The overpass: what next?

Under the overpass. Photo: Yves Desjardins

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 years, been the scene of much creative activity and notable citizen initiatives. In anticipation of the Viaduc 375 event, our guest speakers will discuss issues related to this reappropriation and the potential for short- and long-term transformation of this area.

Panel :

  • Frédéric Bourrely, executive director of Société de développement environnemental de Rosemont;
  • Dinu Bumbaru, policy director, Héritage Montréal;
  • André Lavallée, former mayor of the borough of Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie;
  • Nicole Valois, professor at the school of urban planning and landscape architecture, Université de Montréal.
  • Chaired by Nathalie Tremblay, architect, board member of Mile End Memories.

Sunday 10 September 2017, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Mordecai-Richler Library – Mile End District
5434 avenue du Parc, Montréal
(south of Saint-Viateur – 80 bus) in the upstairs meeting room


Languages: Presentation in French, discussion in French and English