LOCAL NEWS

It often catches the eye as you walk down the southern streets of Parc-Extension. A gargantuan structure reflecting the blue and white hues of sky and clouds. Protruding over the horizon like a space station, the MIL Université de Montréal campus is but the latest addition to one of Montreal’s most prestigious educational institutions. But the new science campus, inaugurated...
Cash delivery goes bad on Jean-Talon West On the night of Monday, Oct. 18 two assailants attacked and robbed an armoured truck delivering cash to the TD Canada Trust bank at the corner of Querbes and Jean-Talon West in the commercial centre of Parc-Extension. At around 11 PM two guards working for the security company Garda were retrieving a shipment of...
Deros and Lavoie promise a new dog park in Parc-Extension The borough team for Ensemble Montréal announced on Tuesday that if elected they would build two more dog parks in the borough, one in Saint-Michel and the other in Parc-Extension. The announcement was made from the south end of Howard Park, by borough mayoral candidate Guillaume Lavoie, Parc-Extension City Councillor Mary...

Insalubre et dangereux

Les locataires du 1040 Ball exigent la fin des conditions de vie « intolérables » Cafards, souris et harcèlement ne sont que quelques-unes des circonstances qui ont été évoquées par les résidents d'un petit immeuble résidentiel situé dans l’ouest du quartier.  Un petit groupe de résidents de Parc-Extension est descendu dans la rue devant leurs six-plex la fin de semaine dernière...

Unhealthy and unsafe

Tenants of 1040 Ball demand an end to “intolerable” living conditions Cockroaches, mice and harassment are but some of the things being brought up by residents of a small residential building just off de l’Acadie. A small group of Parc-Extension residents took to the street in front of their home last weekend to protest what they say are the terrible...
The Latin-American immigrant experience front and center through art As you set foot into the Salle de diffusion de Parc-Extension in the William-Hingston Centre, a visually stimulating backdrop of photos, sculpture and painting is accompanied by a developed and immersing soundscape playing on the common yet often forgotten themes and human experience of many Montrealers. The 12th edition of the LatinArte Festival continues...
L'équipe d'Ensemble Montréal propose une stratégie pour adresser les déchets En parcourant les rues de Parc-Extension, un problème courant devient rapidement apparent : la question des ordures et de la propreté. Au fil des années, citoyens, politiciens et organismes ont soulevé la question des déchets ménagers et des ordures dans les rues, les ruelles et les cours de Parc-Extension. Il n'est...

From Parc-Ex to Ghana

Sarker Hope Foundation continues its mission overseas Throughout the pandemic, the Parc-Extension-based Sarker Hope Foundation has worked across the community to aid those most in need. Since March 2020, the organization has helped residents with food, vaccinations, children’s education and aid to seniors. But that has not meant that it reneged on its engagement overseas. The foundation recently completed a sponsorship...

A sore yet common sight

Ensemble Montréal team proposes strategy to deal with garbage Walking the streets of Parc-Extension a common problem quickly becomes apparent: the issue of garbage and cleanliness. Over the years, residents, politicians and organizations alike have brought up the issue of household waste and litter in the streets, alleyways and yards of Parc-Extension. It is by no means uncommon to see mounds...
What hits you first is the smell. The sweet and delicately tropical smell of high-quality imported mahogany. Then it’s the warm and slightly humid air in the workshop, controlled to scientific precision. The place is impeccably kept and tidy, no surprise when you consider the quality of workmanship that goes into the product.  Michael Greenfield has been making guitars for...
Valérie Plante makes her pitch to Parc-Extension families Valérie Plante along with borough mayoral candidate Laurence Lavigne Lalonde made another electoral pitch to Parc-Extension residents and families at the William-Hingston Center last Thursday morning.  The press conference was held on the west side promenade and was centred around services to families and the affordability of raising children in Montreal. Projet Montréal announced...
Contrat adopté pour passage à niveau à Ogilvy et deCastelnau L'arrondissement a tenu sa séance de conseil d’arrondissement mardi soir dernier, où des conseillers municipaux, la mairesse et des fonctionnaires se rencontrent virtuellement pour répondre aux questions des citoyens et voter sur des initiatives dans l'arrondissement. Plusieurs sujets ont été abordés ce mois-ci, tels que le contrat accordé pour la construction...
Ensemble Montréal’s bid for reelection in Parc-Extension City councillor Mary Deros and her Ensemble Montréal team inaugurated their newly opened electoral campaign office last Wednesday evening in Parc-Extension’s north-end. The office is located at the corner of Champagneur and Liège and will act as the headquarters for the party’s activities in Park-Extension up until the municipal election on Nov. 7. In attendance...

Borough Council Meeting:

Ogilvy/de Castelnau crossing contract given by city centre The borough held its regularly scheduled monthly borough council meeting last Tuesday evening, where city officials and politicians meet virtually to answer questions from citizens and vote on borough initiatives. Being discussed this month were several topics such as the city contract given to build the footpath between Ogilvy and de Castelnau, the...
Mayor Fumagalli presents a motion to address the issue It was getting late, close to midnight on a cold night in January. Pierre Fritzner, a politically active businessman well-known in the Parc-Extension community, got into his Range Rover and started to head back home. On his short drive from his accountant’s office in Saint-Michel to his house in Parc-Extension, Fritzner was...