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  1. People complaining ... again ... https://montrealgazette.com/news/late-night-flights-and-trudeau-airport-expansion-challenged-in-court Late-night flights and Trudeau airport expansion challenged in court "It's an open bar," Pierre Lachapelle said of nighttime flights in Montreal. "The rules exist but the airport gets to be judge and jury." JESSE FEITH, MONTREAL GAZETTE Updated: August 14, 2019 SHARE ADJUST COMMENT PRINT Claiming the Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport ignores its own rules on nighttime flights, a citizens’ group is seeking to have a Quebec Superior Court judge order the airport to clarify its regulations and follow a stricter curfew. The 19-page court order request, filed at the Montreal courthouse last week, also seeks to force an environmental impact study of the airport’s planned $2.5 billion expansion. “Cities hold public consultations to redevelop neighbourhood parks the size of pocket squares,” said Pierre Lachapelle, president of Les Pollués de Montréal-Trudeau. “But here we have an airport that wants to add 10 to 15 new gates, which will have considerable effects on the population,” he continued. “And yet there’s no consultation?” As for the noise at night, the group argues the flights keep residents awake, force them to sleep with earplugs —  “it only takes one plane to wake you up,” Lachapelle said  — and to close their windows during the summer, damaging their quality of life. According to the airport, its internal regulations set operation hours for planes depending on their size. TRENDING IN CANADA For jets over 45,000 kilograms, such as Airbus or Boeing flights, takeoffs are supposed to happen between 7 a.m. and midnight, while landings can take place between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. The airport is open 24 hours for propeller planes and jets of less than 45,000 kilograms. Exceptions are supposed to be made only for medical emergencies, delays beyond a carrier’s control and adverse weather conditions. But the group argues that, given the lack of oversight, the airport rarely enforces its regulations and loosely applies the criteria needed for exceptions. “It’s an open bar,” Lachapelle said. “The rules exist, but the airport gets to be judge and jury. They sit on both sides of the table.” According to the court documents, a late-July sample of the airport’s flight schedule shows flights departing for Miami, Toronto, Punta Cana and Dallas all before 7 a.m. on one day and two flights landing in Montreal between 1 and 3 a.m. on another. The request argues the problem will only get worse as more people use the airport, which it says is projecting to welcome 20 million passengers this year, 25 million in 2025 and 35 million by 2035. The planned expansion, the court request adds, is the equivalent of adding another airport in the city. “The impact of such an increase in air traffic on the environment has predictable consequences in terms of noise, air pollution and safety,” the documents say. The same group received permission to launch a class action against the airport, Nav Canada and Transport Canada in April 2018. Many of the residents involved in the class action live in Ahuntsic, Town of Mount Royal, St-Laurent and Villeray –St-Michel – Parc-Extension. Reached for comment on the new court request, a spokesperson for the airport said it intends to “vigorously” defend itself before the court. “We always strive to find the balance between air operations, the needs of the community for various air routes and the respect of local residents,” the spokesperson said in an email response. “Maintaining a good cohabitation is an integral part of our mission.” [email protected] twitter.com/jessefeith
  2. Dans les faits ce que Danny explique en haut est vrai mais quand meme me semble prolonger le REM ferait moins bric a brac.
  3. En effet serait plutot spectaculaire d'etendre le sud est du central business district -- meme si des condos y sont inclut -- jusqu'a St. Paul avec des hauteurs a 120m ou plus.
  4. Commence a se pointer le nez.
  5. En fait le Metro sur Notre Dame a un stationnement sous terrain.
  6. Maybe the before end of July timing is accurate. On my way to work the last couple of weeks I’ve seen workers inside the building and just this morning saw a demo sign on the wall.
  7. Depuis Imperial Tobacco.
  8. Sitting in front of the 1000, Tour des Canadiens juste a l'ouest, BN et VSLP juste a l'est no reason this shouldn't be 200m.
