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  1. Entièrement d'accord que ce serait un building flagship pour le cv mais d'après moi CF privilégie l'option de bâtir 2 tours plutôt qu'une pour les raisons suivantes: -construire en hauteur coûte cher, bâtir 2 x 30 étages est peut être plus abordable qu'une tour de 60 étages pour la même densité -flexibilité: disons que tu signes un anchor tenant qui prend 15 étages et tu commences la construction de la tour 1 et le marché tourne, la tour 2 peut être remise à plus tard
  2. "il se propose d'ailleurs d'assister au prochain match des Étoiles, à Cincinnati, en juillet." - en quoi est-ce de la représentation? Si c'est son projet de croissance personnelle d'assister à du baseball dans ses temps libres, et bien qu'il y aille, mais ce serait scandaleux de faire passer son vol, son hotel, sa town car et son souper chez Nobu sur le compte de dépense de la ville.
  3. En attendant il se paie de beaux voyages aux frais des contribuables le maire Coderre
  4. I can't believe that this mess is the highest and best use for that property. That piece of land has everything! Views, walking distance to every amenity, easy access by car to Westmount, downtown and major highways, next door to the metro and hospital, etc. etc. Why not allow a derogation and build a narrow 25-35 story residential building with corner units, full-floor units, duplexes, penthouses etc. aimed squarely at Westmount empty nesters who want to downsize to a 2-bedroom, 1,700 sq. ft. apartment with large living room dining and kitchen. There is certainly a market for that seeing how the Redfern building sold well and it's a blah project with a bad architect. Someone recently paid $4.9M for a fully renovated penthouse at 1 Wood and it doesn't even face the mountain! From the 20th floor up you'd have unobstructed 360 degree views of the mountain, Oratoire, downtown, river and the west. Add a porte cochere, driveway, swimming pool and doorman and you would have buyers lining up to pay $900k-$2.5M for a piece of that.
  5. Avez vous lu mon commentaire? J'ai dit que je préfere AA sur AC même s'ils offraient le service non stop vers HKG. J'évite AC quand je peux. Mais je ne crois pas qu'ils complotent contre le marché de Montréal. Les ME3 (Emirates, Qatar et Etihad) ne sont pas des modèles à suivre à moins qu'on veuille subventionner à coups de milliards des compagnies pour qu'elle fasse de Montréal un hub mondial - ce que Dubai tente de faire.
  6. That's what I think, but it's not immediately clear from Les Affaires which says something like "le montant que Sixty investira est inconnu" which could lead someone to believe that they are partners, although I wouldn't read too much into it.
  7. Des enfants en avion, c'est du trouble vol direct ou non
  8. AF a 2 départs/jours YUL>CDG. À moins que tu sois OW ou *A seulement I'm talking about less "obvious" destinations. Par exemple Vienne, si toi tu décides d'y aller cet été mais tu découvres qu'il n'y a pas vol direct, vas-tu vraiment changer ton projet pour ca. Ou bien l'Asie puisque ca semble très en demande dans ce forum. I've been to Hong Kong twice in the past month, both times on AA through Dallas (BTW the only flight AA aka the largest airline in the world operates between North America and HK) and even if AC had non stop service I would still go with AA, their J product on the 777-300ER is outstanding (mis a part the food, which is inedible even in Flagship First) vs. AC which has coffin shaped seats on their 767/777s. I agree the 787 might change that (Mark hook me up) but is not yet offered YYZ-HKG. AA offers wifi on international flights while AC does not (useful on a 16 hour flight). AAdvantage is the best program in the business while Aeroplan.. is called Zeroplan for a reason. So basically what I'm trying to say is sometimes people will prefer a layover over a non-stop if the overall experience is better. It's really not that bad - especially when you're having free food and drinks at the Centurion Lounge DFW . Again I don't understand the obsession. Et puis je lis aussi dans ce forum l'argument que des vols direct vont aider au développement économique de la ville.. Penses t'on vraiment que l'entrepreneur quebecois qui veut faire des affaires en Asie va se décourager parce qu'il doit passer par Toronto ou Dallas. Ou que des chinois s'empechent de venir investir (ou étudier à McGill) du à l'absence de vols non stop? C'est très bas dans la liste de priorités.
  9. Je ne comprends pas l'obsession de certains des vols directs. Vous vous limitez seulement aux destinations desservies par YUL pour vos décisions de voyage d'affaires ou personnels? Je ne pense pas. On choisit une destination avant tout et on se préocuppe après de quelles compagnies offrent le service, et c'est la demande importante entre deux villes qui fait en sorte que les routes directes existent.
  10. I'd be ready to bet that Sixty's involvement is limited to the fact that they'll be managing the hotel, so the fact that they're involved isn't necessarily a testament to the viability of the project. En d'autres mots je ne serais pas surpris que PZ réussisse encore à faire échouer un projet sur ce terrain, ils ont déjà fait des choses pas mal curieuses par le passé.
  11. Love the enthusiasm surrounding a baseball stadium but let's just be real - it won't happen in the next 25 years and if it did, it wouldn't be there. Why can't the existing tower be torn down exactly? It would be a challenge to configure the tower into a hotel given the hexagonal shape of the building which lends itself more to open concept office space, not to mention the fact that demand for such a large property in that part of town is not a bet anyone sane would be willing to take. As for office space, that would represent a lot of square footage coming online in the area at the same time and could take years to fill.
  12. What an idiot!!!!! Does he really believe someone building résidences étudiantes will spend big bucks to make it look period appropriate and nice? Of course not! Luxury is the only way to go if you want to preserve the "patrimoine bati".
  13. AF345 operated with a 747-400 is taking off Sunday May 3rd at 4:45 for the last time, ever. The end of an era for sure.
  14. truth is, there aren't that many when you consider that there are 8,000,000,000 people on the planet (the majority of which have never set foot on an airplane, commercial or not). Most biz jets are owned by huge public companies that are truly global (i.e. GE, Shell etc. have plants, infrastructure projects in every region of the world and often in hard to reach places). In Quebec, I can think of very few people that own a serious business jet. A family that has a lot of cheese (both literally and figuratively) owns a Challenger 604 and a Global Express - look out for them at Aviation Etcetera which they also own next time you fly out of YUL. Robert Miller aka Future Electronics owns a Falcon 7X, so does a real estate family that likes to keep a low profile. Another famous entrepreneur or rather his company owns a Global Express - I'll give you a hint, registration C-GCDS