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Family archives: their contributions to history and challenges of conservation in French Sunday 6 October 2019, 2 pm Bibliothèque Mordecai-Richler 5434 Park Avenue ** Please note that the multipurpose room upstairs, where the activity takes place, will be open as usual. Only the adult section of the library, downstairs, is closed. ** […]

Presentation – Family Archives


On Friday 20 September 2019, Drawn & Quarterly bookstore hosted the launch of Mile End Portraits, an illustrated book coauthored by Mile End Memories with two local artists, Michel Hellman and Pascal Girard. The book originated with our 15th anniversary celebration held on 22 November 2018 at the Rialto Theatre. We think it will interest both residents […]

Launch of Mile End Portraits



book: Portraits du Mile End 2
Update 2019-09-23: Photos from the event. 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 […]

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. Sunday 13 October – […]

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?