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Shelter: Brother and sister share a condo in the Gay Village

Hayley Kezber grew up in the Eastern Townships, but five years ago, when she turned 17, she headed off to her grandmother’s house in Pointe-Claire, so she could attend John Abbott College. 791 more words

McGill University

Housewarming: Eliminating visual distractions improves look of home's facade

A faithful reader submitted her dear friend’s house, built in 1977, as a surprise.

In 1975, the owner left Newfoundland to start a new life in St-Basil-le-Grand. 789 more words


How did former slaves begin their new lives in freedom?

With the end of the Civil War, white and black lives that had once been joined, if on unequal terms, now separated.

How did former slaves begin their new lives in freedom? 785 more words


Housewarming: Every facade needs an inviting main entrance

Thirty years ago, this huge 1915 home in N.D.G. underwent major renovations to modernize it. The original front entrance was removed to create a second living room. 696 more words


Shelter: No place like home for this Westmount publicist

Emily Shore was born in Ottawa but she spent most of her childhood in Montreal. The family often travelled back and forth between the two cities and when it came time for Emily to go to university, it was a “no-brainer” that she should study at McGill. 782 more words


A Critical Look At Homefront

Today I released the video I’ve been working on on-and-off for the past few weeks. It’s a critical look at Homefront, a game I generally think is much more interesting than most people tend to give it credit for. 20 more words

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Shelter: Moroccan expat finds temporary home in Little Burgundy

A decade ago, Ali Benryane came to Montreal from his native Morocco to attend Université de Montréal. His plan, after gaining a master’s degree in political science, was to head off somewhere else. 778 more words