy. " On Monday, Matlow and Bailao, who chairs the city's affordable housing committee, held a special joint meeting of their two committees at city hall where they presented eight recommendations to help regulate Toronto's rental market. Some of the recommendations include expanding rent control to buildings built after 1991, improving the supply of rental units and building homes in the city's laneways. Premier Kathleen Wynne hinted Tuesday that the days may be numbered for the 1991 rule. "The reality is, that there hasn't been rental built. There have not been rental buildings built in any comprehensive way and so that argument does not actually hold water with me at this point," Wynne said. The councillors' recommendations will be presented to the mayor's executive committee and council in the coming weeks. As for Moorhouse and Merrick, they're going to start looking for a new place to live. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/rent-toronto-condo-tenants-1.4054056
  13. I don't really foresee the volume of foreign capital required coming in to Mtl. and thus upsetting its affordability. There are too many vacant locations as is, and not enough population and economic growth to massively reverse the situation. The one-in-six rule: can Montreal fight gentrification by banning restaurants? | Cities | The Guardian The one-in-six rule: can Montreal fight gentrification by banning restaurants? A controversial law limiting new restaurant openings in Montreal’s Saint-Henri area has pitted business owners against those who believe they are fighting for the very survival of Canada’s ‘culture capital’. Who is right? In downtown Montreal, traditionally low rental rates are coming under severe pressure amid a deluge of new restaurants and cafes. Matthew Hays in Montreal Wednesday 16 November 2016 12.30 GMT Last modified on Wednesday 16 November 2016 12.31 GMT In Montreal’s Saint-Henri neighbourhood, the hallmarks of gentrification shout loud and clear. Beautiful old brick buildings have been refurbished as funky shops, niche food markets and hipster cafes. Most notably, there are plenty of high-end restaurants. More than plenty, say some local residents – many of whom can’t afford to eat in any of them. Earlier this month, the city council agreed enough was enough: the councillors of Montreal’s Southwest borough voted unanimously to restrict the opening of new restaurants. The bylaw roughly follows the “one-in-six” rule, with new eateries forbidden from opening up within 25 metres of an existing one. “Our idea was very simple,” says Craig Sauvé, a city councillor with the Projet Montreal party. “Residents need to be able to have access to a range of goods and services within walking distance of their homes. Lots of restaurants are fine and dandy, but we also needs grocery stores, bakeries and retail spaces.” It’s not as though Saint-Henri is saturated with business: a number of commercial and retail properties remain empty. In that environment, some residents have questioned whether it’s right to limit any business. Others felt that something had to be done. Tensions boiled over in May this year, when several restaurants were vandalised by a group of people wearing masks. At the grocery store Parreira Traiteur, which is attached to the restaurant 3734, vandals stole food, announcing they were taking from the rich and giving to the poor. “I was really quite shocked,” says co-owner Maxime Tremblay. “I’m very aware of what’s going on in Saint-Henri: it’s getting hip, and the rents are going up. I understand that it’s problematic. They were under the impression that my store targets people from outside the area, which isn’t really the case. I’ve been very careful to work with local producers and artisans. Why would you attack a locally owned business? Why not a franchise or chain?” Not everyone is sure the change in regulation will work. “The bylaw seems very abstract to me,” says Peter Morden, professor of applied human sciences at Concordia University who has written extensively on gentrification. “I wonder about the logic of singling out restaurants. I think the most important thing for that neighbourhood would be bylaws that protect low-income and social housing.” Alongside restaurants, chic coffee shops have become emblematic of Montreal’s pace of change. As the debate rages, Montrealers are looking anxiously at what has happened to Canada’s two other major metropolises, Toronto and Vancouver. Both cities have experienced huge spikes in real-estate prices and rents, to the point where even upper-middle-class earners now feel shut out of the market. Much of Vancouver’s problem has been attributed to foreign property ownership and speculative buying, something the British Columbia government is now attempting to address. This has led to concern that many of the foreign buyers – mainly