Monday, June 27, 2011

More on the Lost Neighbourhoods Project

Quartiers disparus

The Accès culture network’s program in boroughs all over Montreal

Signature d’Accès culture

Parallel exhibitions and activities will take place in 2011 and 2012 in boroughs all over Montreal while the Lost Neighbourhoods exhibition is presented at the Centre d’histoire. The common theme is the memory of neighbourhoods, their waterfronts, and their built heritage.

The following exhibitions and activities are only offered in french.

Découvrir le passé au présent : au cœur du Vieux-Saint-Laurent

November 19, 2011 to January 23, 2012

Découvrir le passé au présent : au cœur du Vieux-Saint-LaurentBorough of St. Laurent
Centre des loisirs de Saint-Laurent
1375, rue Grenet
514 855-6110

This exhibition presents unique places that influenced the course of the history of St. Laurent. Some 30 photographs bring back the years between 1950 and 1980, taking us through the landscape of St. Laurent during this crucial period, showing us how the borough’s territory developed and what these lost neighbourhoods have become today. In collaboration with the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, with citizen participation by Yves Ouellette, who directed the project.

In collaboration with the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec and the support of M Yves Ouellette, chargé de projet.

Le pont-tunnel Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine : une œuvre moderne sur les traces du passé

May 28 to September 4, 2011

Le pont-tunnel Louis-Hippolyte-Lafontaine : une œuvre moderne sur les traces du passé

Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles
Maison Beaudry
14 678, rue Notre-Dame Est
514 872-2240

Presented by the Atelier d’histoire de la Longue-Pointe.

During the 1960s, the construction of Lafontaine Tunnel caused the disappearance of part of Longue Pointe, a community whose origins date from the French regime. Learn more about the history of the village, its industrial development and communication routes as well as the impacts of the tunnel’s construction, a true engineering feat.

Pointe-aux-Trembles, d'hier à aujourd'hui : un patrimoine à préserver

Permanent exhibition

Pointe-aux-Trembles, d'hier à aujourd'hui… un patrimoine à préserver

Borough of Rivière-des-Prairies—Pointe-aux-Trembles
Centre communautaire Roussin
12 125, rue Notre-Dame Est
514 645-4519

Presented by the Atelier d’histoire de la Pointe-aux-Trembles.

The destruction by fire of 60 homes in the village of Pointe-aux-Trembles in 1912, the Convent of the Nuns of the Congregation of Notre-Dame in 1922, and Montreal’s oldest church in 1937, along with the effects of the two World Wars and the Great Depression, all contributed to the impoverishment of the community of Pointe-aux-Trembles, and diminished the quality and quantity of its housing. A comparison between about 60 archival photographs of heritage buildings and recent photographs of these same places will show visitors whether the buildings have disappeared, made over, or preserved.

Au bord de l’eau, au fil du temps

Au bord de l’eau, au fil du temps

Borough of Verdun

Borough City Hall
4555, rue de Verdun
July 4 - September 30, 2011

Centre culturel de Verdun
5955, rue Bannantyne
514 765-7170
October 3 - December, 2011

Centre communautaire Elgar
260, rue Elgar
514 765-7270
December 5, 2011 - March 2, 2012

The waterfront, that fascinating window on the river, has always been a defining part of Verdun -- a pole of attraction, an unforgettable scene, and an undeniable asset. In a conversation, anyone who knows Verdun will mention the presence of the St. Lawrence, the park along the shore, and the opportunity for strolling that it offers. The waterfront has never failed to make a strong impression. Presented by the Borough of Verdun, the exhibition Flow of water, flow of time tells a story, takes us on a voyage, and pays tribute to this legendary stretch of shoreline. It was here that the famous Maison Nivard-de-Saint-Dizier, one of the oldest houses on the Island, was built in 1710. The site has yielded evidence that previously, it had been occupied by First Nations peoples. At the beginning of the 20th century, wharfs and pavilions appeared along the shore, and a ferry boat even made the crossing between Verdun and Laprairie. Then, in the 1930s, when Verdun was in the midst of a period of rapid growth, the Auditorium and the Natatorium, two structures whose reputation needs no further comment, were built. In the 1960s and 70s, major landfill projects reconfigured the waterfront. From 1985 until today, tree-planting, landscaping, and accessibility have continued to make the waterfront an irresistible magnet.
A tour related to the exhibition, organized by L’Autre Montréal, will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Saturdays of August 27, September 10, and September 24, 2011.


