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  • Kate 20:44 on 2017/04/01 Permalink | Reply  

    The Centre d’histoire piece this weekend looks at the transition from a 1961 corner pharmacy to a blocky Jean Coutu branch on a Petite-Patrie corner.

    Gilles Proulx admits as how Ignace Bourget didn’t think anglos were the enemy.

    Gabriel Deschambault looks back at the Mount Royal arena.

    Radio-Canada has a whole section on Expo 67.

    The Gazette’s John Kalbfleisch tells an anecdote about Frontenac.

     
  • Kate 11:57 on 2017/04/01 Permalink | Reply  

    In Le Devoir, Jean-François Nadeau looks at the heritage buildings that would be lost if the Palais des congrès expands as planned. Nadeau says the buildings belong to Old Montreal historically, even if they’re not within the sacred boundaries.

     
    • rue david 13:21 on 2017/04/01 Permalink

      really, the solution is to build over the ville-marie and the parking lots. more pricey but a lot better for the city and province.

  • Kate 11:02 on 2017/04/01 Permalink | Reply  

    Eater has a feature on samosas in Montreal with a map, but astonishingly, nothing in Park Extension. I have to say I don’t know where to get samosas there, because when I’m in Park Ex, I’d usually be getting spanakopita at the Piccadilly. But there must be something along Jean‑Talon or Liège?

    Update: the Punjab Canteen on Liège has samosas!

     
    • Blork 11:51 on 2017/04/01 Permalink

      OMG, now I want samosas! I don’t spend much time on Jean-Talon, except for the Jean‑Talon Market, and the samosas at the JTM are always worth a stop (I don’t know the name of the place, but it’s the only samosas being sold in the central covered area). Last year I had an “Indian streetfood” dish at the Granville Island market in Vancouver that was basically chana masala poured over a samosa and topped with chutney and raita. Sort of like an Indian poutine. It was a chaotic mess, but soooo delicious!

    • CE 13:20 on 2017/04/01 Permalink

      Park Ex has lots of places to get samosas but very few of them are at the types of places where you can just pop in get a few to go for a snack in a greasy paper bag. I’m sure most of the Indian places would do it for you but it’s not the same as the little shop that only has tepid samosas and sells them on the cheap.

    • jeather 17:31 on 2017/04/01 Permalink

      Blork, that’s often sold as a chana samosa — lots of restaurants offer it here.

    • Blork 18:06 on 2017/04/01 Permalink

      Well, that shows you how long it’s been since I’ve been to an Indian restaurant, aside from thali joints, where I always get a thali.

  • Kate 10:58 on 2017/04/01 Permalink | Reply  

    Metro has a well advanced look at what’s open and closed for Easter weekend, which isn’t till April 14-17.

     
  • Kate 10:56 on 2017/04/01 Permalink | Reply  

    This week Global reported on the disappearing pedestrian overpass in the Turcot plans. Its disappearance wasn’t new news, though: Metro’s Marc-André Carignan reported it in December.

     
  • Kate 10:32 on 2017/04/01 Permalink | Reply  

    Janine Sutto is to lie in state Sunday afternoon at city hall before her funeral Monday. I don’t remember this being done before for any actor, but possibly I’ve missed mention of it.

    Sutto won’t be getting a Quebec national funeral, though.

    Update: I actually mentioned a previous incidence of this, in 2014 when Gilles Latulippe died. Sutto and Latulippe often performed together.

     
  • Kate 10:05 on 2017/04/01 Permalink | Reply  

    There was an exhibition baseball game Friday at the Olympic stadium that resulted in a tie. Large amounts of applause for onetime Expo Tim Raines were also reported.

    I have never agreed with Patrick Lagacé so strongly as with Saturday’s column, in which he looks at the possibility Denis Coderre may commit huge amounts of public money to getting a major league baseball team: “Moi le cave qui habite dans sa ville et qui paie des taxes municipales ici : le fric de Montréal n’est pas le sien.”

    Lagacé’s coda on the police issue is also good.

     
  • Kate 10:03 on 2017/04/01 Permalink | Reply  

    A driver lost control of a car on Remembrance Road Saturday morning and the vehicle collided with a tree. No serious injuries to people; we’re not told how the tree is doing.

     
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