The Montreal Forum sits as some kind of multiplex theatre/bowling alley/arcade now, with all its tender moments and memories left behind, only to be found in our minds, books and old film clips.
Who decided to do this? Turning the beautiful old shrine into some kind of thing you’d usually see in the suburbs is criminal, sad, outrageous, and heart-breaking.
And to drive the point home even more, Maple Leaf Gardens is about to undergo extensive renovations to bring the old barn back to much of its original charm and beauty, including a version of the old clock with new digital workings. Renovating the Gardens.
And it’s being done by a Habs fan.
They’re doing it right in Toronto, and I don’t know if I can ever forgive those in Montreal who turned the heart and soul of the city into an amusement centre.