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  1. Quelques évaluations foncières que j'ai été rechercher pour le fun. Les chiffres sont très récent (janvier 2011): 1000 de la Gauchetière Terrain: 26,763,100$ Batiment: 248,236,900$ Immeuble: 275,000,000$ 1250 René-Lévesque Terrain: 33,083,100$ Batiment: 298,416,900$ Immeuble: 331,500,000$ Place Ville-Marie (tout) Terrain: 101,901,500$ Batiment: 623,098,500$ Immeuble: 725,000,000$ Tour CIBC Terrain: 14,917,700$ Batiment: 90,682,300$ Immeuble: 105,600,000$ Édifice Sun Life Terrain: 30,258,600$ Batiment: 155,841,400$ Immeuble: 186,100,000$ Stationnement du 1300 René-Lévesque Terrain: 14,166,800$ Batiment: 0$ 1501 mcgill college Terrain: 5,798,000$ Batiment: 94,002,000$ Immeuble: 99,800,000$ Tour de la Bourse Terrain: 21,923,900$ Batiment: 156,246,100$ Immeuble: 178,170,000$ 400 Sherbrooke - Hilton Garden Inn Terrain: 1,947,200$ Batiment: 31,052,800$ Immeuble: 33,000,000$ Le futur Altoria (actuellement édifices de 6 étages) Terrain: 2,697,400$ Batiment: 866,600$ Immeuble: 3,564,000$ Complexe Desjardins Terrain: 109,314,100$ Batiment: 456,135,900$ Immeuble: 565,450,000$
  2. Bonjour ! J'ai décidé hier de créer une série de photo sur l'architecture des écoles. J'adore l'architecture et j'étudie en photo, donc un des mes sujets favori en photo est l'architecture et l'urbanisme. L'architecture des écoles n'est pas ce qu'il y a de plus extraordinaires, surtout celles construites après les années 60. Dans cette série j'espère pouvoir vous faire découvrir et partager des angles de vues qui feront sortir la beauté de ces immeubles souvent en mauvaise état. Voici la première photo de cette série. Construit en 1967 par le Collège Français, ce bâtiment était un annexe pour la division primaire du collège Français jusqu'en 2000. Depuis 2000, elle abrite "L'École des Premières Lettres", une OSBL dirigé par les parents des enfants.
  3. Des nouveaux projets autour de stations de métro sont toujours de bonnes nouvelles ! -------------------------------------- Gregory Charles concrétise son rêve de Cité chorale Le complexe Podium ouvrira ses portes dans un an par Geneviève Fortin, Courrier Laval Article mis en ligne le 5 octobre 2009 à 15:02 À un mois de l'élection, l'administration Vaillancourt a adopté une entente qui permettra la réalisation de la Cité chorale. Le projet, baptisé Podium, est piloté par Gregory Charles et le Collège vocal. Le complexe offrira des programmes de formation en chant choral et en arts de la scène, destinés à une clientèle de tous âges. L'entente, adoptée lors de la dernière réunion du conseil municipal avant l'élection, lie le Collège vocal, à titre de partenaire privé, la Ville et le collège Montmorency. La municipalité accorde une subvention de 4,3M$, alors que le Collège vocal de Laval investira 3,9M$ dans ce projet totalisant 8,2M$. Ce montant comprend la construction de l'édifice, les services professionnels, les équipements scéniques, pédagogiques et extérieurs. Le Collège vocal sera responsable de la Cité pour les 30 années suivant la fin des travaux. Collège Montmorency Le document adopté lors du conseil municipal prévoit que le Collège vocal devra élaborer une entente avec le collège Montmorency afin de développer un programme de formation collégiale de chant choral. Celui-ci sera offert dans les locaux du complexe Podium. Le cégep pourra utiliser la scène et des locaux dans le nouvel édifice pour la tenue d'activités étudiantes, notamment en chant choral. Une entente sera également conclue avec le collège Montmorency pour l'utilisation de ses terrains lors d'événements nécessitant une scène extérieure. De l'Avenir et de la Concorde D'abord prévu face au collège Montmorency sur le boulevard de l'Avenir, le complexe Podium sera construit à l'angle des boulevards de l'Avenir et de la Concorde, dans le stationnement du collège Montmorency, près de la Maison des arts. Le rez-de-chaussée de l'immeuble couvrira une superficie entre 8000 et 9400 pieds carrés. Les signataires de l'entente estiment que le cégep perdra environ 49 cases de stationnement. Dans un secteur où la demande de stationnement est grande, les espaces perdus seront compensés par de nouvelles places situées du côté du boulevard du Souvenir, aux frais de la municipalité. En plus de locaux de répétitions, le complexe, dont on prévoit l'ouverture à l'automne 2010, comprendra une salle de spectacle dotée d'une acoustique qualifiée d'exceptionnelle dans le communiqué diffusé cet après-midi. Les promoteurs promettent également une programmation internationale disponible à l'année. Le complexe Podium sera érigé dans le stationnement du collège Montmorency. (Photo: Martin Alarie)
