Cabaret Cleopatra's and the once existent businesses that graced this corner like the Montreal Pool Room, and others, this event was also about getting some of the writing community together to jam, having a good time painting, communicating a positive message to the public about the graffiti subculture, and bring attention to a little bit of culture and history of Montreal's red light district. Cleopatra's is the last business still holding out against forced expropriation by the city for a new Hydro Quebec office building project so if your interested in learning more then click the Cleopatra link and check out their news section. Although Montreal is the heaviest bombed city in Canada, there is still an equal amount of collaborative artistic projects that are done on a regular basis through out the city sanctioned either by property owners or local governments. Regardless of the negative press or internal subcultural disputes between writers or crews, there is still a strong sense of community among Montreal graffiti writers and artists and it is events like this that display that comradeship and the positive productions that these individuals are capable of. Here are some shots of the event in progress when I dropped by Friday afternoon. I'll post some flicks of the finished walls when I drop by this week.