Trinity Church part 2

UPDATE: The Trinity Church Destroyed

Here are some photos of the Trinity Church/Eglise St Sauveur taken on Thursday Nov 25. They already started destroying the vicarage/presbytery as you can see in photos no 4 and 5. These photos will give you general idea of what will be demolished. The beautiful house and apartments next to it (the last 5 photos) will also be destroyed. Those are really cool Montreal-style dwellings. Click on the photos to see details.


Goodbye to the Trinity Anglican Church

UPDATE: The Trinity Church Destroyed

The Trinity Anglican Church, located at St. Denis St. and Viger Ave and built in 1865, will be demolished this week. It's been vacant for a long time. A "superhospital" will be built in that location. The church was rechristened Eglise St. Sauveur.

Another part of history being wiped out in Montreal. Pretty sad stuff but not unexpected.

Here's an article at The Gazette about this.

I took these two 35mm B&W photos back in 2007. I was meeting a friend and we were going to Old Montreal and I just happened to take these snapshots. I realized that the church was condemned as it was boarded up and looked worse for wear.


Teddy of Griffintown

Photo taken during the summer of 2009 in Griffintown


The Dow Brewery

This big structure, just at the edge of downtown Montreal and Griffintown, has been abandoned and derelict since forever. I don't remember a time when it wasn't abandoned. Every day I would go to work and see that big empty rundown building and wondered when or what will they do with it. Well, this year, they've started renovations.

The two first photos were taken a couple years ago with 35mm camera + fujifilm. The other photos were taken with my digital camera. I just love the look of 35mm.

It's been derelict for so long that trees were growing on the shute and grass on the window ledge

The red building on the right is the former Lowney factory renovated into condos.

The Dow Brewery is finally going under reconstruction/renovation. The following 4 photos were taken during the summer of 2010.

Brand new windows.

No more tree growing on the shute


Canada Post center - empty space

The massive Canada Post center in Little Burgundy is now just a distant memory with only a *massive* empty space remaining, soon to be the location of yet new multiple condo projects (see next post). The center wasn't a thing of beauty so it won't be missed by many but it's part of the ongoing change/transformation Montreal is going through right now that's a bit troubling.

The first four photos were taken this fall.

The two last photos were taken in spring 2010