Chinese investors – could shift their focus to Montreal. For now, the city’s real estate is markedly cheaper than that of Vancouver or Toronto: the average residential property value is $364,699, compared with Toronto’s $755,755 and Vancouver’s $864,566, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. And rent is cheaper, too: the average for a two-bedroom apartment in central Montreal is $760, compared with Toronto’s $1,288 and Vancouver’s $1,368. Montrealers have little desire for their city to emulate Vancouver’s glass-and-steel skyline. The reasons for this are debatable – the never-entirely-dormant threat of Quebec separatism, the city’s high number of rental units and older buildings, its strict rent-control laws and a small-court system seen to generally favour the rights of tenants. But regardless of why it’s so affordable, many Montrealers want it to stay that way. There is widespread hostility towards the seemingly endless array of glass-and-steel condos that have come to dominate the Vancouver and Toronto skylines. If Montreal does look a bit grittier than other Canadian cities, it owns a unique cultural cachet. The inexpensive cost of living makes it much more inviting to artists, which in turn makes the city a better place to live for everyone; its vibrant musical scene is the envy of the country, and its film, dance and theatre scenes bolster the city’s status as a tourist attraction. In this context, Montreal’s restaurant bylaw is designed to protect the city’s greatest asset: its cheap rents. “I would argue this is a moderate bylaw,” says Sauvé. “We’re just saying one out of every six businesses can be a restaurant. There’s still room for restaurant development.” He says the restaurant restriction is only part of Projet Montreal’s plans, which also include increased funding for social housing. “Right now, the city sets aside a million dollars a year to buy land for social housing. Projet Montreal is proposing we spend $100m a year. The Quebec government hasn’t helped with its austerity cuts: in the last two budgets, they have cut funding for social housing in half. There are 25,000 people on a waiting list.” Perhaps surprisingly, the provincial restaurant lobby group, the Association des Restaurateurs du Quebec, doesn’t have an issue with the bylaw. “We understand the impact gentrification can have,” says spokesperson Dominique Tremblay. “We understand the need for a diversity of businesses. Frankly, if there are too many restaurants on one street, it’ll be that much harder for them to stay open. There won’t be enough customers to go around.” Even despite having been robbed, Tremblay says he recognises the anxiety that swirls around the subject of gentrification. “People feel a neighbourhood loses its soul,” he says. “I get that. I’d rather we find a dialogue, not a fight.”
  14. Jay Baruchel flew the flag at a Just for Laughs gala in 2013, but the longtime Montrealer now admits that part of the reason behind his move to Toronto is that "Quebec’s politics did my head in." Peter McCabe / Montreal Gazette files SHARE ADJUST COMMENT PRINT Jay Baruchel has been a relentless booster of his hometown in general and his ‘hood of N.D.G. in particular, for years telling anyone who would listen that he would never move to L.A. even though so much of his work brought him to Tinseltown. Well, things have changed, as Bob Dylan so succinctly put it. Baruchel has moved to Toronto, for work and personal reasons. Here he talks about what prompted him to do what so many anglo Montrealers have done in the past four decades and make the move down the 401. RELATED Jay Baruchel will roll with the punches in Goon sequel Montreal Gazette: So you’ve made the move to Toronto? Jay Baruchel: I’ll be perfectly honest: I’ve kind of moved here for a while. MG: I did hear rumours. Advertisement JB: I just bought a house here. There’s a few contributing reasons, not the least of which is between the movie (Goon: Last of the Enforcers, Baruchel’s upcoming feature directorial debut) and my TV show (Man Seeking Woman), I was here as of September, then shot to Christmas, went home (to Montreal) for about a month and a half, and then I’ve been here since. There’s going to be basically a month between the end of the shoot of our movie and the start of Season 2 of Man Seeking Woman, so I’m going to be here a s—load. And I won’t lie — Quebec’s politics did my head in. My mom calls it a five-year plan. I’m giving it five years to try to live somewhere else. I’ve never done it, really. MG: Yeah, because we’ve talked about this for years, ever since we’ve known each other. You were basically couch-surfing when working in Los Angeles and you always said you didn’t want to move to L.A. JB: And I didn’t. MG: So what happened? JB: A few things happened. I realized that not only did I not hate it in Toronto, but I quite