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HELPFUL TIPS SHEETS
Do you have questions about how to design quality signs? Would you like to improve your building's facade? Are you wondering about the ideal business mix for your commercial artery? Are you looking for information on creating a bike path in your area?
The Rues principales Foundation presents a series of fiches-conseils (helpful tips sheets) on the key aspects of commercial and residential renovation, on planning and on revitalization. Through these sheets, which are available only in French breitling bentley replica at this time, we hope to provide adequate tools to anyone wanting to become involved in improving his/her environment by offering simple, practical advice that is also current.
- No 22 - The socioeconomic spinoff of the Rénovation Québec program
This sheet summarizes the findings of a study conducted by the Rues principales Foundation in 2011 at the request of the Société d'Habitation du Québec to measure the socio-economic spinoff of the Rénovation Québec program.
- No 21 - Measuring local spinoff from a Renovation Québec Program (French only)
This sheet explains how to develop a measurement framework with which to evaluate the local reach of a Renovation Québec project and its spinoff in the different components of habitat revitalization and improvement. This sheet was prepared in collaboration with the Société d'habitation du Québec.
- No 20 - The design and implementation of a Renovation Québec Program (French only)
This sheet presents the steps involved in establishing a Renovation Québec Program. Introduced by the municipality, with the support of the Société d'habitation du Québec, the program offers financial assistance to property owners wanting to renovate their buildings and improve the housing supply. This sheet (in French only) was prepared in partnership with the Société d'habitation du Québec.
- No 19 - Planning the roadways that cut through urban centres (French only)
This information sheet presents the approach recommended to more effectively plan the roads that cross through municipalities, with the goal of reducing speed, promoting different uses inherent to the environment being crossed, while conserving the roads’ role as a place for the transit of multiple users. The document was prepared in partnership with the ministère des Transports du Québec.
- No 18 - Making streets more user-friendly (French only)
This tip sheet presents the different elements to take into consideration when redeveloping downtown streets so as to make for easier and more effective sharing of traffic lanes and public spaces among all users.
- No 17 - Recycling upper floors and vacant lots (French only)
This tip sheet outlines the desirability of recycling vacant lots and floors as a means of encouraging people to reside in the town centre. It highlights a number of initiatives established in this regard in Europe and in North America and was prepared within the framework of the Affordability and Choice Today initiative financed by the CMHC and administered by the CFM.
- No 16 - Heritage enhancement: guaranteed spin-offs (French only)
This sheet presents inspiring examples of the many spin-offs that can be generated by heritage development, helping to improve the quality of life in the municipality. It was prepared in collaboration with Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine.
- No 15 - Commercial urbanism: a sustainable development tool (French only)
This sheet presents the major principles to be respected when applying a commercial urbanism plan that plays a role in sustainable development. This tip sheet summarizes a study conducted by the Rues principales Foundation for the ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation.
- No 14 - Site Planning for Architectural Integration Program (French only)
This tip sheet presents the central role that a Site Planning for Architectural Integration Program plays from the perspective of preserving local heritage and history, as well as improvements to the built landscape and the quality of life in municipalities.
- No 13 - Integrating bicycles into our environments (French only)
Presenting, in concrete terms, how to plan safe spaces to promote the integration of bicycles into our main streets, this tip sheet was produced in collaboration with Vélo Québec.
- No 12 - The "ideal" business mix (French only)
This diagnostic tool makes it possible to understand the commercial dynamic of a street and to guide stakeholders in conducting business recruitment. It was prepared in collaboration with the Ministère du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation.
- No 11 - The image of your enterprise (French only)
Underscores the importance of giving an enterprise's business image the attention that it deserves, including consideration of both the exterior elements (architecture, signage, etc.) and the interior (merchandise, atmosphere, reception, etc.).
- No 10 - Public space planning (French only)
Landscaping plays a major role in the harmonious development of a community. Learn how it helps make areas more pleasing and safe and, as a consequence, how it helps increase goodwill.
- No 9 - Exterior cladding (French only)
Provides a reminder of how important it is to choose the right materials—materials that will highlight a building while respecting its architectural style.
- No 8 - Effectively integrating new construction (French only)
Covers the basic principles that should be followed to ensure that new buildings fit into the existing built environment and enhance the image of the main street.
- No 7 - Colours (French only)
Provides useful advice on choosing harmonious colour combinations that add to the character and appearance of a building, whether commercial or residential.
- No 6 - Doors and windows (French only)
Addresses the importance to accord to the doors and windows of a building and to the elements to take into consideration for preserving the heritage look and a unique local architecture.
- No 5 - Facade renovations (French only)
Emphasizes the features that make a building unique and suggests a simple procedure for making quality renovations.
- No 4 - Changing facades (French only)
Educates building owners on the importance of respecting the unique character of their buildings and of the street by making alterations to their building facades that are tasteful, appropriate and well integrated.
- No 3 - Awnings (French only)
Helps merchants appreciate the advantages of having awnings installed and assists them in making an informed choice.
- No 2 - Store windows (French only)
Enhances business people's awareness of the benefits to be gained by displaying their products in their store windows while respecting the image of the business and the neighbourhood.
- No 1 - Signs (French only)
Addresses the importance of respectively integrating the sign into the building and gives advice to guide its design.