The comment thread has become, in the words of Spacing’s Alanah Heffez, “a lively reunion among people whose experiences have overlapped in space if not necessarily in time.”. School-age boys used to get on the streetcar and sit in the back, where they sometimes succeeded in dislodging the trolley from the wire. The city of Montréal sold Snowdon Theatre for $1.6 million dollars, with the only condition being that the building’s exterior front facade and sign be preserved. The “annex” steps and courtyard in this photo [referring to original Spacing post] were always interesting to me as a child. This was a watering hole for the 3 martini business types during the day and at night a gathering place for mostly Jewsish folks who wanted to see and be seen. This seemed to be a good plan seeing as their sister, Pearl and her husband Ben Ash had their own successful deli on Van Horne. Snowdon station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. SALES OFFICE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT The green streetcars had a motorman at the front and a conductor at the back and there were leather straps to hold onto if you had to stand (and were tall enough to reach them). The building was designed by Emmanuel Briffa, who also crafted the interiors of the Rialto and Outremont theatres, as well as more than 60 other cinemas in Canada. That was the last time my father ever commuted by bus until he got a job at the Université de Montréal where he had his own parking spot (from now on, he had to have his own car — my mother’s Volkswagen would not do anymore, and so started our series of Peugeots 404 – at least, you could open the rear windows). Snowdon, mountain in northern Wales that is the highest point in England and Wales and the principal massif in the Snowdonia mountains. A few stores over was a Woolworth’s that had a long lunch counter and really good chocoalte donuts. Thinking this over as a grey-haired, middle-aged man now, I’d still like to give my dad the benefit of the doubt. The most recent response was posted just a few days ago. Snowdon is the best Ontario Canada HVAC Distributor. Everything there was from France: the teachers, the school books and the classmates. A fire set by vandals caused extensive damage to the theatre, which had been vacant at the time, destroying much of the remaining original sections of the building. I also grew up on Clanranald Avenue – in a house that my Dad had lived in basically from the 30’s. Growing up gay in the 50’s and 60’s was pretty tough. QMR had a Morgan’s (later the Bay) department store. There are already 37 users and 739 genealogy profiles with the Snowdon surname on Geni. The theatre was split into two floors, but much of its original walls and Art Déco designed ceilings remained intact. By comparison, the bus & Métro was heaven! Around 1960 they dug up the entrenchment that was to become the Decarie Expressway. Over the next four years, more than 30 people weighed in with their own detailed memories of Snowdon through the years. Get instant access to a lot of relevant information about Snowdon, Montreal, QC condos, including property descriptions, virtual tours, maps and photos. Manny was supposedly in possession of only one leg although the specimen was never exhibited. Heck! LES APPARTEMENTS SNOWDON PLAZA INC. (Corporation# 1164121) is a federal corporation entity registered with Corporations Canada. Paul gave me a tour of the cavernous basement of this art deco edifice and I was amazed at how huge the place was. One pleasant evening when I was about aged 6 I was with my father on Queen Mary, for some reason. Montreal Tourism Montreal Hotels Montreal Bed and Breakfast Montreal Holiday Rentals ... Hotels near Pointe-a-Calliere, Montreal Archaeology and History Complex; I think in those days the authorities were worried about the spread of TB from spit. A legacy of growing up in Snowdon (and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce) is a slightly different sense of geography. Great trip down memory lane! History of Snowdon HVAC. Manny’s deli was next door: I recall that around 1962 a smoked meat sandwich was 35 cents, hot dogs 15 cents, fries a dime, cheeseburgers cost a whole quarter. The long, straight sidestreets, unkempt like a grandfather who forgot to comb his hair, are lined by hydro poles, humble duplexes and brick apartment buildings.