News and Activities


book: Portraits du Mile End
Join us for the launch of a book that celebrates Mile End diversity! Mile End Memories, the local history group, joined with two local graphic artists, Michel Hellman and Pascal Girard, to produce a richly illustrated book linking the history of the neighborhood to present-day places: from a 19th-century country […]

Book launch: Mile End Portraits


Mile End Memories is offering eight walking tours in the neighbourhood this year, on Sunday afternoons (and a couple of Saturdays) at 2 pm, between 16 June and 13 October. Reservations not required. A voluntary contribution ($10 suggested) would be appreciated, to support the organization’s programs. Saturday 28 September – […]

Walking Tours 2019





On Thursday 22 November 2018, Mile End Memories celebrated its 15th anniversary at the Rialto Theatre. We also took the opportunity to highlight the remarkable restoration of this Montreal heritage jewel, an important pole of the neighborhood cultural scene. Two “illustrators-in-residence”, Pascal Girard and Michel Hellman, sketched the proceedings during […]

Mile End Memories 15th anniversary celebration





After the success in 2017 of the walking tour series Promenades sur le Plateau : histoires et cultures offered in collaboration with the Société d’histoire du Plateau Mont-Royal during the celebrations of the 375th anniversary of Montreal, Mile End Memories has the pleasure of offering most of the Mile End program […]

Walking Tours 2018






Dictionnaire historique du Plateau Mont-Royal
Dictionnaire historique du Plateau Mont-Royal: spaces and themes The architecture of the Dictionnaire historique du Plateau Mont-Royal, its spaces and themes. How is such a work constructed? Come join several of the authors in a discussion. Justin Bur, Mile End Memories; Jean-Claude Robert, UQAM Professor Emeritus of History; and Bernard Vallée, Montréal Explorations […]

Dictionnaire historique du Plateau Mont-Royal: spaces and themes









The Rosemont–Van Horne Overpass and the reappropriation of urban space The Rosemont–Van Horne overpass, constructed 1970–72 at the time when the car was king, has left a huge scar on the urban fabric of the Mile End and Petite-Patrie neighbourhoods. But the abandoned industrial areas around it have, over the […]

The overpass: what next?





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25 walking tours to discover the history of the Plateau-Mont-Royal, 14 May–29 October 2017 The Société d’histoire du Plateau-Mont-Royal and Mile End Memories invite Plateau residents, Montrealers and tourists to discover the history and heritage of the Plateau. A program of 25 walking tours will allow you to discover the places, events and communities that built and that […]

Promenades sur le Plateau : histoires et cultures