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Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:29 pm
by jillian0108
Just returned from a vacation in beautiful Montreal. I made a "pilgrimage" to his home in front of Parc Portugale ( a three story stone row house). The park has a gazebo and is closed to the public for renovations. Leonard Cohen's house has graffiti on it.

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:13 pm
by James T
Hoping to visit Montreal next year. My grandfather and his family came from Montreal, but I have never been (I never had the chance to meet him either, as he died before I lived).

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:39 pm
by lizzytysh
Graffiti!?! :? :(

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:47 pm
by James T
A small amount, I have seen photos and it appears to have been there a little while.

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:42 pm
by cohenadmirer
A small amount of graffiti in a part of montreal that has quite a bit
I stood in front of the house last December :D
lingered a while and thought it's a bit sad standing in front of an empty house then left

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:53 am
by lizzytysh
That's too bad, James.
Geez, cohenadmirer, from what you're saying, it sounds like the neighbourhood may be going downhill :(

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:02 pm
by leonardthecat
I was there in December - small bit of graffiti on the front. Think it's been there a while.

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:13 pm
by lizzytysh
At least it's only a little bit... hopefully, it speaks of love.

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:22 am
by confetti
i am going to Montreal in October, and would love to visit the house, I am unlikely to be ever back there, and so would love to see it, would someone be able to give me the address, just so that I am looking at the correct house? :D

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:11 am
by Goldin
confetti wrote:i am going to Montreal in October, and would love to visit the house, I am unlikely to be ever back there, and so would love to see it, would someone be able to give me the address, just so that I am looking at the correct house? :D
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/montreal.html

We are waiting for some new photos (please ;-) )!

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 2:14 pm
by lizzytysh
Right. Perhaps, see if you can get a close-up of said graffiti. Maybe we can make out the words, if there are any.
confetti... graffiti... seems fated that you should take the photos :)
Thanks, confetti... may you have a safe one and enjoy your trip :D !

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:49 pm
by holydove
Here is a photo I took in Sept. 2011, showing the grafitti. Confetti will have to let us know if it is still the same now.

LC graffitti resized.jpg

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:43 pm
by musicmania
It was still there last November.

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:18 pm
by mutti
from what you're saying, it sounds like the neighbourhood may be going downhill
Lizzy in my opinion the neighborhood is far from going downhill. I was there in November 2012, saw the graffiti
but it was of no concern. The park is very sweet and the area very cool, urban and multicultural.
Leslie 8)

Re: Leonard Cohen's Montreal house

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:06 am
by holydove
musicmania wrote:It was still there last November.
I thought it was still there then, but didn't remember for sure because it was of such little significance, & I didn't take any photos that time. I agree with Leslie, the neighborhood is really beautiful - very multicultural, with alot of really quaint little streets & interesting stores & restaurants (esp. the bagel shop across the street) - & it is very cool! I would move there in a second if it was feasible.