There Goes the Neighbourhood
The Montreal borough of Verdun was recently named the 11th coolest neighborhood by TimeOut Magazine—but sometimes, good news is a sign of a bigger issue. A growing housing crisis, over-priced restaurants, illegal reno-victions: these are the early signs of gentrification. Verdun was once a working-class neighbourhood—but its long-time residents can no longer afford to live there. Monika, Sterling Downey and Chantal Jacques explain what’s happening in the notorious borough, highlighting what remains to be done in the peoples’ fight against gentrification.