Architectes: Lemay Michaud
Fin de la construction:2007
Utilisation: Résidences pour personnes retraitées
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Bonjour à tous,
Voila suis nouveau sur mtlurb (mon 1er thread ) et vu que je vais bientot enfin démenager pour Montréal je passe mon temps à admirer les projets qui se construisent.
Étant un fan de hockey je voulais faire un post dessus, malheureusement je n'ai jamais assisté à un match de NHL sauf devant la télé.
Ici aussi le hockey est le sport national (devant le soccer) et je trouve pas mal de petite différence avec le championnat nord américain.
- le championnat est assez relevé (2 ligues professionnels Ligue national A et B avec des promotions et des relégations entre les 2 ligues).
- Patinoire plus grande mais nombre de place bien plus faible (7'000 en moyenne)
- Ici les kops suivent toujours leurs équipes (la distance la plus loin est de 4h de voiture pour suivre son équipe) avec drapeaux et tambours
- Nombre d'étranger est limité (possibilité d'aligner seulement 4 étranger sur la feuille de match, généralement des canadiens ou russes)
Je voulais vous montrer quelque photos de ma sortie à Berne (je suis l'équipe du Genève Servette)
En 2 mots Berne c'est la plus grosse Arena de Suisse et 2eme d'Europe. 17'000 places dont 14'000 debout (hé oui ici la moitié des places des patinoires sont des places assises et le reste c'est pas méga confort).
Le meilleur public de Suisse ambiance de folie avec des chants tous le long et le mauvais coté de l'Europe beaucoup d'insulte et provocation entres les kops.
A l'entrée des joueurs toujours aussi beau
Présentation des équipes (vous pouvez constater les vitres en contrebas pour séparant les supporters de l'équipe adverse avec les locaux (car sinon risque de jet de papier ou verre, encore un mauvais coté)
depuis notre Kop (400 personnes environ)
Photo prise sur un site de supporter de Servette (http://www.hellseagles.com) ou on voit bien "le mur" avec une pente de malade, je comprend pas comment les gens se tombent pas dessus
Pour finir une vue qui représente bien la patinoire (prise sur wikipedia.org)
Bilan de la soirée:
Après avoir mené 2-0 les 2 premiers tiers-temps on perd 3-2 .
Berne reste premier et nous 2ème (sachant que sur les 12 équipe du championnat on à que le 10ème budget c'est bien), il reste plus que 5match les playoffs nous attendent dans 2 semaines .
J'espère pouvoir poster bientôt des photos de Genève et que ce post n'était pas trop nul
Driving in Montreal is an experience
Posted By Marshall, Scott
Updated 1 hour ago
Driving in different places can be difficult to many people.
The fear of not knowing where you're going can be very overwhelming. Roads you've never seen before and higher than normal traffic can lead to high anxiety.
I was recently in Montreal and if you've ever driven there you'll already know it's an experience of a lifetime.
The cab ride from the airport to my hotel was interesting to start with.
The driver didn't use his turn signals. Most people will use them at least most of the time. It lets other road users know your intentions.
In Montreal, it lets other drivers know what your plans are early enough so they can speed up and block your move. If you're in Montreal you don't signal. That way nobody knows your moves.
We all know that fuel prices are higher than we would all like, so the drivers in Montreal decided to work together to save fuel. They follow each other very closely so they can cut down on wind resistance. Race car drivers call this 'drafting'.
The cab driver was driving close enough to the traffic in front of them that it looked like they were being towed by the driver in front.
I thought it was very nice of the lead driver, or drivers, to avoid suddenly stopping. That was nice of them, don't you think?
Most drivers would understand they need to have some response time from the driver in front if they stop suddenly.
You should leave more of a following distance if the driver ahead of you is unsure of where they are going so they'll have enough room to turn around as necessary.
As a side note, following further back also give you more to stop if the lead driver stops suddenly. We should all know that, right?
Now, I enjoy playing and watching sports like a lot of people do. I like the competitiveness of sports.
Being a pedestrian in Montreal seems like it's a sport to many of the drivers in Montreal, though.
When the cab driver was driving along the road and was about to enter an intersection, a pedestrian stepped off the curb right in front of us. There was no horn honking and only a slight swerve was done to avoid hitting them.
Maybe you need to drive as close as possible to a pedestrian when you're driving there? I didn't see the rules for this one, so maybe I'm wrong.
I may have exaggerated my thoughts here, but every event did actually happen.
The bottom line here is no matter where you drive, keep space around your vehicle and communicate to other road users.
Plan your route so you know where your turns are and get into the proper lane well in advance.
If you do all of this, you'll be safe driving - even while in Montreal!
Scott Marshall is the director of training for Young Drivers of Canada.
He has spent almost 20 years in driver training. For questions or comments regarding this column e-mail Scott directly at [email protected]
Taken For A Ride In Montreal
Warning: Loyal reader ripped off by taxi driver at Montreal Airport.
by Wendy Perrin
Frequent globehopper Joe_Kayaker reports that he was "taken for a ride" when he landed at Montreal International recently:
"It was late in the evening, the shuttle bus to the Airport Novotel had stopped running at 10:00 p.m., and none of the taxis would take me on such a short trip. Grrr. I finally found a taxi driver who would take me. As we were driving to the hotel, he said he didn't understand why the Novotel was called an "airport hotel," since it's not really that close to the airport. We drove for quite a while, and the ride cost $30. When checking into the hotel, I asked how much a cab ride from the airport is supposed to cost and was told, 'No more than $15.' I overpaid by only 15 bucks (well, Loonies), but how does one avoid being taken in by unscrupulous taxi drivers? Thanks, Joe"
Joe, you paid $15 in what I call "tourist tax." I've been taken on circuitous routes and overcharged by cab drivers in many a city -- Cairo, Beijing, Moscow, New York -- but I have to say I'm surprised to hear of this occurring in orderly and lawful Montreal. Here's my test-driven advice for avoiding unscrupulous airport cabbies:
1) Ask the hotel in advance how long a taxi ride it is from the airport and what the cost should be. The Hotel Novotel Montreal Aeroport's web site says it's "just 10 minutes" from the airport and provides a map of the route (see left).
2) Before getting into a cab, ask the driver how much the ride will cost. If he quotes a price higher than what the hotel told you, offer your price. Negotiate and reach an agreement before stepping into the cab.
3) When you arrive at your destination, if the driver demands a higher price than was agreed to, ask for a receipt with the driver's name on it, write down his ID number (make known to him that you're recording it), and take out your camera to snap a picture of him and the car. Often, as soon as you pull out the camera, the driver will drop the price.
One more thought: If the hotel has a doorman or bellman, see if he can hold the cab while you notify the front desk that you're in the process of being ripped off. I've never done this myself, but I bring it up because a few weeks ago a hotel in Madrid happened to suggest just this. When I called the Tryp Atocha a few days before my arrival in Spain to confirm my online reservation and find out what the length and cost of a cab ride from the airport should be, the front-desk clerk volunteered that if the driver tried to overcharge I should tell the front desk and they would deal with him for me. I got the impression that they had done so for other guests in the past.
Hope this helps, Joe. Always good to hear from you.