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April 09 2015

La Remise Crowdfunds Villeray, Montreal’s First Tool Sharing Library

April 9th, 2015Posted by Bora Mici

On occasion who doesn’t need tools for a carpentry, gardening or renovation project? Rather than being forced to buy these tools, the people of Montreal will soon have access to a wide range of cheap equipment thanks to La Remise, a tools library, which plans to open its doors in Villeray, Montreal this spring. Such tool libraries […]

March 07 2015

Farewell to The Grid from Caitlin Dixon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & Montreal, Quebec

March 7th, 2015Posted by Caitlin Dixon

My internship with The Grid began in February of 2014, at a time when I was about to embark on a four month trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a concurrent internship. After completing my undergraduate degree I had set my sights on Rio, as I was keen to explore a city unlike any […]

February 13 2015

Montreal, Canada Aims to Double City’s Bike Paths Despite Naysayers

February 13th, 2015Posted by Katelyn Hewett

Montreal, Canada intends to double the length of its biking network over the course of the next few years – a project that could cost about 150 million dollars. The opposition, however, doubts the Coderre administration’s capacity to lead so many projects. The metropolis has begun to map the development of the bike path network, […]

January 30 2015

St. Henri: Another Montreal Working Class Neighbourhood Gradually Transforming

January 30th, 2015Posted by Caitlin Dixon

Has St. Henri been subject to a renewal or gentrification? The latter has become a sensitive topic in urban planning theory, and is the cause of many debates and discussions. Notable for its negative implication of wealthy outsiders displacing poorer residents, the shift in demographics leads to subsequent changes to a neighbourhood’s social and economic […]

January 30 2015

Pedestrians Prioritized in Montreal, Canada: Five Projects Launching in 2015

January 30th, 2015Posted by Katelyn Hewett

In Montreal, Canada, five streets will be transformed in order to provide more space for pedestrians, beginning this summer. These projects are part of the city’s new urban planning program. On Sunday, the Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, announced the City of Montreal’s intention to allot more space to pedestrians while renovating the streets. In 2015, […]

January 27 2015

A Proposal to Save the City of Montreal, Canada From Economic Ruin

January 27th, 2015Posted by Bora Mici

Since the 1950s, Montreal has seen itself dispossessed of its title as Canada’s metropolis through a series of Canadian political, provincial and, yes, Montreal, decisions. To this effect, we can cite the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which diminished the role of ferrying in the Port of Montreal and its economic contribution; and the Mirabel Airport, which […]

January 16 2015

Hints of Corruption Won’t Stall Montreal’s Ste. Catherine Street Makeover

January 16th, 2015Posted by Caitlin Dixon

To most, Ste-Catherine Street is recognized as Montreal’s main commercial thoroughfare. Running through the heart of downtown, the street is lined with big brand name stores, several department stores, smaller boutiques, restaurants, and cafes. A number of establishments even have multiple locations along the strip. Lying directly below, as an extension of the activity above, […]

January 15 2015

Regulatory Heating Project Threatens Endangered Bird Species in Montreal, Canada

January 15th, 2015Posted by Bora Mici

Who would have believed it? The new regulatory project on burning wood in the City of Montreal could represent a threat to certain birds. The Chimney Swift, a migratory bird designated as an endangered species in Canada, nests in chimneys. However, the number of chimneys likely to welcome this bird could diminish with the banning of […]

January 13 2015

Fear Mounts in Montreal, Canada as Social Housing Faces Further Cutbacks

January 13th, 2015Posted by Bora Mici

The defenders of social housing promise loud clashes with the government of Philippe Couillard, among them the establishment of a camp in Montreal’s centre-city. The Popular Action Front for Urban Redevelopment (FRAPRU) wishes to set up its camp in the middle of Montreal’s city-centre, in a spot that it does not want to reveal for the […]

December 29 2014

The Demolition of Iconic Negro Community Center in Montreal’s Little Burgundy

December 29th, 2014Posted by Caitlin Dixon

Like many other neighbourhoods in the City of Montreal, Little Burgundy is slowly changing. Cafes and cool bars have emerged on Rue Notre-Dame, a street previously known for its abundance of antique shops. The Corona Theatre, built in 1912, has been revived as a hip and intimate concert venue. The art-deco styled Atwater Market remains […]

