Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Dashed projects - 1968

Two downtown projects that never happened. The Eaton-Mace project was a $125,000,0000 building slated for the area bounded by St. Catherine and Sherbrooke between University & Mansfield. It was guided by Brigadier-General Gordon Dorward de Salaberry Wotherspoon. The Montreal Trust mortgage group took it over after Mace ran out of cash.
The Place de la Concorde was a $250,000,000 project to be plopped between Milton and Pine, Ste. Famile and Hutchison, roughly the area of what they tried to do a couple of years later with the La Cite project which would have levelled much of the McGill ghetto had it not it not been largely blocked by protests.

3 comments:

Shawn said...

Great shot of the McGill ghetto project.

Shawn said...

Added as a citation to the Wikipedia article at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGill_Ghetto

The article will need to be expanded to match the added info on your piece, but at least it's there

Anonymous said...

wow this would have been a great addition to the downtown core. Too bad it never happened.