Quartier: Verdun || Intersections: Rushbrooke, Lasalle, Caisse
Mise en service: 1978 || Architectes: Didier, Gillon & Larouche
Artiste: Michèle Tremblay-Gillon & Peter Gnass || Autobus: 12, 21, 58, 71, 108
Brian Tuck, 33
Born and raised in Verdun, Brian grew to associate his childhood neighbourhood with homophobia and bigotry. After leaving and living in other parts of the city for almost a decade, he moved back four years ago and has since found himself entirely smitten by its charm and particularities. Montréal’s little gem — it’s best kept secret. The St. Lawrence & the Lachine canal, cycling, running, dining, exchanging. Working class neighbourhood meets young artists, each growing from one another. Verdun has grown to be a more diversified and open-minded place and his return has brought him a long-desired sense of peace and closure.