  4. DESCRIPTION DU PROJET Le journal Le Courrier Ahuntsic a fait largement écho depuis quatre ans des démarches du Collège Ahuntsic pour construire une résidence étudiante. Voici quelques éléments décrivant le projet. • Concept architectural et bâtiments bien intégrés à son environnement; tient compte des préoccupations des citoyennes et citoyens du quartier et des autorités de l’arrondissement d’Ahuntsic-Cartierville. • Située rue Saint-Hubert, à proximité du Collège et entre le stationnement donnant accès aux terrains de tennis et la rue Marcel-Cadieux. À deux pas de la station de métro Crémazie. • Un projet en deux phases : la première prévoyant accueillir quelque 400 étudiantes et étudiants dès 2007 et, la seconde, environ 100 étudiantes et étudiants en 2010. • De confortables studios et des appartements comptant deux chambres. • Appartements modernes, meublés, incluant téléphone et Internet. • Aménagement paysager en lien avec les espaces verts actuels. • Salle communautaire. • Stationnement des usagers sur le terrain actuel de stationnement du Collège. http://www.collegeahuntsic.qc.ca/pdf/depliant_residence.pdf
  5. Nom: 1200 McGill College Hauteur en étages: 24 Hauteur en mètres: 84 Bonjour à tous! Je suis un lecteur d'MtlUrb depuis un an maintenant. J'adore la passion que tout le monde ici a pour l'architecture à Montréal, même si elle est négative parfois! Je suis bilingue, mais je préfère écrire en anglais, donc vous pouvez me répondre en anglais ou en français. Merci! La Tour Rogers in the state that it is today is a disgrace to McGill College, one of the most beautiful streets in Montreal. If you are not familiar with the rusted and faded building, here it is: Bellow is my vision to refresh 1200 McGill College. The renders were created in Revit 2017, I'm studying to be architectural technologist and making these renders are a part of the job. The renderings that usually come with a proposal are created by a team with very powerful computers. I made these renders on my laptop at home in my free time, I still think it turned out well: In my vision, the bronze aluminum sections of the elevations would be replaced by a silver aluminum. This finish would be nearly identical to the finish on Place ville Marie, I think that would be a noteworthy integration. The windows would be replaced with black reflective windows, like the ones being installed on the new Holiday Inn on R.L. For the brick section, I would replace the brick with black prefab concrete slabs like the ones on Tour Des Canadiens. I also chose to add a billboard that would be used to advertise CityTv and Breakfast Television Montreal (I wanted to put a screen under the billboard, but didn't). This is done on the CityTv building in Toronto: I know some of you hate prefab and billboards, but I think in this situation they add character to a TV studio building. I did not do any design work on the commercial section facing St Catherines, so in the render it is just a glass box. If you have any ideas for the vision, let me know! If I have free time, maybe I will add some suggestions and post new renders. Thank you!
  6. Je vous met ici un lien à propos d'une thèse intitulée "Etude du projet McGill College (1984) en rapport avec le mouvement City Beautiful" effectué par Souhila MAR de la Faculté de I'aménagement de l'université McGill en 1998 -thèse de doctorat " présentée à la Faculté des études supérieures en vue de l'obtention du grade de Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D.) en aménagement" Rien de moins !!! C'est donc du sérieux et c'est rigoureux !!! C'est une thèse de 640 pages -que je n'ai pas lu puisque je viens de la découvrir sur internet ce matin mais que j'ai parcouru en diagonal (et très rapidement, comme vous devez vous en douter). Je me suis surtout intéressé aux images dont celles qu'on peut voir à partir de la page 433 qui nous rappelle que le premier projet de Cadillac Fairview pour le site de la Place Montréal Trust devait inclure une salle pour l'orchestre symphonique de Montréal. [url=]http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp02/NQ43711.pdf#page=1&zoom=25,-1722,827[/url] Bonne lecture !!
