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Help solve a West Island mystery


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Help solve a West Island mystery

Haggisboy | Aug 19, 2011 11:50 AM

For years now, I’ve periodically noticed hand painted signs along Gouin, particularly in the wooded stretches between l’anse a l’orme and St. Charles blvd, advertising homemade pies. Turns out they were for what (for lack of a better term) I’ve referred to as “the pie shack”. Located either in Pierrefonds or Ste. Genevieve (I could never figure out the boundaries), this was a little hut (house? shack?) down near the water way behind the Maison Vert at the top of St. Charles. Beside the Maison Vert there is a road that also leads to MV’s parking lot, but past that, almost at water’s edge, exists the hut. They would always put up sandwich board signs at the entrance to the road at the top of St. Charles, advertising fresh pies.

A couple of months ago I had some time and drove down there. The hut looked closed up and possibly abandoned.

A few days ago I noticed fresh hand painted signs along Gouin. As I passed I quickly looked down the road next to the Maison Vert and saw that the shack appeared spruced up and sporting some sort of blue banner.

Does anybody know about this mysterious enterprise? If so, what’s the story?

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