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Westmount Magazine
looks back at 2019

A sampling of our most-read articles of the past year

Here are some of the articles that captured our readers’ attention in 2019. While some reflect current topics of world interest, many are closer to home. These results are also valuable indicators that give us insight into the topics of interest to our readers and help us guide our editorial line.

We would also like to take this opportunity to offer our most sincere thanks to our loyal readers, contributors and advertisers for your continued support and wish you a Happy New Year 2020!

So here are the Top 10 most-read articles in 2019:

Nº 1

Westmounters discuss the future of Westmount Park
What exactly is in store for the city’s largest and most beloved park?
As reported by Patricia Dumais

Westmounters discuss the future of Westmount Park – WestmountMag.ca

The City of Westmount tendered a contract for a Feasibility Study – Westmount Park Rehabilitation (Étude de faisabilité – réfection du parc Westmount) to Stantec Experts-Conseils on April 1, 2019. The city has yet to specify the exact nature of the rehabilitation… (continue reading)


Nº 2

Potcake rescues dogs on the Turks and Caicos Islands
Dedicated volunteers arrange international adoptions for island stray dogs
By Michael Walsh

Potcake rescues dogs on the Turks and Caicos Islands

“Whoever declares that love at first sight doesn’t exist has never witnessed the purity of a puppy or looked deep into a puppy’s eyes. If they did, their lives would change considerably.” Elizabeth Parker, Paw Prints in the Sand. I have always been a huge proponent of using shelters to find… (continue reading)


Nº 3

Zimbelism: Life captured in a second
An interview with the celebrated humanist photographer
By Carmen J. Michaud
Photography by James St Laurent

Zimbelism: Life captured in a second

A friend of mine had a back injury and asked if I might replace her for a few weeks as a receptionist for two dentists. She was unable to sit or stand for extended periods. This was not my usual line of work but it meant some pay and an opportunity to meet new people… (continue reading)


Nº 4

Last summer for Montreal calèches
Despite the impending calèche ban the horses still need us
By Mirella Colalillo

Last summer for Montreal calèches

Montrealers are counting the days. In six months on December 31, 2019, the long-awaited calèche ban will take effect. This result was reached after 30 years of activism starting in the 90s with the activists of the group Anti-calèche Action who scored many wins despite the fact that…  (continue reading)


Nº 5

Not too late to stop REM for a better solution
Grand déblocage plan would save money and double capacity on Deux-Montagnes
By John Symon
Not too late to stop REM for a better solutionOn September 9, the Quebec government and the Caisse de depot (CDPQ) announced $192 million worth of mitigation measures to counter some of the ill effects of the REM (Réseau express métropolitain) electric train that is under construction on the Deux-Montagnes line. (continue reading)


Nº 6

Findlay home, a part of Westmount history
Designed and built by one of Montreal’s premier architectural firms
By Joseph Marovitch

Findley home – WestmountMag.ca

Located near the summit of Westmount on a quiet street called Lexington there rests an Old English Tudor home that has been on that spot of land since 1926. Many pass by and curiously glance at the property, never realizing how profoundly historic it is, and how that home ties into… (continue reading)


Nº 7

What to do to stay married together
The legal I do’s and don’ts of marriage and co-habiting couples
By Linda Hammerschmid

What to do to stay married together

Anyone who has ever listened to me on Dr. Laurie Betito’s CJAD program, Passion, knows that I always recommend getting either a marriage contract, or if simply planning on living together, a cohabitation contract. Why? Because sadly 50% of you WILL split up. And usually, unless you… (continue reading)


Nº 8

Vittorio Rossi tribute a smashing success
Canadian-Italian playwright/actor honoured as part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival
By Byron Toben

Vittorio Rossi tribute a smashing success

A week before the one-night Tribute to playwright Vittorio Rossi at the majestic Rialto Theatre as part of the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, M.C./organizer Marianne Ackerman confided to me that she feared a small turnout. She need not have worried… (continue reading)


Nº 9

A win for developers, more loss for residents
A commentary on the AGIL report on redeveloping Westmount’s South East
By Patricia Dumais
A win for developers, more loss for residents

The City of Westmount finally released the Société AGIL obnl (AGIL) report on October 2, 2018. The purpose of the long awaited report, commissioned by the city in March of 2017, is to advise the city on how the South East area of Westmount could be redeveloped. While most… (continue reading)


Nº 10

Essay: My Valiant Harpooner
With my osteopath I feel like we are rewriting the story of my body together
By Andrea Lynn, PhD
Essay: My Valiant Harpooner

I am moved by fancies that are curled. Around these images, and cling:. The notion of some infinitely gentle Infinitely suffering thing. – Preludes T.S. Eliot. When I walk into the osteopath’s office he smiles, wipes down his table and tells me to “hop on.” The gesture recalls early childhood… (continue reading)

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  1. Linda Hammerschmid

    It is very motivating to know that the readers appreciate the efforts of the contributors !
    Thank you to everyone who follows my articles and thank you to the editors for publishing my work.
    Happy Holidays to all.


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