Communauté Milton Parc : Un laboratoire de développement durable?

This walking tour will introduce you to the story of the Milton Parc neighbourhood and its many community initiatives, past and present. In particular, we will highlight the tenant movement to save the neighbourhood and then form the biggest community housing project in Canada (the Milton Parc Community), which includes cooperative and non-profit housing and community owned commercial spaces. We will also share about subsequent community control and ecology movements, including traffic calming, urban agriculture and rooftop gardens, the founding of the Montreal Urban Ecology Centre, the removal of the Pine & Parc highway interchange, the saving of the Strathearn Centre for cultural workshops, the saving of the Notman Gardens and Lucia Kowaluk Park, and other initiatives. We will present current projects and volunteering opportunities, including the mobilizations for the Hotel-Dieu and Royal Victoria Hospitals, our food bank and community kitchen (every Friday afternoon and evening), solidarity initiatives with the indigenous homelessness community (including cohabitation initiatives with Comm-Un and meal distributions every Saturday 11am–12pm), our project to develop the solidarity cooperative cafe-bistro Bar Milton Parc, community gardens (Saturdays), the tenants’ union, and the community library. The tour will be led by Nathan McDonnell, resident and community activist in the CCMP for 8 years and Samuel Helguero, resident and activist involved in the CCMP, the tenants’ union, and the community library. MEETING POINT: Parc Lucia Kowaluk (south east corner of Parc and Pine) Free of charge. All are welcome to attend. Registration is encouraged but optional. This tour will be about 1 hour and 30 minutes, including sitting breaks, followed by snacks and drinks for those who want to chat more. For questions:, 514-561-4656.

À savoir sur cette promenade

  • Date de départ 6 mai
  • Date de départ11h
  • Durée1h30
  • langue utiliséeBilingue
  • Adresse
    • Parc Lucia Kowaluk (257, rue Léo-Pariseau)
    • Montreal
    • H2X 2K5
    • Station de métro Place-des-arts ou autobus 80 Parc
  • Arrondissement ou villeLe Plateau-Mont-Royal
  • accessibilité
    • Bienvenue aux chiens (en laisse)
    • Pause prévue durant le parcours
  • thèmes
    • Communauté
    • Nature et agriculture urbaine
    • Mouvements sociaux et citoyenneté
  • Nom de l'organisationComité des de Milton Parc
  • Site web de l'organisation


La promenade est terminée!