The Canadian Centre for Architecture
1920, rue Baile
Museums are wonderful places for making discoveries. I particularly enjoy the Canadian Centre for Architecture, a jewel that is the envy of many cities. Created in 1979 by Phyllis Lambert, it remains as avant-garde today as it was when it first opened. The exhibitions and conferences are all designed to teach us more about architecture and design and to open our eyes to the urban world that surrounds us and that we often take for granted. Don’t miss the exhibition “Streetview”, which closes on May 5: this show transports us through the streets of Montreal to witness – through the eyes of the photographers – their evolution over the course of the 20th century. Fascinating.
Streetview: Alain Leloup, photographer. Boulevard Saint-Laurent. 1980-1982. Gelatin silver print, 23.9 x 30.6 cm. CCA Collection. PH2010:0005:209 Gift of Beatrice Kowaliczko © Alain Leloup