Westmount’s forty-third annual Family Day in the park. Despite light showers, and cool temperatures, in the morning the afternoon sunshine created a beautiful day. A piece of trivia: the trackless kiddie train is manufactured by a company located in Granby Quebec.
In addition, Westmount residents should give a big thank you to Brian Gallery (former alderman & mayor) for starting this annual tradition!
A long (workday) weekend is upon us. The trees are (finally) showing their soft-green coloured leaves – the park’s lagoon is adding to their reflections.
Monday’s walk through the park – just before the city “opened their non-potable water taps” and filled the lagoon.
Many years ago, the Glen stream coursed through the park terminating in St. Henri forming a lake. The park’s stream is still extant coursing through underground conduits. The lake, however, was drained to allow residential and transportation development.
The wisdom of the stream’s fate, through the park, is an issue that is still open for debate.
Finally – the arrival of Spring!! It has been a (very) long winter. After another season of “colour deprivation” the arrival of soft green hues and blossoms are a welcome sight.
The history behind the familiar: Melville Avenue. By Michael Walsh
Source: Westmount places and their stories / 16 – Westmount Magazine