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Happy Canada Day! Here’s another Canadian shot to celebrate the day.
The tiny "Mile End" district, officially part of the Plateau borough of Montreal but generally considered distinct, is home to many Montreal artists and filmmakers.
Mile End is also where William Shatner spent some time growing up in addition to Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. It was the traditional home to Montreal's middle-class Jewish community. Ethnically, the area is now as diverse as the rest of the city, and architecturally it can be seen as a less gentrified extension of the Plateau Mont-Royal.
This photo was taken in a tiny lane that was undoubtedly originally a poor back alley but has been greatly gentrified. The area has been through many changes in a mere 150 years. In the mid 1800’s it was still rural enough to be home to a popular hunt club. Eventually much of the area became industrial, with homes for labourers being built close to the factories where they worked. Now, as you can see it has become very upscale and is well worth at least one full afternoon’s walking tour with a camera.

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