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The Queen's Hotel, on Peel Street, close to the Grand Trunk's Bonaventure Station and not far from the Canadian Pacific's Windsor Station, opened its doors in 1893. Its reasonable prices must have attracted a varied clientele. It advertised itself as "a modern fireproof hotel." An elegant facing of dressed stone - very fashionable red sandstone - masked the modernity of its structure, which was partly steel.

 

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On peu voir le Queen's Hotel sur la rue Peel, coin Saint-Jacques, et l'annexe à coté.

 

Démolition de l'annexe:

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That's exactly what irritates me. Heritage Montreal is nowhere to be found when such historic buildings are demolished (or neglected for years). They go out of their way to protect classy joints like the Cafe Cleopatra. And they scream at the thought of anything over 10 floors (particularly if its office space) near the downtown core.

 

Perhaps they didn't care about this building too much because it was more than 3 floors. :rolleyes:

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Both the OCPM and Heritage Montreal consistently display staggering levels of incompetence. The former is especially ridiculous.

 

Heritage Montreal, on the other hand, does a lot of good, but geez : sure seems like they're asleep at the switch sometimes.

 

Seems like for every good thing they do, they do something ridiculous.

 

"Let's paint the Guaranteed Milk Bottle" -- GOOD

"Oh no somebody wants to build a 30 storey building near other 30-storey and even 50-storey buildings (The MacKay) quick, let's object!" -- ASININE

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:mad:L'hôtel Queen's à été démoli pour rien, un promoteur voulait construire des condos sur ce site vers 1990 en conservant la partie la plus récente de l'hôtel (comme le montre les photos sur flickr). Projet finalement annulé avec le résultat qu'un connait.

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Si je me rappelle bien il y avait eu un levier de bouclier à l'époque et je ne serais pas surpris que Héritage Montréal ait été de la partie. Cependant, cet organisme n'est pas aussi omnipotent que certains d'entre vous voudraient bien le croire. En tous cas, dans les années 1990, les promoteurs immobiliers avaient beaucoup plus de lattitude qu'aujourd'hui : ils faisaient encore la pluie et le beau temps et Héritage Montréal ne pouvait pas faire grand chose.

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The lot is owned by Cadillac Fairview now and is part of the proposed new train station airport link. I had posted a picture of the proposed project from the 80's in the never built section, it was called 750 Peel.

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That's exactly what irritates me. Heritage Montreal is nowhere to be found when such historic buildings are demolished (or neglected for years). They go out of their way to protect classy joints like the Cafe Cleopatra. And they scream at the thought of anything over 10 floors (particularly if its office space) near the downtown core.

 

Perhaps they didn't care about this building too much because it was more than 3 floors. :rolleyes:

 

Here here! Completely agree with ya!:highfive:

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