Adelaide paper on mapping Montreal
An Adelaide paper writes on Montreal geotourism and of course makes several quaint missteps (you can’t blame them if they’re basically writing to a tourism-dictated script, but it amuses me).
The notion that Schwartz’s is in “the Jewish area” is at least four decades out of date. I can just remember seeing the last kosher butcher shop close on that stretch, and that was some time back. It was in the 1950s that the Beth Jehuda synagogue on Duluth was converted to apartments – how long since the more religious groups went north to Mile End and Outremont, and the more secular Jews fled for Côte St-Luc and beyond? Besides, Schwartz’s is not kosher, and doesn’t pretend to be.
Does anyone but tourism writers call Old Montreal/Vieux-Montréal “Old Town”? I see this all the time in tourism writing and never anywhere else.
Also: the Biodome is closed till December 4 – and no mention of Bixi?
Finally, Kathy Reichs wrote the intro to the map guide? No slight to Ms. Reichs, but they couldn’t've found someone from here with something to say?