La Grande Jatte

Every day from spring to fall, a scene reminiscent of Georges Seurat’s most famous painting is reenacted next to the Lafontaine Park pond in Montreal. It’s as much of a scene as any bar or café: teenagers flirting, sunbathers bathing, les ostie de gratteux de guitare strumming their guitars. Thinking back to my most recent […]

Another Time, Another City

The National Film Board of Canada is about to release La mémoire des anges, a new film by Luc Bourdon about life in 1950s and 60s Montreal, created by stitching together footage from the NFB’s vast archives. If this trailer is any indication, it will be an absolutely fascinating look at a city that, for […]

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The Flâneur in the Digital Age

Photographer under the Van Horne Viaduct, Montreal It was rush hour on a brisk evening in early March which couldn’t decide between winter and spring. I stepped onto a crowded bus and clasped the handrail as it lurched down Park Avenue. Fifteen minutes and two metro stops later, I walked quickly through a few corridors […]

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