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The curatorial work covers a wide range of approches to the subject of the Hunt Bal. I especially enjoyed the archival images, The discriminating gentlemen’s club’s contribution and Moore’s moths. A low note to the gallery
for lighting and video projection that you have to ask for
being turned on…

By Daniel Trottier on 2006 09 03

From the entry 'Go Hunting'.

Can I assume this mirrors your trip as well?
Love you

By mom on 2006 07 27

From the entry 'Shanghai Missive, Part 4'.

Rebecca and David, thanks so much for the way you made reading about Montreal so compelling and unique. We will miss you.

Robert Ouellette, Editor, Reading Toronto

By Robert Ouellette on 2006 07 03

From the entry 'Au Revoir (for now)'.

Is it ironic that you chose to describe the shopping zone as Eruv-like given Montreal’s past difficulties in accepting such religiously defined boundaries? Toronto’s Eruv is such a massive zone one wonders how it is maintained (and whether you are permitted check the web site on the Sabbath to confirm ‘kosherness’?) However intended, I think the case can be made for a “secular Eruv” as a very useful workaround. Think how useful such a thing would be for Haligonians who are the last remaining North Americans unable to purchase arugula on Sunday.

World Cup and the Grand Prix this weekend? Let’s hope you can get some sleep in that party town.

By Peter on 2006 06 23

From the entry 'Zoned F1'.

Another couple words: U.S. Border and long-term rental. Communauto, sadly, does not accommodate one’s needs for multi-day, cross-border rentals because they just transfer you over to, well, AVIS or one of the other rental agencies. And Rent-Wreck cannot be taken across the border. Believe us, we’ve tried.

By Rebecca on 2006 06 23

From the entry 'Dumb Car'.


One word: Communauto

By Zeke on 2006 06 19

From the entry 'Dumb Car'.

I would like to suggest to the artist to start a series of photographs on that theme : the moods of nature.

By Pierre-Mathieu Strube on 2006 05 18

From the entry 'Paris-Montreal Vol AF438'.

Very beautiful stills… Who is that new talented photographer ?… An artist is born…

By Pierre-Mathieu Strube on 2006 05 18

From the entry 'Paris-Montreal Vol AF438'.

When I post-dated this story, May was, uh, months away. Now here it is interfering with Ms. McIntosh’s far more intriguing series on Pop!.
The whole tag thing is so played-out anyway. I didnt even finish the parts about and But I trust you’re saavy enough to try them out yourself. Don’t forget tho, you gotta search ‘Montreal’ that’s the whole point.

Or you can just check out this far-out photoset of Expo67 from FlickR:
that was grabbed from:

By doug moffat on 2006 05 03

From the entry 'Tagged City Part 2 (in progress)'.

In the context of planning documents dealing with a 20-year horizon, the fact that someone’s even using the word “implement” is a pretty strong commitment. It doesn’t read “develop and ignore” or “talk a lot about,” it means “do.” It’s pretty rare that one reads concrete language like that as far as planning is concerned, and in fact it’s a fairly strong commitment.

“Integrated multi-sector” means that you try to get all the “relevant actors”—social services, different projects from different levels of government, businesses, community groups—on the same page. That’s different than going to the poor and asking them what they want, it’s getting everyone together and reassuring them that their interests are going to be taken into consideration and conflicts worked out to the mutual benefit of the parties. Very much part of the “multi-stakeholder participatory governance” vogue, but far better than Drapeau in a helicopter pointing at the neighbourhoods he wants torn down.

Note that grand modifiers are often used to describe things outside of the city’s control, like the reconstruction of major provincial and federal highways. It’s a nice way of saying “the city wants you to do this even though it can’t force you.” It’s best read as a statement of priorities and general directions, not a declaration of what will occur.

It can get a little frustrating to read, but it’s a nuanced kind of language all its own and the slight shadings between vague and concrete statements are in fact carefully considered and quite meaningful, in their own way.

By DC on 2006 05 01

From the entry 'Montreal 2025: Bring your thesaurus'.
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