Montreal’s Main Streets: Big Picture or Pixelated Urbanism?
LECTURE PRESENTED ON OCTOBER 21, 2015
Emerging from the pathways and trails of the 17th and 18th centuries, the major roads that criss-cross Greater Montreal have defined the city’s development and transport. Notre-Dame, Sherbrooke, Saint-Laurent, Sainte-Catherine: the thoroughfares that once linked villages have today become segmented. Are these main streets approached from a big picture perspective? Is there a way for the region’s decision-makers to rally around a common vision?
- Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Heritage Montreal
- Joël Thibert, Coordinator, Walk the Region
- Talia Dorsey, Founding Principal, The Commons Inc.
- Karl Dorais Kinkaid, Urban planner and President of L’Enclume cooperative
Lecture presented by the McCord Museum and Heritage Montreal.
City Talks is a series of lectures bringing together city thinkers and builders to share their views on current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers.