Montrealers Get First Look at Redevelopment Vision for 1500 Ottawa Street



    MONTREAL, June 6 /CNW/ - More than 600 people braved rainy weather to
attend a family event held on the site of 1500 Ottawa Street in Montréal on
May 31, 2008. This event, which included an exhibition on the property's
history and site characteristics, was part of the public participation
approach undertaken by Canada Lands Company CLC Limited (CLC), in anticipation
of the redevelopment of the former postal facility it acquired in May 2007.
    CLC staff and the architects responsible for creating a master plan were
on hand to present the preliminary vision for the site and answer questions.
CLC's vision for the property is based on developing an inclusive community
naturally inserted into its environment which builds on the distinctive
attributes of the site.
    "We are pleased that so many people and families were able to attend this
event despite the rain", said Basil Cavis, CLC's General Manager of Real
Estate, Québec. "This demonstrates the public's enthusiasm to be involved in
the planning of this redevelopment."
    Visitors were asked to fill out a questionnaire and share their opinions
of CLC's preliminary vision. This information will be shared with the
company's team of professionals to assist with the preparation of the master
plan for the property. Next fall, CLC will present the first draft of its plan
to the public and it will then be submitted to the Sud-Ouest Borough for
approval. The former postal facility building will be deconstructed, according
to sustainable development principles, including the reuse of recyclable
materials.

    CLC is a federal Crown corporation that optimizes the financial and
community value obtained from surplus strategic properties no longer required
by the Government of Canada. The company is self-financing and implements
innovative property solutions to create strong and competitive communities
wherever it operates.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
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For further information:

For further information: Gordon McIvor, Vice President, Strategic
Acquisitions, Public and Government Affairs, Canada Lands Company, (416)
952-6111, or gmcivor@clc.ca

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