Thursday, May 31, 2012

More Stuff to do, the Wellington Street Sidewalk Sale

Posted before ,this one back in 2005,but June 2012 starts this years Wellington Street Sidewalk Sale..................
Blog EntryJan 18, '05 9:50 PM
by cam3122 for everyone
Does anyone remember those sidewalk sales on Wellington every year? We used to go all the time. As kids we loved being able to walk on the streets and we usually found some great deals. Does any know if they still have them? Or is that tradition over?

8 Comment

msn-princessmckiernon wrote on Jan 18, '05
I remember those sidewalk sales, they were great!
I'm in Calgary now so I honestly don't know if they still have them.
Back to School shopping sale is what I called it!
Wow, talk about bringing back memories................
June McKiernon

msn-jmhachey wrote on Jan 19, '05

Hi June,

Of course, the sidewalk sales are still alive (Now more than ever !)

I went there last year and buy a CD-ROM on Verdun at Librairie Sons et Lettres in front of NDSD Church on Wellington.

Best regards,


msn-colleenmurphy1 wrote on Jan 19, '05Best deals ever!!!!Even when I moved to Ontario, I used to go to Verdun for the sales! What they call sidewalk sales here in Calgary do not even compare.

msn-chickentaco2000 wrote on Jan 19, '05
Oh yes those sidewalk don't see things like that anymore.  Literally closing the street down to have sales!  I think each and everyone of us from Verdun experienced those sales......just before school!  LOL

msn-linnie721 wrote on Jan 23, '05
Sidewalk sales in Verdun now are not the same anymore
with the closing of so many stores . I remember people pulling and
grabbing stuff right out of your hand . they did that alot at
Maxis everybody went there. Its before all these Dollarstore
came out. Now it seem they sell the same stuff over and
over again years ago had bags and bags of bargains to
brag about .
msn-usnavybob wrote on Jan 23, '05
Regarding sidewalk sales,
I was in Verdun last summer, seems like I remember Wellington been closed of  to traffic for a few days on a weekend, they were having a gigantic street sale.
I saw the same happenings in Ville Emard on a different week-end. the streets were bustling with people.
Bob G ~ I loved Verdun and still love the memories that it brings to me.
DP from Verdun

msn-dar wrote on Jan 31, '05
Jan 31, 2005.   Re Verdun sidewalk sales.
Yes, they still have them every year - it is a big summer event - about two days I think.

gdleadcharles wrote on Apr 29, '11
its on every year i know that i went one here trying to find the date for it this year

Stuff to do in Verdun Summer 2012

In your Neighbourhood
Parks | Boisé de l'île des Soeurs | St. Lawrence River Waterfront

Parks and gardens

St. Lawrence River Waterfront

St. Lawrence River Waterfront

Verdun’s excellent geographic location includes 15 km of banks along the Wellington–de l’Église and Desmarchais–Crawford neighbourhoods and on Nun’s Island (L’Île-des-Soeurs neighbourhood). Bikes and footpaths that run along the St. Lawrence River allow visitors to carry on with their favourite activities in full view of the river. The borough’s many parks also often excellent opportunities for relaxation and picnics.

Visiting the waterfront

Verdun’s attractions include the banks along the St. Lawrence and their splendid view of the river, plus the borough’s many parks and green spaces. But that’s not all. Here are some other sites to discover.

Verdun Auditorium

The Verdun Auditorium
Centre of sports and cultural activity, the Verdun Auditorium and its Denis-Savard arena are located adjacent to the river and to Arthur-Therrien Park.

Family enjoying the outdoorsCitizens' Garden

Lookout and Residents’ garden
This garden is laid out around the historic Nivard de Saint-Dizier house, where a lookout provides a view over the Lachine Rapids. The Honorable-George-O’Reilly Park is also situated in the vicinity.
The garden is situated at the western tip of Boulevard de LaSalle.

Circus school of Verdun

École de cirque de Verdun
The École de cirque de Verdun is one of Canada’s leading circus schools, in terms of the size of its student body, the dimension of its facilities ( 3,200 m²) and its range of equipment. Located at the intersection of Desmarchais and LaSalle in the former Guy-Gagnon Arena, by the St. Lawrence River, La Passerelle de la marinathe school is surrounded by water and greenery. It is also surrounded by a panoramic bike path which meanders through a to a variety of parks ( Beatty, Woodland, Archie-Wilcox, Desmarchais and Monseigneur-J.-A.-Richard ).


The Art Deco structure in which Québec’s first and largest outdoor pool was built.
6500, boul. LaSalle
Information: 514 765-7230

Outdoor dance floor

Outdoor dance floor
Located near the municipal greenhouses, this venue is the site of a variety of outdoor activities, particularly during the summer.
Information: 514 765-7150


Crescendo Restaurant
This restaurant offers an exceptional view of the St. Lawrence River. Its full restaurant service is gaining high regard.
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Information: 514 766-2171

Municipal Greenhouse

Municipal Greenhouse
This location historically serves as Verdun’s greenhouse and has now become a place for family outings and relaxation. It hosts a day camp, special events by the Comité d'embellissement and a variety of evening activities for teens and for adults.
Only open in the summer.
Information: 514 765-7220

The Borough's Piers
In 2006, the Verdun Borough inaugurated the installation of two floating piers, to give residents the opportunity to make the most of the water in their surrounding area. The first pier is located behind the Natatorium, at 6500 boulevard LaSalleVerdun Borough's Pier . This pier, over 40 metres long, has steps to make the water more accessible, and a platform for light watercraft. A second pier, somewhat smaller in size, is located on rue Brault, at the site formerly called "Quai de La Tortue". These piers are light structures on floats that are placed in the water in the spring and removed in the fall.


Lawn Bowling game

Verdun Lawn Bowling (boulingrin)
An age-old game for those 14 and over.
6000 boulevard LaSalle 
Information: 514 768-4059


Verdun's Marina
Marina open from May 1st through October 31st
Public slip and dock rentals.
5150 boulevard LaSalle
Information: 514 765-7150

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Some Flood Pics Around Montreal May29th Rainstorm

A lot of water was in town yesterday,I suspect aging infrastructure ala wtaerpipes sewer system,afterall that's what is usually the cause of the sink-holes etc .
Today I imagine is clean up day & that is a lot of work,here are some of the oics: