Farewell Toronto, Bonjour Montreal!

July 28th, 2011 by Cathy Rust Leave a reply »

Just a quick heads up here. I haven’t been producing many articles this summer and that’s because I’ve been busy packing. We’re going on an adventure — moving to Montreal!

I love Montreal and I’m familiar with the city as my husband and I both went to university there. However, I have to admit that I’m looking forward to living there without studying for mid-terms or exams, and when I have enough money so that I can buy good wine instead of the infamous Cuvee des Patriots, available in a local depanneur (corner store) for $2.85 — back in the ’80s, I’m sure it’s creeping up on $5 a bottle now. Even we, young, poor students recognized that it was better used as a salad dressing than poured into a wine glass!

So what does this mean for the blog? Yes, I will still continue to write it, and I will still feature some Toronto businesses — but by necessity, the blog’s scope will expand to Montreal and Toronto, with maybe some Ottawa thrown in for good measure. The point of what I write about is to help you find green building materials, in addition to demystifying green building itself.

Montreal has a very vibrant green building sector as well as many companies that produce products for the market, a few I’ve already written about such as Montauk, PolarFoam/Heatlok (Demilec) and Adbond. I’m looking forward to exploring the green companies in and around the city, writing about them and their efforts to lighten their environmental load.

In the meantime I have some great Toronto articles coming on Transition Towns, Permaculture, green walks, paint and more, so stay tuned!

Oh, and if you have any suggestions about interesting Montreal-based companies I should get to know, leave a message in the comments section or contact me at cathy “at” becgreen.ca.


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