New firm takes up downtown REM

Lemay architects, closely linked with the Caisse de dépôt already, has taken up the job of designing the elevated track that will thrust the REM system through the heart of downtown. Other firms declined to touch a project they felt would inevitably cause a defacement of the city. And yet the REM will be underground in Montreal North.

Update: A committee of experts has been struck to try to calm people down about the REM de l’est.