City Talks

Wednesday, March 11 2020, at 6 p.m.

Façadism: easy road or inevitable outcome?

City Talks

In the interest of conservation, heritage activism has led to the development of inventories and regulations to control demolitions and preserve the character of the built landscape as part of the public space.

Do these solutions have real weight compared to the pressure of urban densification and current building standards? How can we avoid reducing authentic heritage to a façade or a vague allusion?


  • Anne Cormier, Architect, Cormier, Cohen, Davies, architectes (Atelier Big City), and Professor, School of Architecture, Université de Montréal
  • Gérald McNichols Tétrault, B. Arch., Urban Planner

City Talks

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, and will be followed by a cocktail reception.
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Free activity, seating is limited.
Location: J.A. Bombardier Theatre, McCord Museum

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