The New Champlain Bridge: Montreal’s defining moment

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from noon to 2 P.M.


The Honourable Steven Blaney

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Government of Canada

AudaCité Montréal challenges Montrealers and Quebecers alike to seize the opportunity of making the next Champlain bridge an architectural symbol of scale to expand our metropolitan centre's outreach all over the world.

A unique opportunity to…

Grasp what is at stake in a project whose importance will be tremendous for our community;
Learn more about an extraordinary opportunity to create an architectural symbol for Montréal;
Chat with other Montréal actors who wish to contribute to the international outreach of our metropolitan centre;
Mobilize around a bold vision of our urban development.

The activity will be held in French and English


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514 871-4001

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An introduction from the speaker

We Montrealers once dared to dream. We invested billions in our dreams, with audacious projects like the Metro, Expo 67, and countless others that rang the world’s bells.

The largest building in the Commonwealth, the world’s tallest reinforced concrete building, a Lego-like apartment complex called Habitat 67, a geodesic dome by the father of futurism. Montréal was Buckminster Fuller, Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, Moshe Safdie; it was monumental sculptures by Calder and Moore.

From these we reaped tens of billions in return and staked our place as a pre-eminent city and destination of choice. The new Champlain Bridge provides us with an opportunity to dream again. "Yes, we can" create a marvel of the 21st century, to our enormous economic benefit. It is our defining moment.