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Montreal Monday: Block Parties, Montrealhenge and the ‘park with no name’

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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.

• Drawing on her recent personal experience, Alanah Heffez goes through the process of having a neighbourhood street party in Canada’s street festival capital.
• Christopher DeWolf looks at the community’s struggle to improve the park with no name.  With the destruction of a bread oven built by local citizens occurring only a few days ago, DeWolf asks what’s ahead for this long neglected park?
• Emile Thomas writes about the yearly phenomenon of Manhattanhenge, where the sun aligns to the grid of New York’s streets, and wonders whether Montreal might have a ‘Montrealhenge‘ of its own.