Bonjour à tous et bienvenue dans cette nouvelle section du forum!
Une section qui vous est entièrement destiné. En effet, vous pouvez nous montrer ici VOS propres projets pour la grande ville de Montréal.
Comment voyez-vous le Montréal du futur? Quels projets voudriez-vous qu’il y ait?
Simplement quelques petites restrictions (plus «recommandations» que «restrictions», pour que la section soit tout simplement plus amusante à regarder;) ) :
1- Les projets devront être accompagné d'un appui visuelle
Tout simplement que ce soit plus agréable. Un projet avec un rendu est toujours plus attirant à la critique.
Exemple: Prenez comme exemple une des propositions de tour pour le Silo no5, même si elle aurait 50 étages, personnes n'en parle vraiment, parce que nous ne savons pas de quoi elle aurait l'air.
Autre exemple : La tour d'Aluminium, dont tout le monde connaissait comme n'étant qu'une vision, mais qui a tout de même réussi à remplir 4 pages de son fil en deux jours! Si j'avais seulement parlé d'une vision de tour de 240 mètres sans rendus, personnes n'aurait répondu à mon fil!
2- Les projets doivent venir de vous
Simplement pour ne pas se retrouver avec des projets annulés. Ce fil n’est pas un fil nostalgique de projet abandonné.
Aussi, simplement pas prendre de projets existant ailleurs et simplement le mettre, juste pour que Montréal reste la ville unique qu’elle est.
Instrument conseillé pour l’appui visuel :
Le logiciel est juste…INCROYABLE!
Il est gratuit, complet (pour les débutant) et surtout…facile à utilisé.
Je l’ai téléchargé pendant le temps des fêtes et j’ai déjà créé quelques petites choses pour ce fil!
Vous pouvez le télécharger ici : https://www.sketchup.com/fr
(Photoshop, illustrator, etc.)
Quand on les connaît bien, c’est quand même assez facile de travailler avec eux.
Maintenant, à vous de créer vos propres projets! Comment voulez vous que Montréal ressemble?
P.S. Ce fil est pour les commentaires, les annonces, etc.
I've always had the thought of what would happen if stores didn't close early in Montreal, mainly on the weekends. On one hand, it gives a nice work-life balance, but on the other hand, stores closing at 5 pm in a major city gives it a dead feeling. I've had friends from the states, and also people here who want stores to be opened later on weekends, preferably until 9 pm.
2. Bars being open till 6 am, with the last call being at 5:30 am.
The question is
1. In your opinion: would you want retail/store hours extended until 9 pm on weekends, and would you want bars open until 6 am?
2. Would it benefit the economy, will things stay the same or will it be a boon?
3. Will it have a huge impact on society? or a minimal one?
New broom sweeping Montreal clean
June 8, 2007
MONTREAL -- In Montreal this spring, a new army of enforcers is taking command of the streets and spreading fear in back alleys. They're tough, eagle-eyed - and armed with big brooms.
The city in Canada best known for its insouciance and laissez-faire ways is suddenly aspiring to be Singapore on the St. Lawrence. This year, Montreal has declared war on trash.
Besieged by criticism that downtown had become an open-air dump of litter and bulging trash bins, city hall made a clean sweep of it by adopting a bylaw on "civility, respect and cleanliness."
Since last Friday, property owners downtown have become responsible for cleaning up in front of their homes and businesses. Fines start at $125 and reach $4,000 for repeat offenders.
"This is probably the toughest bylaw of its kind in Canada, if not North America," said Benoît Labonté, mayor of Montreal's downtown borough. "There are no warnings, just tickets for violations. We mean business."
Mr. Labonté has scheduled a news conference this morning to reveal the fruits of the new crackdown: In just seven days, the city's "trash troopers" issued about $70,000 in fines.
Montreal was inspired by cities like New York and Paris, which turned around their notoriously unkempt appearance in a few years, Mr. Labonté said in an interview yesterday. "If it's good enough for New York and Paris, it's good enough for Montreal."
Montreal has always had anti-trash rules on the books, but it put muscle this year into applying them: Ten more trash inspectors downtown, 189 young "cleanliness brigadiers," as well as 1,400 new garbage bins, 700 ashtrays and four solar-powered trash compactors valued at $4,700 apiece.
Some people worry Montreal will get so clean it will be antiseptic. And the more cynical wonder if Mayor Gérald Tremblay isn't picking an easy target because it's a lot tougher to solve intractable problems like his woeful revenue sources.
Still, many agree the city had let cleanliness slide in recent years, and civic pride with it. Complaints mounted about overflowing garbage cans, oozing back-alley dumpsters, and cigarette butts outside office buildings after no-smoking rules went into effect.
"We'd let things go in the last few years, and it was visible," said Claude Rainville, head of a business development group in Montreal's Latin Quarter. "The industrial quantities of butts. The trash containers. It just wasn't welcoming."
And the tough anti-litter talk isn't the only effort aimed at making Montrealers less unruly. Montreal police last year added 133 officers to its traffic squad to curb the notoriously bad habits of city drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
In the first four months of this year, police issued nearly 3,500 tickets for jaywalking, and plan to crack down on the habit through the summer, said Chief Inspector Réjean Toutant. "I understand that this is part of Montreal's culture. But that's no reason to let things go," he said.
