Using typical houses of First Nations peoples, architect Michel Letourneau will discuss the first European settlements, methods of construction to adapt to the new country and major influences of that era. The residential, religious, convent and industrial types of architecture, as well as fortifications will be discussed, as will the first artisans from France or elsewhere. Also featured will be the introduction of the typical Québec-style architecture that is unique in America.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
2 p.m. (F)
Where: L’Île-Bizard Library
500, montée de l’Église, L’Île-Bizard
No. 68, 207 or 470 bus
Registration required: 514 620-6271 or www.amilia.ca/arrondissementibsg
Architect John Diodati, associate at the firm Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet, architects, is an expert in the field of building preservation and restoration, as well as in the use of techniques and traditional materials used in modern construction. Architect Wendy Pollard is senior advisor for the Equilibrium Program at the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Together, they will explain how to make discerning decisions before renovating your home, to improve the health of occupants, save energy and reduce your carbon footprint, while preserving inherent qualities.
energy and reduce your carbon footprint, while preserving inherent qualities.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (E)
Bilingual question period
Where: Pointe-Claire Public Library | Multimedia Room
100, avenue Douglas-Shand
Information: 514 630-1218