*Please take note that the fall 2017 and winter 2018 sessions will be offered in French only.*


From the basement to the attic, our experts will guide you through the important steps of a successful home renovation project.

Whatever the architectural style, age or location of your home, our experts will shed some light on how to successfully renovate or maintain your property.

Do you own a Victorian house, a duplex or a bungalow? Do you have renovation projects in mind, but don’t know how to organize all the different work required or how to enhance the features of your building? You don’t work in construction, but would like to understand how your house was built? Our 8 home renovation lessons can guide you through the various steps of your project!

Our experts will share their wealth of knowledge on how best to maintain, renovate or restore your house. Get all the information you need about common problems as well as their causes and the solutions specific to the various components of a building, while respecting its architectural features. Add to the charm of your neighbourhood and preserve the beauty of its built landscape!

Who is it for?

– For all eager to make informed and enlightened decisions and wish to undertake quality renovations.
– For professionals (architects, engineers, etc.) looking for accredited training from their professional orders.

Practical Information

Regular | Registration form (in French)
Heritage Montreal member | Registration form (in French)

2017 Fall Session: Monday nights, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, from November 6 to 27, 2017
2018 Winter Session: Monday nights, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, from February 5 to 26, 2018

Pavillon Président-Kennedy, room to be confirmed
Université du Québec à Montréal
201, rue Président-Kennedy
Métro Place-des-Arts

Deadline for cancellation with refund: October 16, 2017 (Exclude a non-refundable registration fee of $25 per person).

For more information contact us by email at renovation@heritagemontreal.org or by phone at 514 286-2662 ext. 23. 



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8 lessons | 2 sessions

2017 Fall Session: The ABCs of Renovation (in French)

Discovering Montreal’s Homes

November 6, 2017
Determine which elements to highlight in your renovation projects based on the architecture of your home.

By David B. Hanna

Understanding the Steps of an Inspection

November 13, 2017
Take an overall look at your house and its problems.

By Peter Bishin

Planning Successful Renovations

November 20, 2017
Plan all of the steps in your renovation projects and provide yourself with the best resources.

By Jan Kubanek

Undertaking Sustainable Renovations

November 27, 2017
Adopt eco-friendly practices for a healthy house.

By Emmanuel B. Cosgrove

2018 Winter Session: The ABCs of a House (in French)

Foundations, Structure and Exterior Walls

February 5, 2018
Understand the basic structural principles of your house and identify existing and potential problems.

By Jules Auger

Roofs and Insulation

February 12, 2018
How to look after the maintenance and renovation of roofs. The main dynamics of insulation and the solutions to common problems.

By Jules Auger

Doors, Windows and Exterior Woodwork

February 19, 2018
Maintain, restore or replace key architectural features in order to enhance them.

By John Diodati

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

February 26, 2018
Find out how your heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical systems work, so that you can make your house more comfortable.

By Ronald Gagnon


Choose one of our 3 packages.

1 lesson: $65 | 4 lessons: $240 | 8 lessons: $380

Are you a Heritage Montreal member?

1 lesson: $55 | 4 lessons: $205 | 8 lessons: $325