like it here. I was bred to hate it. My parents fed me with all the Montreal anglo stuff — the “it’s where we go to die” stuff. But I also realized I had never spent that much time here. It was when I was here two or three winters ago doing RoboCop, I had a lot of time off and I realized I’d never spent more than five days in a row here. Between that and doing the TV show and a lot of my friends living here, I won’t lie — I fell in love with it a bit here. It’s just a bit of an easier place to live than back home. The last election was very traumatic in a way. MG: Why? JB: I was faced with a truth: I either will just swallow it and make peace with it, like I always have, that this is part and parcel of what it is to live in Montreal, the political climate as it is. It was either shut up or move. It was untenable. It was my fault if I keep living someplace that keeps giving me a headache. MG: Well, obviously the Liberals won that provincial election. So what I take from that is that separation, the referendum, was one of the big issues in that election, and it’ll be a big issue in the next provincial campaign, and you can’t deal with that anymore. JB: And it always will be. Aside from that silly stuff, which I wish would just go away but it won’t, it was less that than the kind of poisonous ethnic dialogue, which really, really left a sour taste in my mouth. It didn’t feel like the place that Mom wanted me to live in. She wanted me to grow up in someplace multicultural and to see every complexion of the world on the street, and to hear all the languages, and for that not to be a defeat or a sacrifice, but a good thing and a strength. You come here and it really is a pretty diverse place. Just some of the issues, some of the editorial subject matter in Quebec — it’s from 100 years in the past, man. I wake up here and I’m just a dude in a city. And when I go outside and speak English, it’s not a loaded or political deed of any kind. I’m just living. There’s just way less headaches here. Everything is a bit easier here. MG: I realized after spending a fair bit of time in Toronto myself that it’s not such a bad place, and I came to the conclusion that the Montrealers complaining the most about Toronto are people who haven’t been there since 1974. JB: That’s it. It’s not Toronto the Good anymore. It hasn’t been that for a long time. Also, the other thing is, if I want to put my money where my mouth is and be a filmmaker in Canada, as opposed to the States, I gotta be honest and realize that the vast majority of the ideas I have are in English, and that’s why it makes much more sense for me to be here. That being said, I still have my house in Montreal, and so I’ll always keep one foot in N.D.G. It might just turn into a pied-à-terre, but I’ll always have one foot there. That’s the other thing I realized: I don’t have a particular (passion) for the province of Quebec. I have a great deal of love for Montreal, but really, more than anything, it’s just my neighbourhood — it’s just N.D.G. So I miss that, but it happens to be located in a pretty difficult part of the world. MG: Obviously you’re a Leafs fan now? JB: Oh, f— you. That’s part of the fun of being here — being part of the Habs expat scene. It’s massive. Once upon a time you were scared to wear Habs s— in Toronto, and we just run this town now. There’s just nothing they can say. Very sad. :mtl:
  15. Air Canada Inaugurates Twice-Weekly, Non-Stop Service between Montreal and San Jose, Costa Rica - MarketWatch MONTREAL, Dec. 22, 2016 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- New seasonal service to be operated by Air Canada Rouge Air Canada today inaugurated new twice-weekly flights between Montreal and Costa Rica. This morning's departure of Air Canada Rouge flight AC1844 begins non-stop service from Montreal to Costa Rica's Juan Santamaría International Airport that will operate until April 23, 2017. "Air Canada is very pleased to inaugurate this new, seasonal service between Montreal and Costa Rica, providing customers even more options when travelling to this popular Latin American vacation destination. The new flight complements Air Canada's existing Toronto-San Jose service and our flights from Toronto and Montreal to Liberia in Costa Rica. It also serves to further support Air Canada's ongoing global expansion, which has seen capacity grow from its strategic Montreal hub by 20 per cent over the past two years," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– Air Canada's San Jose flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada's vacation carrier, with a 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER featuring two classes of service with 24 Premium Rouge seats and 256 seats in Economy Class. Flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access in Toronto, priority boarding and other benefits.