No smoking, no jaywalking, no littering - is Montreal losing its joie de vivre?
Éric Montpetit, a political scientist at the University of Montreal, studied the city's litter problems and said the new efforts are long overdue. But the trash crackdown does appear to fit into a larger pattern.
"Montrealers have long been the exception in Canada. We've been less disciplined and maybe a little less polite. But that wild side is also part of the city's charm," said Prof. Montpetit, who has lived in Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Now, the efforts at behaviour reform may signal a shift.
"Maybe," he said, "we're starting to Canadianize Montrealers."
Halifax could learn a lot from Montreal
The Daily News
You know, as you travel through this wonderful country, you realize just how lucky we are to be Canadians. From the majestic Rocky Mountains to the restless Atlantic Ocean. And what diverse populations. Bringing the best from all of our homelands.
Leaving Toronto and heading East quickened my heart, as heading home always does. This is probably what is so compelling about travel. All we see and eat and do can be brought home to add a little diversity to our verdant region.
I stopped in Kingston, Ont., which was celebrating the last day of its Busker Festival. It's hard to say how big theirs is, as on the last day, everyone joins together in the main area to watch the best of the week. They had closed a large portion of the downtown and besides the theatrical antics, parking lots were 1/2lled with 3/4ea markets, antique sales, baking and general city groups adding to the fun.
After a Guinness, a bite and a leisurely chat with some locals, on I pushed to Montreal.
I used to live there about 30 years ago. After the referendum, big business left in droves. Many Anglos followed. Toronto surpassed Montreal as Canada's No. 1 city. I think they went a little over board on their French-only bent, isolating them even further. But a funny thing happened. Rents stayed low. Houses remained affordable. It was the perfect environment for artists and artist expression. Montreal became an incubator and gave birth to the largest comedy festival and one of the largest jazz festivals and, of course, the world's most famous circus troupe, Cirque du Soleil.
To some degree, this is all serendipity, the right place and the right time. But that isn't enough. You still need the people with the control and the money to pave the way or, at least, remove the road- blocks. And I chose this word for it's meaning. Obviously a city must function at many levels. Business must function, deliveries must be made, people must get to work and home again. But these days tourism is big business and as well talented people must be attracted to our fair cities. Besides just jobs, we have to address quality of life. Now this means many things. Besides a comfortable and safe place to live, we have to do things. We need theatre, 1/2lm, good food and entertainment. And entertainment can be so many things - from buskers to book fairs, car shows, huge 3/4ea markets, a literal day at the beach and sailing. If we have a happy population, it shows. The tourists 1/2nd out and they come to see why. And at the bottom of it all, you will 1/2nd a progressive administration.
As in Montreal, where the arts had the perfect place to be. Flowers won't grow without the proper conditions, they must be encouraged. Montreal gets it.
During the jazz festival, most of Montreal's streets are closed around the arts centre. During the Grand Prix the Main St. Laurent is closed and turned into a giant terrace; bars and restaurants spill out onto the street.
The comedy fest, for two weeks, shuts down the blocks from St. Laurent past St. Dennis, south of Sherbrooke. The area is the size of downtown Halifax. There were hundreds of thousands of people on the streets. Roaming troupes of stilt walkers, parade 3/4oats, lights everywhere, sound and long lineups at all of the venues. It was a festival 20 years in the making.
About 20 years ago, in Halifax, Dale Thompson started the Buskers' Festival and Mardi Gras, a Halloween night to remember.
Buskers were a downtown-wide street show. They were everywhere. What could have grown into something approaching Montreal's festival was safely place in a sterile (read boring) package on the crowded waterfront.
Same with Mardi Gras. It got out of control. Instead of managing it, it was cancelled, or at least the cost of police and 1/2re control became prohibitive. There is something wrong with our attitude.
Mayor Peter Kelly and a few councillors should go on a paid junket to Montreal to 1/2nd out how it's done. There is no need to recreate the wheel. It's been done in Rio, New Orleans and in Montreal.
I saw very few police, just on the gates to the streets. A couple of 1/2remen leaning on their 1/2re truck were there just in case. And there were hundreds of thousands of people of all ages with smiles on their faces.
Heck, I'll even offer to go with them as translator, to translate into common sense.
The film festival in Halifax is in its 21st year and yet the city is still dithering over permits to use Parade Square and surrounding streets.
This festival has the potential to put us on the international 1/2lm map, but we need the nurturing and help of our city fathers.
And speaking of 1/2lms, I wish our 1/2lm development board would get off their chairs and try to stem the 3/4ow of production from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick and the rest of the country.
This was a $200- million-a-year business. Now I know there are circumstances, but let's start with local production.
A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I hadn't seen many cops walking the beat late at night. Well just to prove me wrong, there they were Wednesday night, handing out parking tickets.
C'mon. What gives? We have a world hockey tournament or curling or the Greek Festival or whatever - and the parking commission has a 1/2eld day.
You know, if they are not blocking a hydrant or some emergency exit or driveway, do we have to be so fanatical? If it weren't about the revenue, you know you will be towed, if necessary. Let's give our visitors a break. But I guess we have to pay for the parking at Dartmouth Crossing somehow.
Well, I'm off to enjoy our jazz festival. It's good here, but it could be better. Have a good one.