Saturday, July 30, 2011

We are back!

Dear followers of dog parc gallery,

After a long hiatus, pouf! is back. As we near the date for the exhibition of the dog portraits, the time has come for an update. The dog park is busy with regular and new visitors. The park's users have been active offsite, too: a wonderful video of Billy the Whippet has been posted to Youtube, and provides an excellent perspective of the park from a canine position:

And a facebook page has been created for park users:

... which has some great photos of the park and its dogs.

But these wonderful reflections on Parc Gallery do not dim the sounds of construction on the nearby Canada Lands Company's site. These are a constant reminder that there is uncertainty about the future of Parc Gallery. The City of Montréal's newest version of its Master Plan (2011) does not, unfortunately, ease these concerns. It has yet to recognize Parc Gallery as a public park or green space.

See Plan d’urbanisme - Sud Ouest:

Although there are no means yet to respond directly to the Master Plan online, it is possible to contact the MP for Griffintown, to add your voice to those concerned for the future of Parc Gallery:

Mr Tyrone Benskin
2403 du Centre
Montréal, QC
H3K 1J9
Tel. 613 995 6403

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