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When the hell is the Seville (and adjacent ultra-crap on Ste. Catherines) going to come down? Currently it is the worst slum area in DT.
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When the hell is the Seville (and adjacent ultra-crap on Ste. Catherines) going to come down? Currently it is the worst slum area in DT.
Investors have been speculating on this lot for decades and will probably continue to do so for many years. The City is reticent to let any demolition happen because 2 of the buildings are historical ( even if they are scrapped).
     
     
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MONTREAL | Le Seville | 7, 11, 11, 20 FLOORS

Very good news

Seville Theatre project green-lighted


By Jan Ravensbergen, Montreal GazetteFebruary 18, 2009 7:01 PM



The block of the old Seville Theatre, October 4, 2007.
Photograph by: John Kenney, Montreal GazetteMONTREAL – A $100-million real-estate project along the rundown block occupied by the Seville Theatre received a green light Wednesday from Montreal’s executive committee, The Gazette has learned.

The long-awaited project is expected to help revive the hardscrabble western strip of the city’s downtown, near the former Montreal Forum of Canadiens hockey lore.

The complex is to be called Résidences Séville.

It would provide 1,155 student-housing units in towers of seven, 10 and 25 storeys.

The project would occupy the long-empty northern flank of Ste. Catherine St. W., between Chomedey and Lambert-Clossé Sts.

According to sources, the executive committee has formally recommended that city council approve construction.

At street level, the development would also feature retail, community, recreational and office space.

That northern stretch of Montreal’s core shopping street consists of boarded-up storefronts, grafitti and the deteriorating facade of the Seville, which is protected by a heritage designation.

The Ville Marie borough council approved the redevelopment plans last spring.

“We've made it clear we want to revitalize that part of Ste. Catherine St. and we can't start with an eyesore in the middle of the neighbourhood,” Karim Boulos, a city councillor, said at the time.

“I would hope that the project would be finished by August of 2009 or 2010,” he said then.

Boulos was not immediately available for an updated estimate.

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The block of the old Seville Theatre, October 4, 2007.
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L'ancien cinéma Séville ne pourra jamais être remplacé, mais c'est un soulagement de voir qu'enfin il se passe quelque chose sur ce terrain. Le dernier film au Séville remonte aux années 1980, je crois.

     
     
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This stretch of Ste-Catherine street is a national disgrace. Not only is is an ugly piece of urbanity but also an ugly slice of humanity, or whatever you call the people "live" there.


That being said, this is good news!
     
     
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A much needed project in a part of Downtown that has been going down the proverbial toilet since the Montreal Forum (arena) closed down more than a decade ago.


These rendering are preliminary, but the project is very serious and backed by some of Canada's most noted urbanists.

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Looks like a good project. Go Montreal
     
     
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You could turn that land into a giant open toilet and it would still be better than it is right now.

Though haven't been inside that burnt-out piece of shit. It might actually just be a crowd of people defecating themselves.
     
     
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You could turn that land into a giant open toilet and it would still be better than it is right now.

Though haven't been inside that burnt-out piece of shit. It might actually just be a crowd of people defecating themselves.
WOW MAN YOU GOT PROBLEMS.
     
     
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WOW MAN YOU GOT PROBLEMS.
perhaps, but the man makes a good point. What is there currently is horrible.
     
     
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I remember the area around Atwater Metro being kinda dumpy...full of homeless and pigeons.
     
     
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Rather ugly, but a thousand (million?) times prettier than the open-air toilet that is the Seville. Since the original forum closed, the region has gone downhill with amazing rapidity and with bottomless decrepitude. Without a doubt, the shittiest part of downtown Montreal.
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from McGill Education:

^here is the Seville about 15 years ago.


Here is that pile of shit today:

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^here is the Seville about 15 years ago.
Wow, the place was already run-down 30 years back.
     
     
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Seville project is a go

I guess it took Phyllis Lambert to talk some sense into Stephen Bronfman




'Joan of Architecture' to the rescue

Phyllis Lambert lives in Old Montreal but has worked for years in an effort to revitalize Shaughnessy Village

BY LINDA GYULAI, THE GAZETTEAPRIL 2, 2010 7:35 AM


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Phyllis Lambert in the Canadian Centre for Architecture: She assembled more than 20 local stakeholders to create a roundtable to sort out the future of Shaughnessy Village.
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There are rumblings of change in Shaughnessy Village, and architect Phyllis Lambert, the neighbourhood's most famous guardian, couldn't be happier.

