May Day on Clark and St. ViateurPosted: May 1, 2015
Another dome — this time the Church of St. Michael and St. Anthony in the Mile End district. It felt like a bit of a celebration to be sketching today. I was sitting on a bench for the first outdoor sketch of the season and the streets were packed with pedestrians, out walking during lunchtime and enjoying the day on outdoor terraces. This combo of Byzantine style Polish church next to the blue and white service station are exactly what Mile End is all about —a mishmash of immigrant history since this is where every ethnic group used to settle first when they arrived in Montreal. Now that Ubisoft is located around the corner it’s more of a hipster hangout and the housing in untouchable, but it’s still one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Montreal.