Walking Montreal’s streets in 1987

As much as I like photos of Montreal from 100 years ago, it’s shots from more recent decades that really pique my interest. Luckily, Flickr has prompted a lot of people to dust off the boxes of slides, prints and negative they’ve kept in their closets and post their old photos online. That’s the case for Mike Gericke, a Montreal native who now lives in Ottawa. He’s uploaded a nice set of 37 photos that were taken on the streets of Montreal in the late 1980s. Here’s a few.

Mount Royal Avenue at Chabot

Graffiti in a Plateau alley

Sherbrooke Street West in NDG

St. Laurent Boulevard


  1. Maybe 20 years ago only yet so many things looks so different. I’m only in my very early 30s and I remember some of this stuff. It’s time for me now to get old :)

  2. In total agreement with slutsky…that last picture really does rule.

  3. I’m pretty sure I’ve recently seen some new Zïlon graffiti around Mile End. Specifically, a face, on the street-level doors of St. Michael’s. Have you spotted any?

  4. The woman in the NDG pic, she was cute.
    I wonder if she’s still that good looking if so can I have her number? ~LOL~

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