  7. Pas sûr que ça va ici, mais je ne savais pas où mettre. Anyway, super nouvelle! Certains ici ont déjà participé à ça? Moi c'était au National Model United Nations à NY. Je ne sais pas comment se compare le WMUN par contre. https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/news/dawson-community/worldmun-is-coming-to-montreal-thanks-to-dawsons-efforts/
  8. Un nouveau pavillon pour le Collège de Maisonneuve Publié le 2 Septembre 2010 Steve Caron Investissement de 13,1 M$ Le Collège de Maisonneuve construira un nouveau pavillon et rénovera plusieurs de ses installations. Une somme de 13,1 M$ lui a été octroyée, en vertu du Programme d’infrastructure du savoir (PIDS), un programme conjoint de gouvernements provincial et fédéral. Depuis plusieurs années, l’établissement fait face à une importante pénurie d’espace. Selon son devis pédagogique, il est autorisé à accueillir 5300 étudiants, mais sa capacité d’accueil réelle n’est que de 4800 étudiants. La construction du nouveau pavillon et les réaménagements prévus viendront en grande partie répondre à ce problème. L’an dernier, le Collège accusait un manque à gagner de 5000 mètres carrés et manquait cruellement de classes pour l’enseignement et de bureaux pour les employés. Pour résoudre en partie le problème, à l’hiver 2009, la plupart des activités de la formation continue ont été déménagées dans un autre campus, soit au 2030, boulevard Pie-IX, ce qui a généré 2000 mètres carrés supplémentaires. Le nouveau pavillon fournira les 3000 mètres carrés qui manquent toujours. « Parmi tous les cégeps de la province, nous sommes celui qui possède le moins de mètres carrés par étudiant », a rappelé Pierre Harrison, directeur général de Maisonneuve. Maisonneuve s’engage dans un grand chantier qui durera cinq ans, tout devrait être complété en 2015. Le nouveau pavillon, lui, sera prêt pour la rentrée 2011. Le bâtiment de quatre étages sera construit sur une partie du stationnement du Collège près de la rue Bourbonnière. Il comprendra 24 nouvelles classes multimédias pouvant accueillir 40 étudiants. La bibliothèque Gabriel-Allard sera entièrement réaménagée au cours de l’année scolaire 2011-2012 pour devenir plus spacieuse et plus moderne. Parmi les autres grands projets prévus, on compte également la création d’un étage entièrement réservé aux sciences et doté de nouveaux laboratoires, d’un autre étage consacré spécifiquement à la vie collective et aux lieux de socialisation et de rassemblement, et la mise à neuf des installations de plusieurs autres programmes. Les réaménagements visent aussi à regrouper certains services pour améliorer le fonctionnement et l’efficacité de l’enseignement et des études, par exemple en déplaçant dans une même zone les laboratoires, les centres d’aide et les bureaux de professeurs d’un même département d’enseignement; améliorer la circulation, l’ouverture des espaces et la fluidité dans le Collège, en rendant le jardin intérieur plus visible et accessible; rénover ou réaménager certaines aires vétustes et en rendre d’autres plus sécuritaires, comme l’entrée sur Bourbonnière, dangereuse pour les piétons. « Actuellement, le Collège est un bâtiment introverti. Ses endroits les plus intéressants sont peu visibles et assez difficiles d’accès. L’objectif du réaménagement est entre autres de le rendre plus extraverti, d’ouvrir ces espaces, de créer de nouveaux axes de circulation. En 2015, au terme de ce grand chantier de cinq ans, Maisonneuve aura complètement changé de visage », souligne M. Harrison. Pour définir ses priorités, Maisonneuve a misé sur la consultation des membres de sa communauté. Plus d’une centaine d’employés du Collège, regroupés en différents comités, participent à la réflexion entourant les travaux. « Nous avions des besoins criants en matière d’espace et de réaménagement de certaines aires. Nous sommes très heureux que les gouvernements provincial et fédéral nous accordent leur soutien. Toute la communauté de Maisonneuve, tant les étudiants que les membres du personnel, bénéficiera des améliorations prévues », affirme le directeur général.
  9. RED LIGHT - PROJECT DEAD La Ville de Montréal assurera la protection de l'intégralité du site du Collège Marianopolis MONTRÉAL, le 20 mai /CNW Telbec/ Le maire de Montréal, M. Gérald Tremblay a annoncé que l'Administration municipale compte assurer la protection de l'intégralité du site de l'ancien Collège Marianopolis, situé sur le mont Royal. En conséquence, tout projet futur de développement de cette propriété sera limité aux volumes de construction existants et ce, afin de permettre la protection de la montagne. "Pour mon Administration, il est fondamental que le développement économique se fasse sans pour autant nuire au développement durable. La protection et la mise en valeur de notre patrimoine naturel, en particulier le mont Royal, demeurent des éléments-clé dans nos décisions. C'est dans cette optique que le projet de développement de l'ancien collège Marianopolis présenté par le promoteur Développement Cato Inc. n'a pas été retenu. Nous répondons ainsi aux inquiétudes exprimées par la population en faveur du maintien de l'intégrité de ce lieu à haute valeur symbolique", a déclaré le maire de Montréal, M. Gérald Tremblay. Dans ce contexte, l'Administration municipale considère qu'il n'y a pas lieu de poursuivre la démarche de modification réglementaire entreprise par le conseil municipal et que par conséquent, le projet tel qu'élaboré doit être refusé. À cet effet, le conseil a adopté à l'unanimité la recommandation du comité exécutif de ne pas donner suite au projet. La Ville de Montréal limite ainsi le développement du site à la conservation et la restauration de l'ancien collège. Quant au complexe sportif, il sera possible de procéder à sa réutilisation ou encore à sa démolition, à condition que la nouvelle construction soit d'un volume de même gabarit. Les espaces verts dont les boisés resteront libres de toute construction. Faisant suite à la recommandation de l'OCPM, la Ville procédera, de concert avec les ministères, organismes et institutions concernés, à la réalisation d'études visant à établir des balises de protections explicites pour le développement et la mise en valeur des propriétés institutionnelles.
