Yearly Archives: 2014








Call of the Alley, June 1, 2009 On a warm evening when I open the back door and the whole alley seems to be in bloom I hear him. A crazy burst of tuneful whistling. A loud whit-whoo! as if in appreciation of a real looker. It’s my favourite and most mysterious neighbour […]

Call of the Alley







The Field of Possibilities has been a protected natural area since May 2013. But in September 2009, when Sarah Gilbert wrote this portrait, it was still largely the dream of an artist, Emily Rose Michaud. 30 September 2009 Past the east end of St. Viateur and beyond a gap in […]

Field Custodian














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By Sarah Gilbert – First Published May 2, 2009 For years, Luboslaw Hrywnak and I were neighbours without knowing it. Then, once I meet him, I see him everywhere. Our paths cross on Parc Avenue near his apartment building, or along St. Viateur, or outside the Mile End Mission where […]

Mile End Mission