Accessing the River: Dream or Reality? - McCord Museum

Accessing the River: Dream or Reality?

City Talks

May 1, 2019

Living on a fluvial archipelago composed of hundreds of islands, residents of Montreal and the surrounding metropolitan region increasingly see access to the river and other bodies of water as having a positive impact on their quality of life and the city’s identity. How can we reconcile this urban and environmental trend with the challenges involved in accessing the river?



  • Pierre M. Valiquette, Landscape architect, environmental planner
  • Nathalie BoucherDirector and researcher, REsPIRE
  • Mikael St-Pierre, Urban planner and project and development manager, Montréal Urban Ecology Centre


  • 1:00 : Introduction by Dinu Bumbaru
  • 9:00 : Pierre M. Valiquette
  • 21:35 : Nathalie Boucher
  • 34:30 : Mikael St-Pierre
  • 44:50 : Question period
  • 1:26:10 : Conclusion by Dinu Bumbaru


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For a seventh consecutive year, the City Talks series will bring together city thinkers and builders to discuss current practical urban issues affecting Montrealers. The talks will be introduced by Suzanne Sauvage, President and Chief Executive Officer of the McCord Museum, and moderated by Dinu Bumbaru, Policy Director of Heritage Montreal..

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