  10. Job Losses Show Breadth of Recession Article Tools Sponsored By By DAVID LEONHARDT Published: March 3, 2009 It is both deep and broad. Every state in the country, with the exception of a band stretching from the Dakotas down to Texas, is now shedding jobs at a rapid pace. And even that band has recently begun to suffer, because of the sharp fall in both oil and crop prices. Unlike the last two recessions — earlier this decade and in the early 1990s — this one is causing much more job loss among the less educated than among college graduates. Those earlier recessions introduced the country to the concept of mass white-collar layoffs. The brunt of the layoffs in this recession is falling on construction workers, hotel workers, retail workers and others without a four-year degree. The Great Recession of 2008 (and beyond) is hurting men more than women. It is hurting homeowners and investors more than renters or retirees who rely on Social Security checks. It is hurting Latinos more than any other ethnic group. A year ago, a greater share of Latinos held jobs than whites. Today, the two have switched places. If the Great Recession, as some have called it, has a capital city, it is El Centro, Calif., due east of San Diego, in the desert of California’s Inland Valley. El Centro has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, a depressionlike 22.6 percent. It’s an agricultural area — because of water pumped in from the Colorado River, which allows lettuce, broccoli and the like to grow — and unemployment is in double digits even in good times. But El Centro has lately been hit by the brutal combination of a drought, a housing bust and a falling peso, which cuts into the buying power of Mexicans who cross the border to shop. Until recently, El Centro was one of those relatively cheap inland California areas where construction and home sales were booming. Today, it is pockmarked with “bank-owned” for sale signs. A wallboard factory in nearby Plaster City — its actual name — has laid off workers once kept busy by the housing boom. Even Wal-Mart has cut jobs, Sam Couchman, who runs the county’s work force development office, told me. You often hear that recessions exact the biggest price on the most vulnerable workers. And that’s true about this recession, at least for the moment. But it isn’t the whole story. Just look at Wall Street, where a generation-long bubble seems to lose a bit more air every day. In the long run, this Great Recession may end up afflicting the comfortable more than the afflicted. The main reason that recessions tend to increase inequality is that lower-income workers are concentrated in boom-and-bust industries. Agriculture is the classic example. In recent years, construction has become the most important one. By the start of this decade, the construction sector employed more men without a college education than the manufacturing sector did, Lawrence Katz, the Harvard labor economist, points out. (As recently as 1980, three times as many such men worked in manufacturing as construction.) The housing boom was like a giant jobs program for many workers who otherwise would have struggled to find decent paying work. The housing bust has forced many of them into precisely that struggle and helps explain the recession’s outsize toll on Latinos and men. In the summer of 2005, just as the real estate market was peaking, I spent a day visiting home construction sites in Frederick, Md., something of a Washington exurb, interviewing the workers. They were almost exclusively Latino. At the time, the national unemployment rate for Latino men was 3.6 percent. Today, when there aren’t many homes being built in Frederick or anywhere else, that unemployment rate is 11 percent. And this number understates the damage, since it excludes a considerable number of immigrants who have returned home. Frederick was typical of the boom in another way, too. It wasn’t nearly as affluent as some closer suburbs. Now the bust is widening that gap. If you look at the interactive map with this column, you will see the places that already had high unemployment before the recession have also had some of the largest increases. Some are victims of the housing bust, like inland California. Others are manufacturing centers, as in Michigan and North Carolina, whose long-term decline is accelerating. Rhode Island, home to both factories and Boston exurbs, has one of the highest jobless rates in the nation. All of these trends will serve to increase inequality. Yet I still think the Great Recession will eventually end up compressing the rungs on the nation’s economic ladder. Why? For the same three fundamental reasons that the Great Depression did. The first is the stock market crash. Clearly, it has hurt wealthy and upper middle-class families, who own the bulk of stock, more than others. In addition, thousands of high-paying Wall Street jobs — jobs that have helped the share of income flowing to the top 1 percent of earners soar in recent decades — will disappear. Hard as it may be to believe, the crash will also help a lot of young families. The stocks that they buy in coming years are likely to appreciate far more than they would have if the Dow were still above 14,000. The same is true of future house purchases for the one in three families still renting a home. The second reason is government policy. The Obama administration plans to raise taxes on the affluent, cut them for everyone else (so long as the government can afford it, that is) and take other steps to reduce inequality. Franklin D. Roosevelt did something similar and it had a huge effect. Of course, these two factors both boil down to redistribution. One group is benefiting at the expense of another. Yes, many of the people on the losing end of that shift have done quite well in recent years, far better than most Americans. Still, the shift isn’t making the economic pie any bigger. It is simply being divided differently. Which is why the third factor — education — is the most important of all. It can make the pie larger and divide it more evenly. That was the legacy of the great surge in school enrollment during the Great Depression. Teenagers who once would have dropped out to do factory work instead stayed in high school, notes Claudia Goldin, an economist who recently wrote a history of education with Mr. Katz. In the manufacturing-heavy mid-Atlantic states, the high school graduation rate was just above 20 percent in the late 1920s. By 1940, it was almost 60 percent. These graduates then became the skilled workers and teachers who helped build the great post-World War II American economy. Nothing would benefit tomorrow’s economy more than a similar surge. And there is some evidence that it’s starting to happen. In El Centro, enrollment at Imperial Valley Community College jumped 11 percent this semester. Ed Gould, the college president, said he expected applications to keep rising next year. Unfortunately, California — one of the states hit hardest by the Great Recession — is in the midst of a fiscal crisis. So Imperial Valley’s budget is being capped. Next year, Mr. Gould expects he will have to tell some students that they can’t take a full load of classes, just when they most need help. The Geography of a Recession http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/03/us/20090303_LEONHARDT.html
  11. Un nouvel auditorium au collège Regina Assumpta en 2012 Publié le 23 Juin 2011 Dès la rentrée scolaire 2012, le collège Regina Assumpta comprendra un nouvel auditorium. Le coût du projet, dont l’annonce a été faite par le directeur général, Pierre Carle, est évalué à 12 M$. Sujets : École de musique Regina Assumpta La capacité du nouvel auditorium sera de 700 places, dont 517 au parterre. Le lieu comprendra un mode acoustique propice à la bonne transmission du son non amplifié, pour les différents concerts des orchestres d’harmonie, à cordes et symphonique du collège, les concerts de l’École de musique Regina Assumpta et les chorales, ainsi qu’un mode de son amplifié pour tous les autres événements. L’installation sera implantée au cœur même de l’établissement, dans la cour intérieure, du côté ouest. Par l’entrée principale du collège, les spectateurs auront accès au foyer inférieur menant à l’auditorium, où se trouve présentement la salle Jeanne-Sauvé. Un escalier vitré permettra d’accéder au foyer supérieur, lieu actuel de la salle Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Ces deux foyers vont également servir de lieux de rassemblement pour la tenue d’activités de groupes.
