Westmount Park

Late Spring  in Westmount Park.

The park’s lagoons trace the path of the ancient Glen Stream that ran above ground, from the mountain, through this area and emptying into a river that ran through Saint Henry (now named St. Henri).  The stream still exits; however, it now flows through underground conduits.

It makes one wonder that if such a stream existed today – would the same arguments hold true causing it to buried.

Interestingly, there are several cities involved in”daylighting” – tapping old creeks and streams and allowing them run through neighbourhoods.  Although expensive, this has been successfully done in Seattle, Portland, Yonkers, Providence and Zurich.

As they say, “food for thought”!













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