Walk in the Water: The Audio Guide is designed as a ‘displaced’ audio walk along the St. Lawrence River shoreline that no longer exists in the post-industrial Pointe-St-Charles neighbourhood of Montreal. The audio guide approximates the shoreline depicted in a map of 1801 and tells the story at three points along the way, with a walking or wheeling (the terrain is mostly flat and accessible) route indicated here.
The three stopping points for the audio guide are:
Part 1: Drinking, Parc Marguerite Bourgeois
Part 2: Swimming, Parc Le Ber
Part 3: Fishing, Observatoire de la Pointe-St-Charles otherwise referred to as the Berm on Sebastapol St.
Walk in the Water: The Audio Guide is designed to be listened to in Montreal or elsewhere, while sitting still or in motion. The history of Montrealers’ relationship with the St. Lawrence parallels that of city dwellers living alongside urban rivers throughout the developed world, and so this story aims to have resonance for other waterways and the people who love them.