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514 vs. 450

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One of the reasons that I take part in Walk the Region is to re-examine the prejudices we sometimes hold about our city. Many of us Montrealers associate “the 514” – which is to… Continue reading

Montreal’s Invisible Places: The Good Suburbs?

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In my experience, our identities tend to fracture along urban, suburban and rural divisions. While I’m a passionate Montrealer, the idea of belonging to a place that includes the Dix30 conjures waves of… Continue reading

Montreal’s Invisible Places: Montréal-Nord

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I am ashamed to say that, before Walk the Region this year, I had never been to Montreal North. Like many Montrealers, my first impression of the borough was forged in 2008, when police shot… Continue reading

Montreal’s Invisible Places: Kahnawake

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This year, the theme for Walk the Region was “Invisible places,” and perhaps no place in the region is quite as invisible as the Kahnawake Mohawk territory. I understand that Kahnawake is not officially… Continue reading

Walk the Region: Density, Proximity, Intricacy, Intimacy

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When I began blogging about Walk the Region a couple weeks ago, I was pretty honest about my revulsion towards places like Laval and the Dix30, although I have really only glimpsed them… Continue reading