Owner challenges blue line expropriation

No sooner does the blue line extension get a shot of cash, than news comes of a landowner not happy at all with an expropriation order for a building he owns on Jean-Talon at Lacordaire where the STM wants to put a new metro station.

Merchants on Jean-Talon East are nervous about the coming construction zone, but hopeful that the arrival of the metro will eventually do them some good. I’d counsel them not to get too excited: for a brief time I was transiting through d’Iberville metro fairly often, and I don’t recall that part of Jean-Talon being especially lively.