Category : Montreal

Does Montreal really suck?

By: Dan Laxer There is a written piece that’s been making the rounds on Facebook for a few days, and it’s been getting on my wick a bit. All political entities, towns, cities, provinces, and countries, could benefit from some pointed criticism. ...

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Jean-Talon CPR Station

by Dick Nieuwendyk     Designed by architect Colin Drewitt for Canadian Pacific Railways (C.P.R.), the Jean-Talon station, also known as the Park Avenue Station opened in 1931. It was inaugurated in the presence of Camilien Houde, the mayor of Montreal at the time. ...

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Where to go sledding around Montreal

A listing of local hills   By: John Symon   Sledding (tobogganing) is a great family outing, especially with younger children. It is healthy, affordable and generally found close by. A variety of fine sleds can be purchased at many Montreal-area stores, but you ...

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Strathcona Hall

by Dick Nieuwendyk   Strathcona Hall was designed and constructed in 1904 by Montreal architects Samuel Arnold Finley and David Jerome Spence. The funds for this building was a gift from Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, a wealthy Scottish-born Canadian, ...

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