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Day 04, Quartier des Spectacles

Published May 28th, 2012

Wikipedia says it very well: "Quartier des Spectacles is an entertainment district located in the eastern section of Downtown Montreal. The area is currently undergoing gentrification and urban renewal that will turn it into the centre for Montreal's cultural events and festivals.
With a total area of almost a square kilometre, its boundaries are City Councillors Street, Berri Street, Sherbrooke Street and René Lévesque Boulevard, encompassing all of the district known as Montreal's Latin Quarter."

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Advertisement: Quartier des Spectacles

This ad for the urban renewal is everywhere

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Racoon House

Many racoons are painted on house walls, here in Montreal.

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Destruction, reconstruction

Anyone can see what's happening here: old dirty buildings destroyed, new gentrified buildings instead.

300 Cheeses

Quebec is proud of it: 300 cheeses are produced here.
A proud quebecois added manually to fuck the liberticide law 78 which restricts liberty and right to protest.

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Screaming Eagle, Ambulance, Empty Park

I'm starting to love those empty urban spaces here in Montreal. There's so many of them, everywhere.
But I trust Dr Gentrification: he will take care of the place future.

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More Towers

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Musée d'Art Contemporain

In every good gentrified district one should tightly integrate an Art Museum. Here it is (I plan to go there soon anyway).

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Ubisoft MTL 1997

Strangely enough, Ubisoft covers walls with revendications for it 15th birthday (1997-2012)

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Calligraphy

This is a small part of a very nice huge calligraphy on a wall here. Part of it is highly decayed. Unfortunately, my panoramic shot failed.

  • May 28th, 2012
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Music Place

I think this place is dedicated to music, but I may have misunderstood something

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