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  • Kate 21:38 on 2020-02-02 Permalink | Reply  

    Radio-Canada visits the three food halls for a comparison, and CTV visits Le Cathcart, the most recent one to open. Eater had been there a week before.

    • Max 09:09 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

      Le Cathcart’s really booming right off the bat. I have to figure out when the quiet hours are so I can get my pick of the comfy seating.

    • jeather 09:54 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

      I tried to go but there was a huge line. Hopefully soon.

    • Kate 14:19 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

      The novelty will wear off eventually.

    • Ephraim 16:57 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

      Went to TimeOut this weekend. Often, I find it very difficult to make a choice because there are no good choices. But this time, the difficulty came from having so many good choices… so I knew I could choose because I wanted to come back to try some of the other places. Definitely some nice choices on the menus. The only down side is… how difficult it is to get a glass of just plain water.

    • JP 23:16 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

      TimeOut does have great options. I liked the vibe at le Central (and love the doughnut place right upfront). Le Cathcart seems to have great seating and a beautiful layout. The architects did a great job there. What I like about the food halls is that even if everyone is in the mood for something different, it’s easy to find something you like. I have friends who are vegetarian, vegan, omnivores, or love specific cuisines. It’s a great way to satisfy everyone.

  • Kate 19:19 on 2020-02-02 Permalink | Reply  

    A man was stabbed Sunday afternoon at Atwater and de Maisonneuve, apparently during an altercation.

    • Kate 10:22 on 2020-02-02 Permalink | Reply  

      The Centre d’histoire shows us the fire that destroyed the dome of Marché Bonsecours in 1976 and its replacement in 1977. But the 1976 fire was not the first time the market building lost its dome – there was also a fire in 1948 and the building had no dome between that year and 1965. The item also admits that the dome tower serves no practical purpose.

      • Jo Walton 11:07 on 2020-02-02 Permalink

        I’ve often thought that things like that are best seen as follies, serving the exact same purpose as the fake ruins built in the grounds of noble houses — providing charm and distinction to a landscape.

    • Kate 09:47 on 2020-02-02 Permalink | Reply  

      La Presse notes how new landlords and big tech firms are squeezing out smaller businesses that had found affordable digs in Mile Ex when it was still a contingent and unexciting part of town.

      • Meezly 10:38 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

        Wha.. Drawn & Quarterly has to move out? That stinks. Why isn’t this also covered by the anglo media?

      • Ian 14:21 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

        Interesting that even this article makes not of the fact that Mile Ex was a name made up by real estate dopes – “Le nom Mile-Ex, né de la contraction des noms de deux quartiers voisins, Mile End et Parc-Extension, a été inventé par des courtiers immobiliers « pour donner du cachet au quartier », affirme Penny Pattison”

        Glad to hear D&Q found new digs nearby, sucks that they had to move to a smaller space though.

      • Blork 15:16 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

        @Meezly, the article is talking about D&Q’s editorial offices on Esplanade, not the retail store on Bernard.

      • Joey 17:15 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

        Am I the only who, after reading the first third and seeing the photos, assumed that the story would certainly include news of an impending move for Le Pick-Up, and was kind of stunned to hear that in fact their lease was renewed for 10 years last spring? Odd that much of this story about renovictions, gentrification, etc.., is anchored by/framed around a business that hasn’t been displaced…

      • Ian 21:47 on 2020-02-03 Permalink

        I guess they saw the writing on the wall and played it smart – good for them.

    • Kate 09:43 on 2020-02-02 Permalink | Reply  

      Roger D. Landry, who ran La Presse for many years and co-created Youppi, died on Saturday. He was 86.

      Another recent obit I noticed was Rhona Wurtele Gillis. One of a pair of twins, she and her sister Rhoda constituted the entire Canadian ski team at the 1948 Winter Olympics. She was also the mother of noted dancer Margie Gillis. She was 98 and her sister is still alive.

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