Tourism and neighbourhoods – How to balance attractiveness with livability? - McCord Stewart Museum

City Talks

February 7 | 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Michel Élie Tremblay, St. Viateur Street, Maison du Bagel, Montreal, 1987, Gift of Michel Élie Tremblay, M2017.133.15 © McCord Stewart Museum

Tourism and neighbourhoods – How to balance attractiveness with livability?

Free activity | Online

Tourism has been in constant evolution since the 19th century. Tourists’ interest in experiencing Montreal’s cultural scene and its neighbourhoods has increased the city’s popularity as a destination.

Faced with local issues like the housing crisis, and international ones like the impact of mass tourism, how can we protect the authenticity of our living spaces and local services?  


  • Michel Labrecque, Chief Executive Officer, Olympic Park 
  • Rachel Van Velzen, General Manager, Société de Développement commercial du Quartier Latin 
  • Dominic Lapointe, Full Professor in the Department of Urban and Tourism Studies at Université du Québec à Montréal 


Free activity, in French, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, from 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

  • Discussion and public Q&A in French and English. 

Attend the event online

City Talks

For the 12th year in a row, the city’s thinkers and builders will come together for the City Talks series to debate current, tangible issues related to urban planning and the city, topics that concern all Montrealers.

The talks will be moderated by Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director at Héritage Montréal.

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