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Where: Village des Tanneries. Cazelais street and 780 St-Remi.

When: June 5, 2010. 1PM until 10 PM

A roster of bands will perform live on stage; a bazaar, a BBQ as well as a group photo exhibit and film screening about Turcot will take place. Local businesses and merchants are contributing food and $700 in prizes. Lucky winners will win supper with the borough mayor Benoit Dorais at restaurant Bitoque, luxury spa treatments, gift certificates as well as hourly door prizes. Proceeds of the $5 raffle tickets sold will help finance 2010 summer projects in the Village des Tanneries.

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André Denis, a local photographer, has an exhibit  called “Le projet « Turcot » : entre Ciel et Terre” at Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay.

Location: Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay, Gallery.  6052 boulevard Monk. Map.

Dates and Times: January 21 to March 28, 2010. Hours.

Description (in French): Le projet à l’étude pour la reconstruction de l’échangeur Turcot ne laisse personne indifférent. Masse de béton pour les uns, enchevêtrement de voies de circulation pour les autres. Le photographe André Denis s’intéresse à ce phénomène urbain depuis 2003. Il photographie cette cathédrale urbaine sous tous ses angles en toutes saisons, son regard poétique posé entre ciel et terre présente une quarantaine de photographies couleur qui saura vous faire jeter un regard neuf et peut-être quelques pistes de réflexion sur son réaménagement.  (From the website of the Maison de la culture Marie-Uguay).

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Call to Action! Neighbourhood Assembly

When: Thursday April 9th, 6 – 9pm

Where: St. Zotique community centre (75 Sir George Etienne Cartier, Room 120)

Info: There will be a popular assembly for the residents of The Village des Tanneries and 780 St. Remi to get together and talk about the proposed Turcot project, the evictions/displacement, environmental destruction. Most importantly, let’s figure out what we (as a community) want to do about it! It will be a facilitated open discussion, where everyone can voice their own opinions. It will be a space where we can meet each other, talk, and come up with a plan of action. A free meal and childcare will be provided.

Background: The Turcot project is the Ministry of Transport’s plan to replace the current Turcot interchange by building a new super-highway next to the already existing one. The project is slated to cost over 1.5 billion dollars and is estimated to take the next seven years to complete. This project is likely to lead to the evictions and mass displacement of several hundred people in several low income communities in the South West of Montreal. Some of those residents have been living in their homes for decades and will never be able to find a similar rent again. The project will also create a construction site that will cause irreversible environmental damage and force those not directly displaced to live within a construction zone for years to come. Those most affected by this have been given little voice in the matter and have been presented the project with little options. This assembly aims to gather the community together and hear what people have to say about it.

For More Information Contact: cazelaislibre@gmail.com

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