375 candles for Montréal


2017 marks the 375th anniversary of Montréal, which was founded in the year 1642 by Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve and Jeanne-Mance. The plans for this celebration are already rolling ahead, and montrealers have been asked to contribute their ideas for marking this historic occasion.

The 375th anniversary will last only one year, but already many citizens have expressed a desire to maximize the benefits. A call for proposals was launched by the Society for the Celebration of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary, under the “Building Bridges” theme, with the aim being  to plan 375 days of festivities. Submitted projects must be exclusive, be held between 21 December 2016 and 31 December 2017, deliver socio-economic or tourism benefits, and leave a legacy beyond 2017.

Re-discovering our shared history will renew our civic spirit and inspire visitors to come and enjoy the many attractions of Montréal. And the selected projects will leave their mark as reminders of our history and our cultural roots.