Launch of the Westmount Places of Worship Sound Walk Project

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, Mayor Christina M. Smith, members of council and the Urban Planning Department joined Sophie Mankowski of Portrait Sonore and members of local religious communities at the Congregation Shaar Hashomayim for a formal launch of the project.

The City of Westmount has 11 places of worship, a significant number for a city of some 20,000 inhabitants. While religious heritage is fragile in Quebec, it is also rooted in our history and our communities. Through this project, the City encourages the public to explore these exceptional places and discover their value.

The project is a collaboration between the Urban Planning Department, the Westmount Heritage Council and Portrait Sonore, an independent non-profit organization. Portrait Sonore produces documentary walks across Canada that are immersive urban and dynamic experiences, with interviews, archive documents and original music inspired by the places.

We invite you to download the free Portrait Sonore application at: