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    - Né à Québec, puis déménagé en Ontario en 1983 pour être enseignant
    - Retraité en juin 2013, déménagé à Montréal en novembre 2013
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  1. Une pétition ne changera pas le fait que ce bail emphytéotique a bel et bien été signé, donc Parcs Canada ne peut reprendre ce terrain. J'ai plus confiance au règlement de zonage qui, je crois, interdit un type de construction tel qu'un hôtel.
  2. Ce projet de centre culturel n'est pas pour bientôt car le Club Montréal Sport et Social (CMSS) a renouvelé la location du terrain de beach volleyball pour la saison 2019 (mai à octobre).
  3. jerry

    Bass 2 - 8(?) étages

    Plus de la moitié des unités du premier bâtiment sont vendues depuis quelques semaines, la construction commence ce printemps. Le 2è bâtiment va s'appeler Bass 3.
  4. jerry

    Charlotte - 8 étages

    Petit stop au bureau des ventes aujourd'hui: 80% des unités sont vendues, la construction commence fin mars - début avril.
  5. Bloomberg Montreal’s Real-Estate Market Is About to Eclipse Vancouver’s By Erik Hertzberg and Greg Quinn February 15, 2019, 2:15 PM EST Residential sales collapse in Canada’s most expensive city Quebec’s business capital hasn’t faced same regulatory crunch Vancouver is on pace to lose its status as Canada’s second largest housing market to Montreal. While still Canada’s most expensive city for housing, a recent collapse in sales has led the value of real estate transactions substantially lower. That leaves Montreal’s soaring market poised to overtake the Pacific coast city’s. In January, the total dollar value of real estate transactions in Vancouver fell to C$1.7 billion ($1.3 billion) on a seasonally adjusted basis, the weakest level since 2013 and down 42 percent from a year earlier, according to data released Friday by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Meanwhile, the value of transactions in Montreal reached C$1.63 billion to start the year, an increase of 18 percent from last January. Montreal -- which has much cheaper homes, but more transactions -- hasn’t been this close to Vancouver since 2008. Montreal is the business capital of the largely French-speaking province of Quebec and Canada’s second largest city by population. But it was left out of the boom that saw home prices in Toronto and Vancouver surge to levels that made those cities unaffordable and prompted a rush of regulations to slow down them down. January saw home sales in Montreal climb the fastest in a decade as lower prices and a booming economy lured buyers. Sales in the city advanced 7.1 percent from December, the fastest pace since May 2009, and the number of units sold reached a record. Montreal’s gains are well ahead of identical moves in Vancouver and Toronto where sales rose 1.2 percent, and double the national increase of 3.6 percent. There’s far less concern Montreal will show the signs of overheating seen in Canada’s two other major cities, given price differentials. “Much of the recent price appreciation and sales increases, that really reflects the strength of the economy,’’ Marc Desormeaux, an economist at Bank of Nova Scotia, said by phone from Toronto. “Montreal remains relatively affordable.’’ Montreal’s benchmark home price was C$349,300 in January, up 6.3 percent from a year earlier. That’s still far less than the Vancouver price of C$1.02 million, which is down 4.5 percent. Canada’s largest city Toronto still has by far the most real estate transactions, reaching C$5.4 billion to start the year, albeit greatly reduced from the C$8.5 billion in activity seen at the beginning on of 2017. https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2019-02-15/montreal-s-real-estate-market-is-about-to-eclipse-vancouver-s
  6. Canada’s Coolest City Feels Like a Little Slice of Europe Cameron Quincy Todd | Montreal has all the hallmarks of a great European city, and so much more. Montreal is easy to access from the rest of North America by train, plane, bus, or car, but its chic European vibes make it feel refreshingly far from home. French-colonial roots give it charm (the language, markets, cafes, and boutiques), while other factors—the city’s unique mix of personalities and demographics, its beautiful parks, the St. Lawrence River, and the surrounding Quebec countryside—make it a one-of-a-kind destination you’ll want to visit again and again. Chic Neighborhood Strolls If a standard of a good city is its walkability (which it should be), Montrealrates high. Downtown easily connects to the city’s trendy and more residential neighborhoods through a few central boulevards, public parks, bike paths, and a pretty user-friendly metro system. Exploring the area around Mont Royal—the city’s largest park, monument, and a great walk in itself—you’ll find Mile End and The Plateau, multicultural neighborhoods brimming with charm in the form of trendy boutiques, international food markets, and small bars and restaurants. The Best Public Parties Montreal is full of free or affordable ways to enjoy the city streets and public places, like the International