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Check out this wonderful article published in the Gazette, Griffintown is Waiting.  The Gazette also provides a list of interesting places in the neighbourhood that you can visit: Landmarks tell as story of a neighbourhood.


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Yves Bolduc must protect our health!

Public Action: Mobilisation Turcot

When: Monday May 10, 2010. 5:30 PM

Where:  Collège des Médecins du Québec. 2170, René Lévesque Ouest. Corner of Tupper (near metro Atwater)

More Information: http://www.mobilisation-turcot.info

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Residents of the Sud-Ouest arrondissment are encouraged to attend an information meeting about the City of Montreal’s Turcot interchange proposal that was submitted to the MTQ last week.  This is an opportunity to learn more information about the proposal, and to ask officials questions about the proposal.

Date: Thursday Apri 29, 2010. 9:30 PM.
Location: Centre récréatif, culturel et sportif Saint-Zotique (CRCS).  75, square Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.

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Citizens meeting about the CN Yards (Pointe-St-Charles).

The next citizen meeting about the future of the CN Yards and complex in Pointe-St-Charles will be tomorrow, Monday March 15th, at the Lorne Centre.

This is an information meeting for all citizens and also an opportunity to reflect and discuss the development of the site. This is also the place to discuss how the community & citizens can be involved once the construction starts.

When: Monday March 15th, 7 PM

Where: 2390 rue Ryde (Lorne Center), Pointe-St-Charles, Montreal.


En Français:

Rencontre Citoyenne Terrains de CN: Suite des mobilisations.

Rendez-vous pour une assemblée publique citoyenne, une session d’information, de réflexion et de travail pour la suite des mobilisations.

Venez prendre la parole !

Quand : lundi 15 mars 2010 à 19h00
2390 rue Ryde, dans la grande salle du rez-de-chaussée

Solidairement, De la part d’Action-Gardien, la table de concertation des groupes communautaires de Pointe-Saint-Charles

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There is a new blog in the neighbourhood!  “Turcot: An All-In-One Resource on the Turcot Project”. turcot.wordpress.com.

Turcot (the blog)  is an on-line resource pulling together all the information on the province’s proposal for reconstructing the Turcot complex and a summary of the issues and actors involved. The major themes to date are health, environment, alternatives, economy, housing, and the BAPE.

For example, many people in the area are asking…What is the B.A.P.E. ?  More about it here…

On turcot.wordpress.com, you can read newspaper articles, alternative proposals, and find about recent events and meetings. You can view videos, slideshows, maps, and photos. You can even listen to the B.A.P.E. hearings and Q&A periods.  It is your on-stop resource to keep abreast with all that is about the Turcot Complex.

The Turcot blog team is looking for contributors and researchers.   If you find any online-or-off-line resources about the Turcot project that you think should be included please let them know.  The primary contact person is jamcarruthers at gmail dot com.

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What is Jane’s Walk?

Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves.  There are several walking tours in Montreal this weekend, including three in the Sud-Ouest.

Tour 1: Petite-Bourgogne: Verte Bourgougne/Green Burgundy.

Stroll to neighbouring private, civic and community gardens and meeting with their instigators. Tour is in French and English.

  • Tour Guide: Jacques Charette.
  • Date/Time/Place: Saturday, May 2, 2009. 11:00am. Meet at Metro Georges-Vanier.
  • Duration:Walk: 1:30 hrs, approx. 1.5 km.
  • Reserve your place online!

Tour 2:Pointe-St-Charles : Un lieu comme il n’y en a pas deux

Nous suivrons le canal de Lachine un moment pour voir la diversité des impressionnants immeubles de la période industrielle qui le bordent.  Nous visiterons ensuite la rue du Centre, artère principale, qui se remet doucement de la fermeture des industries qui a provoqué l’exode des 2/3 de la population à l’ouverture de la voie navigable du Saint-Laurent.

  • Tour Guides: Luc Latraverse, Phillip Seebold, Nathacha Alexandroff
  • Date/Time/Place: Saturday, May 2, 2009. 1:00pm. Meet at Charlevoix Metro Station.
  • Duration:Walk: 2 hrs.
  • Reserve in advance online.
Tour 3:  Pointe-St-Charles: Les ateliers du CN, un nouveau souffle

Un jour, un homme a dit : « c’est ici » et l’on construisit un pont. Puis il fallut construire des trains, cela se fit de père en fils pour le Grand Trunc, puis le CN.  Nous verrons ce petit bijou bien caché qu’est la Maison Saint-Gabriel. Enfin, nous nous jetterons un œil sur ces ateliers géants qui ont nourri bien des familles et le futur de ce petit bout du monde.

  • Tour Guides: Luc Latraverse, Phillip Seebold, Nathacha Alexandroff
  • Date/Time/Place: Sunday, May 3, 2009. 1:00pm. Meet at Charlevoix.
  • Duration:Walk: 2 hrs, approx. 2 km
  • Reserve in advance online.

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The “Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement” has released it’s environmental impact study of the Ministry of Transport’s reconstruction of the Turcot Interchange and Complex.

The BAPEs environmental assessment report is available online.

Alternatively you can read print copies of the report at these locations:

  • Bibliothèque Georges-Vanier, 2450, rue Workman, Little Burgundy, Montréal.
  • Bibliothèque Saint-Henri, située au 4707, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, St-Henri, Montréal.
  • Bibliothèque l’Octogone, 1080, avenue Dollard, LaSalle, Montréal ;
  • Bibliothèque centrale de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Pavillon Hubert-Aquin, 1255, rue Saint-Denis, local A-M100

The public consultation and information meetings will be held in April:

  • 20 April. 2009. 7:30 PM. CRCS St-Zotique. 75 square Sir-Georges-Étienne-Cartier (St-Henri)
  • 21 April 2009. 7:30 PM. Octogone du Buffet Il Gabbiano. 1550, rue Lapierre (LaSalle)

The BAPE consultation period for the Turcot project starts on March 24th 2009 and will end May 8th 2009.  The BAPE is one of the few methods that allows citizesn to formally express their concerns about the MTQ project. Concerned citizens, community groups, businesses, and institutions can submit written briefs to the BAPE during this time.  The other way to get your voice heard is to present your brief at the public consultation meetings. The submission guidelines are available online, please note that the BAPE does accept submissions in English.

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