More than 300 people were in attendance at Victoria Hall for the opening of the exhibition 100 Years of Architectural Excellence, presented by Westmount to mark the City’s long history of heritage protection and to celebrate the centennial of its Planning Advisory Committee.
Joining Mayor Peter F. Trent and Council members on this occasion were current and former PAC members, local architects and other prominent members of Montreal’s heritage and architectural circles, as well as community organizers and new Westmount residents.
Mayor Trent provided an overview of the history of the Westmount Architectural Commission/Planning Advisory Committee and its significant impact over the years, not only in preserving the City’s unique built and natural environment, but also in influencing heritage conservation efforts in other cities.
The exhibition takes place in the Gallery at Victoria Hall from April 14 to May 7. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.