The company that owns the abandoned Seville Theatre at Ste. Catherine and Chomedey Sts. is close to announcing the start of work to redevelop a block that has been like a canker for the neighbourhood for more than two decades, The Gazette has learned.

Claridge Properties Ltd. re-surfaced about a week ago to jump-start discussions with the Ville Marie borough, which includes Shaughnessy Village, on its project to build student residences, borough spokesperson Jacques-Alain Lavallée said.

An announcement is expected in a couple of weeks.


The company, owned by Stephen Bronfman, grandson of Seagram's founder Samuel Bronfman, has found a partner to construct the project, Lavallée added.

The borough hadn't heard from Claridge since Montreal city council approved the $100-million project last year.

The firm did not return The Gazette's calls.

If anyone could be credited with lighting a fire under the developer, it may be Lambert, Bronfman's aunt and the saviour of the century-old mansion on René Lévesque Blvd. between St. Marc and Fort Sts. that gave the neighbourhood its name.

Though she lives in Old Montreal, Lambert has been an instigator in Shaughnessy Village for years in an effort to revitalize a neighbourhood that she considers the city's greatest area of heritage after Old Montreal.

In 1974, she bought the Shaughnessy mansion to save it from the wrecker's ball. Today, it forms part of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, founded by Lambert.

"This is clearly one of the great areas of the city," Lambert said this week.

"It could be an absolutely magnificent place."

Shaughnessy Village is one of the few residential downtown neighbourhoods in North America, but it was hammered by the city's economic downturn in the 1980s and '90s and by "the bloody Seville," as Lambert put it.

She sees the development of the Seville block as the catalyst to revitalize an area that's a mix of rundown buildings, 1970s architectural "junk," as she calls it, and lovingly renovated Victorian homes.

Nicknamed Joan of Architecture, Lambert has a long history of saving heritage.

In 2005, frustrated by the city's long neglect of Shaughnessy Village, she assembled more than 20 local stakeholders, including commercial and institutional property owners, businesses and the Shaughnessy Village Association, to form a roundtable to sort out the area's future.

The members raised $30,000 to hire the non-profit group Convercité in 2006 to assess the area's strengths and problems and propose a development plan. The group submitted the plan to the borough, urging it to design a neighbourhood urban plan, given that the area was ignored in the city's 2004 master plan.

The roundtable then raised money in 2008 to hold a design charrette, which draws together architects to draft a solution to a design problem, for Cabot Square. The drawings of three firms were posted in the Pepsi Forum to elicit public feedback, which was integrated into a report the roundtable gave the city.

A common theme was to draw more green through the neighbourhood, which sits at the foot of the mountain and houses the estates of the Sulpician Fathers on Sherbrooke St., the Grey Nuns on René Lévesque and the CCA.

Ste. Catherine needs shops that will attract people from across the city, sidewalk cafés and trees, Lambert said. And the area needs social housing, high-end homes and student residences, she said. The area's itinerants, and the community organizations that serve them, have a place here as well, she said.

The roundtable's efforts appear to be paying off.

Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay, who is also mayor of the borough, plans to unveil an urban plan for the neighbourhood, as well as an urban plan for eastern downtown, in a few weeks, his spokesperson Darren Becker said yesterday

Still, Lambert is critical of Tremblay on the planning front. His administration has ignored opposition to some city projects and it's late in revising the master plan. City hall is fixated on big-ticket projects, she said.

"There's a lack of vision," she said, "there's a lack of guts ... a lack of excitement."

So the roundtable acts as a substitute for the city, where developers like her nephew discuss their plans and accept criticism from Lambert.

Bronfman told his aunt a couple of weeks that the Seville project will go ahead.

"And I was thrilled because it's so central," Lambert said.

"I see my role as trying to organize it. I initiated that effort of putting everybody together. What could I do more at this point?"

To view the designs and report on the charrette held for Cabot Square, go to convercite.org/article.php?id=1204749487〈_id=fr

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THE PROBLEM WITH THE VILLAGE

Hear Phyllis Lambert express her frustration with the long-standing neglect of Shaughnessy Village in a video by Phil Carpenter of The Gazette, at montrealgazette.com/videos

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About farcking time. That pile of shit has been vacant for 25 years!!! I remember seeing the Empire Strikes Back at the Seville, back in 1980.
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THis is excellent news. About time! Now let's hope its a nice tall one!
     
     
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