I'm not a huge fan of the gay village, an area which claims a title of diversity but is really just full of 60 year old male pervs and Hydro Quebec retirees eyeing each other in boredom.
This abandoned property at Champlain and St. Cat has befuddled me. With a large market of men with disposable incomes (ie: no kids) you'd imagine that a clothing store could thrive in the area. But there's just about none anywhere.
The adjacent building, by the way, was recently struck by a blaze. The Viets who own the property and the restaurant on the main floor vow to have it back soon.
Local residents were abuzz about the fire for days after it happened. Guess they need something to worry about.
Luc, I love you anyways.
Luc most likely doesn't deserve that, but that's just my speculation.
This lovely old greystone at the NW corner of St. Cat and Cartier is no more....
...as you can see in this photo, below..
Cops riding weird little machines are seen ticketing a guy who slowly and safely rode his bicycle down the pedestrian zone. He told me afterwards that he deserved the ticket, which I took to mean, "I ain't paying it." The girl with the skateboard was similarly admonished but not ticketed for a similar offence. I figured she was obviously just a kid judging by her skaterboiii cutoffs and stockings but her face later revealed her to be old enough to know better.