by Nathan Masters on September 22, 2011 3:00 PM Fifty-eight years ago today, the Four Level interchange first opened to traffic. This iconic concrete ribbon that binds the 101 and […]
Two amusement parks on the ocean at each end of America. Must have been weird to drive from one to the other seeing that Elmer Gantry, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, […]
By Richard Wolff What’s efficiency got to do with capitalism? The short answer is little or nothing. Economic and social collapses in Detroit, Cleveland and many other US cities did […]
There were those who felt that the opening of the Seaway would turn Montreal into a ghost town seeing as how we would lose our status on being the main […]
Turcot won’t be available for long. There are hardly any cities in the world capable of doing this project – who has that kind of land empty so close to […]
Excellent NFB documentary about a neighborhood being expropriated. See any parallels with some of the issues at Turcot? Here.
Here are some updates for those of you curious about New York City’s beloved restored elevated train line, The High Line. Newsletter here. And here is a recent shot of […]
Big thanks to striderv over at Flickr for posting an amazing set of pictures from his grandfather’s collection. Seems there was an open house at the roundhouse that day (and […]
Story here. And here are some photos courtesy of Michel Latour. And here is some video footage of the morning after from Boucrate.
Was, of course, the ridiculously fabulous world’s fair in Montreal in 1967. I turned 13 during Expo summer and I have nothing but extraordinary memories of it. Decided to blog […]
Factotum posted a few pictures of this. I went by here recently and thought, well, if it cant be the Diamond Taxi Sign, then why not let local artists have […]
Some images from the Virtual Museum Canada. Around 1900 at the foot of Church Avenue, now known as De L’eglise. 1907. This may be what my father’s generation would have […]
Latest rendition for Griffintown over at Save Griffintown. Well, if your central nervous system has been technofied, this may look pretty cool. Sad to see Montreal’s uniqueness being transformed into […]
The NFB is putting it’s vault on line!!! Here is a classic. (Do not know why I blog when Neale over at Five Whys is writing all my material these […]
Images taken from here. Story here. And here. And here is a video.