  16. Si on doit constamment être bombarder d'opinions apocalyptiques sur Montréal, je crois que la diffusion des bonnes nouvelles devraient aussi être partager. L'article tient à y aller du titre "Toronto a les frais de garde les plus élevés au Canada", mais je trouve encore plus pertinent que Montréal a en fait les frais les plus bas. On parle d'une différence annuelle de 17,820$ par enfant. Comme l'article le mentionne c'est plus cher que d'envoyer ses enfants à l'université (on ne comparera pas les données des frais universitaires entre les deux ville en plus, même si...) ou c'est l'équivalent d'un deuxième hypothèque. Quel frein énorme au développement économique d'une ville. Si tu as deux ou trois enfants, ça ne vaut pratiquement pas le peine pour un des parents d'aller retourner travailler. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1005326/cout-garderie-toronto-montreal-winnipeg
  17. An Artist’s Guide to Relocating From Trump’s America | artnet News [h=5]Politics[/h][h=1]An Artist’s Guide to Relocating From Trump’s America[/h]A definitive guide to finding the next art world Shangri-La. Christian Viveros-Fauné, December 9, 2016 More than 2200 people pose nude for photographer Spencer Tunick, on the steps of the Montreal Museum of Fine Art in Montreal, Canada, May 26, 2001. Photo by Jean Therroux/Getty Images. 5. Montréal Where Toronto is the hub of all things corporate, Montreal is Canada’s cultural hub. The city has plenty of commercial galleries and a smattering of respectable museums, but its beating heart remains its artist-run-centers—many of them established in the ’70s and ’80s as a way to explore art for art’s sake. To these can be added kunsthalles of a more recent vintage, including the DHC Foundation and Darling Foundry. Rent (an incredible $519 for a studio apartment) is about half what it is in Toronto and Vancouver, and a fraction of what you would pay for in London and New York. For those who bragged they’d move to Canada if Trump won, the train is now leaving the station. (I’m talking to you, Lena Dunham.) [h=5]Recommended Reading[/h][h=2]Must-See Art Guide: Montréal[/h]By Audrey Fair, Aug 28, 2014
  18. I'm going to enjoy the popcorn and watch the whiners come out "http://business.financialpost.com/news/transportation/air-canada-wants-torontos-pearson-airport-to-be-a-mega-hub-but-high-costs-stand-in-the-way" "Canada has long been an afterthought for the global aviation market, an out-of-the-way destination with taxes and fees so high that some five million Canadians a year trek across the border to fly out of cheaper U.S. airports. But Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) are determined to flip that view on its head by turning Toronto’s Pearson International Airport into a mega-hub on the scale of Amsterdam’s Schiphol, Singapore’s Changi or Dubai International Airport. Pearson is already well on its way to meeting that goal since it attracts more international passengers than any other airport in North America except John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City. Toronto’s primary airport is now the fourth-largest entry point by air into the United States, surpassing many large U.S. airports, according to National Bank analyst Cameron Doerksen. But to become a true mega-hub comparable in scope and status to the Dubais of the world, a lot needs to change. Pesky taxes and fees make Pearson “the most expensive airport in the world at which to land a plane,” according to a 2012 Senate report. There’s also the problem of congestion — in the airport, on its runways and on surrounding roadways — that will only get worse unless significant investments are made in infrastructure. If these issues aren’t addressed, Pearson could miss out on an opportunity to become part of the exclusive mega-hub club — there are currently only 11 worldwide — and all the attendant economic benefits, including the creation of more than 200,000 jobs in the area. Jack Boland / Toronto Sun / QMI Agency Jack Boland / Toronto Sun / QMI AgencyToronto's Pearson International Airport is a hub for passengers coming into Canada domestically and internationally. The GTAA, which manages and operates Pearson, defines a mega-hub as an airport that processes 50 million passengers a year, including at least 20 million international passengers, and connects to 80 per cent of the global economy. Pearson is pretty close to those numbers. In 2015, it moved 41 million passengers, including 25 million international travellers, and connected to 67 per cent of the global economy. It was recently ranked 19th in the world for its connectivity — sandwiched between Philadelphia, which is not a mega-hub, and Frankfurt, which is — by air-travel intelligence company OAG. There’s plenty of potential for further growth at Pearson. Howard Eng, GTAA’s chief executive, said the airport has the largest catchment area — defined as the population within a 90-minute flight — of any airport in North America, bigger than even JFK or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Pearson also has an enthusiastic partner in Air Canada, which accounts for 57.6 per cent of the airport’s seat capacity, according to the Centre for Aviation, and has been pursuing an aggressive international growth strategy using its new fleet of Boeing 787s. To support Air Canada, the GTAA has agreed to fix the airline’s fees for 10 years in exchange for agreed-upon passenger growth targets, and will offer rebates if it exceeds those targets. “They want to be a mega-carrier and, as a result of that, they need a mega-hub to work out of,” Eng said in an interview. “We’re both aligned on the concept.” One of Air Canada’s main growth pillars is expanding so-called sixth-freedom traffic, or traffic from a second country to a third country via an airline’s home market. In Air Canada’s case, that primarily means Americans travelling from their home cities via Toronto to destinations in Europe or Asia. The airline’s stated goal is to attract a 1.5-per-cent “fair share” of the U.S. sixth-freedom market, which would add $600 to $700 million in incremental revenue, but chief executive Calin Rovinescu said it can probably do “much better than that.” “We’ve been basically increasing our sixth-freedom flying by mid-to high-teen (percentages) in each of the last two years,” Rovinescu said in a recent interview. He hopes to turn Pearson into a “world-class hub” comparable to Amsterdam, Singapore or Dubai. Related How you can nab premium flights without paying through the nose Air Canada ready to compete with new, low-cost airlines, CEO says “Those countries don’t have a large population base, but they have built very powerful hubs,” Rovinescu said. “Toronto is still relatively speaking underserved in terms of the