Visite commentée du territoire de Saint-Laurent 

Sunday, October 2, 2011, at 2 p.m.
Departure from the Centre des loisirs de Saint-Laurent

In the framework of Les Journées de la culture, the Borough of St. Laurent invites the community to take a bus tour to discover aspects of the political, religious, social, economic, and institutional history of Old St. Laurent. This guided tour presents the evolution of the occupation and planning of the community as well as the figures who stand out in its history. Presented by l’Autre Montréal.

Les Compagnons de Saint-Laurent : une belle page d'histoire théâtrale

Les Compagnons de Saint-Laurent

Monday, January 23, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

This presentation of an important chapter in the history of Quebec theatre is a survey of the 15 years of activity of theatre company Les Compagnons de Saint-Laurent. From 1937 to 1952, under the direction of Father Émile Legault, this group attracted many of Quebec’s best-known artists, including Georges Groulx, Jean Coutu, Jean-Louis Roux, Félix Leclerc, Jean Duceppe, Thérèse Cadorette, Lionel Villeneuve, Jacques Létourneau, Bertrand Gagnon, Gabriel Gascon, Charlotte Boisjoly, Hélène Loiselle, Jean Gascon, Guy Provost, and Jean-Pierre Masson.


Media contact for the boroughs

Karine Cousineau
514 382-4844


Les F said...

These are exhibits being displayed in Verdun,....Check the dates, I'd sure go if I were back there ,& take some photos.....

Les F said...

and this is from a topic we posted in 2009
Victoriatown Goose Village Aux Oies Montreal Jan 31, '09 3:19 PM
by Les for everyone

This collage of pictures from Goose Village was nearly thrown out,.well actually it was supposed to be chucked on the garbage heap,when someone realised what a rare collection of pics it was,& opted to save them.,, I notice that 'ville de montreal' gets a credit at the end of the film as to the photo's ,.but they were the ones who were throwing these out. This set is one we posted on the old Verdun Site years ago, and Ian Hebert was one of our members who saved these photo's among others ,on his site years ago, I believe we sent him or notified him of this bunch of pics too..Glad they were saved,.
Some of the shots are easliy related to Verdun ,like the kitchens with the stove pipes etc etc
All part of our History,....................HF&RV
4 CommentsChronological Reverse Threaded
replygypsysoulsong wrote on Jan 31, '09
i just watched this and the balck and white vid takes me back of childhood memories , only well remembered , though i spent time in the country, my birth place is still in my soul, and memories of youth the best , in my life thanks les
replyricksherry wrote on Feb 1, '09
Thanks Les - it's nice once in a while to be a kid again and go home......
replyfunnygam wrote on Feb 1, '09
Thank you Les, the soldiers' memorial was very meaningful to me .. Pt. H.J. Boyle was my uncle and although I was very young I remember him .. I was always following him around and one day he put me in the grocer's bicycle basket so that he could run off with his friends without me tagging along .. Its always been a favorite story .. thank you for making it real again ..
replypony19505 wrote on Feb 5, '09
How the City of Montreal could just come into a community and take away peoples homes schools and livelihood. Compensated property owners with the bare minimum and totally ignored the other residences. How heartless. They caused such devastation and with not even an apology. The residence really could not fight City Hall, it was a done deal. Overwhelming, brought back so many memories of my early childhood and of my beloved Mother and Father. My brother and I were born at 177 Bridge St. (corner of Bridge and Forfar) just above Piche’s grocery store.
Pauline (Piche) Garneau

pauline garneau said...

My father is the taller handsome one without a moustache.
Albert Lamontagne is the handsome guy with a moustache.
This picture must be in the 50's because Mike Ortuso Sr. worked for my father when they expropriated the area in the 60's

pauline garneau said...

My collection of pictures of Goose Village

pauline garneau said...

Les F said...

again great pictures Pauline, Bridge & Wellington,Looking down Wellington from Bridge,...Blacks Bridge I know it well,knew the tavern on the corner too (Blacks Bridge Tavern) I rode all over that area on those old cobble stone streets,what a difference when they finally paved Commune,.the entrance to the Harbour Front,where I saw many a ship,as my oldman did a lot of ship repair work etc etc ......
Good photos Thanks