No more compromises for Mount Royal
2009-05-19

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THE TIME FOR COMPROMISE IS OVER.
The preservation of the mountain demands our call to action!
 
(Maquette / OCPM)
 
The Office de consultation publique de Montréal is currently studying a residential development project on the former site of Marianopolis College. The project includes the conversion of the main historic building into prestigious residences and the construction of condominium complexes and single-family dwellings. In total, the project calls for 325 residential units and the addition of 671 underground parking places on the property.
 
The project, which has obtained preliminary approval from the City of Montreal and the provincial government, violates the city’s urban plan in terms of use, density, height, volume, allowable parking places and construction on the site!
 
After 10 years of tireless advocacy, we, as a community, have obtained special recognition for Mount Royal from the provincial government as a site of national interest to be preserved, and requiring from the City the creation of a consultative process and protection plan in favour of the mountain’s preservation.
 
This residential project, the first to be evaluated under the guiding principles of the Mount Royal Protection and Enhancement Plan, will become the reference project for all others to come.
 
Les amis de la montagne consider this project to be unacceptable; it must be modified to allow the true preservation of the mountain’s historic and natural heritage for the benefit of Montreal and the community, citizens of today and of the future.
 
Together, we have the right to demand for ourselves and for our children, those who will inherit this most unique of cities in North America, a project built on excellence and not compromise.
 

 
To demonstrate your disapproval of this project, a project that will guide all further decisions on the future of the mountain, we invite you to take action in the following ways:
 
  1. Sign the petition asking to refuse the project and forward it to your friends, family and colleagues.
  2. Present a written or oral statement to the Office de consultation publique de Montréal expressing your disagreement with the project – the most effective way in ensuring that the community’s displeasure with the project is officially recorded.
 
You may also write a letter to the elected officials who will need to make a decision on this project in the coming months:
 
Ms Christine St-Pierre
Ministre de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine
480, boul. Saint-Laurent, 7e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 3Y7
T : 514 873-2137
F : 514 873-0980
 
Mr. Gérald Tremblay
Maire de Montréal
275 rue Notre-Dame Est
Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 1C6
T : 514 872-3101
F : 514 872-4059
 
Mr. Karim Boulos
Conseiller de l’arrondissement du district Peter-McGill
Arrondissement de Ville-Marie, Ville de Montréal
888, boul. De Maisonneuve Est, 5e étage
Montréal (Québec)  H2L 4S8
T : 514 868-5167
F : 514 872-8347
 
 
Invite your friends, family and colleagues to take part.
 
Thank you again for your support. Should you have any questions, please contact us.

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