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needless to say, all of these photos were taken between the first and thirty-first days of october.

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see you in a month.
 
This is a great collection of photos. Thank you!

I never get tired of looking at some of these street scenes, especially the walkup duplexes and triplexes with the exterior stairways. This is so typical of central Montreal, and we have nothing like it here.
 
Lovely photos. I've actually just returned from a weekend visit to Montréal after a two year absence--the city looks fantastic, I must say, and is as vibrant as ever. I noticed in particular that the quality of a lot of the new mid-rise condo construction is obviously quite high, and does a decent job of complementing the local vernacular without totally aping it--much like new midrises in Chicago. Design review seems to be working well.

Also very impressed by some of the new development at UQAM--they seem to really be hitting all the right notes with that one.

And, as always, I couldn't stop salivating at near-total absence of overhead hydro lines in the central city...what a difference that makes...
 
... which was good, but no surprise. he's a competent mayor who might have the potential to do good things. at the very least, he leans towards he sustainable development/public transit side of things.

even more exciting is the breakthrough of the radically pro-transit/ped/cycle/etc., anti-car party, projet montréal. some are saying that it is positioning itself to be a main contender to tremblay's party in the next municipal elections. they could be a catalyst for some very important changes.
 
I noticed in particular that the quality of a lot of the new mid-rise condo construction is obviously quite high, and does a decent job of complementing the local vernacular without totally aping it--much like new midrises in Chicago. Design review seems to be working well.

i think montreal has the best new infill of any canadian city: it's a good scale (between 3 and 5 stories), it draws from the existing vernacular without aping it, it's human-scaled and subtle. good, solid filler.

by contrast, most of the new condo towers going up downtown are shit. it's like the opposite of vancouver, where the new downtown towers are gorgeous but the neighbourhood infill is cheap and chintzy.
 

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