catchment area and the market potential for it.” But in order to become a truly successful mega-hub, Pearson will need to overcome two major limitations. The first is those exceedingly high costs that drive so many Canadians to U.S. border airports — the equivalent of 64 Boeing 737s every day, according to a 2012 report by the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications. The World Economic Forum’s 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report ranked Canada 124th out of 141 countries on price competitiveness. This is a function of Canada’s “antiquated” national airport model, according to a recent review of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) by former federal cabinet minister David Emerson. In 1994, the federal government transferred the management, operation and development of 26 major airports to non-profit airport authorities while retaining ownership of their land and fixed assets and charging them rent. The GTAA pays Ottawa $130 million a year in ground rents for Pearson. Add in government security charges and, in Ontario, a jet-fuel tax that will hit 6.7 cents a litre by April 2017, and the airport is at a real cost disadvantage compared to its competitors. Tyler Anderson/National Post Tyler Anderson/National PostHoward Eng, president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Pearson’s landing charges alone are “twice that at Boston Logan, a third more than at Chicago O’Hare,” said David Bentley, chief airport analyst at the Australia-based Centre for Aviation. “You know why that is? It’s because of the ridiculous rents that they have to pay.” Emerson’s review of the CTA concluded that the solution is to move towards a fully privatized, for-profit structure with equity-based financing from large institutional investors. “Will privatization make a difference to Canada? I think it probably would,” Bentley said. “Toronto would become more efficient in terms of its costs to airlines and, therefore, could compete better with the likes of Chicago and other airports in the region.” Eng at the GTAA will not say whether he’d prefer a share-capital structure to the current non-profit system. But he’s quick to emphasize that Pearson is already run like a private entity, paying down $500 million in debt over the past four years and investing $700 million of capital in airport infrastructure and amenities since 2010. Pearson has also frozen or reduced the airlines’ average aeronautical fees per passenger for eight consecutive years, for a total reduction of 30 per cent since 2007. “We run it like a private corporation,” Eng said. “My focus is on how we can generate the revenue in order to pay down the debt, reinvest in the airport and create the facility that’s needed to process the passengers.” The second limitation at Pearson is congestion. The airport’s passenger traffic has grown so rapidly that the airport’s infrastructure — its security and customs checkpoints, runways, de-icing stations and even the surrounding roads — are having trouble keeping up. “A lot of people say there’s no competition for airports because every city has one large airport,” Eng said. “But once you’re into the global hub status, in Pearson’s case almost 35 to 40 per cent of our traffic is what we call transfer traffic, they have a choice.” Passengers who are connecting to another destination are generally looking for the shortest connection time, he said. To that end, Pearson is working to improve the flow of passengers and luggage by offering things such as self-serve baggage drops, automated border kiosks and automatic luggage transfers for passengers travelling from certain global cities to other Canadian destinations. However, Eng stressed that Pearson also needs the government’s help to speed up security and border processing times, which are notoriously slow. Most passengers at Pearson wait 20 minutes for pre-board screening compared to five minutes for 95 per cent of passengers at London’s Heathrow Airport and Hong Kong International Airport. “We’re not asking for a special favour, (just) that they provide their processes in a manner that is equivalent to what the best airports are doing around the world,” he said. Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/QMI AgencyTravellers at Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport The GTAA is also working with other airports in southern Ontario, including those in Hamilton, London and Kitchener-Waterloo, to encourage them to take some of the burden off Pearson by providing more short-haul, private-jet, cargo and charter flights. Another key part of Pearson’s mega-hub strategy is to improve the notoriously bad road traffic around the airport region. According to the GTAA, only 10 per cent of Pearson’s passengers arrive on public transit compared to 39 per cent in Amsterdam and 63 per cent in Hong Kong. A recent study by the Neptis Foundation found that there are a million car trips per day in and out of the Pearson region by employees and travellers. The recent launch of the Union Pearson Express rail line to downtown Toronto has helped, but “not enough,” Eng said. “We probably need various domestic lines, special lines, high-speed rail lines,” he said, adding that the GTAA is prepared to help fund the development of a ground-transportation hub at the airport, but it will need government support as well. fp1201_mega_hub_transitIf Pearson isn’t able to lower its costs and improve its infrastructure, it could miss out on a huge potential economic opportunity. According to Frontier Economics, becoming a mega-hub will increase the airport economic zone’s GDP by 75 per cent to $62.1 billion and create more than 200,000 jobs by 2030. “Airports are changing from city airports to airport cities,” said John Kasarda, director of the Center for Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina. Kasarda devised the concept of the “aerotropolis,” a notion that airports are far more than just transportation infrastructure, but rather anchors of regional business development. “The 21st-century airport is quite different than the 20th-century airport,” he said. “They’re multi-modal, multi-functional enterprises that attract a substantial amount of commercial development.” This can create a virtuous circle of expansion, Kasarda added. “Not only does the better airline connectivity, the route structure, serve as this magnet for business, but as business grows it generates greater volumes of passengers and cargo, which supports more airline connectivity,” he said. “It’s mutually reinforcing.” Smoother connections can also help keep airlines’ costs down by generating more non-aeronautical revenue from retail, restaurants and other services. “It’s a necessity, not an option,” Kasarda said.
