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Montreal Monday: century-old sewers, Mile End walnuts and a re-enfranchised town

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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.

• Andrew Emond explores Montreal’s mid-nineteenth century sewers and discovers life in the brick, egg-shaped collectors.

• Tree Tuesday comes to us in english this week, focusing on the audacious walnuts growing in Mile End Meadow.

• The old ‘garden city style’ Town of Mont Royal has managed to retain its charm through the years using a series of planning regulations.  Emile Thomas takes a looks at the town Montreal re-enfranchised. [ translated into english ]

photo by Andrew Emond