The

Story

Preview The Death and Life of an Inner‑City Neighbourhood

How a Montreal community took on a corporate land developer and created the largest housing co-operative in Canadian history.

The

Timeline

Before & After

Aerial shots taken in 1969 and 1973 of the Cité Concordia property. Gif by Gabriel Jacob.

Housing Units on Jeanne-Mance Street north of Prince Arthur prior to demolition, May 1972. and Photo by Gabriel Jacob, June 2014.

The

Community

By The

Numbers

18 000

Number of low-cost housing units across Montreal eliminated due to redevelopment projects by December 1969.

$30.7M

Amount that had been allocated by federal, provincial and municipal programs by September 1983, to renovate 597 units in Milton-Park.

613

Number of co-op housing units in Milton-Park.

$200

Monthly rent for a newly renovated two-bedroom apartment in A Milton-Park co-op in 1983.

$900

Monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment La Cité in 1983.

The

Residents

The

Credits

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