Pauline

Pauline works for Eco-Cartier St-Henri. She talks about her experience setting up a student-led garden at École St-Zotique.

Rick

Rick is a tattoo artist in St-Henri. He talks about moving into Fattal and building a skate ramp with the community.

Nate

Nate MC’s solo and with hip hop group, The Posterz. He talks about his block growing up in Little Burgundy.  

Oliver

Oliver is a world-renowned jazz pianist. He talks about Union United Church and his early experiences playing jazz in Little Burgundy. Here is his story: My parents emigrated from Barbados to Canada. My sisters and I are first generation Canadians – we grew up in… Read more

Nathalie

Nathalie works at James Lyng High School. She talks about moving into St-Henri and describes the neighbours on her block.

Demond

Demond is a student at James Lyng High School. He talks about his life in his neighbourhood.

Denburk

Denburk is the founder of the Montreal Community Cares Foundation. He talks about Campbell Park, now Oscar Peterson Park, and the Negro Community Centre.  

Denice

Denice is a student at James Lyng High School. She talks about her life in her neighbourhood.

Elijah

Elijah is a student at James Lyng High School. He talks about his life in his neighbourhood.

Ken

Ken is a resident of Little Burgundy. He talks about growing up in Little Burgundy and about Tyndale Community Centre.

Kevin

Kevin is a community organizer with CLC St-Henri. He talks about the tragic events that lead to the formation of BUMP, or Burgundy Urban Mediation Project.

Michelle

Michelle has worked and volunteered at Saint-Columba house for many years. She talks about how the community centre helped her integration into the community.

Mustafa

Mustafa owns Spicy Pot Catering Company. He talks about growing up in Little Burgundy and helping at his father’s food stand outside Youth In Motion.

Shayaa

Shayaa is a Saint-Henri dinosaur. He talks about two coffee shops, one owned by his parents, in which he grew up, and one owned by his business partner. Both coffee shops closed because of changes in the community.

Sterling

Sterling is a city councilor for the borough of Verdun. He talks about how his experiences going to Riverview Elementary School as a boy helped shape his future decisions.

Vittorio

Vittorio is a renowned playwright and actor who lives in Ville-Émard. He talks about his connection with Newman Park.

Melissa

Melissa is a youth worker at the Pt. Saint-Charles YMCA. She talks about how the deaths of three young men lead the creation of the graffiti program at James Lyng High School, as well the Up Next Gallery.  

Jason

Jason owns Musique night club on St-Laurent. He talks about his childhood in Little Burgundy and his dream to become a rapper.

Setiz

Setiz is the co-owner of the New Regime clothing line. He talks about moving his storefront into St-Henri, as well as gentrification.

Lori

Lori is a professional voice actor. She talks about her childhood in Pointe-Saint-Charles.  

Tamara

Tamara lives in Verdun, she is a creative writing student at Concordia University. At a young age Tamara and her friends would explore Verdun and they would call themselves the town explorers.  

Casey

Casey is a student at James Lyng High School. He talks about his life in Little Burgundy.

Irene

Irene is a long-time resident of St-Henri. She talks about suffering a stroke, her multi-generational home and the people who look after her.

Johnnie

Johnnie moved to St-Henri in 1985. He talks about his local depanneur and his struggles with addiction.