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  • Kate 10:34 on 2019-10-06 Permalink | Reply  

    The history content this weekend is a little mundane. The Centre d’histoire considers the first days of the Cité-Jardin du Tricentenaire, east of Maisonneuve Park, and music lessons later given to children from the sector. The Cité-Jardin is worth a look around, but looked at from this end of history, the ideal of creating a residential enclave without so much as a dépanneur feels a bit odd and sterile, the importation of a suburban ideal right into a section of Rosemont. I also wonder why, in 1942, they chose to do without a church or a school. But the residential architecture there is not like anything else in town.

    The Gazette’s look back stuff this week: the extension of St Helen’s Island, a visit from William Shatner in 1980 – the item notes that it was after the original series, but makes no mention of 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture – and a brief profile of Nicholas Hoare, who ran a couple of the city’s better anglo bookstores after the end of the Classic Books era.

    • CE 15:08 on 2019-10-06 Permalink

      I took a walk around Cité-Jardin a couple weeks ago and for a suburban neighbourhood, it’s not too bad. The houses are very attractive and unusual for Montreal. The big mature trees (different kinds for each street) are beautiful and the surrounding parks are nice.

    • Kate 15:09 on 2019-10-06 Permalink

      I agree on all points. I especially like the secret path into the central park area.

  • Kate 09:51 on 2019-10-06 Permalink | Reply  

    Shots were fired on Queen Mary Road early Saturday, breaking the window of a new branch of the SQDC but not injuring anybody.

    • Kate 09:49 on 2019-10-06 Permalink | Reply  

      La Presse has an inquiry into the fate of storefront retail, noting that some small, specialized stores have flourished against the grain of an overall decline.

      CTV provides an example of a longtime electronics store that’s weathered the difficulties along St-Hubert and is still thriving there.

      • Kate 09:25 on 2019-10-06 Permalink | Reply  

        So apparently Saturday night’s hockey match against the Leafs finished on the spectacular side.

        In other sports news, the Alouettes are in the CFL playoffs for the first time since 2014.

        • Kate 08:42 on 2019-10-06 Permalink | Reply  

          Voters will be greeted with a “bonjour-hello” at the federal polls in two weeks’ time.

          Speaking of elections, don’t forget Sunday’s the Plateau byelection, time to pick a new borough mayor.

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