Upcoming Activities in 2017
Promenades sur le Plateau : histoires et cultures
Plateau Walking Tours – 375th anniversary of Montreal
Every weekend from May until October! In collaboration with the Société d’histoire du Plateau-Mont-Royal, Mile End Memories is organizing a series of 25 walking tours in every section of the Plateau (including several in Mile End). See this page for the schedule. Free activities with reservations required. With the participation of Montréal Explorations and the Friends of Saint-Laurent Boulevard.
The Rosemont–Van Horne Viaduct will become the theatre of an exceptional event in October 2017, for several days just before Thanksgiving. Mile End Memories, Les Amis du Champ des Possibles, SODER, MAPP_MTL and a host of partners will be shining bright lights on the viaduct and inviting discoveries.
- the viaduct transformed into a pleasant pedestrian space
- Special events: “À l’aube des restes industriels” by Laurence Grandbois Bernard; Champ des Possibles; craft fair at the Ateliers Capitol
- Walking tours of the railway landscape in transformation
Past Activities in 2017
Unless indicated otherwise, we request a voluntary contribution (suggestion: $10) for walking tours and it is not necessary to reserve in advance. Talks and discussions are free.
Talks at the Mordecai-Richler Library – winter-spring series
Series of free talks, one Sunday per month at 2 pm. Presentations in French, bilingual question period
- Sunday 29 January : Pioneers of the Picket Line in the clothing industry: the role of women in the labour movement. Presented by Melanie Leavitt
- Sunday 5 February : Round table: From Mile-Ex to Marconi-Alexandra: issues of a rapidly changing neighbourhood
- Sunday 26 March : A forgotten tragedy in Mile End history: the Fire of 8 April 1973 on Parc Avenue. Presented by Yves Desjardins
- Sunday 30 April : Round table on Jewish Identities in Mile End: influences of four centuries of history
- Park Avenue’s Many Faces, Saturday 6 May (in English)
- Les multiples visages de l’avenue du Parc, Sunday 7 May (in French)
For previous years, consult our annual reports of activities (PDF, about 4 MB each).