Yves Bolduc must protect our health!

Public Action: Mobilisation Turcot

When: Monday May 10, 2010. 5:30 PM

Where:  Collège des Médecins du Québec. 2170, René Lévesque Ouest. Corner of Tupper (near metro Atwater)

More Information: http://www.mobilisation-turcot.info


Residents of the Sud-Ouest arrondissment are encouraged to attend an information meeting about the City of Montreal’s Turcot interchange proposal that was submitted to the MTQ last week.  This is an opportunity to learn more information about the proposal, and to ask officials questions about the proposal.

Date: Thursday Apri 29, 2010. 9:30 PM.
Location: Centre récréatif, culturel et sportif Saint-Zotique (CRCS).  75, square Sir-George-Étienne-Cartier.

Every year students from the Concordia University studio arts program exhibit their thesis work, and studio work from the semester.  This year there are two exhibits in St-Henri.

Collision 6: MFA Thesis Exhibition

Steve Bates, Dan Gibbons, Nicole Grinstead, Tara Nicholson, Aaron Zak
Apr. 15 to 24 (Vernissage – Apr. 15 at 6 p.m.)
Parisian Laundry, 3550 St. Antoine St. W., 514-989-1056

Index: Photography Undergraduate Student Exhibition
Apr. 16 to 29
Les Ateliers Jean Brillant, 661 Rose-de Lima St.,theconcordiapsa@gmail.com

For more information about these exhibits and the other Concordia University studio arts exhibits throughout the city visit: http://finearts.concordia.ca/newsandevents/events/studio-arts-shows.php


From the website of operationmontreal.net (City of Montreal)

“Montréal will be holding a large clean-up operation throughout the city. On April 24 and 25, participating radio stations will be visiting streets, alleys and parks, meeting with members of the community or groups who are pitching in to clean up certain areas of the city. Team up with your neighbours or friends and be part of this spring clean-up event. There are prizes to be won and fun to be had.”

To participate, visit: operationmontreal.net .

Riverside School

Picture yourself living in the working class Irish neighbourhood of Pointe-St-Charles in 1871, and the closest elementary school is over a 30 minute walk away in Griffintown. What to do? In 1871, over 272 citizens petitioned the Protestant School board to build a school that would accommodate over 500 children from the Point. Plenty of discussions and petitioning ensued, and five years later, Point St. Charles school was opened on Favard Street at the corner of Ste-Madeline . The school was renamed Riverside school in 1886.

Postcard. Collection BANQ.

Riverside school was enlarged in 1894 and 1907, to accommodate a growing population. Although the school was the centre of the community, the school had to be closed several times because of fire in 1927 and 1949.

Insurance plan of the area, 1940. Collection BANQ.

Due to dwindling enrolments in the 1970s, the school was closed in 1978, just two years after its centenary. Local citizens from the Pointe-St-Charles Intervention Group (PSCIG), wanted to save the building and turn it into cooperative housing in the early 1980s. In October 1982, the PSCIG was outbid by the City of Montreal for the building and land. The building was demolished, and transformed into Parc des Cheminots.

Parc des Cheminots, Google Streetview.


City bid imperils Point homes plan. (1982, October 7). The Montreal Gazette. p. A3. Retrieved from: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19821007&printsec=frontpage.

Damaged School Reopens Shortly; Six Buildings Under Construction. (1949, December 22). The Montreal Gazette. p.13. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19491222&printsec=frontpage

Macleod, R. & Poutanen, M. A.(2004). A meeting of the people: school boards and Protestant communities in Quebec, 1801-1998. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press.

Protestant board shuts more schools. (1978, March 16). The Montreal Gazette. p.2. Retrieved from March 16, 1978. Montreal Gazette. p.2.Retrieved from: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19780316&printsec=frontpage.

Riverside School Not All Destroyed. (1927, March 2). The Montreal Gazette. p.4. Retrieved from http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Fr8DH2VBP9sC&dat=19270302&printsec=frontpage.


I welcome any comments about this blog post, especially if anyone has memories of Riverside School.

Citizens meeting about the CN Yards (Pointe-St-Charles).

The next citizen meeting about the future of the CN Yards and complex in Pointe-St-Charles will be tomorrow, Monday March 15th, at the Lorne Centre.

This is an information meeting for all citizens and also an opportunity to reflect and discuss the development of the site. This is also the place to discuss how the community & citizens can be involved once the construction starts.

When: Monday March 15th, 7 PM

Where: 2390 rue Ryde (Lorne Center), Pointe-St-Charles, Montreal.


En Français:

Rencontre Citoyenne Terrains de CN: Suite des mobilisations.

Rendez-vous pour une assemblée publique citoyenne, une session d’information, de réflexion et de travail pour la suite des mobilisations.

Venez prendre la parole !

Quand : lundi 15 mars 2010 à 19h00
2390 rue Ryde, dans la grande salle du rez-de-chaussée

Solidairement, De la part d’Action-Gardien, la table de concertation des groupes communautaires de Pointe-Saint-Charles

A quick message from Mobilisation Turcot.

The next Mobilisation Turcot meeting will take place on  Tuesday, March 9th, at 6:00 PM, at the Centre de Loisirs Monseigneur Pigeon, 5550, rue Angers, in Côte-St-Paul. Bus #37 and #78.

This is a community meeting open to all, where you can learn about the current MTQ proposal, new announcements from the MTQ, the city of Montreal’s alternative proposal, and to find out what you can do, as a citizen, to be informed about the Turcot project.

For more information go to:  www.mobilisation-turcot.info


Voici une message de Mobilisation Turcot..

Prochaine rencontre de Mobilisation Turcot :

A la veille de la présentation de l’alternative de la Ville, la prochaine rencontre de Mobilisation Turcot aura lieu mardi le 9 mars à 18h au Centre de Loisirs Monseigneur Pigeon dans Côte-Saint-Paul.

Des nouvelles du MTQ, des alternatives possibles, et des actions à venir…

Restons mobiliséEs !