  19. Denis Coderre ouvert à l'instauration de péages sur les autoroutes <time datetime="2016-11-25T01:12:26Z" data-datetimelastpublished="2016-11-25T01:12:26Z">Publié le jeudi 24 novembre 2016 à 20 h 12</time> <figure class="bunker-component image-from-url-with-caption" data-component-name="ImageFromUrlWithCaption"> <figcaption> Des voitures avancent à pas de tortue sur une autoroute. Photo : iStock / iStock </figcaption> </figure> Alors que la Ville de Toronto plaide pour le péage, le maire de Montréal Denis Coderre ne ferme pas la porte à cette idée pour financer le transport collectif dans la métropole. Son homologue de Toronto, John Tory, a annoncé jeudi son intention de faire payer les automobilistes pour circuler sur deux autoroutes de la ville. Selon lui, c'est le seul moyen de financer l'amélioration des routes et du système de transport en commun. Le maire de Montréal dit avoir d'ailleurs discuté de cette question avec John Tory lors de leur mission économique en Israël et en Cisjordanie plus tôt ce mois-ci. Il affirme toujours être contre un péage pour le pont Champlain, mais il en va autrement lorsqu'il s'agit de financer le transport collectif. Il soutient que la Commission métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) et la future Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) devront avoir une réflexion sur tous les moyens de financer le transport collectif. « Pourquoi j’étais contre le péage sur le pont Champlain? Parce qu’on voulait financer un pont, pas le transport collectif. Mais quand vous avez eu le pont de l’autoroute 30 ou de l’autoroute 25, ça les gens peuvent embarquer. Comme président de la CMM, je veux qu’on ait une réflexion à ce sujet. » Les tenants du transport collectif se réjouissent des propos du maire. « Le financement du transport collectif, c’est la clé pour offrir un service nettement amélioré dans la grande région métropolitaine. On en a besoin. Il faut avoir les moyens de ses ambitions. Toronto le prouve, il faut que Montréal fasse la même chose », affirme la porte-parole d'Alliance Transit, Coralie Deny. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1002105/denis-coderre-ouvert-instauration-peages-routes
  20. La Bourse de Montréal déménagera en 2018 dans la Tour Deloitte, un nouvel immeuble situé tout près du Centre Bell, au centre-ville. Un bail à long terme a été signé et les travaux pour adapter l'espace aux besoins des futurs locataires débuteront cet automne. Dans un communiqué conjoint publié jeudi, la firme immobilière Cadillac Fairview et le Groupe TMX ajoutent que les bureaux montréalais de la Caisse canadienne de dépôt de valeurs, de la Corporation canadienne de compensation de produits dérivés, de la Bourse de Toronto et de la Bourse de croissance TSX occuperont approximativement 44 000 pieds carrés répartis sur deux des 26 étages de cette tour de bureaux. Lou Eccleston, Chef de la direction, Groupe TMX, soutient que la nouvelle Tour Deloitte proposera un environnement de travail inspirant, durable, adapté aux besoins des employés et situé à proximité des clients locaux. La Bourse de Montréal est installée depuis 1965 dans la Tour de la Bourse, au Square Victoria.