  9. Ca augure bien j’espère !
  10. Probablement les Lowney Loft sur Notre Dame coin Inspecteur.
  11. Globe and Mail article on Montreal downtown condo boom. The article is locked meaning you have to be a subscriber to read the article but I posted the link anyhow. Wasn't sure where to post mods feel free to move if needed. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/article-montreals-condo-boom-sparks-a-race-to-the-top/ Montreal’s condo boom sparks a race to the top BERTRAND MAROTTE MONTREAL SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JUNE 25, 2019UPDATED JUNE 25, 2019 FOR SUBSCRIBERS COMMENTS Open this photo in gallery Condo-tower developments, not to mention new office and mixed-use projects, continue to sprout at a seemingly frenetic pace in Montreal. BROCCOLINI It’s a sure sign of the intensity of downtown Montreal’s building boom: developers vying for bragging rights over who has the highest residential tower. Brivia Group recently announced plans for a new 61-storey condo tower in the Phillips Square area of the city centre. That would make it the tallest residential building in Montreal, beating out rival Devimco Immobilier’s twin-tower Maestria condo project in the nearby Quartier des Spectacles, which boasts 55 and 58 storeys. Condo-tower developments, not to mention new office and mixed-use projects, continue to sprout at a seemingly frenetic pace in Montreal, with the tallest and most prestigious venues concentrated in the increasingly tightly packed downtown. A major reshaping of the cityscape is underway. Montréal du futur, a recent exhibit in the lobby of a downtown Montreal office building, highlighted the many projects that are either proposed or proceeding. The area around the Bell Centre, home to the Montreal Canadiens NHL hockey team, is a particularly busy hive of activity. Phase 3 of the Tour des Canadiens will top out at 55 storeys. The two towers that preceded it came in at 50 storeys. The developers are Toronto-based Cadillac-Fairview Corp., Canderel Group of Montreal and Club de hockey canadien. Just west of that sector, the 36-storey QuinzeCent condo tower – also a Brivia undertaking, with Tianqing Group – is going up. Consortium QMD-Ménard, meanwhile, is betting on its 44-storey Solstice condo project on nearby Rue de la Montagne. Open this photo in gallery One factor contributing to all the bustle is the City of Montreal’s policy of encouraging the transformation of the city centre’s open-air parking lots into zones suitable for development. BROCCOLINI Buying air rights to build a tower over an existing structure is a concept that is increasingly being tapped into. Devimco, for example, struck a deal with the owners of the storied Club Sportif MAA on Peel Street. The fitness club, located in a historic four-storey brick building, is the former Montreal Athletic Association, founded in 1881. Terms of the agreement call for the club to undergo a major upgrade while the façade will be preserved. Devimco’s luxury condo tower will rise 44 storeys above it. “Montreal’s economy is in good shape. At the same time, there is some catching up going on,” says Robert Vézina, president and chief executive officer of RJV Communications and the founder and chief organizer of Montréal du futur. The city experienced a relatively long slump in major-project construction not so long ago and the current boom is helping make up for the drought, he said. One factor contributing to all the bustle is the City of Montreal’s policy of encouraging the transformation of the city centre’s open-air parking lots into zones suitable for development, making for a more densely populated and – it hopes – more livable downtown. At the same time, the city is trying to address concerns that the construction upswing is too heavily centred on high-priced condos aimed principally at professionals and singles or couples, leaving out families, renters or lower-income residents. Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante recently unveiled a proposed bylaw that would require developers to set aside 20 per cent of all new downtown units for social housing or else pay an in-lieu fee to the city. New projects would also have to offer 10 per cent to 15 per cent of units built as affordable housing. Developers could opt out by offering land to Montreal for social-housing construction. Finally, 5 per cent of all units would have to be family housing, meaning housing with at least three bedrooms. An opting-out clause would allow developers to make an equivalent contribution to the city. Ms. Plante’s party, Projet Montréal, promised in 2017 to create 12,000 social- and affordable-housing units by 2021. A spokeswoman for Robert Beaudry, the Projet Montréal city councillor responsible for housing, said the city is on track to put in place a more inclusive housing policy. Open this photo in gallery Montréal du futur, a recent exhibit in the lobby of a downtown Montreal office building, highlighted the many projects that are either proposed or proceeding. BROCCOLINI The city administration insists the new rules will be sufficiently flexible and won’t put a damper on the building boom. Some players in the development community, however, have warned that investment money in new projects could dry up if the constraints are overly stringent. They point out that the downtown condo market is different than that in other sectors. Sylvain Gariépy, president of the Ordre des urbanistes du Québec – the provincial urban planners’ association – says that, on the whole, he’s pleased with the evolution of downtown Montreal development. Attracting residents to the city centre helps make it a livelier place, he said. But he would like to see a more pro-active stand by the city concerning public infrastructure. “There’s a tendency to be reactive when it comes to planning infrastructure.” Jean-Philippe Meloche, associate professor at the School of Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture at the Université de Montréal, says he doesn’t believe that developers are being overly aggressive in their condo construction. The towers are clearly meeting a need as more people seek to live closer to their places of work, he said. But he agrees that more thought should be put into planning ahead for the needs of residents living in the downtown, such as ensuring that public parks include not only fountains and benches, but swings and playgrounds for kids. Mr. Vézina says he’s well aware of the importance of avoiding a “condo-ization” of the downtown, where ordinary folk get squeezed out of a too-expensive market. “I perfectly agree it can’t just be condos,” he said. “I’d like to see it more inclusive in the future.” As to the new towers’ ever-loftier heights, the city continues to forbid the construction of buildings that exceed Mount Royal’s highest point, 233 metres above sea level, although it has loosened height and density restrictions in some sections of the downtown and Old Montreal as part of efforts to attract more real estate activity. Your house is your most valuable asset. We have a weekly Real Estate newsletter to help you stay on top of news on the housing market, mortgages, the latest closings and more. Sign up today.
  12. Photo prise du Canal pool deck 10e a l’instant. Et vers l’ouest.