Tag Archives: l’Acadie Fence

November 23

“Wrapped in Chains”

Montreal blogger Mercedes Sharpe Zayas wrote an excellent essay about the l’Acadie fence on the website, Petite Mort. The post, titled “Wrapped in Chains,” recounts both the history of the fence and the community that erected it. She also discusses what, if anything, the fence represents. Again, I am amazed that a decades-old “feeble relic,” […]

November 21

“The Great Wall of Montreal”

The current issue of Geist features my essay about the l’Acadie fence that stands between Montreal’s Parc-Extension neighborhood and the Town of Mount Royal. TMR erected the fence in 1960 to protect the Town’s children from traffic onĀ  the newly extended Boulevard l’Acadie. But since the fence stood between wealthy TMR and the working class […]