  12. Source: Taylor Noakes Je ne suis pas souvent d'accord avec ce type, mais ce billet est intéressant. Cliquez le lien pour y voir les photos nécessaire pour bien comprendre l'article. Came across an interesting conversation on Montreal City Weblog that started out about a bit of news that the Hilton Bonaventure is up for sale but ended up on the subject of some of our city’s ugliest buildings. The question was whether the entirety of Place Bonaventure was on the block or just the Hotel (and what the Hotel’s stake in the building was, by extension), and one commentator stated he’d prefer to see the building destroyed and replaced with a ‘proper European-styled train station, a worthy Southern Entrance to the city’ (I’m paraphrasing but that was the gist of it). Ultimately it is just the hotel that is for sale. Of note, the Delta Centre-Ville (another building I have mixed feelings about) recently announced it is closing in October, putting some 350 people out of work. The University Street building, co-located with the Tour de la Bourse is to be converted into – get this – high-end student housing. I don’t know if the rotating restaurant on the upper floors is still operational, but I’m going to find out. I can imagine a high-priced and slightly nauseating meal with a fantastic if intermittent view awaits… The Hilton Bonaventure occupies the top floors of Place Bonaventure, a building designed from the inside-out that was originally conceived as an international trade centre and convention space. When opened in 1967 it boasted an immense convention hall, five floors of international wholesalers, two floors of retail shopping, a collection of international trade mission head offices and the aforementioned hotel. The building was heavily modified in 1998, losing its wholesale and retail shopping component as it was converted into office space. The exterior is in the brutalist style of poured, ribbed concrete, some of which has cracked and fallen off. Though an architecturally significant building, it’s far from a beauty. The rooftop hotel is perhaps the building’s best feature, involving a sumptuous interior aesthetic heavy on earth tones interacting with plenty of natural sunlight, bathing the hotel’s multiple levels while simultaneously exposing the well-cultivated rooftop garden and pool. In any event, the discussion on Montreal City Weblog brought up general disinterest in Place Bonaventure’s looks, but commentators had other ideas about what they considered to be our city’s truly ugliest building. Montreal Forum, circa 1996. Montreal Forum, circa 1996. Weblog curator Kate McDonnell’s pick is the Cineplex Pepsi AMC Forum Entertainment Complex Extravaganza (brought to you by Jonathan Wener at Canderel Realty). I won’t disgrace the pages of this blog by showing you what it looks like – just go take a waltz around Ste-Catherine’s and Atwater and when you start dry heaving you’ll know you’re looking at one of the worst architectural abominations to ever befall a self-respecting society. The above image is what the Forum looked like pre-conversion, probably shortly after the Habs moved to the Bell Centre (formerly the Molson Centre, formerly General Dynamics Land Systems Place). This would’ve been the Forum’s second or third makeover since it was first built in the 1920s, and as you can see, a strong local Modernist vibe with just a touch of the playful in the inter-lacing escalators deigned to look like crossed hockey sticks is pretty much all there is to it. Simple, straightforward, even a touch serious – a building that looked like the ‘most storied building in hockey history’. But today – yea gods. Frankly I’m surprised we haven’t formed a mob to arson it all the way back to hell, where the current incarnation of the Montreal Forum aptly belongs. From what I’ve heard Satan needs a multiplex on which to show nothing but Ishtar. All that aside, I agree that the Forum is awfully ugly, but it’s not my choice for ugliest city-wide. Other suggestions from the conversation included the Port Royal Apartments on Sherbrooke and the National Bank Building on Place d’Armes, though commentators seemed to agree this was mostly because they felt the building was out of place, and rendered ugly more by the context of its surroundings, or its imposition upon them, than anything else. The Big O was mentioned, as was Concordia’s ice-cube tray styled Hall Building. La Cité was brought up as an ultimately failed project that disrupts a more cohesive human-scale neighbourhood, and so were some of McGill’s mid-1970s pavilions. Surprisingly, the Chateau Champlain wasn’t brought up, though I’ve heard many disparage it as nothing but a fanciful cheese-grater. 