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Old Posted Dec 22, 2011, 5:40 AM
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I briefly flipped to the Spanish-language TeleLatino earlier (its on free preview from Videotron) and I caught an ad for this show and noticed the familiar skyline. It made me curious so I youtubed it. (especially since the channel had a lot of ads in Spanish for Montreal businesses)

I think the show is either from Chile or the US but I'm not sure which.
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Old Posted Dec 22, 2011, 6:28 AM
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Old Posted Dec 23, 2011, 12:27 AM
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I like the sound of a large commercial/residential project on that block of René-Lévesque.

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Hotel Mount Stephen?
December 22, 2011. 3:52 pm • Section: Real Deal
ALLISON LAMPERT, The Gazette

The elaborate mahogany doors of Montreal’s historic Mount Stephen Club are to close on Dec. 23, as they do each year during the holiday season.

The big question, is what will happen to the 85-year-old former home of Lord Mount Stephen – the Scottish-born founding president of the Canadian Pacific Railway – in 2012? For owners, the privately-held Tidan Group, the message is clear: the Mount Stephen Club will shut indefinitely.

Long term, however, the plan isn’t clear.

Members of the Confédération des syndicats nationaux, which represents the club’s 70 workers, have denounced the closing as union-busting. They asked an administrative tribunal this week to force Tidan to re-open the club next month, and are awaiting a decision by January 5.

Whatever the tribunal judge decides, new possible uses for the Victorian building with the 24-karat gold doorknobs are already being floated.

Peter Morentzos, the brain behind the Queue de Cheval, MBCo (Montreal Bread Company), Moe’s and Trinity, says he’d consider the Mount Stephen Club as a possible new location for the high end Q steakhouse.

At the restaurant’s recent “Food Porn” event – a flamboyant soirée that rewards its supporters – Morentzos told me there is a “70 per cent chance” the Queue de Cheval might have to switch locations to make room for a large residential and commercial project by businessman James Essaris on René Levésque Blvd. between de la Montagne and Drummond Sts.

The Mount Stephen Club is one possibility, but unlikely given what I hear is the Tidan Group’s real interest in the site. While the structure of the historic building cannot be changed, real estate sources tell me the Tidans are considering plans to incorporate the building into a hotel, using the parking lot in the back of the site.

How such a project would work isn’t clear. The Ville Marie borough has received preliminary plans for the future usage of the Mount Stephen Club site, but those haven’t been made public.

A spokesperson for Tidan was on vacation and not available to comment.

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Great!!! It's about time somebody even suggested to "correct" the queue de cheval mistake. Why would anyone build a 2 storey building on R-L anyways?
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Great!!! It's about time somebody even suggested to "correct" the queue de cheval mistake. Why would anyone build a 2 storey building on R-L anyways?
Effectivement, ça n'a pas de sens. En espérant qu'ils puissent faire quelque chose d'intéressant avec cet édifice.
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Old Posted Dec 24, 2011, 5:45 PM
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New project on a parking lot. I'm trying to figure out if this is a brand new building or they will be renovating the building currently there.:

Condos Le Parc - 10 floors
7930 Boul. Viau, Saint-Leonard (Streetview)


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New project on a parking lot. I'm trying to figure out if this is a brand new building or they will be renovating the building currently there.:

Condos Le Parc - 10 floors
7930 Boul. Viau, Saint-Leonard (Streetview)


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I think it is a new building. Look at the right of the picture, it looks like the existing building. The new one will be perpendicular to the existing building.
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Old Posted Dec 26, 2011, 10:04 PM
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I happened to see Evolo from the Victoria Bridge today and it is getting quite big.

I drove downtown via Wellington and Peel and it is incredible how much development is going on in the area. There are a ton of cranes.
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Le Château Frontenac était déjà mentionné dans l'autre article, mais là, ça commence a devenir plus grave.

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Je dis Montréal, vous dites… chutes du Niagara?


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La Régie des installations olympiques est en plein remue-méninges sur l’avenir du Stade et de ses environs. Elle a ainsi commandé une étude sur la notoriété du bâtiment à l’étranger… qui en dit plus sur la méconnaissance de Montréal que sur le Stade comme tel.

La conclusion officielle: le Stade et la Tour forment l’icône qui représente le mieux Montréal.

La conclusion officieuse: les étrangers connaissent très mal Montréal.

Mené auprès de 5555 répondants internationaux (États-Unis, France, Grande-Bretagne et Allemagne) par la Chaire de tourisme de l’UQAM, ce sondage web tente de cerner l’idée que se font les touristes de la métropole québécoise.

On y apprend, par exemple, que Montréal est la destination préférée des touristes pour un futur voyage au pays.