  21. bxlmontreal

    Air Transat Eté Summer 2017

    Vols Air Transat 2017 ouverts à la réservation. Plan de vols Le plan de vols au départ de la Belgique (et des Pays-Bas) pour 2017 est presque similaire à celui de cette année. Le premier vol entre Bruxelles et Montréal aura lieu le 26 avril 2017. Au départ d’Amsterdam le premier vol vers Toronto aura lieu le 20 avril 2017 et celui vers Vancouver, le 6 mai. Vous trouverez ci-joint le plan de vols complet. Vols domestiques Grâce à un vol domestique entre Montréal et Toronto, les voyageurs peuvent au départ de Bruxelles peuvent rejoindre Toronto après un changement d’avion rapide à Montréal. Les voyageurs au départ d’Amsterdam peuvent prendre un vol direct vers Toronto et ensuite prendre facilement une correspondance vers Montréal. Grâce à ces vols domestiques supplémentaires, Air Transat permet aux passagers de rejoindre facilement toutes les grandes villes canadiennes et de poursuivre leur découverte du Canada. http://travel360benelux.com/fr/air-transat/vols-air-transat-2017-ouverts-a-la-reservation/
  22. FlyboyMTL

    YUL 747 Airport Bus

    Hello everyone, I'm an airline employee and a big proponent of YUL and it's future development. Lately I have been using Toronto's public transit system to get to the airport. Even though not as developed as ours, their subway, combined with the new 192 Airport Rocket, is really a winning combination, and has made me really step back and take at look at YUL and our airport access (just a bit better than terrible). From Kipling station the Airport Rocket is a 15 minute express bus from a metro directly to Terminal 1, 3 and Airport road near the hotels. Now before you start, yes, I know Montreal has this too in our 747 bus, directly from Lionel Groulx. However, the difference lies in that the Toronto express bus is part of their transit system, and only costs 3.00$, and a transfer from anywhere else in the network is valid. Why on earth would we charge 10$ for such a service?!?! It should almost be free! Anyway, I just wish the STM would make the 747 a regular bus line with a regular fare and transfers from the other parts of the network accepted, then we could call our airport SOMEWHAT accessible. And don't even get me started on the fact they now have direct train access......argh Rant Over.
  23. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/montreal/montreal-real-estate-tax-foreign-investors-vancouver-1.3704178 A new tax on foreign buyers in Vancouver has real estate agents predicting a spillover effect into other Canadian markets. But it's unclear if Montreal, often an outlier when it comes to real estate trends, will be among them. "I really don't think this is something that's looming for Montreal," said Martin Desjardins, a local realtor. The market here is "nothing compared to what's happening in Toronto and Vancouver," he said. The new 15 per cent tax, which took effect Tuesday, was introduced by the British Columbia government with the intent of improving home affordability in Metro Vancouver, where house prices are among the highest in North America. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa has said he is examining the possibility of a similar tax "very closely," as a measure to address Toronto's skyrocketing home prices. Experts believe the Vancouver tax could exacerbate the booming housing market in Toronto and, potentially, affect other Canadian cities. Brad Henderson, president and CEO of Sotheby's International Realty Canada, said some foreign nationals could turn to areas not subject to a tax — either elsewhere in British Columbia or farther afield. "Certainly I think Toronto and potentially other markets like Montreal will start to become more attractive, because comparatively speaking they will be less expensive,'' Henderson said. However, the Montreal market has so far remained off the radar of foreign investors. France, U.S top Montreal foreign buyers the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said the number of foreign investors in the Montreal area is small and concentrated in condominiums in the city's downtown. The report found that 1.3 per cent of condominiums in the greater Montreal region were owned by foreigners last year. That number jumps to nearly five per cent in the city's downtown. Residents of the United States and France accounted for the majority of foreign buyers, while China (at eight per cent) and Saudi Arabia (five per cent) accounted for far fewer buyers. Francis Cortellino, the CMHC market analyst who prepared the study, said it's difficult to determine whether the Vancouver tax will change the situation much in Montreal. "We're not sure yet what [buyers] will do," he said. "There are a lot of possibilities." In Montreal, Desjardins said the foreign real estate buyers most often operate on a much smaller scale, often consisting of "mom and pop investors" or people from France looking for a more affordable lifestyle. "I don't think it will ever be to the point where we'll have to put a tax," he said. