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Hi! I hope this post is not miscategorized.

Since I moved to Montreal I have been looking forward to seen these old garbage cans replaced:

 

IMG_0035

 

They are too small, break easily, are always leaking, and most of them have lots of garbage under them which looks really bad (I don't even know how it gets there though I have a few theories). Anyway, in 2007 I found out that Michel Dallaire (the BIXI industrial designer) was to design new benches and garbage cans for downtown:

 

http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/12/17/168881.html

 

In 2008, renderings of the new designs appeared on his website:

 

http://www.dallairedesign.com/flash/index.html

 

And after that nothing happened. Is there any way to know what happened to this? Are they ever going to be replaced?

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Hi! I hope this post is not miscategorized.

Since I moved to Montreal I have been looking forward to seen these old garbage cans replaced:

 

IMG_0035

 

They are too small, break easily, are always leaking, and most of them have lots of garbage under them which looks really bad (I don't even know how it gets there though I have a few theories). Anyway, in 2007 I found out that Michel Dallaire (the BIXI industrial designer) was to design new benches and garbage cans for downtown:

 

http://www.ledevoir.com/2007/12/17/168881.html

 

In 2008, renderings of the new designs appeared on his website:

 

http://www.dallairedesign.com/flash/index.html

 

And after that nothing happened. Is there any way to know what happened to this? Are they ever going to be replaced?

 

 

 

Welcome to Montreal. The new cans should start rolling out by the end of the next decade. Promise.

 

Again, welcome to Montreal !

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I don't appreciate your pessimism a lot pedepy :( Most people in this forum are here to get informed, inform others and share ideas about the future of the city. If you feel some things are going too slow for your taste, then get involved! Luckily there are lots of ways to do that in Montreal :)

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well .... there are slight nuances between pessimism, sarcasm and cynicism. i don't believe i was being the former. :rolleyes:

 

i guess i'm still at that stage where i feel the need vent out some anger. i am sure most of the older members on this forum have probably moved on to some higher plane - it's just not my case yet.

 

you have to admit it's a little odd to have a post about 'new garbage cans' in the 'visions' sub forum and to have it be about 'how it seems the project has lost traction'.........

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