Discovering the rich heritage of Saint-Laurent


To showcase its various heritage, historical, cultural, natural and urban assets, and to promote active transportation, the borough of Saint-Laurent initiated the Saint-Laurent in Motion project.

In this context and in collaboration with the Bureau du design, the borough launched a video-projection design competition aimed at showing the various phases of Saint-Laurent’s history, from its rural past to its industrialization. The designers in charge of carrying out the project were Sarah Ouellet and Elizabeth Laferrière.

Presented in the historic heritage district of Vieux-Saint-Laurent, the video projection made it possible to delve into Saint-Laurent’s past and illustrate its current multicultural character. The ten-minute-long video was projected onto the façade of Saint-Laurent Church every night during the summer of 2013. Thanks to this architectural projection, Montrealers and visitors alike were able to learn about a piece of their rich history and have fun in the process.