Montreal's 375th anniversary celebrations - Official programming - April 21 to 27, 2017

Celebrate Montreal's culture, history and biodiversity!

MONTREAL, April 21, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - In honour of Montreal's 375th anniversary, a series of activities have been planned to celebrate our city's cultural diversity, history and biodiversity. Starting April 20, the Aime comme Montréal exhibit provides an intimate look into the lives and relationships of 60 inspiring and culturally diverse Montreal couples. Moreover, residents are invited to celebrate Earth Day this week at the Mount-Royal Chalet, where a series of conferences and shows will be held.


Aime comme Montréal – Place des arts
Cultural diversity is one of the most important aspects of Montreal's identity. In celebration of Montreal's 375th anniversary, Aime come Montreal presents an intimate and authentic look into cultural diversity with a photography project featuring 60 inspiring intercultural couples living here in Montreal. By publishing a book and mounting their exhibition in some of Montreal's most iconic places, Aime comme Montreal aims to celebrate diversity in the city we call home.
April 20 to May 21, 2017 - Place des arts

Cultivons Saint-Léonard : Atelier de semis
CULTIVONS SAINT-LÉONARD showcases gardeners from diverse communities across St. Leonard who, by sharing their expertise, build bridges across cultures and generations. The beauty and fun of gardening take centre stage in backyards, parks and public places around the borough, giving participants a chance to see – and even taste – St. Leonard's unique heritage.
April 21 - Library of St. Leonard

Earth Day
This year on April 22 five Montreal eco-neighborhoods will be celebrating both Earth Day and the 375th anniversary of the metropolis!
As part of Dans la canopée event, renowned botanist, Francis Hallé and architect, Pierre Thibaut, invite you to partake in a number of conferences and performances thatcelebrate the Earth!
April 22 at 6:00 p.m. – Mount-Royal Chalet

Les années 60 à Montréal : photographies des Archives de Montréal
Montreal is changing. The 60s will shake Quebec and especially the metropolis to its core: the city's metro system, Expo 67, Place des Arts… so many major infrastructure projects to discover! Original photographs from Montreal's Archives dating from that period will be on display.
April 22 to May 6 – Hall of Honour, Montreal City Hall

Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival
A bookworm's dream, Blue Metropolis is one of the most important multilingual literary festivals in North America. This spring, expand your literary horizons, explore new ideas and make exciting new discoveries when you meet with guest authors and attend readings, writing workshops, lectures, literary shows and exhibitions. For the pulse of the best in international, Canadian and Quebec literature, Blue Metropolis is it!
April 24 through the 30 – Hotel 10

Expo 67 Mission Impossible – The Film
A thrilling documentary that tells the unbelievable success story behind the greatest universal exposition of the 20th century. Thanks to unprecedented access to over 80,000 documents and exclusive testimonials with key players in the organization of the event, Productions de la ruelle take us back in time to relive the gruelling lead up o the exposition's grand opening.
Available online at
Beginning April 25Productions de la ruelle Inc.

Expo 67 – A World of Dreams
Sometimes it takes a dream. There's no question that Montreal dreamed big in the early 1960s; big enough to be chosen as host city of North America's first "Universal and International Exhibition", also known as Expo 67. In commemoration of this dream and the amazing technological innovations that accompanied it, the Stewart Museum, in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) features a brand-new exhibit on an event that struck a deep chord in Quebec and throughout the world. Presented on Île Sainte-Hélène, the exhibit, which is divided into six themes, offers people of all ages the chance to step back in time – through video mapping, virtual reality and soundscapes—and relive the excitement of that period. Immersive installations include Habitat 67 and the Labyrinth, a precursor to the IMAX. Outdoor guided tours of the former Expo 67 sites are also offered.
April 26 to October 8 – Stewart Museum

Echo 67
50 years later, go back to the future imagined by Buckminster Fuller in the most iconic pavilion of Montréal's International World Fair to explore Expo's environmental legacy. History, photos, audiovisual production—totally sustainable entertainment!
April 27 – Biosphère


A luminous experience in the heart of this Montreal landmark, lights unveil the richness of the Notre-Dame Basilica's heritage and invite us to celebrate its beauty. The experience begins with a path of lights, revealing the Basilica's wealth of exquisite art works. A progressive immersion into a sonically and visually captivating universe guides visitors to the heart of the heart of Notre-Dame.
March 21 to December 31 – Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal

Urban Sugar Shack
This sugaring off season, the Urban Sugar Shack invites Montrealers to visit its old-fashioned, mobile barn and taste some maple taffy. The mobile barn will be making the rounds of Montreal's 18 boroughs to ensure that sweet tooths of all ages are able to enjoy the gooey goodness. These family-friendly festivities will include musicians and storytellers, and coffee, tea, hot chocolate and other treats will be on hand.  All voluntary contributions will go to the Joy of Eating Better Foundation.
April 22 to April 30 – 3 boroughs: Saint-Laurent, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve et Montréal-Nord.

Le Country, de la colonisation à nos jours
Country evenings celebrating country music's unique and significant history in Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, from the period of colonization to today, and its ability to bridge generations.
Every Friday from February 3 to July 28 at 8:00 p.m. – Bistro Le Ste-Cath

Mode Expo 67
Expo 67 offered Montreal fashion designers an extraordinary opportunity to take in the amazing talents of designers from across the globe. Fifty years on, the McCord Museum unveils its Expo archives, including a  magnificent collection of clothes and accessories dating from that period in our city's history. It's your chance to see more than 60 costumes and flight attendant outfits originating from different countries and provinces, as well as designer clothes from desginers such as Marielle Fleury, Michel Robichaud, Jacques de Montjoye, Serge et Réal, and John Warden. Sketches, breathtaking photos and testimonials from people who were present at Expo 67 bring this retro flashback to life!
March 17 to October 1 –McCord Museum

MTL375 Rosemont Petite-Patrie
A pop-up art gallery will appear in locations throughout the Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie borough.
Starting December 21, 2016 – In the back alley behind Artgang (6524 St-Hubert Street) and Parc de Gaspé (6699 De Gaspé Avenue)

To find out more about all events, go to the programming section at or download the 375MTL app.


About the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary

The Society for the Celebration of Montreal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the celebrations and socioeconomic contributions that will highlight Montreal's 375th anniversary in 2017.  With a focus on promoting Montreal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for local forces to carry out its mandate: mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, rigorously manage funding, develop quality programming and ensure the visibility of the celebrations.

The Society benefits from the support of the City of Montreal, the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec and private funding from 12 great Montrealers. For more information please visit:

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To learn more about the Gouvernement du Québec's contribution to Montréal's 375th anniversary, click here.


SOURCE Société des célébrations du 375e anniversaire de Montréal

For further information: Relations médias, Isabelle Pelletier,, 514-238-4178


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