The Negro Community Centre

Negro Community Centre

This is a historical landmark. The Negro Community Centre, also know as

the N.C.C. was involved in many lives. This building has been vacant and

abandoned for over a decade and a half. Unfortunately I did not get to

experience the benefits the Negro Community Centre had to offer.

What a shame.

-Tivon T.

Chai po trops

Did I like growing up in Little Burgundy?
HELL NO!
haha, well, for the most part, no.
BUT, there still were some good times.
See, I never really fit in. I still don’t.

Here’s an oddity:
a large part of me feels proud whenever I tell someone that I grew up here.

It comes from the fact that Burgundy is an amalgam of differences.
I’m not quite sure I can describe it as an alloy. Sidenote: in this case, I define alloy as a strengthened combination of several things pure. Ex: Steel> iron + very low percentage of carbon.

Now, where was I? Ah, that’s right, me feeling proud of the fact that I grew up here.
I think it’s because Burgundy is known as a tough neighbourhood. Many who’ve resided in this « hood » have and are overcoming struggles.

Ce quartier n’est pas une qui est superficiel. Aime-je ce caracteristique? Un peu ouais, un peu non.

Nosta’

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 Nosta’

It’s all a hazy me-mo-ry.
Playing on this massive
rotating mechanism.
Afternoons and weekends spent
goofin’ round
on what we now call,
an old-fashioned,
manic contraption.

We’re too embarassed now.
Too grown-up now.
‘Least that’s what we think.

 

This picture looks like something from way back in the past, which is pretty much the reality of the memory: something way back in the past.

"Street View"

Lower Street View      Upper Street View

 

 

This is my daily eye level street view. This may be your first time seeing this view. I have seen this view almost everyday for the past

twenty years !

– Tivon T.

Meeting the Little Burgundy team

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It was a pleasure to meet you all last week at this first workshop. J’ai beaucoup appris de vous.