PostArctica: 780 Saint Remi – Then and Now.

Took this picture about 7 years ago after much of the Turcot Movement had already happened. Much on my mind at that point. This was a pretty cool building inhabited by many artists. It was only 4 storeys and the lofts all had those incredible floor to ceiling windows that were actually about two storeys ...

PostArctica: Not Aliens

but… saw this today on Angers under the Cote Saint Paul leg of the Turcot rebuild. It does have a driver who is probably very highly paid and I wonder what exactly this thing does?  

PostArctica: Three Mattresses

PostArctica: Walk # 11

“Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors…disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it.” ― Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History ...

PostArctica: A Mask For Halloween

From around 2007. Turcot was a playground for me. I often had the thought that this would have been a pretty cool location for kids to explore. And I remembered the Monster Cards that were popular when I was in elementary school and all the legends about various Monster sightings in Verdun. So one day ...

PostArctica: A Mask For Halloween

From around 2007. Turcot was a playground for me. I often had the thought that this would have been a pretty cool location for kids to explore. And I remembered the Monster Cards that were popular when I was in elementary school and all the legends about various Monster sightings in Verdun. So one day ...

PostArctica: Forget it, Neath, it’s Turcot…

Been having a kind of film noir week so the other day I decided to return to Turcot Yards for the first time in years. It started raining when I left and I was kind of wet cycling in the rain but I made it to a spot where I could take a picture of ...

PostArctica: Forget it, Neath, it’s Turcot…

Been having a kind of film noir week so the other day I decided to return to Turcot Yards for the first time in years. It started raining when I left and I was kind of wet cycling in the rain but I made it to a spot where I could take a picture of ...

PostArctica: 9 Years.

Yep, been 9 years since I started this blog today! Had no idea  where it was going when it started but I did get to participate in the largest ongoing “single issue” protest movement in the history of the city. We didn’t win but it’s really difficult to look back and think of it as ...

PostArctica: Turcot Roundhouse Found?

Received these pictures from an urban explorer friend who says she may have found the foundations of the old Turcot Roundhouse which was demolished in 1961. I wonder if the Ministry of Transport (MTQ) has any idea of what they have dug up? If you look at the proximity of the foundations to the wall ...

PostArctica: Turcot “neighbourliness” Meeting on April 23 in Saint Henri

Info Citoyens  Comité de bon voisinage  Dans le but de faciliter les échanges avec les riverains des secteurs touchés par les travaux de Turcot, le ministère des Transports met en place un comité de bon voisinage. Ce dernier vise à maintenir un dialogue tout au long des travaux, aussi bien avec les résidents que les entreprises et les institutions touchés par le ...

PostArctica: Turcot “neighbourliness” Meeting on April 23 in Saint Henri

Info Citoyens  Comité de bon voisinage  Dans le but de faciliter les échanges avec les riverains des secteurs touchés par les travaux de Turcot, le ministère des Transports met en place un comité de bon voisinage. Ce dernier vise à maintenir un dialogue tout au long des travaux, aussi bien avec les résidents que les entreprises et les institutions touchés par le ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Transport Quebec warns motorists: stay away from Turcot Interchange this weekend

It was built below specs and has been poorly maintained.  Saving on maintenance costs in the first 3 decades created  full time maintenance contracts that has cost, and will cost taxpayer’s, over 100′s of  million of dollars to maintain a structure that is scheduled to be torn down.  Somebody has done alright with that. But ...

Walking Turcot Yards: Goverment Talking Corruption Free Turcot

To say I am behind the times on Turcot would be an understatement.  Seems I have drifted into focusing a lot of my online attention into relaying the ongoing tragedy that is our federal government under Stephen Harper via Facebook and occasionally Twitter in recent years. Of course it is all interconnected when you  follow ...

Walking Turcot Yards: New Album – Expwy in the sky

The new album is out! Expwy in the sky is a double concept EP. Don’t forget that you can play both EPs SIMULTANEOUSLY. Get it! Have a listening party! Invite your friends! Listen to it together! The first part is about a neighborhood that was destroyed to build the Ville-Marie Expressway in the 60′s and ...