Talk: The evolution of Mile End retail

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Théâtre Rialto et commerces, années 1970

Rialto Theatre and shops, 1974. Archives de la Ville de Montréal, R3086-2_5711-8989-00

As with good neighbours, we’re never happy when a well-loved neighborhood business has to close. Sometimes it seems they are too quickly forced away by high rents, or that the neighborhood is changing too fast for comfort. This talk will try to provide some historic perspective on the changing face of Mile End businesses.

Also, to accompany the latest newsletter of the Société d’histoire du Plateau on places that have been in business for a very long time, we will discuss a few Mile End examples.

Speaker: Justin Bur, Ph.D. candidate in urban studies, UQAM, Member of Mile End Memories.

Presentation in French, bilingual discussion period

Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Park Avenue
Sunday, January 27, 2019, 2 pm

Free entry, no reservation required.