Heritage Montreal is pleased to present a special guided tour on the educational heritage of Montreal as part of the 2013 Montreal Architectural Heritage Campaign and Culture Days.
Education and the sites and schools that provide it have left a significant mark on Montreal’s neighbourhoods starting from the arrival of Marguerite Bourgeoys in the early days of Ville-Marie through to the rise of Montreal as a metropolis in the 19th century and up to the development of the knowledge economy in the 20th century. However, evidence of such an important part of the city’s history remains relatively unknown, particularly in the downtown core. This walk provides an opportunity to shed some light on the architectural heritage of education in downtown Montreal.
This activity is offered as part of the 24th annual Montreal Architectural Heritage Campaign. A joint initiative of Heritage Montreal and the City of Montreal, this annual campaign is the result of the observation that preventive care and maintenance are essential to ensure the conservation and revitalisation of Montreal’s built heritage. Every year the Campaign highlights the efforts made by individuals and organizations to maintain their buildings so that they respect the integrity of their heritage. Over time it has become one the largest programmes of its kind in North America, and a great opportunity to discover some of Montreal’s heritage gems!
Place and time:
Departure at the corner of Saint-Jacques and Côte de la Place d’Armes Streets (Place-d’Armes metro) at 2:00 p.m. on September 28th and 29th 2013
The walk lasts about 2 hours and is offered in French and English, rain or shine.
Admission is free but reservations are required. Please contact Heritage Montreal at 514 286-2662 or at email@example.com.