Monday, November 08, 2010

We visited Goose Village and didn't even know it!

Montreal had a big wave of urban renewal (which also means urban neighbourhood destruction) in the 1950s and 60s.

One neighbourhood that disappeared was Goose Village, located at the foot of the Victoria Bridge. Expo 67 needed the land for parking lots, er, we mean urban renewal and redevelopment.

We visited here on our last three weekend's lazy fall Sunday urban exploration rides, especially week 2's ride to the foot of the Victoria bridge.

And we didn't even know we were in Goose Village.

Wikepedia for goose village here.

Montreal Gazette archive search on 1960s removal of Goose Village from the map is here.

Today's discussion question: how does a knowledge of history enrich the bike ride experience?


Goose Village in the News!

The Centre d’histoire de Montréal is looking for old stuff about Goose Village. This museum is preparing an exhibition on Montreal's disappeared neighbourhoods. More info here.


At 12:29 PM, Anonymous woocash said...

Cool info. Regarding your post today's discussion question should rather be this: how do the bike rides enrich the knowledge of history?


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