If the city is like a living organism, architecture is its spine and, as the renowned Canadian architect Frank Gehry said: “Architecture should speak of its time and place but yearn for timelessness.”
The major architecture exhibition, “De Ville-Marie à Demain”, will take place from September 7 to 12 at Montreal’s Place des Arts. This not-to-be missed event will feature 3D scale models, illustrations, renderings and virtual presentations from top architects, various institutions, developers and government agencies, including the City of Montreal. The displays will include various projects illustrating the past of Montreal, formerly known as Ville-Marie, as well as projects under construction, planned or envisioned, marking the evolution of this great city. This will enable the organizers to show the vitality and originality of Montreal’s architecture and history.
This exhibition is included in the official programming of the celebrations of Montreal’s 375th anniversary and is organized by the promoter Robert J. Vézina who also organizes “Le Montréal du Futur” and “Toronto of the Future”, two very popular architecture exhibitions taking place every two years.
Place des Arts, the venue chosen for “De Ville-Marie à Demain” is located in downtown Montreal and is very accessible. It will allow many people to visit this free exhibition as it will be located at the crossroads of the concert halls and the theaters as well as the metro station and the malls surrounding Place des Arts.
Many sponsors and content contributors have confirmed their participation: Le Groupe Maurice, v2com, Transports Lacombe, Remarke, Magazine immobilier commercial, Phoenix, RJV Communications, Place des arts, Boma Québec, Ranger, Fonds immobilier de solidarité FTQ, Ville de Montréal, Arrondissement Ville-Marie, Complexe Desjardins, Espace publications, MP Repro, Double G, Ludovica Miniland, Provencher Roy, Menkes Shooner Dagenais Létourneux, Groupe Mach, Aedifica, Imtl.org, Regroupement des gestionnaires et copropriétaires du Québec, Lemay, Humaniti /Cogir, Prével, Archidata, Musée de la Pointe-à-Callière, Sulpiciens de Montréal, Grand Séminaire de Montréal, Rachel Julien, Port de Montréal, Banque de Montréal, Édifice de la Place d’Armes, Université de Montréal, EXP/ transformation de la rue La Gauchetière, Tentes Fiesta.
The official launch of the event, presented in collaboration with BOMA Québec and Magazine Immobilier Commercial, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 7. Tickets can be purchased at $175 + taxes each. Please contact RJV Communication: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening hours of the exhibition (open to the public, free of charge)
Thursday, September 7: 2 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday, September 8: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, September 9: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Sunday, September 10: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Monday, September 11: 9 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Tuesday, September 12: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
For more information on the exhibition "De Ville-Marie à Demain" or to purchase tickets to the opening ceremony: email@example.com
For more information on "La Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal" and the official events of the 375th anniversary celebrations: www.375mtl.com