Transport Quebec says it needs to acquire 6,494 square metres of land around the Fairfield Inn & Suites to create a right-of-way for an eventual rail line that will run Aéroports de Montréal’s planned shuttle service between downtown and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport. Photograph by: John Kenney, THE GAZETTE
Quebec Slow To Act On Dorval Circle Expropriation -- Montreal Gazette
City gave hotel construction permit.
MONTREAL - The equivalent of less than half a city block of land appears to be holding up Transport Quebec’s $350-million project to rebuild the Dorval Interchange, and questions are being raised whether that’s because the Transportation Department neglected to put a hold on the property when it had the chance.
Transport Quebec is in a legal dispute with Fairfield Inn & Suites, which operates a hotel under the Marriott banner on Michel Jasmin Ave., over the land coveted by Transport Quebec.
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My Comment: My friends own the Boathouse next to the Dorval circle. I have no idea on where they have the patience for the mess that they have been seeing in front of their business for the past few years .... and a mess that (it appears) will continue for a few more.