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Posted by Hannah / February 5, 2007

Kove.jpgThe Danish Poet, National Film Board

On gray days like these (okay, there IS a bit of blue sky up there today, but it's damn cold), it's hard to ignore the grayness of the city - especially if you're a commuter or you live close to one of Montreal's massive spaghetti interchanges. Beneath one of these noodling roadways near the Lachine Canal is the abandoned Turcot Yard, 85-hectares of tracks, scrub and gray concrete overhead. Several Montrealer's have plans for the space. In their minds, at least. Paint it up with some colour, recommends Meandres Urbans Essentials. While I'm not sure these colours would be my first choice, I'd be pleased to see this project get off the ground, even with fuschia in the colour palate. If you've not been down, take a virtual tour with photographer Ken McLaughlin or prep yourself for your own exploration of the abandoned rail yards and the buildings via Urban Exploration Montreal. The best news? That these aren't just pipe dreams. Come spring, Transport Quebec will unveil a plan for the yard's transformation, followed by consultations.

Speaking of public consultation, if your skeleton is made up of political bones, head over to 999 McEachran Avenue in Outremont ce soir (7 p.m.) for the city council's executive committee meeting.

Lots of "chatter" on the Montreal film scene about whether the NFB and Montreal filmmaker Torill Kove will take home an Academy Award for best animated short for The Danish Poet (clips!)). A screening will be held on Feb 25 at the Cinémathèque Québecoise. But already secure is the 'geek' award that Pierre Jasmin will win for special effects.

A big, dripping plate of poutine adorned the front page of Saturday's National Post. Heather Sokoloff, a former Montrealer, writes about a NYC celebrity chef and two fancy-pants Canadian expats who plan to open a French-Canadian style pub in the Big Apple whose menu would include, of course, poutine and pig's feet.

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jade / February 6, 2007 at 01:58 pm
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Hey, looks like unknown artists can get involved in the project on a smaller scale. Take a look at what St. Henri's citizen's group is offering: room for a large-scale art installation project (artist provides funding with support from the citizen's group) promising high-visibility in a high-traffic area.
Here's the link to the craigslist ad:
<a href=http://montreal.craigslist.org/ats/273517177.html>; Visual and Landscape Artists Opportunity </a>
jade / February 6, 2007 at 01:59 pm
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heh. link's not working. here's the address for the old-school copy and paste method.
http://montreal.craigslist.org/ats/273517177.html
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