MLB stadium in Montreal? Consultation office pitches more consultation



In recent years, the Olympic Stadium has hosted Major League Baseball exhibition games that have drawn large crowds.


Dario Ayala / Montreal Gazette

Montreal’s consultation bureau has sidestepped the question of whether a new Major League Baseball stadium should be built near the Peel Basin southwest of Old Montreal.

In a report released Monday on the future of the Bridge-Bonaventure district between the Old Port, Griffintown and Pointe-St-Charles, the Office de consultation publique de Montréal said separate consultations should be held on the proposed stadium.

“The committee considers that it would be irresponsible to decide on this project on the basis of the partial information available to it,” the bureau said in a 134-page report.

It noted that no plans for the stadium had been submitted to it during public consultations on the district that were held in October.

“This is a project … whose size and scale require that many different aspects be considered,” it said.

However, the report gave the thumbs up to the idea of re-routing Bridge St. around a proposed memorial park commemorating Montreal’s Summer of Sorrow in…

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