Critique of West End plan
A look at the city’s plans for the west end of Ste-Catherine by Spacing’s Devin Alfaro is a good read, especially his critique of the Tremblay administration’s talk about inclusiveness but walk about upscale development: “building a dynamic, vibrant neighbourhood requires low-income and middle-class residents, not just expensive condos that serve as pieds-à-terre for the wealthy.”
A similar move by the Tremblay admin is their decision to let the Centre 7400 be turned into condos, which will deprive dozens of community groups of their office and meeting space. Also, the developer has given the city a lousy $400,000 to buy them off the requirement of including “affordable” living spaces in the project. (They must’ve had a good laugh about that.) Some previous discussion about this project here and here.