I recall the Kiddie Kobbler, the Morrie Heft, and the Arcade (that series of stores on the second floor near Trans-Island avenue). Snowdon is a neighbourhood in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We also went to the Dominion on Décarie (south of Snowdon), but for some reason, much less often. The Snowdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. Heck! The seats of the yellow streetcars were woven rattan material. Recently, however, I’ve recovered an upsetting memory about that exact spot. When I arrived home, Dad was already there. Thinking this over as a grey-haired, middle-aged man now, I’d still like to give my dad the benefit of the doubt. Snowdon, Montreal, Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Montreal, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada Street address 5225 boulevard Decarie, Montréal (QC) H3W 3C2 Canada 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. Miss Snowden restaurant was almost next door where Jewish ladies ordered diet Tab with lemon. Experience an icon. Experience history. The area is centred on the intersection of the Décarie Expressway and Queen Mary Road . Théâtre Snowdon Condominiums is a new condo development by Omnia Technologies Inc. in Montréal, QC. There was a grocery store on QMR where I bought beer with my friend Margaret one Friday night – we were slightly underage at the time. The house had an immense backyard, bordered by a huge appartment building. ... From there, she took a leap of faith and moved the location to where the shop is now on Queen Mary Road in the Snowdon area of Montreal and today it remains a landmark destination for youth & teen trend items, clothing and novelty gifting. I went to Iona Avenue School and it had to close for the Jewish Holidays because 99 percent of the students were Jewish. “What happened to you?” I yelled. For us Jews, however, we felt especially warmed and protected by a common culture bolstered by our synagogues, our Y, our schools, our bakeries, and our eating establishments. Mustard and frieds available on the side. Val later opened Rosebowl Lanes on Cavendish. I remember taunting a meatcutter at the front door knowing it was highly unlikely that he could leap over the counter. The Snowdon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. We provide the best HVAC supplies in Ontario Canada. But according to the memory, both the father and mother were home when BL returned on his own. I saw “Withering Heights” there with Lawrence Olivier. I remember riding the Garland streetcar down Decarie towards Queen Mary Road. 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 (Mount Royal Junior League, 1938-1939) Snowdon Athletics Snowdon Ponsards (Metropolitan Montreal Junior League, 1956-1960) Snowdon Stars (Mount Royal Intermediate League, 1936-1938) Arena Bill Durnan Further north on Decarie was Blue Bonnets Racetrack (horses) and a wooden streetcar trestle. We had moved to Queen Mary road from Montclair street, past Cavendish; my father worked at the Sun Life Insurance and commuted by train to Montréal Ouest; my mother would drive with my sister and I to pick him up at the train station. I still visit Montreal and always go to Snowdon and visit Snowdon Deli. The Steinberg occupied only one half of the current Métro store; the other half was a Zellers. It is a traditional, Jewish deli that opened way back in 1946 and is still around today. Many of them date to Snowdon’s heyday in the 1940s, 50s and 60s, when it was a major West End shopping district and home to a large Jewish community. Curious how BL’s account is completely silent on this aspect of the incident. A few steps away, you'll find a multitude of restaurants, businesses and essential services for a quality of life on a daily basis. So, I can’t help but wonder about it all, and I suppose some questions will haunt me for the rest of my life: Who would leave a little kid standing in a doorway on a very public street at night? And having two cars was a nightmare, because there was no parking in front due to the bus stop, nor in the back (no lane). Call Now (905) 670-4822. Montreal Snowdon: Read 1,055 reviews of Snowdon Hotels and Restaurants with a Montreal Snowdon map. Although a fair percentage of Jews living in Snowdon in the post war 1950s were Holocaust survivors having lived through horrific times, it was a tribute to Jewish verve that all that really counted was to become a mover and shaker, be it in business or in the professions, or anywhere else. When my sister started school, my mother got herself a job in St-Laurent, on Décarie near Côte-Vertu, to which she could commute with the 17 bus. We have the largest inventory of electric motors in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. Car on Snowdon Snowdon's history continues - in 2011 walkers were surprised when they came across a Vauxhall Frontera 4x4 just 400 yards from Snowdon Summit. The sweet rabbi came one day to see my father, and after apologizing profusely, he asked to have his house back. Still further north on Decarie were the drive-in curb service reataurants. The first job I ever got was running errands for a travel agency on Sherbrooke & Papineau (but in reality, at the end of the world) where whenever I went downtown, I was told that I was “going west”. I had the best childhood in the world where you knew your neighbors and could walk to the stores by yourself and “charge it” and your parents could pay later. I wonder if others were struck, as I was, by something in BL’s “recovery of an upsetting memory.” What struck me was that the entire focus was on the father. It can be said that non Jews experienced Snowdon through their “glasses” and we experienced it through ours, while living, in large part, in coexistence and tolerance, which is a wonderful tribute to the Canadian way of life. From those days, I made the notion that living in a huge appartment building must be awesome… (When, decades later, I made it to a huge appartment building, I did not dislike it…). The building will house 62 condos and three commercial units on the ground floor, all while updating and restoring the building's iconic façade and marquee sign. Features : 62 units rising on 6 floors and a mezzanine level. It has building amenities including storage, on site laundry, and controlled access. Contents[show] History The Snowdon Ponsards were a junior team that played for four seasons in the Metropolitan Montreal Junior League. So I checked out the Snowdon Deli as an alternative when a relative visited from out-of-town and we needed a smoked meat place. After years of dwindling attendance, the theatre closed and sat vacant for several years. In some cases I’ve split particularly long passages into smaller paragraphs for clarity. We are open and following safety protocol for COVID-19 as an essential business. Over the next four years, more than 30 people weighed in with their own detailed memories of Snowdon through the years. Jack & Jill, a family History. It is located in the county of Gwynedd and the historic county of Caernarvonshire. The principal address is 2020 Rue Universite, Suite 2440, Montreal, QC H3A 2L4. 19 Montreal, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Cedric Price fonds. Trudging past waist-high snowbanks, I noticed stairs leading up to some kind of apartment courtyard. The ethos of drive and persistence of Mordecai Richler’s ghetto of The Main was still very much alive. Which raises the question: when the father, who was originally with BL, arrived home without BL, woulnd’t/shouldn’t BL’s mother have gone ballistic, and either commanded her husband to go back outside and find BL, or else gone out herself to find BL? John K, that verse comes, of course, from a matchbook from the Snowdon Tavern, one of which I still have, believe it or not. Shortly after that in geologic time the area then became a massive volcanic caldera and layer upon layer of lava … Continue reading A brief history of Snowdon