State-Of-The-Art Construction Elevator

Recently while out for a stroll taking in some of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary festivities we came across a state-of-the-art construction elevator. Much like those pneumatic tubes once used in department stores to send cash to a main cashier, and still used in hospitals, this device gets workers from street level to upper parts of theContinue reading “State-Of-The-Art Construction Elevator”

Montreal May 17, 2042

With so much excitement brewing this summer regarding Montreal’s 375th anniversary I thought it might be interesting to gaze into a crystal ball and get an idea of what our fair city may look like twenty-five years from now when, in 2042, we mark our 400th. Below is an article from The Gazette of MayContinue reading “Montreal May 17, 2042”

Alert Ready TV Ads and the Boy Who Cried Wolf

As we approach our 150th birthday on July 1st, Canadians can now feel a sense of security with the new Alert Ready warning system. According to the website: Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal,Continue reading “Alert Ready TV Ads and the Boy Who Cried Wolf”

Expo 67’s Lack of Corporate Branding

As we mark the 150th birthday of Canada – rare are references to it as our sesquicentennial, thank God – we are also celebrating the city of Montreal’s 375th anniversary. But for me the most enjoyable reminiscences have been those documenting the 50th anniversary of EXPO 67. One of the things that has struck meContinue reading “Expo 67’s Lack of Corporate Branding”

Welcome to Montreal Barack Obama

Dear President Obama, We are pleased that you are coming to visit us in Montreal. I thought I would take a moment to give you a little background on what to expect. We live in an officially French-speaking province in a country that is officially bilingual; French and English. But at street-level most Montrealers getContinue reading “Welcome to Montreal Barack Obama”

“The World Needs More Canada” is a Great Slogan For 150th Birthday in 2017

  Mr. Trudeau please cancel any contracts with advertising agencies that may involve the writing of a catchy phrase to be used next year for our 150th birthday; we have our slogan. There have been some great advertising slogans over the years. “I ❤️ New York”, said I love New York, not I heart New York, isContinue reading ““The World Needs More Canada” is a Great Slogan For 150th Birthday in 2017″