PROGRAM OF CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES
Sunday to Friday, October 5 to 10 (see our section
5: You have the choice of a side trip to Ottawa,
the capital of Canada, with a civic reception.
Monday, October 6:
Take your pick of a boat trip on the Lachine Canal,
a tour of Mount Royal or a tour of Old
Montréal, along with eight workshops.
Tuesday, October 7:
The three round-table discussions on the official program,
with a banquet on Mount Royal that evening.
Wednesday, October 8:
Workshops and tours in the morning and afternoon, concluding with
the signing of the Montréal Declaration.
Thursday, October 9: Either
a side trip on a hydrofoil to Trois-Rivières
and then on to QUEBEC CITY, a World Heritage Site,
with a civic reception, returning on Friday, October 10,
or a guided tour of Montréal museums.
you worry about SARS in Montréal?
SEVERE ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYNDROME
There are no SARS
cases in Québec.
Distance from Toronto to Montréal: 450 km.
The greatest number of Canadian cases are in Toronto,
and are traceable solely to people returning from Asia, members
of their households and health-care workers who were in contact
with these patients. Based on the Ontario experience, Québec
has taken pre-emptive measures, screening potential victims and
quarantining people who might have been in contact with SARS patients.
The result is that no cases whatsoever have been confirmed
in the province as of this date, and the health system and the public
have been alerted to take action should suspected cases arise.
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OLD MONTRÉAL LIGHTING PLAN
Once you come to Montréal, prepare for a
real eye-full. The Old Montréal Lighting Plan,
a joint investment by the City of Montréal and the Quebec
Department of Culture and Communications, is a true delight.
One of the great success stories of the Old Montréal
Lighting Plan is the Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours Chapel,
Quebec winner of the award for the best architectural
and prestige lighting from the IES (Illuminating
Engineering Society ), an international group of experts and
firms specializing in the illumination of buildings and public
Photo : Normand Rajotte
The Old Montréal Lighting Plan was produced
by lighting designer Gilles Arpin, Éclairage
public inc., Groupe Cardinal-Hardy, architects,
and the Environment, Roads and Infrastructure Department
of the City of Montréal.
Directing the organization
of the 8th World Conference of Historical Cities
de développement de Montréal
The Société is a paramunicipal organization created
to contribute to the development of the City of Montréal
by promoting its residential, commercial and industrial property
It is also responsible for co-ordinating joint
activities by the city administration and the Quebec Department
of Culture and Communications.
The Société is particularly involved in transforming
the city’s historic districts, and is a crucial partner in
a number of development projects:
The Société has just acquired a number
of buildings for conversion in the city’s historic district.
The 18,000 m2
space formerly housed the editorial offices and printing plant for
Montréal’s English daily newspaper, The
Star Building (in French)
Star II Building (in French)
Chair of the Société
Full Professor with the Faculty of Environmental Design at
the Université de Montréal, Mr. Gariépy
is a civil engineer who also holds a master’s degree
in urban planning and a PhD in urban and regional planning.
He is one of the founders of the Chair in landscape and environmental
design at the Université de Montréal, created
in 1996, and of the Institut international francophone d’évaluation
environnementale, created in 1997.
He is also a member of the Hydro-Québec
advisory committee on the environment and communities.
Mr. Gariépy has contributed to many
publications, including Le Paysage territoire d’intentions,
published by Éditions L’Harmattant in 1999, and
has written numerous articles in scientific journals including
Cahiers de géographie du Québec and
Landscape and Urban Planning.