1200 McGill College - Centre Capitol 1200 McGill College – Centre Capitol But after all that is said and done, I’m not convinced we’ve found Montreal’s ugliest building. My personal choice is 1200 McGill College, the building above, a drab and dreary brown brick and smoked glass office tower of no particular architectural merit or patrimonial value that I personally believe is ugly by virtue of marring the beauty of the buildings around it, notably Place Ville Marie and just about everything else on McGill College. Worse still, it replaced what was once a grand theatre – the Capitol – with something that would ultimately become a large Roger’s call centre. Ick. However much corporate office real estate our city happens to have, we could all do without whatever this puny out-of-style building provides. Suffice it to say, I would gladly sell tickets to its implosion. But in writing this article I remembered a building even more hideous and out of place than 1200 McGill College: This monstrosity… Avis Parking Garage on Dorchester Square - credit to Spacing Montreal Avis Parking Garage on Dorchester Square – credit to Spacing Montreal There is simply no excuse for a multi-level parking garage conceived in such ostentatiously poor taste to occupy such a prime piece of real estate as this, and so I can only infer that the proprietor is either making a killing in the parking game or, that the proprietor is waiting to try and get building height restrictions relaxed. It’d be a great spot for a tony condo complex, but given that it’s wedged between the iconic Sun Life and Dominion Square buildings it’s likely the lot has some significant zoning restrictions, making a tower – the only really viable residential model given the size of the plot – highly unlikely. I can’t imagine a tower on this spot would do anything but take away from the already hyper precise proportions of the square. Personally, I think the spot would be ideal for a medium-sized venue, especially considering it’s adjacent to the preserved former Loews Theatre, currently occupied by the Mansfield Athletic Association. In better days the city might have the means to redevelop the former Loews into a new performance venue; a gym can go anywhere, an authentic turn of the century vaudeville-styled theatre is a precious commodity these days. Think about it – a medium-sized theatre and performance complex in the middle of a pre-existing entertainment and retail shopping district. I think that might work here. Either way – boo on this parking lot. And come to think of it, I wouldn’t mind seeing just about every single modernist apartment tower built in the McGill and Concordia ghettoes in the 1960s and 1970s removed from the skyline as well. But I leave it to you – what do you think is the single ugliest building in Montreal? Feel free to send pics if you have them.
  13. Collège Marianopolis: feu vert à une version réduite du projet Martin Croteau La Presse Site du promoteur: http://www.msurlamontagne.com/
  14. MONTREAL, June 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The head office of Astral Media Inc. (TSX: ACM.A/ACM.B) now boasts a new address at 1800 McGill College Avenue. Astral-one of Canada's largest media companies-also shares its name with this office building that has been part of Montréalers' lives since 1989 and now becomes Maison Astral. Over 400 of the 2,800 Astral employees will occupy many of the building's floors, including Corporate Department employees, as well as a large portion of its French-television team and Sales Department employees. "Our company was founded in Montréal nearly 50 years ago and we take great pride in helping to make our city one of the country's economic and cultural drivers. Today, we are delighted to occupy a choice location at the heart of Montréal's business and cultural district," declared Ian Greenberg, President and Chief Executive Officer of Astral. Maison Astral is a 30-storey office building with a breathtaking view of the Mount Royal that overlooks Montréal's most strategic hub at the corner of McGill College Avenue and de Maisonneuve Boulevard. ----------------------------------------------- They have already installed their hideous new logo
  15. Je me disais que plusieurs aimeraient lire ça... (Oui oui à Toronto ils ont longtemps considéré qu'il y avait une phobie des hauteurs) Toronto skyscrapers rise ever taller The city may finally be getting over its irrational fear of heights Marcus Gee Published on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 6:59PM EDT Last updated on Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 7:00PM EDT Yesterday, Mayor David Miller was on hand for the ceremonial ground-breaking of the tallest residential building in Canada. The 75-storey, 243-metre-high Aura condominium will be a dramatic addition to the city skyline, a blade-like glass-and-steel skyscraper that is the final stage of the College Park complex at College and Yonge. With 931 units and 1.1 million square feet of living space, it is the King Kong of condos, boasting more residential footage than the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the world’s tallest building. Aura is a sign that Toronto is getting over its fear of heights. New office and condominium towers are popping up downtown like mushrooms after a summer rain. The Shangri-La hotel and condo on University Avenue will rise 66 storeys; architect Daniel Libeskind’s L Tower on the Esplanade, 57 storeys. The Ice condos down by the waterfront will comprise two towers of 65 and 55 storeys. By 2014, Toronto could have close to 100 buildings over 400 feet tall, nearly double the number of a decade earlier. City councillor Kyle Rae says this city has become the “Manhattan of Canada,” a comparison