Heritage Montreal

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Heritage Montreal is a Canadian non-profit organization that is dedicated to the protection of the architectural, historic, natural and cultural heritage of Greater Montreal.[1] It was founded by architectural activist and Canadian Centre for Architecture founder Phyllis Lambert in 1975.[2] It was preceded by the creation of Save Montreal, a volunteer group co-founded by Michael Fish, formed after the controversial demolition of the Van Horne Mansion.[3]

In October 2009, Heritage Montreal, Lambert and others announced that they would be participating in a think tank called the Institut de politiques alternatives de Montréal, to advise the city on a range of matters including urban planning, development and heritage.[4]


Heritage Montreal played a key role in efforts to halt demolition and redevelopment in the McGill Ghetto, also known as Milton Park.[5]


  1. ^ Heritage Montreal website
  2. ^ "Phyllis Lambert and the Canadian Centre for Architecture". Canadian Centre for Architecture. Retrieved 21 November 2009. 
  3. ^ Germain, Damaris; Damaris Rose (August 2000). "A Metropolis in Transition; Montreal's Built Form - French Heritage, Victorian Legacy and Modernist Ambitions". Montreal, The Quest for a Metropolis (PDF). Wiley. p. 88. ISBN 978-0-471-94907-7. 
  4. ^ "New think tank will act as conscience for mayor". Montreal Gazette (Canwest). October 15, 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ John Pierce, Ann Dale (ed.). Communities, Development, and Sustainability Across Canada. UBC Press. p. 20. ISBN 0-7748-0722-9. 

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