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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered


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  1. That is a great post. Many of the “Côtes” (Côte-des-neiges, Côte-Saint-Luc, Côte-Ste-Catherine” here in Montréal were Indigenous trails that followed the lay of the land rather than a straight line. There was a bit of a movement here to “debaptize” Amherst Street, because it is believed that Lord Jeffrey Amherst engaged in genocidal practices by distributing smallpox-infested blankets to Indigenous people. Some have proposed Indigenous names for the street, but I haven’t heard much lately.

    In Toronto, Davenport Road was also an Indigenous trail.