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  • Kate 13:56 on 2024-04-30 Permalink | Reply  

    Some architecture links: another piece about Eaton’s ninth floor has a few nice photos; Dezeen looks at a new residential building in the Technopôle Angus (which it describes as “outside Montreal” and “northeast of Montreal proper”); that building received one of the Prix d’excellence en architecture awards that were given out this month for projects in Quebec, several others of which are in Montreal, including the project at Rosemont metro and a wee shoebox house refit.

    • DeWolf 15:11 on 2024-04-30 Permalink

      The comments on Dezeen are always entertaining. If you ever want to know the many ways in which someone can hate a building, check it out.

      Also, this comment from someone purporting to live in Montreal is a real head-scratcher: “Very hard [in Montreal] to find a restaurant or a cafe where you can sit outside even if the weather is good.”

      I can’t think of many restaurants or cafés that *don’t* have outdoor seating.

    • Kevin 16:29 on 2024-04-30 Permalink

      There are already summer terrasses out in some neighbourhoods…

    • Kate 16:37 on 2024-04-30 Permalink

      Yep. Nobody’s sitting outside today, but several places near me in Villeray have their terrasses out.

    • JaneyB 09:11 on 2024-05-01 Permalink

      @DeWolf – those Dezeen comments are hilarious!! That magazine is going into my regular reads now. Thanks.

  • Kate 10:23 on 2024-04-30 Permalink  

    McGill has requested police assistance over the pro‑Palestinian camp.

    A reader has pointed out to me that the Mohawk council has given the students permission to occupy that piece of land.

    • Kate 09:50 on 2024-04-30 Permalink | Reply  

      La Presse lays out the details of the public transit fare hikes coming in July. Similar from CTV.

      The Journal emphasizes how Longueuil and Laval passengers will pay more for the metro.

      • Kate 09:46 on 2024-04-30 Permalink | Reply  

        Montreal is looking at trimming down the east‑end deer herd to fewer than 20 from more than 100 animals.

        CTV specifies that the city will be hiring marksmen to do the job this fall.

        • Kate 09:43 on 2024-04-30 Permalink | Reply  

          A city commission is recommending the creation of a night authority to look after matters to do with nocturnal noise and unhappy residents.

          • Ephraim 10:19 on 2024-04-30 Permalink

            Can we just ship them some of these https://www.amazon.ca/Quality-Foam-Earplugs-200-Pair/dp/B08273T5XC and just be done with it?

          • Kate 13:28 on 2024-04-30 Permalink

            I’m thinking more about the people who moved in upstairs of Divan Orange then had it shut down, the landlord who somehow got the building next to La Tulipe zoned as residential and has been fighting with it over noise, and the noise warnings issued to Turbo Haüs in the Quartier Latin. If we want music and show venues to flourish, there has to be some negotiation about noise, and a night mayor’s bureau might be the ones to do it.

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