Hampstead votes against densification

Hampstead mayor William Steinberg’s plan to densify Côte-St-Luc Road by zoning it for ten‑storey condo buildings was defeated by his own council Monday night. Linda Gyulai recaps that story from 2019 in which Steinberg wanted to raze a couple of apartment buildings – full of people who’d lived there for years – to build condos. Gyulai doesn’t touch on the question whether Steinberg has personal interest in profits from this kind of project: there were rumours that one of the developers was a relative of Steinberg’s, but Gyulai doesn’t go there.