Uncovering Rivière St Pierre during Nuit Blanche

In the Spring of 2009, I found an entry point into a sewer that now contains a portion of the former creek known as Rivière Saint... Read More

Montreal’s Lost Rivers – What Maps Can (and Can’t) Tell Us

A rare view of Rivière St. Pierre, 1956, location unknown. I recently stumbled across a peculiar old map for the island of Montreal... Read More

Surreal Sights Inside the Sewers of Côte St. Paul

I have a feeling we’re not in Montreal anymore. I’ve been asked a number of times if I’ve ever come across anything underground... Read More

Dead Ends and Signs of Life Inside the Point St. Charles Collector

A view through the original Point St. Charles collector sewer, constructed in 1862. Perhaps the most interesting underground features... Read More

Montreal’s Wastewater Treatment, Part I – A History of Problems

The grit removal tanks of Montreal’s wastewater treatment plant. Montreal’s wastewater treatment plant can be found at the far... Read More

Montreal Waterworks, Part II – Inside the Conduit

Inside the Montreal’s former water intake conduit In my last entry I talked about Montreal’s Aqueduct canal and its role in... Read More

Montreal Waterworks, Part I – The Aqueduct

Montreal’s aqueduct canal at the Crawford Street bridge in Verdun. So far, most of my entries here on Spacing and Undermontreal... Read More

Far Out in the West Island of Montreal

Inside the ‘7-UP’ chamber. The West Island of Montreal offers what are essentially the low-lying fruit for underground... Read More

Montreal’s Underground Underdogs

  Inside the Molson Collector, somewhere beneath Rue Dickson in 2007. When it comes to Montreal’s underground achievements, the... Read More

Following Riviere St. Pierre Under Lachine

Inside the Rockfield combined sewer overflow conduit Picking up from where we last left off, this stretch takes us through the inside... Read More