MONTREAL, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Office would like to remind
everyone that the Open House Day on the development of the Griffintown
area will take place this Saturday, January 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. The activity, open to all citizens interested in the development
of Griffintown, will be held at the École de technologie supérieure
(ÉTS), located on the corner of Peel and Notre-Dame Streets. In the
morning, some 20 booths set up by various groups will provide
information to the public on the history and evolution of the area and
on ongoing projects. This information will foster discussions on the
yet-to-be-defined vision of Griffintown. In the afternoon, citizens
will be given the opportunity to ask questions, express opinions and
make comments following a presentation by the City of Montréal on the
current situation in the area.
Located in Le Sud-Ouest borough, at the entrance to the central business
district, the area was used for industrial purposes in the 19th century. Its progressive decline was precipitated by the closing of the
Lachine Canal in 1970. The area has significant heritage value, as well
as great potential for repurposing and development.
The Office also announces that registration is now complete for the
seminar to be held on January 20 on the same subject. The day will be
devoted to a presentation by the City of Montréal on the current state
of the Griffintown area, and two work sessions involving resource
people on the following themes:
Griffintown: an authentic, mixed and dense area
Griffintown: a lively, green and dynamic area.
For the full program of the activity, please visit the Office Web site
Furthermore, everyone is invited to participate in the already ongoing
on-line consultation. Internet users are invited to join the discussion
on the identity of this soon-to-be-booming area and various possible
visions for its development. They are welcome to share their opinions
by commenting on the photos on the site griffintownselonvous.com.
All available information on the project may be obtained at the offices
of the OCPM, 1550 Metcalfe Street, Suite 1414, and at the Direction du
greffe at City Hall, 275 Notre-Dame Street East. The information is
also available on the Office Web site, at www.ocpm.qc.ca/griffintown.
SOURCE OFFICE DE CONSULTATION PUBLIQUE DE MONTREAL
For further information:
514 977-8365 (Cell.)