Tour and talk: Religious Heritage of Mile End

The symbols of Mile End churches

Kevin Cohalan, of the Société d’histoire du Plateau Mont-Royal, will give a lavishly illustrated presentation on the symbols used in Mile End churches, with a focus on the Church of the Ascension. Sleeping soldiers, Greek letters, knights in shining armour, lambs—he will unlock the codes that were clear to church-goers of the past but almost forgotten today! Presentation in French, bilingual question period.

Our first talk of the season

In French, with bilingual Q&A
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 2 p.m.

Mordecai-Richler Library, 5434 Park Avenue

Free admission


Preceded by

Mile End’s Religious Heritage

Walking tour led by Joshua Wolfe and Yves Desjardins

L’église St. Michael vers 1934-35. Musée McCord, VIEW-25605

Mile End’s religious heritage has been a witness to the remarkable diversity of the neighbourhood. A number of buildings have had several uses: Protestant churches have become synagogues–and vice versa–while others have been transformed into community centres.

Travel through time with us to discover the links that unite the past with the present!

One tour in English, one in French
Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Starting point: Lahaie Park, in front of église Saint-Enfant-Jésus
5035 Saint Dominique

End point: Saint-Urbain St., near Fairmount Ave.

Voluntary contribution requested.