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. http://www.ledevoir.com/economie/actualites-economiques/476392/immobilier-l-ontario-pourrait-taxer-les-achats-faits-par-des-etrangers Immobilier: l’Ontario pourrait taxer les achats faits par des étrangers 27 juillet 2016 |François Desjardins | Actualités économiques La Colombie-Britannique veut réduire la pression sur les prix de l’immobilier en taxant notamment les achats faits par des étrangers. L’Ontario, également aux prises avec une surchauffe immobilière, pourrait s’inspirer de la province de l’Ouest. La taxe sur les transactions immobilières bouclées par des étrangers en Colombie-Britannique pourrait un jour en inspirer d’autres à l’imposer, notamment l’Ontario, dont le ministre des Finances a reconnu mardi qu’il étudie de très près cette possibilité. Québec n’a pas envisagé cette avenue. Alors que les prix de l’immobilier du Grand Montréal ont augmenté de 1,9 % sur un an et de 9,3 % sur cinq ans, selon les données de l’industrie canadienne, la situation à Toronto et à Vancouver continue de préoccuper. Dans le premier cas, les prix ont bondi de 16 % et de 51 % sur les mêmes périodes. Dans le deuxième, les hausses sont de 32 % et de 50,5 %. À Vancouver, le prix moyen d’une maison unifamiliale est maintenant de 1,77 million, deux fois plus qu’à Toronto, selon les informations publiées il y a deux semaines par les chambres immobilières de ces villes. Pour tenter de contrôler la situation, qui complique grandement l’accessibilité à la propriété pour les premiers acheteurs, la Colombie-Britannique veut imposer aux étrangers une taxe de 15 % sur le prix d’achat d’une résidence dans la région de Vancouver. Cette mesure extrêmement ciblée s’ajoute à un resserrement général des règles dicté par Ottawa depuis quelques années. « Je salue ce que le ministre de Jong a mis en avant », a dit en conférence de presse le ministre des Finances de l’Ontario, Charles Sousa. « Nous étudions certainement toutes les options. » À Québec, ce genre de scénario n’a « pas été envisagé, considérant que nous ne sommes pas dans le même contexte », a indiqué au Devoir l’attachée de presse du ministre délégué aux Finances, Catherine Poulin. L’annonce faite par la Colombie-Britannique a suscité mardi beaucoup de réactions de la part d’analystes. Le geste pourrait avoir comme conséquence d’exercer une forte pression à la hausse sur les prix torontois, car les étrangers seront portés à regarder ailleurs que le marché de Vancouver, a estimé la Banque TD. « Compte tenu d’une part de marché des étrangers de 5 à 14 % [à Vancouver], notre modèle prévoit une baisse de 15 à 20 % du nombre de ventes au cours des trois prochains trimestres et d’une diminution de 5 % du prix moyen », ont écrit deux économistes de la TD, Michael Dolega et Diana Petramal, dans une note aux clients. Puisque la province surveille déjà de près les achats immobiliers faits par des étrangers, nous saurons d’ici le mois de septembre si la mesure fonctionne, a dit au Devoir John Andrew, professeur à l’Université Queen’s où il dirige la Real Estate Roundtable, qui réunit les acteurs de l’industrie pour échanger sur les pratiques immobilières. « Si vous êtes un investisseur de Hong Kong, verrez-vous le marché de Vancouver comme étant abordable, êtes-vous en train de sortir de l’argent de votre pays ? Qui sait quels sont les avantages fiscaux ? Qui sait d’où provient précisément l’argent ? se demande M. Andrew. Je crois que l’Ontario pourrait souhaiter faire la même chose, mais il n’y a pas tant d’activités étrangères à l’extérieur du créneau des condos. » Scénarios Mardi matin, l’organisme fédéral de surveillance de l’industrie financière a demandé à certaines institutions de simuler des chutes de prix de l’immobilier afin de mesurer leur résistance aux chocs. La demande ne vise pas les grandes banques, mais les autres institutions financières qui consentent des prêts hypothécaires. L’avis du Bureau du surintendant des institutions financières (BSIF) les prie de simuler une descente de 50 % pour Vancouver, de 40 % pour Toronto et de 30 % pour le reste du pays, une exigence qui survient deux semaines après avoir insisté sur la prudence dans les prêts hypothécaires résidentiels. « La faiblesse persistante des taux d’intérêt, les taux records d’endettement des ménages et la hausse rapide du prix des logements dans certaines régions du pays (notamment dans les grandes régions de Vancouver et de Toronto) pourraient entraîner des pertes sur prêts considérables si les conditions économiques devaient se détériorer », a écrit le BSIF le 7 juillet. « Les institutions financières peuvent encourir des pertes découlant à la fois de la possibilité que les emprunteurs ne puissent rembourser leurs dettes et du déclin de la valeur des biens immobiliers résidentiels auxquels sont adossés les prêts hypothécaires », a ajouté le Bureau du surintendant.
  25. http://plus.lapresse.ca/screens/c08b2208-a327-4775-a5fc-489e8e3b03c4%7C_0.html Sent from my SM-T330NU using Tapatalk