For those, like me, who have lived or visited Cote Saint-Luc all their lives, or a good chunk of the last few decades, this photo is still somewhat disorienting. We’re still used to seeing the brown bricks of the southern end of the Cavendish Mall with the signs from Eaton’s (apostrophe intentional), Pneus Experts and even the Gap.
For the over 50 crowd with really good memories you’ll recall a wide field well before the mall was built in the early 70s. Not to mention, for the over 70 crowd you may even recall what pre-Cavendish Blvd. was named? Correct. King George Boulevard.
The redevelopment is proceeding with the new streets named The Avenue, Jubilee Road and Park Place fully constructed and homes starting to go up. This photo shows the first single family home in the development. Just off to the left you’ll notice the townhouse development going up on the extension of Kellert Avenue. Even more townhouses are soon to go up fronting on Cavendish and Kildare.
These are exciting times in Cote Saint-Luc with the latest census showing that younger families are moving in and the average age is going down.