that would have seemed absurd even a few years ago. For a city that used to quiver and squirm whenever a developer threatened to put up a skyscraper outside the financial district, it is a startling change. Back in the 1970s, worries about congestion and overbuilding led Mayor David Crombie to slap a 40-foot height limit on downtown buildings. In the early 2000s, the city was consumed by a debate over the Minto project, a high-rise condo opposed by neighbouring homeowners. A couple of years later, developer Harry Stinson was forced to cancel plans for the spectacular, 90-storey Sapphire Tower on Temperance Street. It seemed too tall, too big, too flashy. All that seems dated now. Though neighbours still complain about shadow impacts, traffic congestion and other often-imaginary problems with proposed tall buildings, Torontonians are coming to accept the merits of building into the heavens. The thicket of downtown high-rises fits perfectly with the drive to promote urban “intensification,” planner-speak for packing people more closely together to save energy and counteract urban sprawl. The Aura project is right on the Yonge subway line, so thousands of people will be able to get around without their cars. It will bring new life to the tatty corner of Yonge and Gerrard and kick-start revitalization of the crummy Yonge Street strip. Even so, the city at first failed to see Aura’s aura. The site was zoned for just 36 storeys and planners bridled at the notion of more than doubling that. When a City of Toronto planner first discussed Aura with Mr. Rae, a champion of urban density and downtown living, she called it a disgrace. “I turned to her and said, ‘Is that a planning term?’ and it deteriorated from there.” But the city soon realized it was on thin ice if it hoped to oppose Aura. Both Toronto’s official plan and Ontario’s smart growth policies call for increasing density around nodes such as Yonge and College. To ease the city’s concerns, developer Michael La Brier agreed to set up a five-member panel with leading U.S. and local architects to review the tower’s design. The result is a sleek and handsome building that will cost about half a billion dollars. The tower will stand on a three-storey granite-and-glass podium with high-end stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond. More than 97 per cent of the condos have been pre-sold, says Mr. La Brier, though if you have $17.5-million in your pocket, there is still a penthouse available. That a developer can charge such a sum for a condo in Toronto is a sign of confidence in the city and its vibrant downtown. Aura was financed in the midst of the world financial crisis and more than 85 per cent of the units were sold within six weeks, sight unseen. The building’s dramatic height is a draw, not a drawback. Mr. La Brier’s remembers the fuss when College Park’s early phases went up, with towers of 45 and 51 storeys. “In those days, 51 storeys was as scary as 75 is today.” With Aura’s unabashed embrace of height, the city has moved on. If we can get over our fear of 75 storeys, why not 80 or 90 or even 100? In this new vertical city, the sky is the limit. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/toronto-skyscrapers-rise-ever-taller/article1545218/
  16. Cominar achète le 2001 McGill College Le 2001, McGill College. 2 octobre 2008 - 11h12 Presse Canadienne Le Fonds de placement immobilier Cominar (CUF.UN) a annoncé jeudi qu'il avait acquis, pour 165 M$, la tour de bureaux de 24 étages située au 2001, avenue McGill College, à Montréal. Le nom du vendeur n'a pas été précisé. Pour financer la transaction, Cominar a conclu une entente à long terme d'environ 97,2 M$ avec une compagnie d'assurance canadienne. Le solde du prix d'achat sera réglé par prélèvement sur les facilités de crédit courantes de Cominar. L'immeuble, d'une superficie de 528 532 pieds carrés, est situé du côté est de l'avenue McGill College, au coin de la rue Sherbrooke Ouest. Il est relié à des immeubles historiques en pierre grise de quatre étages situés sur la rue Sherbrooke. Click here to find out more! L'immeuble a un taux d'occupation actuel de 90%. La clôture de l'acquisition est assujettie à la procédure usuelle d'enregistrement des immeubles, qui doit suivre son cours dans les prochains jours. Cette acquisition, jugée importante par Cominar, porte la valeur des actifs de l'entreprise à environ 1,7 G$. Michel Dallaire, président et chef de la direction de Cominar, a affirmé, jeudi, au moment de l'annonce de cette transaction, que la compagnie était activement à la recherche d'un immeuble de bureaux à acquérir à Montréal depuis que le Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) a entamé en juin 2006 une procédure d'expropriation à l'égard d'un de ses immeuble de bureaux situé au 300, avenue Viger Est, à Montréal. Cominar est le plus important propriétaire et gestionnaire d'immeubles commerciaux au Québec. L'entreprise possède un portefeuille immobilier composé de 213 immeubles comprenant 37 immeubles de bureaux, 39 immeubles commerciaux et 137 immeubles à caractère industriel et polyvalent qui couvrent une superficie totale de 18,1 millions de pieds carrés dans les régions de Québec, de Montréal et d'Ottawa.
