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[URBAN NOTE] Seven city links: Ottawa, Longueuil, Montréal, Winnipeg, Saint John, Halifax, Lethbridge

  • The Ottawa Citizen suggests a recent audit of OC Transpo should have offered warnings of the Confederation Line problems to come.
  • A project office has been set up for the extension of the Yellow Line in Longueuil and elsewhere on the south shore. CTV News reports.
  • La Presse looks at the concerns of some artists in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie that they might be forced out by gentrification.
  • That the Bay Building in downtown Winnipeg has been evaluated as being of little value offers an opening to Heritage Winnipeg. Global News reports.
  • The New Brunswick government is forcing suburbs of Saint John to pay for city facilities that they also used. Global News reports.
  • Short-term rentals are having a negative effect on real estate markets in Halifax. Global News reports.
  • Downtown Lethbridge faces struggles to attract business. Global News reports.

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Kingston, Montréal, Longueuil, Halifax, Edmonton

  • Kingston is working on its third bridge connection up the Cataraqui, this one well upstream of other bridges. Global News reports.
  • CityLab praises the redesign of the Bonaventure Expressway in Montréal into a boulevard, noting the revivification of Griffintown produced as a result.
  • The new Québec government is open to a further extension of the Yellow Line subway into Longueuil, apparently more open than it is to the the Pink Line in Montréal proper. CTV News reports.
  • Is a CFL stadium and a team in Halifax viable? Much depends on a bid that is as much about the standing of Halifax as a major centre as anything else. Global News reports.
  • The new Capilano branch of the public library system of Edmonton looks lovely. Global News shows the location.

Written by Randy McDonald

November 7, 2018 at 6:00 pm

[URBAN NOTE] Five city links: Duisburg, Macau, San Francisco, Brussels, Rive-Sud of Montréal

  • Guardian Cities notes how the German hub of Duisburg is taking on an outsized role as a linchpin in China’s overseas trade.
  • The SCMP reports on the terrible level of poverty, and income inequality generally, in a Macau that is one of the richest cities in the world.
  • This VICE report examining how people of normal, never mind modest, incomes can afford to live in the San Francisco area is eye-opening.
  • Guardian Cities reports on the new street names being given to routes in the Belgian capital of Brussels.
  • This Cyberpresse report on the transit ambitions of the municipalities of the Rive-Sud, the South Shore of Montréal, reminds me of discussions about GTA transit.