December 23 2014

Tiny & Historical “Shoebox” Houses Face Development Pressure in Montreal

December 23rd, 2014Posted by Bora Mici

“Shoe boxes,” the little houses that have survived the passage of time in Montreal, tend to attract attention. In the urban landscape, they seem out of place. In order to better get to know the history of these little houses, we met with three of their owners. They were all chosen by chance during a […]

December 11 2014

Discussion of Restoring Urban Waterways in Montreal, Quebec Picks up Momentum

December 11th, 2014Posted by Bora Mici

Is it realistic to think about exhuming or recreating the streams and rivers that have disappeared in the wake of urbanization in the city of Montreal? Over the last few years, this idea has gained traction, even becoming the topic of a documentary in 2012 – with “Lost Rivers,” by Caroline Bacle. Projet Montreal put the […]

December 04 2014

Four Families Discuss Their Departure From Montreal, To Greenfield Park

December 4th, 2014Posted by Bora Mici

Portraits of young families, which after having lived in some of Montreal’s trendiest neighborhoods, have decided to cross the bridges and establish themselves in Longueuil, in the Greenfield Park arrondisement. “I like the vintage style of our split-level house.” At first, Iveth Morales, 36, and Alex Farias, 35, both of Mexican origin, wanted to buy […]

December 03 2014

Verdun’s First Microbrewery Reflects Gentrification of Montreal Neighbourhood

December 3rd, 2014Posted by Caitlin Dixon

Often thought of as an impoverished working class neighbourhood, the borough of Verdun in Montreal, Quebec has been experiencing a renewal since the early 2000′s. This eclectic area sandwiched between the Montreal Aqueduct Canal and the St. Lawrence River contains ample waterfront property with bike paths, parks and recreational facilities. Coupled with its proximity to […]

November 24 2014

Red Light Stops Revitalization of Montreal’s Red Light District

November 24th, 2014Posted by Caitlin Dixon

The corner of St. Laurent Boulevard and Ste. Catherine Street used to form a gateway to the lower Main: Montreal’s Red Light District. Home to organized crime, prostitution, illegal gaming houses, cabarets, brothels and strip clubs, the sex industry has a long, illustrious heritage in the city. Since the late 19th Century, the area welcomed […]

November 20 2014

Will the Elderly Run to the Suburbs? In Montreal, it Seems to be the Case

November 20th, 2014Posted by Bora Mici

If we were to believe a study published by a Concordia University researcher, it would be necessary to redouble efforts in order to attract silver heads and other “boomers,” who are set to expand the cohort of seniors over the course of the coming decades like never before, to urban centers.  In spite of analyses that […]

November 13 2014

Montreal May See an Expansion of Self-Service Vehicles and Car Sharing

November 13th, 2014Posted by Bora Mici

We estimate that a car in Montreal spends ninety-five percent of its time parked every week. In this context, self-service cars could contribute to reducing the number of vehicles on the road, and their deployment should be encouraged, believe researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique, [stating so] in a memo jotted down in the framework of the […]

November 12 2014

Silos and Signage Reflect Industrial Heritage in Old Port of Montreal, Quebec

November 12th, 2014Posted by Caitlin Dixon

The heyday of industrial activity in the Old Port of Montreal lasted between 1896 and 1930, when the city became a bustling center for the grain trade. To meet the demands of the million tonnes of merchandise passing through the city, the port modernized its facilities. Massive grain elevators, sheds and higher quays were built […]

October 30 2014

Edison Student Residence Pays Homage to Cinematic Innovation in Montreal

October 30th, 2014Posted by Bora Mici

On a vacant site located in the epicenter of student life in Montreal, north of McGill University in the Milton Gates district, stands the Edison Residence, the latest architectural conception of the architecture collective KANVA. Its doors were opened on Aug. 30, 2014. It’s an “animated architecture” that pays homage to Thomas Edison, one of […]

October 29 2014

A New District Emerges Around Historic Windsor Station in Downtown Montreal

October 29th, 2014Posted by Caitlin Dixon

A new bit of skyline will emerge in the lower part of downtown Montreal during the next fifteen years. Developer Cadillac-Fairview, a real-estate branch of the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan, is creating Quad Windsor, a mixed-use development project comprised of nine new buildings centered around Windsor Station. The two billion dollar project is to be […]


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