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Montreal Monday: Grassroots Appropriations, Past Housing Demolitions, Public Art

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Each Monday, we bring you some of the popular posts from our sister blog, Spacing Montreal. We’ll keep an eye open for topics and discussions that are pertinent to current public space issues in Toronto.

• Check out Cedric Sam’s coverage of the public art created at the DARE-DARE Off-Biennial event that took place last week.

• Alanah Heffez and photographer Tristan Brand cover the attempted appropriation of an abandoned building by 500 members of a grassroots community group in the hopes that they may be able to convert the space into a community centre.

• Chris Erb takes us back over thirty years as he investigates the house demolitions on rue St-Norbert, the failed attempts of residents and activits to save the street and the arrests that followed.