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 at www.ocpm.qc.ca
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.
For further information:
514 977-8365 (Cell.)