Hotel plan raises hackles in Griffintown

Radio-Canada has a good report on a dubious plan to put up a luxury hotel complex in Griffintown on federal land initially leased years ago by a man who simply promised to put up a cultural centre for the Czech community. The hotel plan would almost inevitably involve blocking public access to the canal and boosting traffic in the area, the city doesn’t like it, and this is not the first time the plan has been reported in the media (La Presse, last October). But greed may well win out.