Griffintown – Evolving Montreal - City talks at the McCord Museum

City Talks - Special Edition

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, at 6 p.m.


Griffintown – Evolving Montreal

City Talks

In conjunction with the exhibition Griffintown – Evolving Montreal showcasing the photographs of Robert Walker, the McCord Museum and Héritage Montréal are organizing a debate on the recent transformation of this neighbourhood. The site of intense, controversial real estate development, this urban district with a rich past has seen its landscape change radically over the last decade. What lessons can be learned from the large-scale gentrification that is still continuing? How has it affected the neighbourhood’s identity and urban fabric?

Montreal in Transition is a photographic commission program run by the McCord Museum aimed at documenting Montreal’s ongoing urban transformation. For the first series, photographer Robert Walker has chosen to focus on Griffintown. In the coming years the Museum will be commissioning some well-known local photographers to explore the changes occurring in a neighbourhood of their choice.


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City Talks – Special Edition

For an eighth year, the City Talks series offers a space for thought and discussion on contemporary issues that affect Montrealers: heritage, urban planning, metropolitan reality… Come share your viewpoint on our city.

The talks are hosted by Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Héritage Montréal.
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Free activity, seating is limited.
Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum

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