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2006 03 21
Three Diversions
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Seeing as spring seems to NOT be putting in much of an appearance yet, we thought that you might appreciate three diversions from the lugubrious pace of winter.

Diversion No.1
Go skating on an outdoor skating rink. OK, I know its sounds whacked, but think about it, you will likely have the rink to yourself. And, when (if?) the sun comes out the it could actually quite nice. Montreal has quite a few interesting outdoor places to skate. Not the least of which is the Lachine Canal (not an official rink, so bring a friend and check the ice first!). At 9kms, it must the longest rink in the city. The outdoor rink in Old Montreal is a bit small, but makes up for its size with that old world charm factor. We haven't seen them ourselves but apparently, you can go skating on kilometers of trails especially flooded for the purpose of skating at the Angrignon Park. And of course, the classic and newly renovated facilities at the 'figure 8' rink atop Mount Royal would nicely round out the skating experience. Don't forget your flask.

Diversion No. 2
Subscribe to the RIBA mail listings for new books on architecture. It's like Christmas once a week.

Diversion No. 3
Make your way to Atwater Market this weekend where vendors will have set up 'La Tire Sur La Neige' stalls. That's right, it's maple syrup time, and there is nothing like the taste of freshly rendered maple syrup drizzled over snow and wrapped around a popsicle stick.
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