Esso backwards is ossé

mtlweblog’s Kate McDonnell has some words (and photos) about downtown gas stations, calling them “urban blights”.

While these stations certainly do look out of place (especially at Sherbrooke and St-Laurent), what always struck me was the lack of downtown gas stations in the city. The only other ones I can think of within quick driving distance are at Park and Mount Royal and Mountain and Gauchetière. Unlike in the West Island, for example, where there’s one on just about every corner, you really have to look for them downtown.

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