I have lived in Saint-Henri for 15 years now. It’s a neighbourhood that has seen lots of change in that time, and in the past couple of years especially I have seen a fair amount of gentrification (not necessarily a bad thing as this Atlantic article examines). Truth be told, though, I do not know the history of where I live all that well. After seeing a fun little musical “parade” of sorts recently, I decided to explore more of the area’s history, the people, the stories, the buildings, the corner dépanneurs and hot dog places, the parks, the Lachine Canal; all the fascinating tidbits in this old industrial, working-class neighborhood. Je vais aussi écrire plus en français, comme je ne le pratique plus ces jours-ci. Bienvenue à Saint-Henri, de mon point de vue!