Build it and they will come

Posted By: Shuyee Lee · 1/23/2013 4:59:00 PM

Build it and they will come.

That's what the Quebec government, the city of Montreal and municipalities in the greater metropolitain region are banking on in their plans to create hubs of green space and public transit to lure developers and residents.

They're splitting the $150-million cost to map out major projects that hinge on these elements, such as parks, a bike path between Oka and Mont St. Hilaire, and the former Blue Bonnets/ Hippodrome site.

"This is really the implementation of a vision that has been building in the Montreal area with elected officials in civil society for ten years and we're starting to implement in concrete terms this vision," Quebec Minister for Montreal Jean-François Lisée told a news conference.

The projects themselves should materialize in six or seven years.

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  1. James posted on 01/23/2013 05:43 PM
    Oh Great,

    ANOTHER white elephant / boondoggle that we the tax payers are going to have to pay for.

    I say let the politicians pay for things like this out of their own pockets and if in ten years the projects do work out / make money, THEN and ONLY then do they they get their money refunded.........WITH NO INTEREST AT ALL.
    1. LMAO posted on 01/24/2013 06:29 AM
      @James Well said James its nice to see where the money they saved by cutting hospital spending will be put to good use lol. Can someone please explain to the PQ their purpose is to run the province and manage their spending.
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