Jazz Festival, drawing throngs of visitors to its free acclaimed concerts at the end of each June. On Sundays during the summer, dance along with the tam-tam drummers in Parc du Mont Royal, and at Piknic Electronik in Parc Jean-Drapeau. In warmer months, city streets are filled with sidewalk sales, local vendors, and celebrations, like on the colorful, pedestrian-only blocks of Rue St. Catherine in the Gay Village. Really Charming Side Trips Exploring the beautiful Quebec countryside around Montreal, you’ll find adorable little inns, wineries, and cabanes–à-sucre—the traditional sites of maple sugar production. It’s just a couple of hours up the St. Lawrence River to charming and historic Quebec City, home to cobblestone streets, small bistros, and the castle-like Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Hotel—a destination worthy of a whole trip on its own. Historical Wonder First Nations like the St. Lawrence Iroquoians, early French missionaries, fur trade opportunists, British colonists, and large waves of immigrants are all part of Montreal’s rich historical identity. A good place to dig into Montreal history is at the Pointe-à-Calliere museum—where visitors trace the city’s archaeological and historical origins, and view the ruins of Montreal’s earliest settlements, including cobblestoned Old Montreal and the McCord Social History Museum. Oysters, Stinky Cheese, and the Market of Your Foodie Dreams Dairy tastes better in Montreal than it does in the States: everything from yogurt to cream cheese is made with that divine real stuff, and in the stinky cheese category, you’ll find a dizzying array of unprocessed, unpasteurized goodness. Cheese and more can be found in the Jean Talon Market, a European-style haven of fresh produce and specialty goods. The oyster shopat Jean Talon is a pure, unadulterated form of mollusk joy: pull up a stool and wait while the world’s finest oysters (local and beyond) are shucked right in front of you. Boutique Shopping and Vintage Finds Montreal shopping highlights include: this incredible discount jeans store, one of the world’s cutest bookshops, literally everything you didn’t know you needed along Rue St. Hubert, and seriously good vintage scores, ranging from costume pieces and antiques to clothes from your cool-cousin-in-art-school’s closet. Many of the best vintage stores and hip boutiques are along the blocks of St. Urbain and St. Laurent that stretch from the Mile End to Plateau neighborhoods. Haute French Cuisine and a Million (Cheaper) Worldly Eats Montreal is littered with adorable little French bistros and old school Paris brasseries, serving menus of traditional staples like steak tartare, duck confit, and escargot. Foodie destinations like Joe Beef and Au Pied du Cochon take cues from Quebec culture and go for a more rustic, populist vibe, inventing dishes of smoked game, foie gras, and terrines that are indulgent and, well, meaty. Beyond the white tablecloths and long reservations, there are traditional Quebecois diners and delicious greasy spoons, vegetarian havens, Korean bibimbap, Italian pastries, Vietnamese banh mi, Indian thali, Greek souvlaki, and so many other casual delights to be discovered while wandering hungry. Sidewalk Cafes, Inside and Out When warm weather hits, cafes cram as many tables as they can onto small areas along Montreal sidewalks, where people-watching (over a café allongé or St. Ambroise Pale Ale) is at its peak. During a soccer game or almost any other sporting event, coffee shops like Cafe Olimpico are indistinguishable from ones in Europe, filled with hipsters, Francophones, Euro transplants, and regulars sipping espresso—all shouting along to television results. Montreal’s Mixed Identity Being the biggest, most populated city in the Quebec province, Montreal is also the most anglo-phied and internationalized (much of rural Quebec speaks only French). Many Montrealians speak two languages (if not three or five), but you’ll notice some other clear divides between Anglo and Franco worlds. A historic spirit of rebellion and independence runs deep throughout the province and its city, and you’ll often see fliers and signs announcing protests, strikes, and fundraisers around issues both global and local. Some traditions—like waiting in line outside the steamy windows of St. Viateur or Fairmount Bagels, ordering a smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz’s Delicatessen, or trekking up Mont Royal—belong not to Canada, France, or Quebec, but to Montreal. Wild and Weird Nightlife No two nights out in Montreal have to be the same (or ever have to end): you can dance all night at clubs with pools, with chilly Russian themes, or inside an old bank, or curl up at a cozy brasserie or wine bar. There’s a variety of art and entertainment any night of the week, including avant-garde acts, Franco theater, burlesque shows, and cutting edge local music mixing French and English. Luckily, there is also plenty of late-night poutine to sustain you. https://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/canada/quebec/montreal/experiences/news/canadas-coolest-city-feels-like-a-little-slice-of-europe
