The STM’s three-year dig on Bishop Street to put in a ventilation shaft for the metro is drawing to an end, but now merchants on the street are facing more construction because a developer is putting in a condo building on top of the site.
Tenants in Hampstead have been fighting the owner’s intention to demolish the two buildings they live in, and there was even a council vote against approving it Monday night, but it was instantly dismissed by the veto of mayor Bill Steinberg. Has anyone looked into whether he or any of his connections stand to profit from the new condos planned on the site? I mean, those Steinbergs gotta be hard up.
La Presse alleges the city doesn’t know how many roads are blocked off at any given moment, because while it does know about its own roadwork sites, it doesn’t try to keep track of private construction sites affecting road access.
I didn’t know food writer Byron Ayanoglu, but his death on the weekend has been mentioned several times in social media I follow, so I can see it’s newsworthy, and his friends have my condolences.
On looking him up in the newspaper’s obits, I happened on another obituary, of a woman I was in grade school with. She was a couple of years older than me but still – it’s an awfully nice day for memento mori.