With Montreal’s 10th World Congress on Art Deco just around the corner, it seemed more than fitting that The Gazette published a rather insightful article this past weekend on Art Deco in Montreal.

Among others, columnist Peggy Curran took a look at how mayor Camillien Houde (yes, that’s where the road that crosses the mountain derives it’s name from) and the Catholic Church were very influential in allowing Art Deco to take over our fair city. Also included are snapshots of endangered (i.e. the Eaton’s 9th floor restaurant), saved (i.e. the CPR station on Parc and Jean-Talon), and long gone (i.e. the York Theatre) art deco architecture. Anyhow, if you missed the Saturday edition the folks at The Gazette were kind enough to allow the article and photo gallery to be viewed without a subscription at www.montrealgazette.com/Entertainment/Deco+Montreal/1601076/story.html.

As for the World Congress on Art Deco, it’s set to take place May 24 – 30. All the details as well as a detailed map of Art Deco buildings around Quebec can be found at www.artdecomontreal.com . Note, if you’re looking to register for the congress, you’re a tad too late. However, you’ll still be able to register for morning seminars.