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  1. Nice coverage. Just to give credit where credit is due, one of the driving forces behind these consultations, and a Jane’s Walk host, is Susan Bronson. She’s a local heritage architect and knows Mile End – and its entire history – inside out and upside down. She can tell you when your triplex was built, what was there before, and who has lived in it through the years. She’s a quiet, behind the scenes person, but is really the brains, heart and soul behind these consultations.

    Just thought I’d give a shout out!

  2. There are a lot of good ideas going on there. I hope it spreads across the city.

  3. Aloha from Hawaii.

    Does anybody know the origins of Saint Viateur? There is no Wikipedia listing or google result for viateur with the exception of Bagels.

    The is a 5 th century St. Viator from Southern France but Montreal is the only location that uses the Viateur spelling.

    I was born on Waverly near St. Viateur and once I left the area 40 years ago I never heard of Viateur again.

    Would make a good pass word.

  4. From the city’s toponymie site:

    rue Saint-Viateur Ouest

    Date de désignation :
    avant 1907

    Arrondissement :
    Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

    Les Clercs de Saint-Viateur, dont la maison provinciale est située en bordure de cette voie, l’ont baptisée en l’honneur de leur patron. Saint Viateur était lecteur dans l’église de Lyon au cours de la deuxième moitié du IVe siècle.

    Cette communauté religieuse est fondée en France, en 1831, par Louis-Marie Querbes (1793-1859), et est appelée au Canada par Mgr Ignace Bourget (1799-1885), dès 1847.

    Tiré de :
    Ville de Montréal. Les rues de Montréal. Répertoire historique. Montréal: Méridien, 1995.

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