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City Talks

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

Wm. Notman & Son, Bungalow, 5974 Louis-Hébert Avenue, Rosemont, Montreal, 1925. VIEW-23305 © McCord Museum

Inhabiting Heritage

City Talks

The classification or relocation of a historic building can help it avoid demolition. But these one-off solutions don’t serve the huge number of heritage houses, whether historic or modern, grand or modest, in the city’s neighbourhoods and villages.

How can we reconcile their shared heritage value and their private or commercial use? What responsibility do owners and other stakeholders have? How can we define and maintain the authenticity of this living heritage?


  • Olivier Lajeunesse-Travers, Co-founder, OAQ Architect, Microclimat
  • Jean-François Nadeau, historian and journalist
  • Marie-Josée Deschênes, architect specializing in built heritage and representative of the Association des propriétaires des maisons anciennes du Québec

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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