Space for Kids (and Cars)

In daycare centres across Quebec, infants must have access to at least 2 m2 of play space. What's 2 m2? An area bigger than my bedroom door (1.5 m2) but smaller than my old double bed (2.5 m2). Those same infants get an additional and separate 2 m2 of sleeping space (just enough space for a crib). … Continue reading Space for Kids (and Cars)

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Walking Rosemont

Monday, I woke up to an inspiring, sunny day. I swore that today was the day I’d take a walk, the kind I used to be swept into, without nudge or groan. When I lived in Côte-des-Neiges, I walked in all directions. I walked south to the cemetery, east via the sloping Wilderton plaza, north … Continue reading Walking Rosemont

Neighbourhood #4

I recently moved over the mountain into the city's (vast) east end. I now live where people plant gardens in front, out back, in alleys, and in city patches of grass. I live in an area where ice cream dates are frequent and five-dollar cones a regular Monday-night occurrence. I live where pita is stale and cheese … Continue reading Neighbourhood #4