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Montreal Bungalow 2

By Fortin, Andrée

The suburbs and the bungalow heritage in the making

A wave of commemorations swept Quebec recently, as Quebec City celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2008 and Trois-Rivières and Gaspé respectively marked their 375th and 475th birthdays in 2009. Events like these are opportunities to celebrate our heritage and history. Yet even as we celebrate, a new heritage vision is emerging with a different focus: the suburbs and their typical dwelling, the bungalow.    

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