May 30th, 2017

Unveiling of the Fort Ville-Marie: a resounding success!

Unveiling of the Fort Ville-Marie: a resounding success!
At the far end of the Memory Collector, images pass before your eyes and you can still catch a glimpse of water.
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The unveiling ceremony of the Fort Ville-Marie – Québecor Pavilion was held on May 17, 2017, exactly 375 years – day for day! – after Montréal was founded.

In front of hundreds of guests and numerous medias, the mayor of Montréal, along with several ministers and dignitaries, took time to speak about the significance and the uniqueness of this site.

Since then, the new pavilion has been put in the spotlight!

The Memory Collector and Where Montréal Began – the two new exhibitions presented – offer a captivating, fascinating and moving multisensory experience.

''[…| the biggest emotion I felt during the week, I owe it to the new Pointe-à-Callière pavilion, that shows us the remains of the fort Ville-Marie.'' Free translation. Mario Girard, La Presse

''To reach the Pointe-à-Callière's new fort Ville-Marie, you have to walk through the collector sewer, considered a masterpiece of art and engineering.'' Free translation. Émilie Folie-Boivin, Le Devoir

''[...] these remains just got a second lease on life, under the eyes of Montrealers and tourists alike, who will visit the new Pointe-à-Callière pavilion […] It is now a shared treasure, it belongs to everyone, emphasizes Louise Pothier.'' Free translation. Catherine François, TV5 Monde

''Reaching the pavilion will be an experience in itself. From Pointe-à-Callière, visitors will walk through a refurbished stone sewer that itself will feature a light and sound show by Moment Factory […]'' Andy Riga, The Gazette

Fort Ville-Marie - Québecor Pavilion, is the city’s most important heritage legacy project for its 375th anniversary. Top, from left to right: Mr. Geoffrey Kelley, Mr. Ghislain Picard, Mr. Martin Coiteux, Ms. Lise Thériault and Mr. Serge Sasseville. At the bottom: Mr. Denis Coderre, Ms. Francine Lelièvre, Ms. Mélanie Joly and Ms. Sylvie Cordeau.
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Louise Pothier, Pointe-à-Callière's chief archaeologist, answers the journalists' questions in the Fort Ville-Marie - Québecor Pavilion.
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