Friday, September 4, 2009

U De M Campus To Rise From Rail Yard

A plan to decontaminate the Outremont rail yard (top right) will allow Université de Montréal to expand without putting any more pressure on its main campus in Mount Royal (above). Photograph by: Université de Montréal, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL – Bring on the bulldozers. The sooner, the better.

With the prospect of a federal election looming ever closer, work will begin within the week on a $120-million plan to decontaminate the Outremont rail yards and redirect all freight traffic to the northern perimeter, the first phase in a billion-dollar campaign to revitalize the sprawling industrial site and give the Université de Montréal room to grow.

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My Comment:
This expansion is long overdue.

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