June 2009

Just caught the front page of The Gazette and it seems it was 50 years ago this week that the St. Lawrence Seaway was completed. The image caption reads:

“Massive dikes were built, bridges were altered, locks were installed to lift ships 25 storeys above sea level. In all, 22,000 workers toiled on the 3,700-km St. Lawrence Seaway…”


I’m not sure about you guys but I’m kinda getting tired of the whole buzz around MJ’s death (possibly more so because I actually work in the media). That said, I must admit he was influential in the world of music and what not. Thus, here is my unconventional tribute to the man himself: a bunch of covers that you may not have known existed. That is the last you shall hear of this story on this blog. Read on… (more…)

If you’ve been by the East End recently (aka my stomping grounds… at least for another week or so), you may have noticed that the stretch of Jean-Talon east between St. Michel and Pie-IX is bustling with a vibrant mixture of Middle Eastern communities. Read on… (more…)

For a second consecutive year, the Terrasse St. Ambroise will be host to the “Folk Festival on the Canal”. Read on… (more…)

So here I am at work experiencing a slight dip in my workload and after being distracted by our receptionist’s light up shoes and adjusting a few picture frames that had fallen askew over 6 months ago I thought I’d give the ol’ paper a read. Having an interest in photography, I couldn’t help but stumble upon this one. Read on… (more…)

Anyone notice the recent “Designers Against Aids” campaign ads taking over Montreal’s public transit system? I sure know I hadn’t until one of my friends realized that the model in the ads was none other than burlesque model, Dita Von Teese! Here be the picture from the ad — enjoy!

Dita Von Teese in the Designers Against Aids ad

As you already know, I tend to get around the city mainly by bike and public transit in part because I do believe in sustainable forms of transport and mainly because I only have a partial license. Anyhoo, all that aside, as I was making my way to the Plateau for a night on the town this weekend, I got caught in the crossfire of a verbal fight between a metro depanneur owner and a somewhat agitated man. Read on… (more…)

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