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Ruelle Verte/Green Laneway, Villeray District, Montréal
Some places call them back alleys or alleyways; around here we call them laneways. Whatever you call them, they are a necessary eyesore that’s found in most urban residential areas in bigger cities across North America.
I few years back I put together this winter post taking a tour of one of Montréal’s many Green Laneways that explained the city-sponsored initiative to beautify these old utility access lanes and at the same time getting neighbours working together to spruce up their ‘hoods.
Because of the serious door potential of laneways, last week I finally decided to do a leisurely walk-through of another one to see what I could find.
This one is found behind de Gaspé Ave. in the north-central district of Villeray.
Garage doors are a common find of course.
As are back yard gates, and fence and shed doors.
If you’re driving through, please proceed slowly and keep an eye out for playing kids.
These seemed to give access to the rear of a small apartment block near the end of the street. The chipped and faded brick add extra texture to the shot. Me likey… a lot 🙂
And saving the best for last:
Another homemade free library – Yay!
Now back to de Gaspé Ave. If anyone knows the significance of this otherwise unremarkable street, both in the history of Montréal and for professional sports in North America, let me know. You’ll get extra points, bragging rights, and maybe even a batch of Norm’s cookies if you ever make it to Montréal.
The answer will be the subject of next week’s post.
As always I thank you for stopping in 🙂
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