Montreal is experiencing a bit of a building boom. Dozens of major projects are going up across the city, many of them high-rise buildings. But some complain that there are too many glass towers. They want Montreal to take more control to make sure the city's character isn't changed forever. We speak to the experts about the boom, and how best to maintain a balance between development and preserving Montreal's unique look.
Guest(s) : Jason Prince, Urban Planner Robert Frank, Journalist Anne Lagacé-Dowson, Political Commentator Alex Kay, Real Estate Broker
CityLife examines issues that affect all anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, roadwork, the environment, the economy, immigration, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!