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Archive for April, 2010

April 29th, 2010

Upcoming Jane’s Walks

Posted by Joan McGuigan

A wonderful way to get out and enjoy this gorgeous weather is to participate in one of Jane’s Walks!

Jane’s Walks are named after Jane Jacobs, the author of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” (1961). This book completely reshaped the field of urban planning, as it presented cities as ecosystems that grow and evolve over time, based on their use. A Jane’s Walk combines personal narratives, urban history, and local knowledge to bring communities together.

There will be two Jane’s Walks in the Westmount/NDG area on Sunday, May 2 (in addition to many more around the city):

Neighbourhood: Westmount
Language: English
Title: How citizen’s input shaped Westmount
Time: 2pm
Where: Victoria Hall 4626 Sherbrooke St. West (in Westmount Park)
To get there: Métro Vendôme, bus 24
Reservation :

Neighbourhood: Notre-Dame-de-Grace
Language: Bilingue
Title: La randonnée pédestre de NDG
Time: 1pm
Where: Devant le magasin de commerce équitable Dix Mille Villages,5674 Avenue Monkland.
To get there: Métro Villa Maria, bus 103 ou 162
Reservation :

You can also see the full list of Jane’s Walks going on around the city of Montréal here.  Reservations are required for these two particular walks, so act fast!

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April 16th, 2010

Round 2 of our Open House Blitz!

Posted by Joan McGuigan

McGuigan Pepin is continuing our Open House Blitz this Sunday–and it’s getting even better than before!

This Sunday (April 18), all you have to do is go to any TWO McGuigan Pepin open houses, and you will win a gift certificate to Nagoya Sushi in Westmount!

Full list of open houses can be found here.

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April 15th, 2010

New Development in Shaughnessy Village

Posted by Joan McGuigan

It was recently announced that new condos will be built in the former Seville Theater in Shaughnessy Village. Real-estate developer Prével and investment firm Claridge are heading this project to develop 350 to 450 affordable condos (as well as storefronts) in this historic theatre.  We are very excited about this new development, as it promises to revive the Shaughnessy Village neighbourhood, and we will be keeping our readers updated on new devleopments in this project.

Read more:  The Gazette,, CTV

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April 8th, 2010

Announcing an Open House Contest!

Posted by Joan McGuigan

This coming Sunday, April 11th, McGuigan Pepin will be holding an Open House Blitz!

We will be holding FIVE open houses! When you come to any one of our open houses and sign our guestbook, you will receive your McGuigan Pepin Passport! In the passport will be all the details of each of the other open houses going on that day.

If you attend any three open houses out of the five, and have the representing McGuigan Pepin agent mark your passport, you will WIN a gift certificate to Nagoya Sushi in Westmount!

Nagoya Sushi is a fantastic restaurant, and the neighbour to our Ste-Catherine Street office! This is a great prize, and we’re all very excited about this contest. We hope to see you at our open houses this weekend!

Full list of open houses can be found here.

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April 6th, 2010

New Westmount Market Report

Posted by Joan McGuigan

The March Westmount market report has been released! It can be found here.

All Westmount Market Reports are courtesy of Andy Dodge.

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