An Work of Art to Celebrate Montréal’s Diversity

The Borough wishes to recognize the harmonious cohabitation of residents of all origins and promote continued dialogue between its two founding districts.
375th anniversary legacy project at parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce

To illustrate this vision, a single artwork will be created and deployed in the form of dual entities. Imagined as part of a singular concept, the work will be deployed separately in the two signature parks of the borough’s founding districts. Residents of Côte-des-Neiges will see the work displayed at parc de Kent, a popular gathering place for local residents from a broad spectrum of cultures. Residents of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce will see the work deployed at parc de Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, an historic and commemorative site appreciated for its green spaces and quietude.

The Idea Behind the Legacy Project

A brainstorming exercise was carried out with students in the Urban Planning Department at the Université de Montréal and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University. It served to guide designers working on the creation of an urban architectural vocabulary specific to this CDN-NDG legacy project. This information was made available by the professional firms that drew inspiration from the students’ ideas.

This project is receiving financial support from the Ville de Montréal and the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough.
Investment by the city: $1 million
  • 375th anniversary legacy project at parc Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
    Photos : Arrondissement de Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce