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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

A Legacy of Holes


One summer, when I was a teenager, a life-sized replica of Stonehenge made of compacted trash was erected in the empty lot on Sherbrooke & St-Laurent. At the time, there was scaffolding along the western wall of the abandoned Godin building, and people were invited to climb up and throw old computer towers and monitors down into the dumpster four stories below. This, we understood even at our tender age, was art. The economic and political instability, which were beyond my grasp as a... Read more

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