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City Talks

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6 p.m.

Wm. Notman & Son, Montreal from Street Railway Power House chimney, 1896 VIEW-2943, McCord Museum

Industrial Sites: Abandonment or Conversion?

City Talks

Montreal’s large industrial plants and complexes are reminders of how the city prospered from trade and industry. The future of these decommissioned sites is a major issue for economic and urban development. This industrial heritage presents many challenges but also significant opportunities that should not be underestimated. How can these large complexes be transformed? How can such initiatives be carried out for the benefit of both the public and the metropolitan area?


  • André Lavallée, Consultant and former City of Montreal executive committee member
  • Kim Gallup, Designer and Director, Möbius4_ design architectural
  • Natalie Voland, President, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis

City Talks is a series of lectures bringing  together city thinkers  and builders to share their views on current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers.

Free activity. The lectures are followed by an informal and friendly chat over a glass of wine.
Location:  J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum

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Upcoming lectures:

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.: Montreal Schools: Too Little, Too Late? 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 6 p.m.: Accessing the River: Dream or Reality?

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