Jane's Walk on May 5th: Between the Fences

publié le 19 avr. 2018 à 01:43 par Sasha Dyck   [ mis à jour : 19 avr. 2018 à 01:44 ]
Join us to explore the south end of Park Extension by walking along Beaumont Avenue from west (TMR) to east (a short section of Jeanne-Mance), turning north to the Parc Metro (1931 railway station of highest architectural heritage rating). Landmarks will be the fences that illustrate urban transformation from agriculture, through 20th century industrialization served by CP rail lines, to regeneration of the vacated Outremont train yard into a science and research “pole" by the Université de Montréal with extensive government funding.

https://www.promenadesdejane.com/en/walks/between-the-fences-entre-les-clotures/
In the spirit of Jane’s Walk we will wonder what all this means to us and to the residents of the four surrounding boroughs today, and how we, as citizens, may influence positive change. The Park Extension Historical Society also gave guided tours over this route last summer for the 375Mtl celebrations. We found that the chunk between the Acadie and Park metros has variety and contrast, where a few historical vestiges are still to be seen and imagined. Time will be devoted at the beginning to viewing the infamous Fence separating Montreal and Ville Mont-Royal and the 2019 footbridge entrance into Campus MIL, followed by forgotten factories.

To see as well: electrical and former gas substations, two specialty bakeries, an early municipal low-rental project with references to Social Housing today, an industrial building of municipal Heritage Interest, examples of re-used textile buildings, a well-equipped playground and a future park, and the site of the first triplexes where Park Avenue and Beaumont Avenue meet. As a historical society PEHS collects information about life and commercial activity in former days. Therefore we invite Walkers who may have stories about family or work experience in Park Extension. A small, edible token of appreciation will be given to anyone who brings a story and can write it down!


THINGS TO KNOW FOR THIS WALK

  • Date de départMay 5
  • Date de départ10h
  • Durée2h
  • langue utiliséeEnglish
  • Adresse
    • Start at Acadie metro
    • 999 av. Beaumont
    • Montréal
    • H3N 2Y6
  • accessibilité
    • Has a rest stop
  • Nom de l'organisationPark Extension Historical Society (walk leaders Mary and Grace)