Seules exceptions: les Français, qui préfèrent Québec, et les plus de 65 ans, qui rêvent à Vancouver.

Mais au-delà de cette grande bouffée d’amour, ce que l’enquête révèle, c’est une profonde méconnaissance de Montréal.

Quand on demande aux répondants de dire spontanément quel est «le lieu, l’attrait ou le monument qui symbolise le mieux Montréal», ils répondent le hockey.

C’est bien, mais le détail des réponses est moins flatteur.

Seulement 6 % des répondants nomment le hockey. Et pourtant, la réponse se retrouve au premier rang du palmarès…

Aussi, on s’aperçoit que plus on s’éloigne du Québec, moins notre sport national vient à l’esprit: 2,6% des Britanniques le nomment, 1,4% des Français et à peine… 0,4% des Allemands!

Dans l’ordre, les autres réponses sont le Stade (5,6%), la feuille et le sirop d’érable (5,4%), la nature (2,9%) et la neige (2,9%).

En 6e position? Les chutes du Niagara. Et en 14e place? La Tour du CN.

Eh oui.

Peut-être parce qu’ils imaginent que tout cela est regroupé que tant de touristes acceptent de se taper le circuit Montréal-Niagara-Toronto-Ottawa-Québec-Tadoussac-Montréal… en une toute petite semaine!

Bon, refaisons l’exercice, mais cette fois en présentant aux répondants des images. Quels sont «les symboles ou icônes» qui représentent le mieux Montréal «comme destination touristique internationale»?

Le Stade est premier, avec 38% de réponses. Pas mal. Puis vient… le Château Frontenac, pour 33% des répondants! Suivis de la Biosphère (31%), du Casino (26%) et de la Basilique Notre-Dame (25%).

Plus curieux, les Français, que l’on croyait mieux nous connaître que les Allemands, nomment en tout premier lieu… le Château Frontenac (38%), devant le Stade (31%) et le Plateau Mont-Royal (24%)!

Ces résultats vous surprennent? Ils vous consolent, ou ils vous désolent?

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Moi je ne suis pas surpris! Montreal devient de plus en plus obscure sur la scene international. On est bien en route de devenir seulement une "autre ville" nord americaine. Meme au Canada, quand les gens mentionne des grande villes ce sont presque toujours Toronto, Vancouver ou Calgary!

Ici a Vancouver, bien de monde ne connaissent absolument rien sur Montreal exception: on fait la fete, il fait froid, on parle seulement Francais et on a un stade qui sert a rien .
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Imagine what comes to mind when you mention Indiana. Or Kansas. Or Missouri.

for most, I imagine butt fuck all comes to mind. At least people have some thoughts of la belle ville.
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2011, 1:53 AM
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Ask any American what they think of Indiana and they'll tell you all about that Indy 500 race. Missouri or Kansas? I'm sure they'll be able to mention some sort of pro or semi pro or amateur or bowling league sports franchise before they can even think of something about the big old M.
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Montréal est dedans , C'est la 5em.

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My favourite project of 2011 is affordable, stylish and on the outskirts of Montreal--I could never imagine Oshawa Ontario building something this attractive, much less Toronto proper at this price point. RenderPornStar-of-the-Year lowrise is Faubourg Contrecoeur phase 3!
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Qne thing I'm finding increasingly annoying about this site is the amount of western hillbillies going on about hick cities like Calgary as if it's a world class metropolis, oh fucking wow they have a few tall skyscrapers... for those billy-bobs I give you this show, watch it and then shut the fuck up

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Qne thing I'm finding increasingly annoying about this site is the amount of western hillbillies going on about hick cities like Calgary as if it's a world class metropolis, oh fucking wow they have a few tall skyscrapers... for those billy-bobs I give you this show, watch it and then shut the fuck up

http://www.youtube.com/embed/pXki2s0E_HM
I find that a few of the Montreal forumers (especially Habfanman) on this website have a major chip on their shoulder. A lot of them have a hate on for Calgary (in Habfanman's case it is his hometown of Toronto) in particular (kind of a "How on earth can that redneck town be world class at anything"? Montreal is the only world class city in the country"...) I realize gloating Albertans can be annoying, but it is not like westerners have a monopoly on douchebaggery. Mtlurb is filled with our city's answer to the "hillbillies" as you call them.

Aside from demonstrating that we have some decent food, that video also proves that we are being overrun by hipsters.
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Hipsters? Fine by me! At least with them, you can smoke a joint, grab a pint, talk about quality shit (like urban planning, for example) and hang out at cool places without feeling like you're talking to some trailer park manager.
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I'm from Alberta, and whenever I go for my annual trip back home, I always have to find myself defending Quebec, some people there don't seem to understand that I choose to live here
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