A Neighbourhood on the Rise: Your Guide to Montreal’s Mile-Ex

The identity and location of Mile-Ex, and certainly its name, is a complicated investigation. For some, Mile-Ex may simply be a trendier nickname for the neighbourhood of Marconi-Alexandra. Others may see it as the no-man’s land portmanteau of two bordering neighbourhoods. Not quite the residential melting-pot of Parc-Ex, yet not quite the hip Mile-End, Mile-Ex falls in-between…

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The Case for Mirabel

James Cherry , the president of Aeroports de Montréal wants to demolish the main terminal of Mirabel International Airport, effectively putting the final nail in the coffin of our much beleaguered former Eastern Gateway. He justifies his position thusly: Mirabel is no longer a passenger airport, the terminal costs about $5 million per year to…

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History Lesson: Corrid’Art

Over the course of the 20th century, Montreal made two significant contributions to world art. The first, Expo 67, was immediately recognized internationally, and wholeheartedly approved. It was clean, correct, hyper modern, cosmopolitan, and an optimistic celebration of human achievement. The other came nine years later and was destroyed before its debut, declared an obscenity…

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History Lesson: The Biosphere

Every city has its iconic architecture: London has Big Ben, Paris has the Eiffel Tower and New York’s got the Empire State building. This begs the question, what is Montreal’s most iconic building? Many would point to the Olympic Stadium; however, as any true Montrealer will tell you, the Big-O (as it is called) has…

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History Lesson: Expo 67

On April 28 2012, the city of Montreal celebrated the 45th anniversary of a landmark event that forever changed its history. This monumental event not only placed the city on a global centre stage, but was also the catalyst for Montreal’s development into one of the most cosmopolitan and distinct cities in the world. This…

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