The five songs that best evoke Montréal, as chosen by web users, are Je reviendrai à Montréal by Robert Charlebois; Le blues de la Métropole by Beau Dommage; Montréal by Ariane Moffat; Demain matin, Montréal m’attend, written by Michel Tremblay to music by François Dompierre, and performed by Louise Forestier; and J’ai souvenir encore by Claude Dubois. These songs were the top picks of web users who visited the Museum’s website and Facebook page to make their choices. Since the beginning of the year, with the help of web users, Pointe-à-Callière has been able to compile five “Montréal Faves: Your Top Picks” lists. This public opinion survey was one of the 20 events the Museum is holding in 2012 as part of its 20th anniversary celebration.
Montréal – Live it!
Throughout its history, Montréal has often been host to great moments in sports… memorable events, remarkable performances, and exciting seasons. Here is the list of the five greatest Montréal moments in sports, as voted by the public: the Olympics in the summer of 1976, Maurice Richard’s 50 goals in 50 games in 1945, the debut of Jackie Robinson—first black player in the history of professional baseball—with the Montreal Royals in 1946, Nadia Comaneci’s performance at the Olympic games in 1976, and the Summit Series between the Canada and USSR hockey teams in 1972.
Montréal – See it!
Montréal has often played a starring role in the movies. From streets and neighbourhoods, to people and buildings, several slices of Montréal life have found their way onto the big screen. Here are the films that best showcase Montréal according to web users: Bonheur d’occasion (The Tin Flute) by Claude Fournier; Un zoo la nuit (Night Zoo) by Jean-Claude Lauzon; Cruising Bar (Meet Market) by Robert Ménard; Bon Cop, Bad Cop by Érik Canuel; and Jésus de Montréal (Jesus of Montreal) by Denys Arcand.
Montréal – Visit it!
Montréal’s urban landscape is punctuated with outstanding buildings and architectural elements that attract the eye, symbols that—at a glance—bring the city to mind. Here are the five symbols that best represent Montréal: Montréal’s outdoor staircases, the Olympic Stadium, the Canadiens hockey team, Old Montréal, and the Mount Royal Cross.
“These Top Picks are a tribute to Montréal, to its history, and—above all—to the people who give the city its colour, its music, and its image. There’s no doubt that Montréal is an inspiring place, and the vitality of the city and its inhabitants is certainly reflected in these lists,” stated Pointe-à-Callière’s Executive Director, Francine Lelièvre.
Prizes for participants
Pointe-à-Callière would like to thank the thousands of people who shared their Montréal Faves by voting on the Museum’s website or Facebook page. On Tuesday, October 23, the Museum held a random drawing among all participants in order to award Pointe-à-Callière gift packs (valued at $150 each) to five winners.