Ste-Catherine: a respite for the holidays

The dig on Ste-Catherine east of McGill College will be suspended for a couple of months over the holiday season, while some are displeased that Saturday’s Santa Claus parade is going along René-Lévesque instead. CTV notes that a few of the vehicles in this year’s parade will be electric ones.

Minor question from curiosity: after Santa Claus arrives, where does he go? I seem to remember that, when I was a kid, Santa Claus would arrive via the parade and then be enthroned at Eaton’s in a shameless commercial orgy to stimulate Christmas shopping. I have no idea whether there’s “a” Santa like that any more.

Update: A few days after I posted this, the Gazette did a “through our eyes” about Santa and Eaton’s in 1950.