Densifying Montreal: Is There a Balance Between Utopia and Necessity?

City Talks

Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 12 p.m

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Robert Walker, Looking North from South Side of the Lachine Canal, Griffintown, Montreal, 2019, M2020.58.22, McCord Museum

Densifying Montreal: Is There a Balance Between Utopia and Necessity?

Once promoted to encourage the rehabilitation of a downtown littered with vacant lots, densification is now justified by the economy, social justice, the ecological transition and even the quest for prestige.

Are densification and high-rise construction, which are too often conflated, a solution or a problem? Do Montreal’s authentic neighbourhoods offer elected officials, urban planners and developers a path to intelligent density on a human scale?



Free online activity, in French, presented on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 12 p.m.
The event will take place online on Zoom and will be broadcast live on the Museum’s Facebook page.
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City Talks

For a 10th year, the City Talks series offers a space for thought and discussion about contemporary issues that affect Montrealers: heritage, urban planning, mobility, metropolitan realities and more.

The talks are moderated by Dinu Bumbaru, Director of Policy at Héritage Montréal.
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