Montréal en Histoires: an exceptional legacy for the city

MONTREAL, April 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Mr. Martin Laviolette, Founder and Executive Producer of Montréal en Histoires, unveiled in today's press conference the three projects being developed to bring to life and celebrate the rich history of Montréal: a large scale new work, Memory City created by Michel Lemieux, Victor Pilon with the collaboration of Michel Marc Bouchard; techno-historical walking tours with augmented reality; and an educational platform about the history of Montréal.  These projects will provide opportunities for Montrealers and tourists to discover and experience Montréal's history while generating multiple benefits for the city. Montréal en Histoires is presented by BMO Financial Group.

An original work: Memory City by Michel Lemieux, Victor Pilon with the collaboration of Michel Marc Bouchard
Beginning May 17, 2016, Memory City, an original work created by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon, in collaboration with Michel Marc Bouchard, will be presented throughout Old Montréal and the Montréal Old Port.

Memory City presents over twenty multimedia tableaux that provide virtual windows into Montréal's past and fascinating encounters with some well known, and not so well known characters who contributed to our city's richness and complexity.  The tableaux are projected on walls, pavements and urban structures to create a physical link between the past and the present.  

For each tableau a Memory City mobile application will provide access to related dramatic, descriptive and musical content.

To watch the trailer, click here

Self-guided techno-historical walking tour application
Montréal en Histoires free self-guided historical walking tour application for smart phones and tablets will be launched on June 25th 2015. This new app, developed by Space&Dream with the support of Bell, invites citizens to visit Old Montréal and the Old Port at their own pace.

The  techno-historical walking tours offer twelve augmented reality experiences and some fifty points of historical interest that allow visitors to discover characters, places and events that forged Montréal's history.

To watch the trailer, click here

Play with history
To enjoy experiences that are both fun and educational, the Play with history platform will invite one and all beginning summer 2015 to discover the history and heritage of Montréal through new and enriching content in the form of quizzes and archives and sharing of pictures.

A very special section will also be made available to history teachers and students in the form of Learning and Evaluation Situations (LES) offered at no cost.

Montréal en Histoires is a charitable organisation that bases its activities on the values of discovery and fun achieved through a disciplined approach. The mission of Montréal en Histoires is to develop and produce various projects to enable Montréalers as well as visitors to discover, explore and celebrate Montréal's history.  

To watch the Making of  video, click here

Montréal en Histoires
Download the Montréal en Histoires application beginning June 25, 2015 :
App Store et Google play (4 languages : French, English, Spanish, and Mandarin)


SOURCE Montréal en Histoires

For further information: Source: Montréal en Histoires,, 514 666-1861 ext. 224; Media: Marie-Noël Phaneuf, Annexe Communications,, 514 844-8864 ext. 211

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