36 Results for Montreal

CDPQ Infra, a subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced its decision to keep its tender process for the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) open and launch a period of intensive discussions with the qualified consortiums for the engineering and construction contract. As such the tender process…

December 04, 2017 @ 4:04pm

Infrastructure Canada has been provided an update on the construction of the new Champlain Bridge by its private partner, Signature on the Saint Lawrence (SSL) and The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated (JCCBI), which is responsible for managing the existing Champlain Bridge. The project update highlighted the many areas…

October 23, 2017 @ 8:35am

The National Assembly of Quebec has passed Bill 137 on the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM). The purpose of this legislation is to promote the rapid implementation of the REM, which is the most important public transit project since the creation of the Montréal metro in 1967. “The REM project will…

September 29, 2017 @ 6:51am

The Government of Quebec has celebrated the opening of the new buildings of the second phase of construction of the new hospital complex at the University of Montreal (CHUM). The three 25-storey buildings will each house therapeutic and hospital diagnostic services, emergency, and clinical follow-ups as well as clinical and…

September 19, 2017 @ 7:44am

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC) has announced that work has begun to create a detailed resource map of ground thermal conductivity at depths up to 200 meters (650 ft.) in one of Canada’s most densely populated areas. The project team at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) is…

September 13, 2017 @ 6:20am

The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has introduced the Plan stratégique organisationnel 2025, STM’s strategic organizational plan for 2025. Banking on the positive momentum enjoyed by public transit, as well as an evolving context that provides major opportunities for contributing to the development of Montréal, this strategic organizational plan…

August 31, 2017 @ 7:07am

SNC-Lavalin has announced that Chantal Sorel has been appointed executive vice-president, capital, in addition to her current role as managing director, effective immediately. Based in Montreal, she will report to Neil Bruce, president and chief executive officer, and serve as a member of the company’s executive committee. As executive vice-president…

August 08, 2017 @ 7:11am

The Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec are investing $36.75 million in a project at Concordia University. The funding will help the institution provide its students with the training needed for the high-paying middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow. Federal funding is allocated through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic…

July 12, 2017 @ 7:16am

Catherine Lavoie, Dale Williams, and Sylvain Villiard have been appointed to the board of directors of The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc. (JCCBI) for a three-year term, following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process. Catherine Lavoie is an engineer with 25 years of high-level experience with concrete and asphalt…

July 04, 2017 @ 6:58am

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced support for a federal investment of $1.283 billion to support the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) light rail network in Montréal, subject to necessary due diligence. The announcement will make it possible to finalize the financing of the project and meet the construction schedule of the…

June 16, 2017 @ 4:49am

The Government of Québec has introduced new governance of public transit in the Montreal metropolitan area. The primary goal of Law 76 is to amend the organization and governance, led by the transition committee. Laurent Lessard, minister of transport, sustainable mobility and transportation electrification, has announced that the Council of…

June 06, 2017 @ 6:59am

The Government of Québec has announced the construction of a new structure to replace the aging Honoré-Mercier bridge. The bridge connects Lasalle on the Island of Montreal with the Kahnawake Mohawk reserve and Châteauguay. The new structure will be built next to the existing bridge and will include two lanes,…

May 01, 2017 @ 6:14am

Bell has announced it will invest a further $854 million to bring direct fibre links and faster internet speeds available to more homes and businesses throughout Montréal. Bell's fibre to the home (FTTH) connections will ultimately reach a total of 1.1 million residences and business locations throughout Québec's largest metropolis.…

March 29, 2017 @ 8:47am

The consortium responsible for the construction of the Champlain Bridge has launched a $124 million lawsuit against the federal government. According to an article from the CBC, the lawsuit alleges that consortium was not told that the existing bridge could not support the weight needed to allow certain bridge components…

March 29, 2017 @ 7:28am

CDPQ Infra has announced a partnership with the Union des producteurs agricoles du Québec (UPA) and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM). This partnership will enable the creation of an agricultural land trust and, eventually, a metropolitan agricultural park, to promote the use of agricultural land and its activities, thereby…

March 21, 2017 @ 8:16am

CDPQ Infra, subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, has announced the companies and consortiums that qualified as part of the qualification process for the completion of the Réseau électrique métropolitain (REM) project. Qualified companies and consortiums will have the opportunity to participate in the international call for…

November 11, 2016 @ 2:22pm

The chair of the Montréal Executive Committee, Pierre Desrochers, and the vice-chair of the Executive Committee responsible for the administrative reform, Smart City, information technologies and youth, today made public the analyzed results of 148 performance indicators for 2015. Across Canada, with respect to the 2015 median of the five…

November 02, 2016 @ 6:12am

Public health officials in Montréal are raising concerns over the level of noise generated from nighttime construction of the Turcot Interchange. According to an article from the CBC, the study undertaken by the Direction régionale de santé publique (Regional Public Health Management) show noise levels greater than the acceptable levels…

September 14, 2016 @ 7:09am

The Kilmer Brownfield Equity Fund recently acquired three brownfield properties for redevelopment in Toronto, Montreal, and Guelph. The Fund, established in 2006, is dedicated to the redevelopment of brownfield properties in Canada. In December 2009, the Fund acquired an 11-acre, former automotive parts manufacturing site in Toronto's Long Branch neighbourhood…

