Montréal’s 375th anniversary celebrations

For its 375th anniversary, Montréal wanted to unite its citizens around a grand common project in order to celebrate its history and shape its future.

During this truly festive year, we celebrated Montréal’s dynamism with unforgettable programming and ambitious projects. 2017 acted as a catalyst for the city’s vitality and its future is full of promise.

Montrealers expressed their desire to have celebrations that reflected who they are. The Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th anniversary was interested in building bridges and focused on collaborations that mobilized Montréal’s major players and stakeholders: its citizens, elected representatives and members of its business community.

The festivities

The 375th featured spectacular festivities that celebrated Montréal’s identity. These celebrations made our city shine far beyond our borders by showcasing its incredible dynamism and energy.

Watch a recap of the official programming for Montréal’s 375th anniversary

Socio-economic projects

With the solid backing of many partners, including 12 Great Montrealers, the Board of Governors dedicated itself to bringing a dozen large-scale projects to fruition, which were grouped around three major guiding themes Montréal’s future development:

  • Youth and future generations, to encourage students to stay in school as well as promote the beautification of schoolyards and the new generation of entrepreneurs
  • Leadership and innovation, to make Montréal shine even brighter on the international stage, in our city’s promising sectors
  • Solidarity, to encourage youth to keep their minds open to the possibilities of Montréal of tomorrow and to lend a hand to people who, in our city today, are living in hunger.

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