From Rowhouses to Megastructures: the Saint-Viateur East Sector

Offered by The Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Mile End Memories as one of the Jane’s Walks**
Led by Justin Bur

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 8 May 2010, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Departure and arrival point: Southeast corner of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and Saint-Viateur Street (55 bus)

Language: French and English (depending on participants)

Reservations: Not required

Maphttp://janeswalk.net/walks/view/from_row_houses_to_megastructures_in_saint-viateur_east/

Cost: Free

** Information on all Jane’s walks, including others in Montreal and across Canada: www.janeswalk.net or www.urbanecology.net/janeswalk. The Montreal walks are coordinated by the Urban Ecology Centre of Montreal.
Printed from: http://amisboulevardstlaurent.com/2011/05/from-rowhouses-to-megastructures-the-saint-viateur-east-sector/?lang=en .
© Les Amis du / Friends of Boulevard St-Laurent 2014.

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