Montreal artists present new Urban Plan for Lower Main

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Eyebrows are once again being raised concerning the competence of urban planning on the Lower Main. First came the wholesale evictions and gutting of the now-crumbling historic block on the west side of the Lower Main, effectively transforming an area where entertainment once thrived into a dangerous and boarded-up eyesore.  Now, on the south-east corner of Ste. Catherine Street […]

Reclaim the Main challenge

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

What will you do to preserve the Main’s historic status, promote the interests of those who live and work there and protect against corporate intrusions?

O Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Well before Time2Ad‘s giant billboard reared its obtrusive head on St-Laurent Boulevard, OTL’s Reclaim the Main campaign had been challenging corporate and monoculture intrusions our heritage site through culture jamming. Every summer during the street fairs we were greeted with a new corporate sponsor monopolizing a celebration that’s supposed to be for the people as […]

Bye bye giant ad, hello un-renovated building

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

A towering billboard has finally been removed from The Main historic site, causing a collective sigh of relief from local residents who had been subjected to its gigantic advertisements since March, 2008. The 2-storey-high billboard was wrapped around a building on the South-East corner of St. Laurent and Sherbrooke, and for seven months citizens have […]