Monthly Archives: November 2010

With Your Permission/Avec votre permission

A day after we moved in, I went down the street to Bedi’s restaurant to buy a take-out breakfast. At home, we were still immured in cardboard and the kitchen was an unexplored land. A gaunt woman in a worn cloth … Continue reading

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Arriving Starts with Leaving

 We had spent almost five years in St. Henri, in one of the top flats in a grey stone sixplex whose sinking maple floors were two inches lower in the centre of the room than at the walls. We moved … Continue reading

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The Old Point

When I moved to Montreal in August, 1975, I learned the city by walking it. My base of operations was a downtown apartment building on Pierce Street where I would sometimes be awakened by cockroaches falling from the ceiling onto my face. My … Continue reading

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Point St. Charles / Pointe Saint-Charles

Patricia and I bought a duplex in the Point St. Charles (Pointe Saint-Charles, in French) district of Montreal and moved in on October 1, 2010. The building dates from 1893, according to the elegantly handwritten first deed I picked up from the notary. The building, which is attached on … Continue reading

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