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11T - Montreal Modern

09 May 2014 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

2.5 Unstructured Learning Hours

In 1962, the remarkable multi-functional Place Ville-Marie launched the era of the tall building in downtown Montreal. Built to fill in the hole created by the 1913 railway tunnel, its connecting tunnel to Central Station is the very earliest piece in what would become Montreal’s underground. The construction of Place Bonaventure in 1967 completes the commercial north-south axis that anchors the revitalized downtown. At the same time, a second, cultural axis is developed to the east with Place des Arts in 1963. This visit links the two and looks at how modernism is evident in today’s Montreal.

This is an architectural walking tour, presented rain or shine. The tour will be offered in English by Heritage Montreal volunteer guides, who have backgrounds in architecture, art history, architectural education or urban planning.