June 09, 2010 @ 12:28pm

The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is reminding the new Quebec government that infrastructure is one of its three top priorities, which also include focuses on talent and SMEs. "Both Quebec and Montreal have significant needs in terms of the renewal and development of their infrastructures. In today's economic…

November 06, 2008 @ 1:18pm

A ceremony in Montreal announced the winners of the second North American Holcim Awards competition for sustainable construction projects and visions. Nine projects from Canada and the United States showcasing the latest approaches to address critical themes including housing affordability, employment, renewable energy, and water efficiency shared in USD 270,000…

October 17, 2008 @ 8:52am

Montreal's Maurice Richard Arena is to get a $5.2-million facelift starting in March and then be temporarily dedicated to short-track speed skaters training for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, reports Montreal's Gazette. The 47-year-old, 6,600-seat arena is to have its water treatment system upgraded, along with new refrigeration and heating…

October 02, 2008 @ 11:32am

Today a service road under Montreal's Turcot Interchange remains closed after a large chunk of concrete fell off the highway structure yesterday, CBC News reports. Transport Quebec said the one-metre piece of concrete was cosmetic and does not affect the junction's safety, but inspectors are surveying the site as a…

September 10, 2008 @ 1:30pm

The federal government continues its deal-making spree this week, signing agreements with the provinces of Alberta and Quebec. Through Building Canada, Quebec will get $4 billion and Alberta will get about $1.8 billion. With new funding coming in, Quebec's city hall is putting together a progress report about the $401…

September 04, 2008 @ 6:17am

The federal government says it's serious about replacing Montreal's Champlain bridge and that a new bridge could save between $10 million and $30 million in annual maintenance costs, reports CBC News. The 46-year-old bridge connecting Montreal to the South Shore is expensive to repair, and that money could be put…

August 19, 2008 @ 9:26am

Montreal's Mechtronix Systems Inc. (MSI) and the City of Edmonton announced their partnership to deploy the Valoris technology at the Edmonton's Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project aims to demonstrate an energy efficient and environmentally friendly biosolids drying technology that is applied to municipal wastewater treatment operations. The news…

August 06, 2008 @ 10:08am

As part of the Canada's $692-million investment to improve passenger rail service, VIA Rail Canada announced today that it plans to invest more than $25 million on a multi-phase, multi-year program to modernize key parts of its rail infrastructure between Ottawa and Montréal. In this first phase, upgrades to the…

July 31, 2008 @ 12:00pm

The commercial real estate industry honoured 14 commercial properties with The Office Building of the Year (TOBY) and Earth Award at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International's annual conference and The Office Building Show held June 22-24 in Denver, Colorado. The TOBY winners were recognized for excellence in…

July 07, 2008 @ 12:17pm

Montreal is becoming the first city in North America to develop a bicycle network that helps address some of the problems related to the ever-growing use of cars in urban areas. With these problems in mind, Stationnement de Montréal created the innovative Public Bike System (PBS), which it will also…

June 17, 2008 @ 10:14am

Bridge tolls can help Montreal pay for public transit, and the city is ready to bring them back, said municipal Coun. André Lavallée. Montreal's executive council is studying financing options, including one that would see tolls paid to a common transportation fund that would be disbursed to municipalities for public…

June 06, 2008 @ 10:25am

The Government of Canada announced today that a contract has been awarded to start work on replacing the deck of Quebec’s Honore-Mercier Bridge. “The Honore-Mercier Bridge is one of the busiest bridges in Quebec,” said federal minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, Lawrence Cannon. “Replacing its deck will ensure the…

April 25, 2008 @ 11:29am

[caption id="attachment_54" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo: CNW Group, Emmanuel Joly"][/caption] The new president and chief executive officer of the Montreal Port Authority (MPA), Patrice M. Pelletier, yesterday proposed a project which will increase the port's capacity and develop new markets by 2020. The CEO estimates that this project will create $3.4…

April 18, 2008 @ 12:48pm

Quebec's Transport Minister says a massive reinvestment in the province's roads is needed. No kidding. Julie Boulet says the government is spending $2.7 billion dollars on road construction this year—that’s 58 per cent more than was spent last year.The money is not new—it’s part of the $30-billion dollar, 5-year infrastructure…

February 12, 2008 @ 7:32am

Mayors of Montreal and the 15 island suburbs want to take over the tax revenue being forfeited by the federal government with the GST cut from six per cent to five. Prior to the holiday break, reported Montreal’s Gazette this weekend, the mayors voted in favour of a motion that…

January 07, 2008 @ 12:12pm

Under the banner “Partners in Sustainable City Building,” 300 conference participants celebrated the 7th annual CUI Brownie Awards at a special dinner on last Thursday evening at Le Palais des congrès in old Montreal. The CUI Brownie Awards are sponsored by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and are awarded…

October 22, 2007 @ 7:35am

The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) has announced the finalist for the Brownie Awards. Winners will be announced at the Brownie Awards gala dinner on October 18th at Canadian Brownfields 2007 in Montreal. A special award will presented to Municipal Affairs and Housing minister John Gerretsen a Special Brownie Award in…

September 21, 2007 @ 1:34pm