Spotlight on Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc Extension

The history of the borough is tied to the development of transportation routes: the Canadian Pacific railroads, the tramway, the Metropolitan Autoroute, and the métro…
Faisceaux d’histoire.

More than enough to inspire creators in the lead-up to the 375th anniversary of Montréal.

With Faisceaux d’histoire, luminous works will be installed on four of the borough’s iconic sites: Place-de-la Gare-Jean-Talon, the Centre Jean-Marie-Gauvreau (home of the future Maison de la culture), the Saint-Michel Library, and rue Jarry Est between rue Molson and 12è avenue.

Railroad ties, roads and other hubs will thus be transformed from simple transportation lines into light-filed routes steeped in history, revealing the soul of each neighbourhood. Entitled Translation, these works are the brainchild of Atomic3.

The inauguration of the works is slated for March 2017, with the exception of the Centre Jean-Marie-Gauvreau (where the installation will be completed once the ongoing work on the future Maison de la culture is done).

This project is being financed by the Ville de Montréal.
Investment by the city: $1 million
  • Faisceaux d’histoire.
  • Faisceaux d’histoire.
  • Faisceaux d’histoire.
    Photos : Atomic 3