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Feb 10th Panel Discussion: The New Griffintown by ajkandy
February 2, 2009, 11:39 am
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The School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University is presenting a panel discussion/debate on The New Griffintown.

Panelists listed are:

Claude Beaulac, Executive Director of the Ordre des Urbanistes du Québec
Pierre Richard, Co-president, Regroupement Économique et Social du Sud-Ouest (RESO)
Michel Leblanc, President and Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce of Montréal
Grace Barrasso, Consultant and specialist in sustainable development, Committee for the Sustainable Redevelopment of Griffintown (

Moderator: Madeleine Poulin, Journalist, Radio-Canada

Tuesday, February 10th 2009
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Samuel Bronfman Building, 1590 Dr. Penfield ave. (Corner Côte-des-Neiges)

For more info please contact:
(514) 848-2424; ext. 2575


Devimco is out. In the Griff, about 90% of owners are no longer, or have never been, attached with Devimco. Devimco has in fact stopped paying deposits on renewing their promises to purchase, thereby rendering them nul and void at expiration. Only a couple “sucker” owners, who believed in the BS Devimco fed them and signed onto long-term purchase promises, are still attached to their own discontent. This means that Devimco must start all over again with these owners they lost, all of whom no longer believe in Devimco’s project, and most of whom have lost all their tenants and are now left with empty rotting buildings. This is quite an embarrassing situation for the city, so it would be catastrophic for Devimco to pull out now, in an election year. They are simply playing the newspaper game the city needs them to, so Tremblay can get back into power in November, and THEN Devimco will announce that they are “officially” out. There will be no 2nd consultation, no smaller scale project, only more BS from Devimco and the city. If anyone is or knows serious investors, NOW is the opportunity to buy up Griffintown properties since a) Devimco is out, b) the city has rezoned, and c) owners are motivated to sell…and at lower prices than Devimco offered.

Comment by TheWhatNow?

I have been following all the discussions on GT and agree to some degree that there needs to be more thought in developing the area other than building a new Dix30. However, ideas on building these car free or car limited zones is completely unrealistic. The transit system in Mtl is decent but not a convenient option for the majority of people who work outside of the downtown area.

The comments on preserving the buildings in GT is an expensive proposition. Leaving these buildings intact and re-selling them will cost too much money. Given the state of economy today, nobody will be able to afford paying inflated prices on this re-developed housing. Places like the horse stable that people are so vocally speaking of also needs to be shut down. This is a joke. We are in 2009 and still treating animals in this manner. Old horses walking along Wellington st. with cars driving by them 80km/hr spraying them with salt. Nice life for animal.

People need to be realisitc what is possible.

Comment by Jason hey guys look at this site on CIBL FM101.5 looks like Devimco is slowly but surely fading away

Comment by elizabeth

Preserving the original buildings is the best policy for the longterm, Rome would not be what it is if they knocked down the old buildings. Keep the character and the feel of the area for future generations to understand what Montreal was made off. Some new buildings are needed, built to mirror the exisiting, such as in Rome or other such cities. This is environmentaly sound and economicaly feasible.

Comment by Fabio

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