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Program of Exhibitions in the Hall of Honour, Montreal City Hall

Cité Xplore
January 14 – 27, 2015

For the seventh edition of the Journée des jeunes Montréalais, the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal (CjM) has organized a local photography competition designed to reveal some of the city’s lesser-known sites, as seen through the eyes of amateur photographers. The competition was open to young Montrealers aged 18 to 30, who were able to take part via the social networks. The exhibition Cité Xplore presents a  panorama of the top twenty photographs.

Oliver Jones – Prends tes doigts pour voyager / Have Fingers, Will Travel
January 30 – February 14, 2015

The exhibition Oliver Jones – Prends tes doigts pour voyager ! / Have Fingers, Will Travel is a tribute to the celebrated Montreal pianist, combining history and music. A child prodigy, Oliver Jones celebrated his 80th birthday and the 75th year of his musical career in 2014, in addition to receiving the title of Honorary Citizen from the City of Montreal. In partnership with TD Bank, Radio-Canada, Spectra, Catbird Productions, Justin Times Records and Canadian Jazz Archives.

Hockey dans un parc, 1955, Photo : Archives de MontréalClick to enlarge

Montreal, City of Hockey 
February 18 – March 14, 2015
Hall of Honour, Montreal City Hall

Hockey has had a powerful impact on generations of Montrealers since the late 19th century. Through archival photographs, this exhibition looks back at the game’s iconic sites, both amateur and professional: from the back alley to the Bell Centre... Also featured in this overview of Montreal hockey are some of the sport’s greatest legends.

12 Poems for Montreal
March 18 – 30, 2015
In collaboration with Martin Thibault, the city’s Poet in Residence, this exhibition presents works by young poet-photographers from Montreal high schools. An initiative of the City Council Chair’s Office and the Conseil des arts de Montréal, commemorating World Poetry Day on March 21, 2015.

Montréal Nightlife
Photo Exhibition, April 9 to April 23, 2015

Montreal comes alive at night: winter or summer, we can admire the artful illumination of buildings and the light projections and installations in the Quartier des spectacles, not to mention the city’s many evening events and nocturnal festivities. Inspiration can be found in the flashing neon lights, signs, and store windows on the main drag, but also in the softer atmosphere of a back alley or a residential neighbourhood. Explore Montreal after dark trough this photo exhibition of the Centre d'histoire de Montréal.

Held in collaboration with Tourisme Montréal, Quartier des spectacles, and Photoservice.

1st price – Tourisme Montréal
Taki Eddine Alimat
"Montréal sous la brume"
Esplanade du chalet du Mont-Royal

2nd price – Photoservice
Scott Robert Collins
"Plaza St-Hubert"
Plaza St-Hubert / St-Zotique
3rd price – Quartier des spectacles
Chantal Lévesque
Vieux-Port de Montréal
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Mon QuotiDien
April 28 – May 9, 2015

The association Les Compagnons de Montréal organized a group exhibition of digital photographs as part of the program Inclusion et innovation. From January to May 2014, nine adults with intellectual disabilities and/or pervasive development disorders embarked on an artistic adventure aimed at integrating a marginalized population into an innovative, inclusive and original project, helping them to take their place in the artistic and social spheres. Guided by professional photographers, the participants completed a series of training workshops and camerawork outings before selecting their favourite shots and entitling their works.

Montreal, Fur Capital
June 30 – August 15, 2015

This exhibition from the Centre Marius?]Barbeau will depict the grand era of Montreal from the 18th to the early 19th century through the history of the arrow sash and fur trade. Setting out from Montreal trading posts, the voyageurs developed the fur trade across Canada, while the arrow sash promoted the wool trade. 

Practical information:

You may visit the Hall of Honour at the City Hall at any time from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays), and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. when  exhibitions are held.

City Hall
275 Notre-Dame St. E., 1st floor, Hall of Honour
Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1C6
Metro : Champ-de-Mars
Paid parking : Chaussegros-de-Léry Building, 303 Notre-Dame St. E.
Wheelchair ramp: Place Vauquelin entrance