City’s budget cuts leave less money dedicated to protecting Montreal’s natural spaces

    The following articles from The Montreal Gazette, Le Journal de Montréal and Journal Métro cover some of the details:

    Groups unhappy with Montreal decision

    Letter: Montreal fails once again in habitat protection

    Journal de Montréal: CRE-Montreal demande au maire de ne pas couper

    Métro: Coderre coupe dans la verdure

     

     

     

    Link to OCPM REPORT on the city’s future and Meadowbrook mention

    The Office de consultation publique de Montréal made public an extensive report on the future of the city on February 24, 2014. This document presents the major proposals put forth by the Ville de Montréal to ensure development and quality of life for Montrealers through the coming decades. Recommendation #22, on page 143, recommends that Meadowbrook be protected and made into a nature park, a large urban park or an eco-territory.

    You can read the full report online here The report is currently only available in French. However, there is an overview in English on this newswire site.

    This report is based on a public consultation process held last fall that attracted some 1400 people. There were 95 written or verbal briefs, and 1200 people responded to an online questionnaire. However, there has been very little coverage of the report in the media.

    Winter 2014 newsletter

    Winter in Meadowbrook
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    Les Amis de Meadowbrook holds press conference today about developer’s shocking lawsuit against the City of Montreal

    Les Amis de Meadowbrook, represented by Campbell Stuart, held a press conference today, in front of Montreal City Hall regarding the $44-Million lawsuit filed by developer Groupe Pacific against the City of Montreal.

    The developer acquired Meadowbrook for $3-Million in 2006, knowing perfectly well that it could never be developed. For full details on the lawsuit press release, please click below.

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    A new green space close to NDG?

    Come hear the highlights of the master plan Les Amis de Meadowbrook and the Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal have developed for Meadowbrook Urban Nature Heritage Park Accessible to All. 57 hectares to relax, play, walk, bike and ski, that will be linked to the Lachine bike paths and the Falaise St. Jacques in NDG. Bilingual presentation

    Speakers:
    Coralie Deny, Director, Conseil régional de l’environnement de Montréal (CRE)
    Dida Berku, Les Amis de Meadowbrook

    Tuesday, November 19 – 7 p.m
    Coop La Maison Verte
    5785 Sherbrooke St.
    NDG

    Fall 2013 Newsletter

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    Take a look at all our hard work and accomplishments from the spring – it’s the perfect way to look forward to what we can achieve this fall.

    Spring 2013 Newsletter

    Meadowbrook “Comedy for a Cause” Fundraiser: July 23

    Once again we’re packing the Comedy Nest to support Les Amis de Meadowbrook in our goal to create a park for south-western Montreal. Join us for an evening of fun and exercise for your stomach muscles at the Comedy Nest Just For Laughs lineup on July 23rd. Approximately eight top comedians will be warming up at the downtown club before their Just For Laughs gala sets – be there to help them and help Meadowbrook! The funds we raise will help defray the costs of our current projects: a multiplatform map highlighting endangered green spaces across Montreal, and a showcase of the Université de Montréal landscape architecture students’ visions for Meadowbrook Park.

    Confirmed acts so far:

    HANNIBAL BURESS (The Late Show with David Letterman)

    BOB MARLEY (The Late Show with David Letterman, MAD TV)

    JESSICA KIRSON (The Tonight Show, The View)

    ADAM BLOOM (BBC’s Mock The Week)

    Many more to be announced!

    For tickets, contact Barbara Tekker at btekker@sympatico.ca. Tickets are $35 Don’t miss this great evening, tickets are going fast. The Comedy Nest is located on the third floor of the AMC/Pepsi Forum at 2313 St Catherine, corner of Atwater.

    You are invited!

    Ever wondered what Montreal’s next great park looked like? Les Amis de Meadowbrook are holding a visit of the future Meadowbrook Park Urban Nature Heritage Park Accessible to All on May 4th and 5th. Here’s your invitation!

    Montreal Gazette Article on Meadowbrook Park