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  • Kate 18:49 on 2018-04-15 Permalink | Reply  

    Robert Everett-Green writes in the Globe and Mail about the difficulty churches are facing in Quebec in paying for upkeep, even despite government subsidies.

    An example why it’s so difficult to convert churches for other purposes: a man who wants to turn the cavernous, disused Saint-Alphonse-d’Youville church – on Crémazie near the metro station – into a combined concert hall and coworking space finds himself stymied by the borough’s order that he redo the roof in copper, a major expense.

    • Kate 18:44 on 2018-04-15 Permalink | Reply  

      Echoing my recent post, Jonathan Montpetit asks what the condo boom is doing to downtown Montreal.

      • Kate 07:13 on 2018-04-15 Permalink | Reply  

        Normal snow removal contracts are over for the season, but with a spring snowstorm awaiting us Sunday the transport ministry has had to make emergency deals with its contractors in case. In contrast, Montreal’s going to rely on its own workers to do the job, if needed. In fact the current warning is for freezing rain: the official wording is ” Precipitation will start as snow and ice pellets and change to freezing rain beginning late this evening. Between 10 and 20 millimetres of freezing precipitation is expected by Monday evening.” Attache tes crampons!

        (I’m hard put to remember a chillier, gloomier April.)

        • Kate 07:05 on 2018-04-15 Permalink | Reply  

          The city’s finally acting on the Pie-IX bus corridor thing but only for 2022.

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