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Metamorphisis in Montreal by Laurene Jardin


Screen shot 2022-02-02 at 11.48.27 PM.pngFor many years the eastern part of Montreal was a no man's land because of the shadow cast by industrial manufacturers, crime and poverty. Since the early 1900s the district's reputation has been christened everything, but reputable. Even after the building of the Olympic Stadium in 1976, attitudes of Hochelaga-Maisonneve do not seemed to have changed. Is Hochelaga-Maisonneve's truly a foul and uninviting area? Evidently, I do not believe this to be so. In fact, the improvement of residential conditions shows how Hochelaga-Maisonneuve's could gently shift towards warranting a chicer portrayal in the near future. Precisely, the prevalent touristic value, the advent of trendy eateries and montreal condos, and the fact that Hochelaga-Maisonneuve is now an eco-friendly district validates that this area is undergoing a reassuring transformation. Nonetheless, to better understand this transformation, it would be important to put the area's present into context; so let's take a look at HoMa's history.

  • An Industrial Past
  • HoMa Industrial or Modish
  • Possible Future

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