  7. C'est aussi utile pour la sécurité des piétons (chauffards, terrorisme).
  8. Amazon Pulls Out of Planned New York City Headquarters By J. David Goodman Feb. 14, 2019 Amazon said on Thursday that it was canceling plans to build a corporate campus in New York City. The company had planned to build a sprawling complex in Long Island City, Queens, in exchange for nearly $3 billion in state and city incentives. But the deal had run into fierce opposition from local lawmakers who criticized providing subsidies to one of the world’s most valuable companies. Amazon said the deal would have created more than 25,000 jobs. Amazon’s decision is a major blow for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who had set aside their differences to lure the giant tech company to New York. As recently as Wednesday, the governor had brokered a meeting between Amazon executives and union leaders who had been resistant to the deal, according to two people briefed on the sit down. The meeting ended without any compromise on the part of Amazon, according to the people. In recent days, supporters had begun mobilizing and felt encouraged by polls showing broad-based support for the company. Some could be seen wearing pins in support of Amazon. But those efforts did not sway many critics, who oppose the company for its anti-union practices and for the changes they feared it would bring to Queens. State Sen. Michael Gianaris, a vocal critic who was chosen for a state board with the power to veto the deal, said the decision revealed Amazon’s unwillingness to work with the Queens community it had wanted to join. “Like a petulant child, Amazon insists on getting its way or takes its ball and leaves,” said Mr. Gianaris, a Democrat, whose neighborhood includes Long Island City. “The only thing that happened here is that a community that was going to be profoundly affected by their presence started asking questions.’’ “Even by their own words,’’ he added pointing to their statement, “Amazon admits they will grow their presence in New York without their promised subsidies. So what was all this really about?” To attract Amazon, city and state officials offered the company one of the largest ever incentive packages in exchange for a much larger return in jobs and tax revenue. They agreed to remake plans for the Queens waterfront and move a distribution center for school lunches. They even agreed to give Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive access to a helicopter pad. Under the plan, within 15 years the company could occupy as much as eight million square feet of office space. It included a campus of office buildings for as many as 40,000 workers. But almost as soon as it was announced, the deal was met with resistance, from local elected officials like Mr. Gianaris and progressive groups that held rallies and petitioned in Queens against the deal. Many critics were angered that the circumvented the normal land-use process and essentially eliminated any veto power by the City Council. The idea of scaling back plans for the New York campus was a subject that had become increasingly discussed among the Amazon’s board, according to a source familiar with the board’s deliberations. The meetings between Amazon and Mr. Cuomo and Mr. de Blasio before the company decided to come to New York led executives to believe that there would be greater political support than turned out to be the case. The company had chosen New York as well as a site in Northern Virginia for major expansion. On Thursday, the company said it had no plans to reopen a search for a second location. Kathyrn S. Wylde, the chief executive of the Partnership for New York City, an influential business group, said, “How can anyone be surprised? We competed successfully, made a deal and spent the last three months trashing our new partner.” Ms. Wylde said the reception Amazon had received sent a “pretty bad message to the job creators of the city and the world.” Here is the statement released by Amazon: After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens. For Amazon, the commitment to build a new headquarters requires positive, collaborative relationships with state and local elected officials who will be supportive over the long-term. While polls show that 70% of New Yorkers support our plans and investment, a number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence and will not work with us to build the type of relationships that are required to go forward with the project we and many others envisioned in Long Island City. We are disappointed to have reached this conclusion — we love New York, its incomparable dynamism, people, and culture — and particularly the community of Long Island City, where we have gotten to know so many optimistic, forward-leaning community leaders, small business owners, and residents. There are currently over 5,000 Amazon employees in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and we plan to continue growing these teams. We are deeply grateful to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and their staffs, who so enthusiastically and graciously invited us to build in New York City and supported us during the process. Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio have worked tirelessly on behalf of New Yorkers to encourage local investment and job creation, and we can’t speak positively enough about all their efforts. The steadfast commitment and dedication that these leaders have demonstrated to the communities they represent inspired us from the very beginning and is one of the big reasons our decision was so difficult. We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada. Thank you again to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and the many other community leaders and residents who welcomed our plans and supported us along the way. We hope to have future chances to collaborate as we continue to build our presence in New York over time. Corey Kilgannon, Patrick McGeehan and Karen Weise contributed reporting. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/nyregion/amazon-hq2-queens.html
  9. Ça va être effectivement un 180 degrés par rapport au croquis du journal! D'ailleurs le baseball majeur interdit aux stades à ciel ouvert une orientation vers le sud ou l'ouest pour éviter que les frappeurs aient le soleil dans les yeux.
  10. Non je pense que le dessinateur n'a tout simplement pas pensé à ça.
  11. Trop bas pour les bateaux, il faudrait le surélever. Plus probable qu'ils construisent une nouvelle passerelle pour piétons et cyclistes!
  12. https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2019/02/12/stade-de-baseball--le-bassin-peel-choisi-1
  13. J'espère que tu as raison, car ce serait effectivement l'idéal s'ils peuvent trouver les fonds!
  14. D'accord avec toi pour tous ces points, sauf un! Je pense qu'il n'y aura qu'une seule station si on annonce cette année le retour des Expos et qu'elle sera située au sud du bassin Peel. On rationalisera en disant aux gens de Griffintown qu'ils auront quand même un accès facile à deux stations du REM, soit celle du stade des Expos au sud et celle de la gare centrale au nord.