  17. Champlain College to open Montréal campus BURLINGTON — Champlain College announced that it is leasing property in Montréal to operate a study-abroad campus starting this fall. Students will be able to choose to spend a full academic semester in Montréal taking Champlain College courses. Champlain’s campus is believed to be the first U.S. campus in Montréal. Ten Champlain College courses will be offered there this fall — the same courses that are offered at its Burlington campus. Students will pay the same tuition and residence hall rates as they would in Vermont. Study-abroad applications for fall have been coming in and the college is now working with an architect to renovate the brownstone building on Rue Sherbrooke that will house Champlain’s academic center. The college has also contracted with L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) to offer student housing in a UQAM residence hall on Rue St. Urbain. This is a francophone university that offers Champlain students the opportunity to live with students from Québec and Canada, as well as a variety of other countries. “With our new campus in Montreal, Champlain students can make the most of the many international business, multicultural and learning opportunities that are available in that major metropolitan center,” said David F. Finney, college president. “The Montreal campus is another way for our students to internationalize their educational experience.” In addition to study-abroad programs at partner colleges in Europe and a host of international internship offerings, Champlain also operates a satellite campus in Mumbai, India. Courses offered in Montréal will include: Modern Canadian Social History, Creativity and Conceptual Development, Critical Thinking, Practical Game Design, Animating Characters in 3-D, Game Development Senior Team Project, Social Responsibility in Media, Conversational French, and a required Québec cultural immersion course. Nearly 30 students are expected to spend the fall 2007 semester in Montréal. In the future, students from other colleges will be able to apply to study at the Quebec campus. The Montréal campus is open to students in all academic programs. Students in Champlain’s electronic and multimedia and graphic design programs may be particularly attracted to the experience since Montréal is one of “gaming’s global hot spots,” according to WIRED Magazine. Québec is home to more than 50 electronic game-related companies and development studios, including Ubisoft, A2M and Electronic Arts. Students in Champlain’s business programs can study in a province that is among Vermont’s most important trading partners.
  18. j'aimerais savoir votre top 5 des tour les plus belle de montréal selon vous pour moi c'est 1. 1250 rené-lévesque 0uest 2.1501 mcgill college 3.le 1000 de la gauchtiere 4.tour kpmg 5.tour de la bourse et vous c'est quoi
  19. http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Stossel/story?id=7055599&page=1 Video clip from 20/20 at link as well.
  20. McGill College office space experiencing a revival By Allison Lampert, Montreal Gazette October 6, 2010 When 1981 McGill College was sold two years ago, the new owners were purchasing an office building that would soon be almost a third empty. At the time, a major tenant, the law firm Ogilvy Renault, which occupied about 177,000 square feet out of 630,000 square feet of leasable space, was moving to Place Ville Marie. "It's a risk that we took," said Martin Rousseau, leasing director for the new owner, Industrial Alliance Insurance and Financial Services Inc. "But now it's going well, we're very happy." After hitting a vacancy rate of more than 11 per cent and losing some major tenants over the last decade - including CGI Inc., Bell Canada, and the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec - the office buildings on McGill College Ave. appear to be going through a revival, real estate brokers say. In recent months, landlords have landed some big name tenants. In 2012, tax and risk management consultancy firm RSM Richter is to move its Montreal offices from Alexis Nihon in Westmount to 1981 McGill College - a coup for Industrial. Last week, Polaris Realty announced the arrival of the Fédération des Caisses Desjardins du Québec to 1253 McGill College. And over the summer, Astral Media moved from Ste. Catherine St. downtown to its new offices on McGill College. "It's been good news for McGill College," said Luciano D'Iorio, president of Terramont Real Estate Services Inc. "There's been a lot of musical chairs." Brokers weren't always so optimistic about the bustling downtown street. With McGill College's vacancy rate hitting 11.3 per cent in 2002, the fear was that other tenants would want to relocate near the Caisse's new headquarters at the Quartier International besides Square Victoria. "Then the story was doom and gloom," said D'Iorio, who's writing a piece on the street's revival for the real estate trade publication Espace Magazine. "There was the fear that tenants wouldn't want to be on McGill College." In the third quarter, the Montreal market for Class A office space - as in most of the country - showed an improvement in vacancy rates, an October report by Cannacord Genuity says. In Montreal, the vacancy rates for Class A office buildings are now under the equilibrium point of 10 per cent level, D'Iorio says. But rents for Class A buildings dropped slightly in the third quarter compared to the second quarter, said the Cannacord report, citing data from CB Richard Ellis. Rousseau of Industrial says he's optimistic despite still having the following three blocks of space left to rent: 35,000 square feet, 24,000 square feet and 5,000 square feet. "Historically it's an attractive address," he said of McGill College. [email protected]
  21. Montreal Forum adds a touch of Dawson College class Brenda Branswell Montreal Gazette August 9, 2010 MONTREAL - Some Dawson College students will have classes this year in a place they probably never expected to study - the old Montreal Forum. The downtown college is renting additional space in the Pepsi Forum because of an influx of 300 additional students. Dawson is creating nine classrooms in the building, including two computer labs for students who are studying social sciences, said Donna Varrica, a college spokesperson. Dawson is one of several colleges that is accepting more students for the coming school year. The decision to take in extra students came in June when the Quebec government announced it would inject more than $1 million to deal with the space problem at Montreal Island's crowded CEGEPs. Varrica said the top priority for Dawson was to find extra space that wasn't far from the college. Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Forum+adds+touch+Dawson+class/3378079/story.html#ixzz0w9Kr4HzN
  22. Looks like the outside is getting a face lift.
  23. http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2016/05/15/le-college-royal-militaire-de-saint-jean-reprendra-son-titre-duniversite Ca demeure une bonne nouvelle pour la région de Montréal si ca aboutit