Offered by Mile End Memories and The Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard in collaboration with the Mile End Citizens’ Committee and Car-Free Mile End
(Animated by Susan Bronson and others)
Mile End’s Saint-Viateur East Sector (bordered by Saint-Laurent Boulevard, Laurier Avenue, Saint-Denis Street and the CP railway line) features three-storey rowhouses beside 12-storey megastructures and a wild meadow occupying a former rail yard beside the formal garden of a cloistered religious community. In addition to discovering the evolution, over the past 150 years, of the area’s unique urban landscape, participants on this walk honouring urban activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) will discuss ideas about its future, including results of several ongoing citizen initiatives.
Date and time: Sunday 2 May 2010, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Departure point: In front of Saint-Enfant Jésus Church, Saint-Dominique Street between Saint-Joseph Boulevard and Laurier Avenue, Laurier metro or bus 51 or 55
End point: Champ des possibles, north of Maguire Street, between De Gaspé Avenue and Henri-Julien Street
Reservations: Not required
** Information on all Jane’s walks, including others in Montreal and across Canada: www.janeswalk.net, www.janeswalkottawa.ca. The Montreal walks are coordinated by the Urban Ecology Centre of Montreal.