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10T - Habitat 67

09 May 2014 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This event is sold out.

2.5 Unstructured Learning Hours

Expo 67 was one of the world’s largest universal expositions held in Montreal. Within the movement of liberalization and opening to the world characterizing this period, the exposition was entitled “Man and his World” as the title of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece. Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67.

Saint-Exupéry wrote: “We have to make lively this new house that doesn’t have a face yet. The truth for one was to build; it is, for the other, to occupy it.”

Habitat 67 then became a thematic pavilion invaded by thousands of admiring visitors that came from all around the world, on top of being the temporary residence of many dignitaries passing by Montreal.

Habitat 67 was an event in itself at the time. It still is today.
This housing complex became not only the “place where to be” for some 146 singles, couples and families which have made it their main residence, but as well a real community of which the style and the quality of life are envied throughout Canada.

Join George Boynton (resident of 36 years) for a tour of this unique housing complex. George has also done extensive research on Habitat by accessing Safdie’s archives at McQuill University.